Saturday, 30 June 2012

I have been very good this morning and done the ironing and there's another line of washing on the line drying - it's not too bad a day here - some blue sky and a little breeze - lots of cloud about though so am keeping fingers crossed no rain for a change....!

As I didn't manage the Less is More challenge last week - (made my card then forgot to post it...... can an MRI affect your brain cells?????? LOL - my excuse anyway!) - I sat this morning and did this weeks as quickly as I could!

The theme was to take inspiration from the LIM blog banner - which consists of music, flourishes, flowers and script - I normally sit for hours when the LIM challenge is set desperately seeking some mojo, but this time it all came together pretty quickly... I hope it didn't come THAT quick that you thinks it looks terrible!!!

I knew what I wanted to do but realised I don't possess any music script stamps (note to self - BUY SOME!!!) - I do however have some images of sheet music saved so printed one out onto linen cardstock. I thought about tearing instead of cutting but opted for clean lines to make sure I kept in with the spirit of LIM - which is all about CAS cards and lots of white space. 

I used a Hero Arts stamp set bought a couple of weeks ago in a craft shop closing down sale (bargain at a fiver!) - stamped the two circles in Black Onyx Versafine and cut out with nesties, then stuck them both onto the music layer. Masked the largest circle off and stamped again with the flourish stamp from the same set.
I resisted the temptation to add any Kraft type colour to the card as I thought it would be too much.
As the LIM banner has a bit of bling too I didn't need any excuse to dip into the embellie box - I thought the pearl and diamante tiny circle fitted quite well.
I finished off with 3 tiny gemstones and a stamped sentiment which I think is from Papermania and reminded me of the script on the LIM banner.
Am entering this also into the CASual Fridays challenge this week, which is to use two circles.
Hope you're all having a beautiful day and as always, thanks for having a peep at my latest offering! x

35 comments:

Maureen said...

Like it very much!!!! - remind me to give you some OLD sheet music!!

Kathyk said...

Lovley card.

Glad I didn't hang out my washing - it's been throwing it down here!

Kathyk

Suzi B said...

fabulous card love the positive and negative flourishes
suzi b :)

Rose Petal said...

Hi Viv, this is beautiful. Love the colours and your design, just fabulous to look at. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

M said...

This looks great! M x

Gibmiss said...

Hi viv
Wowee! Gorgeous card ... Love it ....
Hugs
Sylvie xx

Lynne said...

Love this Viv. It has all the elements of the header and you`ve put it together beautifully.
( ha ha sounds like I know what I`m talking about lol)
Love your flourish dies too.
Lynne xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning card Viv xx Jan

Carole said...

Great card Viv, I love that flourish!

Shelby said...

Beautiful neutral color palette and love how you've used the music sheet and all of the different shapes...looks amazing

Shelby

GinaA said...

What a great idea, I think the different patterns work really well together. Love your bling.

Stamps and Paper said...

Viv what a stunning card love your colour choice and your little touch of bling

Anne

Danielle said...

Viv, I love your card, very chic and stylish. Thank you for travelling to my blog, and leaving such kind words on my work.
Hugs from Montreal !

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh Viv you did make me giggle with your comment about retiring from lunatic sports! I love your card - music, flourishes, script and gemstones all working together brilliantly! Vicky x

Meadie said...

Your card is just gorgeous x x

Alessandra said...

that looks fantastic, Viv! I have no music script stamps either but I went to a thrift shop and got me for almost no pennies an old music book from 1898 :o)
Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs, Alessandra

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful layering with the two circles! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jackie said...

A beautiful music card and suitable for all musicians whichever instrument/s they play :o)
Jackie xx

Kimberley said...

Fabulous!

coops said...

so gorgeous viv.i love your classy design and stunning colours ;D

xx coops xx

Anna-Karin said...

This is a great card!

June Nelson said...

And...........................its brilliant, I couldnt do CAS if I tried lol, so youhave done well matey lol hope your ok huggies Jun exxx

Viv said...

Fabulous card again Viv, I do love your cards:) Viv xx

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the LIM challenge! i love how you added that gem to your design!

Berni Cuttino said...

Oh my, this is simply lovely, well done. Thanks for stopping by my and leaving the sweet love. Hugs

Suze Bain said...

Very elegant Viv, a beautiful card. xx

Claudia said...

Hi Viv, wow, I know this stamp set of Hero very well and you know, you made a fantastic card out of it. I am still fiting with it :-).
Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

Elaine said...

What a fab design Viv I adore the music score background fabulous card well done Hugs Elaine
Ps it was a shame you drove all that way to the county game only to drive back...annoying for you

Kim S said...

Oh what lovely layers...that black/white flourish is such a special touch!!

Mrs A. said...

Love how you have followed the flourish through from the music paper across the large circle and back onto the music changing the colour as you went. Looks most effective. hugs Mrs A.

Maribel said...

Precious, precious,I have not words.

Teresa said...

Another superb card Viv, by the way did you look on the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog? Congratulations. xxx

Diane said...

Fabulous card, love your clever reversal of black and white flourish.....and I think you deserve to treat yourself to some music style stamps for being so dedicated and getting the ironing done first ;0)

Angie Tieman said...

What a beautiful card! Love the monochromatic color scheme and that music paper! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Linda said...

Simply stunning! Great take on the challenge xx