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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Less Is More or How to Look Good Naked!

Its week     over at Less is More and the Challenge is One Layer Card - the theme is 'Something with Legs'

I have followed this challenge since week 1 although I didn't have the 'courage' to join in at first.  Its out of my comfort zone, I like to embellish, I do cute, girly, frilly but not really CAS.  You girls who enter this challenge do some amazing cards and I always think 'how stylish', and I always debate each week on which stamp or whatever is needed and spend ages doing my cards - half of them end up in the bin, or are recycled into something more 'me' at a later date.  I hope there is someone out there reading this who has felt the same. Last week I even thought of suggesting to Chrissy and Mandy that they should change the challenge name to 'HOW TO LOOK GOOD NAKED' cause thats what it feels like to me! (I wish I had watched the programme - it might have helped).

So this week - I have just gone for it - (easy theme might have helped) .  Idea - Do It - Post, no messing about, if its not right, its my interpretation - no angst, cause I think the problem is really my lack of confidence with CAS. So now that its said, I might 'embrace' this challenge and try to enjoy being 'naked'!

I have used the Clarity stamp - Sketchy Lady, masked, and stamped the Eiffel Tower.  She is coloured with Promarkers.  I couldn't leave it ALL White, so have gone for a subtle chalked sky and grass.  The sentiment is Hero Arts (you might have already seen it - its my favourite)

Wow-  What a long post - If you are still with me Thanks for listening, and I do appreciate all your comments and the confidence you are giving me with CAS - Thank You.

I am also entering this card in a Aud Sentiments Challenge - More than Two Words

I hope to be back later with some 'embellished' cards that I made yesterday - we had heavy showers all day yesterday, so a good day for crafting!

Thanks for looking,

Avril xx

34 comments:

Kathyk said...

LOvely and elegant and perfect with the eiffel tower in the background

Kathyk

GinaA said...

Love this Clarity stamp, she is so elegant.

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen......x
You can view mine here.

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, I was thinking about using this lady yesterday for a second card
Beryl x

Jan said...

This is lovely xx Jan

Lisa Jane said...

She is so elegant ..i just love it
Lisa x

dutchstamptramp said...

Very stylish! Wonderful choice of stamps

Lynne said...

Wonderful card. Very elegant and I love the placing of the Eifel Tower behind the lady. You`re not alone in your reluctance to leave white space. When I first started doing CaS I always moaned that mine looked naked compared to others. You get used to it, the more you do. I stalked other CaS card makers for ages until I realised that mine were ( nearly) as good as theirs.
Lynne xxx

Debgem said...

Welcome aboard!! This is wonderful. I love the extremely elegant lady, and the scene is set with the Effiel Tower! I think your CAS design is just perfect.

I'd like to be able to do the frills and flowers properly - but I'm never quite right :) Still that's what challenges are for.

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

I am totally shocked that you feel that way Avril , I always think your CAS cards are just sooo beautiful......This one is no exception, I love it
Love Jenni xx

Ang C said...

A very elegant card

Chrissie said...

Terrific CAS card Avril, what a chic lady!
Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Linby said...

Great minds think alike LOL! I love how you coloured her. Lovely card.
Linbyx

TAM said...

Fabulous card - just perfect

Val said...

Fabulous card - love the soft colouring. I am the same with LIM - very difficult - just want to add more!
Hugs
Valxx

Valerie said...

such an elegant card, great colouring!
Val x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Avril, Blogger is messing with my head I've commented twice now and each time the little devil said error 503 aaarrrggghhh!, Love your card, it's perfectly CAS and gorgeous, Gay xxx

Susan said...

FAB card Arvil!!! LOVE that classy lady...and you do CAS perfectly well (and we ALL fill our trash bins weekly - or at least I do!) Awesome card!
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Pauline said...

Great card, very elegant image.

Dolly Daydreams said...

I totally agree with everything you say ! It took me ages to join in and most of my attempts end up in the bin. The standard of the entries is so high. You can't hide any of your mistakes with these cas cards they are just out there for all to see, no hiding them with a ribbon or some other embellishment. Anyways you did a beautiful job and it is definitely LIM and very stylish to boot.

Marie

Dragonlady said...

Very sophisticated - love it. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

PS Why not check out my candy too

Netty said...

Beautiful card for the LIM, love it. Annette x

DesignerDiva said...

This is gorgeous Avril, that image is so elegant and the sentiment fits it perfectly!

Hugs Laurie x

xxxtglxxx said...

I really had to smile at your post Avril! I feel exactly the same! :) I have decided not to fight it though, CAS is not for me and if I dont enjoy it, it zaps my excitement and mojo. Like you though, I admire so many elegant CAS cards and love looking at them.

Your card is amazingly stylish - awesome image and sentiment and beautifully coloured.

Have a great week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning Avril and so elegant too.
luv
Debby

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Avril
This is certainly how to look good naked!!
Brilliant!

Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Such an elegant card and beautifully naked - I mean CAS! xx

Audrey said...

What a fab card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Viv said...

Great card, well done!.............most of mine end up in the bin too lol :O) Viv xx

Sue - said...

Lovely card. I so very nearly used exactly the same stamps but changed my mind at the last minute!

Aileen said...

Fab first entry! Love the very elegant lady against the eiffel tower. I'm never sure of my entries either. x

fatmonica said...

Love this card-it's so elegant.

Julie said...

Beautiful card. So simple yet so elegant! Thanks for joining us at aud Sentiments
Hugs,
julie

Amy said...

Thanks for joining the Aud Sentiments challenge!!