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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Less Is More

The challenge at Less Is more this week is -
 It's the first Saturday of the month and so we have a colour themed challenge once more and this time it is
                                                          METALLIC
We'd like to see CLEAN & SIMPLE cards with something that has a METALLIC finish to it... ink, embossing, card, charms, actual metal... come on people let's get creative -

This is a very different card for me for the LIM - it's black, I usually play safe and stick to white!
I have used the large and small Clarity Swirls, inked with Versamark and stamped onto a black cardstock that has a matt and shine appearance. I then brushed the image with LuminArte Metallic Mica - Bronze powder. I used a matt dull gold card for the mount. The sentiment was made in the same way. This was then layered onto a matt black for the card.
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
  Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
  Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  Make It Monday - Anything Goes
This is a short post - but didn't want to miss this challenge - I know there will be some fabulous entries this week and I will have time tomorrow night to look and be inspired.
I would like to say 'hello' to my new followers and I hope to catch up with you tomorrow.
That's it for now,

Avril xx

30 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful CAS piece, love the metallic look.

Katina said...

Hi Avril, the gold, bronze and black are so striking. Lovely, elegant design. xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow - the metallic on black is stunning Avril, and I LOVE the swirly stamps. A very classy card.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

lisa said...

Hi Avril
What a very elegant card. I love the mica powder effect you've created. I never manage this very successfully.
Thanks for your lovely comments and yes I am going to Harrogate to hopefully I'll see you there.
Hugs Lisax

Chrissie said...

Looks wonderful!
Love the dark background, it looks super!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Absolutely beautiful Avril
I do love dark card bases
Thank you
Mandi
"Less is More"

Valerie said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Val x

Fleur said...

A striking card Avril, I love your last housemouse one too
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Lynne said...

Absolutely stunning Avril. I love this.
Lynne xxx

Suze Bain said...

That swirl is fabulous. A beautiful card. xx

Terry said...

This may be the most elegant "Less is More," that I have had the pleasure of seeing! Beautiful!

Meggymay said...

Stunning, the gold makes it look so elegant. Yvonne x

Joan said...

This is beautiful, such an elegant card

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Stunning card, love it
Love Jenni xx

Bonnie said...

Very classy and elegant!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Avril .I love black card as base ...never seem to reach for it often enough tho .
Yours is a stunner ! Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .
When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.
Shirley-Anne

Debbie said...

Hi Avril...beautiful card and so elegant.
Debbie x

Jenni's Jems said...

This is so gorgeous1 x

Monica said...

So classy.

Saw it on MIM.

xxx Monica

Emma said...

Very striking card and so very classy! Lovely work as always, Avril!
Love Emma xx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Avril you should try different things more often because this is stunning! It's so classy and stylish - love it

Hugs Laurie x

Jenny said...

That swirly flourish looks wonderful in metallic and the luminarte really gives a stunning effect on the image and the cardstock :)
Jenny x

Sasha said...

WOW! Your VersaMark and mica effect is one of the best I've ever seen. The mica gives of a wonderful shine!! Beautiful card!

Linby said...

Great card, those flourishes work well with the metallic finish.
Linbyx

Debgem said...

Really lovely - the flourishes look wonderful and there's a real sheen on the images! Gorgeous!

Dezinaworld said...

So beautiful and so elegant. this is really special
also just wanted to let you know I have a free collage sheet today for all my friends, please pop by and help yourself
hugs June x

Mau xx said...

A stunning effect with the Bronze and black, its beautiful xx
Lovely to meet you at Harrowgate today, hope you had a good day xx :)

Yvonne Garner said...

What a lovely card! Thanks fr stopping by y blog with kind words.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a elegant card. Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew!
Denise
CCC-DT

xxxtglxxx said...

Stunning, and I love the technique you used with brushing the metallic powder on. I thought it was embossed at first.

Lots of impact and drama on this, just gorgeous hun.

hugs

xxalisonxx