Monday, 7 May 2012

Monday first

Been a few days since I last posted - but in between doing all the usual 'life' stuff made some time to visit my blogging buddies and also to make a few cards - so today as I've promised myself a day in the warm craftie space you may be fed up with the posts. We have typical Bank Holiday weather here - cold, wet and windy!
First to share is my submission for the Less Is More challenge, which this week is YELLOW.
Agggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! I like it but don't like to use it!
However, it gave me a chance to use these Stampendous stamps which have never before seen ink.
I actually made this on Saturday night, but it was too dark to take any pics and then I was out all day yesterday so have only just got a chance to get out the camera!
I first stamped the Ranunculus direct onto the card but decided I needed to make it more dimensional even if I was going to enter it to LIM. So found some lemon and white polka dot paper and then stamped the flower heads again and stuck onto the card. I am always nervous of paper piecing but thought the outline of these flowers were good to try it.
The largest flower I stamped again and used some quite slim stickies to raise it a little. Still wasn't quite right so found some yellow marbled vellum, stamped again and then clear embossed. I cut away some of the outer petals and glued the centre - the top layer has curled just a little and I quite like the effect.
The rest of the image was coloured with promarkers and I made a small greeting tag.  I edged it with a very thin strip of the same spotty paper and resisted the urge to use any glamour dust anywhere!

I confess to enjoying making CAS cards as much as the frilly fussy ones - although it does tax my poor brain as I always want to add other things - this one may yet see a couple of tiny lemon pearls somewhere................... or a tiny butterfly..........or anything else that I may find lying on the desk!

Other challenges -
Paper Creations Ink - In the Garden 
Alphabet Challenge - G is for Garden 
Opus Gluei - Beyond the garden gate
Crafty Boots - Yellow

Thanks for looking - whatever you're doing I hope you're warm and dry!

40 comments:

sassy said...

really loving this matey..love the paper piecing really lifts it...great colouring fab work and glad you didnt twinkle it up..it dosnt need twinkles its perfect so stand away from the glitter ,, lol!!!...love sassyx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Viv...love the stamp


Anne

Rose Petal said...

Gorgeous Viv. I love it. The stamp is fabulous. Pretty colours too.
It has just started to rain here and it has gone cold and windy too. I think an afternoon in the craftroom is called for.
Love Sandra xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, The stamp is gorgeous and I like the paper piecing.
Kevin xx

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

A beautiful card Viv, I really love the vellum flower :) Sarah x

Doreen said...

Ooh this is fabulous,lovely image and great paper piecing.xxx

Rosemary said...

What a lovely card, the use of limited colors really makes the design elements stand out! I like these colors and the garden you have growing here! The dimensional element is terrific too, I love it when a card has so many elements to catch the eye and this works wonderfully!

Thank you for taking on our garden theme at Opus Gluei, I hope that you return for future challenges with us!

L*I*S*A said...

Oh, what a pretty card.
I love it.
Lisa

Catherine said...

This is stunning, love all the pretty yellow...

coops said...

beautiful card viv.i love the flowers and really gorgeous yellow colurs :D

xx coops xx

Jenni's Jems said...

This is lovely and love the placement of your tag x

Maureen said...

It's nice to see yellow used on a card!!! lovely!

Chrissie said...

The paper piecing looks amazing on this one Viv!
Gorgeous card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kristina said...

Viv,
Very cool looking flowers! Love the tag at the top of the card! Great job! Thank you for playing at PCI's In the Garden challenge!
Peace,
Kristy
PCI DT

Lynne said...

Fabulous card Viv.Love the dotty paper piecing.
Lynne xxx

Jackie said...

A beautiful card Viv, I love yellow but don't use it enough! Lovely paperpiecing :o)
Jackie xx

Caz said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the image.
Hugs
Caz x

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Loving the finished look you have achieved here.

Not an easiest stamp to work with because of its size .. .. but it is lovely all the same!!

I hope you had a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Love Jules xx

Viv said...

Another fabulous card again Viv, yellow is growing on me slowly now I find :) Viv xx

Scrapmate said...

A fab card & a beautiful stamp. I hope you use it again soon.

Carole said...

Absolutely stunning Viv, you did an amazing job!!!

June Nelson said...

Wow its stunning me lovely and rununclulus is one of my favourite flowers so I presume this is for me lol, its a stunner in yellow just love it me darlink!!!! xxx

kingstonmama said...

Such a pretty card. I love the light yellow color you've used. Those flowers are gorgeous, a great stamp, and I like the added vellum layer on the largest flower. ann Y.

Cazro said...

Such a stunning sweet card. I love the paper piecing, it looks so fresh. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet challenge. Caz

PetraB said...

Fabulous card, the colouring wonderful.

Annchen said...

beautful card, lovely image

Karen said...

What an effective card Viv - love the dimensional flower ...... stunning.

Linby said...

ooh I've got this stamp but never thought to do this with it - must try. great card and inspiration.
Linbyx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really fab card and I love how you have stamped the flower heads on the polka dot paper, it looks great.

Thank you fir sharing your lovely card with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Shelby said...

Love your creativity with the vellum on this card. You've made the color yellow look amazing (not my fav in the color wheel either!)

Shelby

cards2love said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the paperpieced flowers!! Great idea!!
Have a nice day, greetings Mary

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

STOP add nothing it's gorgeous ROFL Gay xxx

Sally said...

A beautiful card. I love the paper pieced flowers.
Sally x

Kathleen said...

Oh wow, I just love this, what a stuning card.
Thanks for your comments.

Kath x

Teresa said...

Ooh Viv this is beautiful, I love your classic looking cards.
So are you going to have a go at the magic card next? they are actually easier than they look. hugs Teresa xx

Sue - said...

Very pretty card

Monica said...

So simple and sweet.
Monica xxx

happyglitzygirl said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Mandi said...

Fabulous card, love the dimension
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Julia said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining Paper Creations Ink, In the Garden Challenge!
Hugs,
Julia