Thursday, 14 January 2016

Sparkly Blue

The title of the post is the colour that the sky was today! Thank goodness for some bright blue instead of the drab greyness - it was a typical PROPER winter's day - crisp, bright, cold and clear.
I made this a couple of days ago - it is simply eons before I have joined in at Less Is More but am continuing in what limited free time I have to doing quick plain cards to swell out the stash a bit - so here's another.
It's one layer week which I dread but tried to get stuck in!  

This card looks so much better in real life. (sighs). 

I took the pic on one of the aforesaid grey days and was intending to re-take today - but by the time I remembered it was dark!
The theme is flourish and I was tempted to re-create the vellum effort below onto a one layer card but decided instead to use this stamp.

Simple plain black card and white embossing powder. A few sparkly blue gems and an embossed sentiment - job done!

This may end up being chopped and layered onto a pale blue and black background yet.. still worrying about things being TOO CAS!! Or maybe a white border done in white gel pen? Or both???!!

Other Challenges -
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - One Layer
Cards and More - One Layer
Muse Challenge #148 - Inspired by the flourish and flowers on Neet's gorgeous card HERE

I hope the sun has shone for you today wherever you are and thank you for taking the time to pay me a visit. x 


Linby said...

Can you have too CAS? Anyway I think it's lovely especially with those little blue gems.

Carole said...

Decisions,decisions!! I think its fine as it is...and I also think it would look great black on white and white on Kraft!....and yes even some faux stitching or a wiggly line round the edge may look OK too! help am I? NO still not sorted all the dies out...but on the way with it! I can always find something preferable to do.....sorting the knicker draw??!! lol

Melissa L. said...

Oooo, this is so pretty, Viv. Beautifully CAS. I love the tiny gems; perfect way to finish this. Great idea! Thanks for playing along at ATSM. Melissa

Viv said...

This is so pretty as it is Viv! loving the pretty swirl and the b/w combo, the little blue gems set it off nicely too.Not easy taking pics in all this grey weather is it....I am really struggling too.Enjoy your weekend ;) hugs Viv xx

Kathleen said...

Great take on the challenge and a lovely flourish.

Kath x

Ardyth said...

Very striking - love the white against the black and the subtle blue sparkle! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Viv!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this one Viv, so striking and beautiful
Kevin xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely CAS card Viv and your little blue gems just set off your swirl


carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful. Love the image and the gems.

aussie aNNie said...

Viv this card is 'amazing', love it.xx {aNNie}

brenda said...

It looked pretty cold your way Wednesday night Viv, was thinking of you in your were in the stands, tough game but entertaining.

It's a beautiful and elegant CAS card.

B x

Jackie said...

Perfect CAS card Viv, please don't alter it in any way whatsoever :o)
Jackie xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Looks gorgeous here I love white on black and this is very elegant. XOXO

Magic Flying Boots said...

Oh wow, this is so dramatic! I love the embossing on black - just gorgeous!

Chrissie said...

This is fab Viv, I love the drama of the flourish against the black!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Dramatic, striking and fabulously flourished Viv!
Superb card and thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

SARN said...

How many times have I got to tell you there's NO SUCH THING as TOO CAS!
This card is striking and beautiful. Leave it alone!!!

Hugs, Darnie xxx

Aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card, love your embossing and the layout. Its just perfect. I pondered doing the flourishes challenge but couldn't find anything I liked, then I see this and think 'wow' you nailed it.

Anne said...

Viv this is so striking and stylish, love it!
It's hard to find the right light for photos at this time of year, isn't it.
Thank you so much for your entry
"Less is More"

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Viv, such a beautiful flourish - a fabulous one layer card.

Neets B said...

I love this, the pale blue gems look so dreamy against the contrasting black and white.
Thanks so much for sharing at Less is More and ATSM, and for being inspired by my card at Muse! What a challenge combo!
Anita x

Creative world said...

This is gorgeous,elegant card,Viv...perfect white embossing...Thank you for playing along at ATSM...XX Ċ½eljka

Greta said...

Love the swirly stamp, white embossing & pretty blue gems--great card!

foleysfriend said...

Beautiful card; love your "twist" on Anita's MUSE card; so very clever

Pia S said...

To me there's nothing called too CAS, but I'm often feeling something is lacking on my own cards but never on others. We're too hard on ourselves, that's probably the reason behind this feeling...