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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

What a Struggle!

I don't know why - but I always seem to struggle with blue cards!

The challenge at Less Is More this week is colour - and its ......Blue!!! and not just one shade - lots of blue shades!!!!

I have thought about it since Saturday, and guess what - nothing seemed right, but DD liked this one so here goes!  I have used the large Clarity Swirl, inked with 2 different blue  Versamark ink pads - Baby Blue and Royal Blue then heat embossed with clear embossing powder then I chalked aroung the image. I used 2 different shades of blue for the mat and the navy one again for my embossed 'faux' ribbon.  The sentiment is from Craftwork cards on a navy, again, nestie circle.  Lots of white card.  On the he first version of this, I decided to use the small swirl, inked with Royal Bule - on my white card as a background, then I realised - no white card (again)!  Quite liked this, so added ribbon, pearls and a greeting - definitely not LIM!

My original idea was to use another Clarity stamp and my Hero Arts French Writing, I printed the sentiment directly onto the card, stamped Life is a Journey stamp, (courtesy of Crafty Friend Diane) with Adirondack Denim ink, masked and then stamped the script, thought it looked too bare with just a little script peeking out, so added more, then  chalked, then I realised there was no white card left!!   Thought I would show it anyway!

Well thats it for now, need to 'relax' now!

Thanks for looking.                                                                                                                               

Avril xx                                                                                                                                                






23 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two beautiful CAS cards Avril - they are both gorgeous. Hope you are having a great week - Sylvia xxx

Linby said...

The first one is very cas and elegant. I love the second one though - great montage of stamps.
Linbyx

lisa said...

Both cards are lovely, Avril but the first one is probably my favourite. Who can resist swirls.
I have to make myself use colours other than blue, I just love it. Isn't it funny how we like and dislike certain ones!!
Hugs Lisax

Doreen said...

Well I think you have made two gorgeous cards.xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Avril
Fabulous card....really nice....
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Kathyk said...

Two fab projects - love your LIM

Kathyk

Lynne said...

Two fabulous cards, love them both.
Lynne xxx

Mandi said...

The second card is actually my DAV. OK less white space, but, as the script is kinda see through, its FAB!
the other is more classic and just right for CAS
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Angela Weimer said...

2 great cards. love them both. I struggled with the blue too. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Lisa Jane said...

mmmmmm..... well i think the second is my favourite .. i love the Pariseienne feel.. i have chickened out this week as i am not a BLUE fan
Lisa x

C. Camp said...

Lovely cards, I love the second one. :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Sooo pretty!! Great OLC on the second!

andrea said...

Gorgeous cards and thankyou for the lovely comment,
andrea xx

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Two great cards Avril, I agree about the blue, I never manage that colour very well, but you did it great!
Love Jenni xx

Sandy said...

Both cards are lovely, love the swirls and also the Parisian collage. Good luck in the LIM challenge,
Sandy

Katina said...

Hi Avril, I love both of these. The second one is really unusual. I struggle with blue too, and yellow. xx

xxxtglxxx said...

I really like both of these cards Avril :)

The second card is very artistic, and I would have been really proud to have made that!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Susan said...

Two beautiful cards! LOVE the image on the first card!! My Card

Cali said...

Both are great, but my favourite is definitely the second one!
Crafty Cat
http://thecraftycat.over-blog.com

Mary J said...

Both so beautiful Avril - I can't choose a favourite!

Emma said...

I absolutely adore both of these cards but I do have a soft spot for the first one, with the Clarity swirl. :) Fab work!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Avril.
Love Emma xx

Vicky Hayes said...

These are both gorgeous - I'd never have guessed you're not keen on blue! The second one is definitely my favourite - I love the layered images.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Avril, Sorry I didn't get to these pretty cards I'm a bit behind, both are beautiful but my favourite is the last, sketchy and more loose, right up my street, Gay xxx