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Monday, 13 August 2012

A One Layer Tease

Okay - So I tried my hand at some Simply Less Is More challenges and I'm just about getting used to all that white space if I concentrate really, really hard and furrow my brow and possibly stick my tongue out of the corner of my mouth just a little.  But this week they want to see "Fur or Feathers" using just "One Layer".  They're having a laugh!  White space came sooooo hard to me but whereas I really like the DT cards and I have already spotted some wonderful entries this week - I have never NOT binned an attempt of mine to make a one layer card because my versions always look meager, pathetic, PALTRY!
And that's where I got my idea...
I coloured some organza ribbon with Copics to coordinate with the Distress ink background and hand embossed a little frame around my image.  The sentiment is word processed.   My card uses a Stampin Up image (in Memento inks) and is also suitable for challenges at:
Sweet Stampin who are looking for "Things with wings";
Catered Crop who want to see "White"; and
#31 at Charisma Cardz for "Flowers and Fauna"

But I really enjoyed last week's LIM challenge for blue and green and because I enjoyed it so much...I made more cards of the same design in different colours...

Christmas is coming...

22 comments:

Tracey T said...

Love your CAS/Wings card - perfect for our challenge at Sweet Stampin'! The Christmas cards are just so beautiful and look very professional - you could go into business with these, Lesley. Hugs xx

Bunny said...

Hi Su

This is gorgeous thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz and good luck.

Caz xx CC DT

Mrs A. said...

Great rooster card. Fits the bill perfectly. Don't know what your preying about! Love those baubles on the next set. Will refrain from using the c word. X marks the spot instead! Hugs mrs .A.

Mrs A. said...

Oops predictive text working its impish fingers again. Preying should say worrying. Hugs Mrs a.

heidy said...

Looks fab and your others are so very pretty!!!
XXX Heidy

Claudia said...

Hi Lesly, wow your card looks just perfect. Great colour combination and your Christmas cards are wonderful.
Thank you very much also for your visit and your lovely comments on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's cute that you just had to add the ribbon, Lesley! I struggle with that, too, but it does get easier to just let the image be enough, and your image is beautiful!

I'm so glad I popped in and spied those extraordinary Christmas cards!! OMG, pinned! I don't make many, since we do a family photo card, but these are so striking I may have to CASE for dear friends! Thank you!!

Chrissie said...

Looks like you're a total convert to CAS!
This is fab... I have this cockerel stamp too and I love it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Marie said...
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Marie said...

You are too funny...love your facial contortions when it comes to making a one layer (white space), I do the exact same thing! Love this card and the matching ribbon...in fact I love your style and became your newest follower.

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely CAS card and your Christmas cards are gorgeous too.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

Carole said...

Hi Lesley, lovely card my friend and the Xmas cards are stunning!

Tabitha Davis said...

Adorable! I am now following your blog:)
Tabitha's Designs

Jenni's Jems said...

What a really brilliant sentiment ! it made me smile hee he, and great hand embossing (I suck at that)oops nearly forgot - great card, as are your Christmas ones too!!x

Vicky Hayes said...

Lesley this is fabulous! I love the image and I really like the way you've matched your ribbon to your background. Your Christmas cards are lovely too!

Gay Peplow said...

Hahaha, get it!! Paltry/ poultry love it Lesly and a super one layer card, you rocked this challenge too and it's certainly not 'over egged', sorry I just couldn't resist :{ xxx

Delphine said...

Fantastic CAS card, Lesley! And your Christmas ones are extremely beautiful too! Hugs Delphine xx

Tracy said...

LOL that sentiment is hilarious Lesley. :-) Awesome job on your CAS card. I'm a huge rooster fan. ;-) Hugs!

Faye said...

Is it fair to assume I will be receiving the yellow version? Still not convinced it's time for me to start making Christmas cards yet. Go on, wrap my knuckles again! Anyhoo, your little chicken number is lovely. Fab colours for him. xx

Shelby said...

Love the sentiment...so perfect for this image and the CAS is so hard but you did it beautifully.

Shelby

Mandi said...

This looks FAB Lesley
Love your others too
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Julie said...

FAB CAS work, Lesley, love the sentiment - you are the queen of sentiments!! The quartet of Xmas cards are gorgeous too! You're alreay ahead of me this year - not made one yet!! Hugs, Juliexx