Friday 6 July 2012

Less is More week 75 Lucky dip

Afternoon from a sunny Enfield and some great tennis! Gosh I'm really late with the LIM challenge but nothing came to mind at all although each of the elements of the header were things I liked! Anyway the challenge was to create a card using the LIM header as inspiration and this is it:

I tried lots of ideas and they all ended up being too fussy and it's fatal to look at everyone else's cards as you end up plagiarising someone's creation! Trouble was I was trying to use all the elements in the header and I don't think that was the idea:)

Eventually I was playing around with Craft Artist and this is my final attempt. I was quite pleased with it although the background looks a bit yellow in the photo and it's definitely more kraft like IRL!

I printed out the ornate frame, cut out the centre, fussy cut it ,added a few pearls and popped it up with silicone glue.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and I love to read any comments you may leave:)


Sasha said...

OMG! Look at Charlie...gorgeous photo, Val. He looks quite the little boy now...Love his cute bow tie...Bless!
Super card, Val. Great craft artist work, love your label and fussy cutting.
Foul weather here again, torrential rain and local floods. Hope it's better for you. Enjoy a lovely weekend xx

Aquarius said...

An elegant interpretation of the logo - love it. Your weather sounds better than ours - thunder storm and torrential rain soon after lunch and steady rain ever since.

Unknown said...

Great card Val - love the fussy cutting, really works well and you have plenty of white space which will go down well!! Can't believe you've got's wet here! We've had so much rain since Sunday that my runners have trebled in size...... now all we need is some sun but don't think that's likely. We were going to the Dorset Seafood Festival in Weymouth tomorrow but..........soggy prawns anyone?

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your take on the LIM challenge Val a really lovely card.
SUN whats that??? We've awful rain and thunder storm you think it will ever stop??
Have a great weekend.


G Peplow said...

Hi there Valerie, This is just gorgeous and perfect for the challenge:0) YAY Andy Murray got through LOL Did you see it? LOL Great news LOL Have a super weekend Hugs Gay xxx

Bonnie said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job of fussy cutting! I can't cut straight much less cut flourishes! I love the pearls too. So elegant!

Christine said...

Better late than never Valerie! For such a great card is waiting no problem!

Victoria said...

I agree about looking at everyone else's cards... I have to stop myself looking or all I can think about is x, y and z's amazing ideas! I really like how you've framed the sentiment in that beautiful ornate design. It looks lovely against the kraft block of colour. Happy weekend!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Valerie. Lucky you having the sun today,
Yvonne x

Rosemary said...

what a fab take on the challenge, val!

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Val. I am being a really bad blogger at the moment, I've not joined in with LIM for ages.

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Valerie
Aww when I read Enfield, it beings back SUCH warm memories for me
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

It looks just perfect to me Valerie.... that's the trouble with looking in the gallery first, I try not too :0)
Love how you used and placed all the elements and the circle aperture :0)
Jenny x


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