Sunday, 27 November 2011

Bling at Less is More

It has been one of those weeks at work, which has led to my craft space getting overcrowded and mistakes and spillages a plenty. First of all I have managed a Less is More entry where the theme is Bling. I dug out an ancient Stamporium stamp, embossed in silver sparkle and painted the holly leaves with bleach. I added some red gems and then decided the leaves needed a bit of sparkle too and added diamond stickles. Not my best, I'm afraid.
Last week the theme was silhouettes and I was really trying to join in. Unfortunately I got some really bad ink smudges on the one layer card I had made. I tried to get rid of them with bleach, but the colour of the base card was affected, so I gave up and put it to one side. Suddenly yesterday I had a brain wave and found the Parisienne borderability I had bought but not yet used. I was quite impressed with how well it covered up the mistakes!
I used ink dusters, dusty concord, wild honey and black soot distress inks, and tree stamps from the Inkylicious Winter's tale plate. Thanks for looking. I am hoping to visit a few more LIMettes this week, but with School Panto week rapidly approaching I may well not get the chance!

19 comments:

Pauline said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the pretty holly wreath, and the scene on your second card, it's so peaceful.

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Sally! I love the border you've used to rescue your silhouette card!
xx

Sue said...

These are both lovely Sally, but I really like your Winters scene x

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, Stamporium! How I miss Sue and her stand at Port Sunny! A real blast from the past. It's pretty, Sally but your silhouettes are gorgeous. Love it. Try not to work too hard and to stay calm - not long to go now... x

Valerie said...

2 gorgeous cards Sally but I love the winter scene you created, absolutely beautiful. Amazing how we come up with ways of covering up our mistakes hence my robin this week:) Good luck with the panto.
Val x

Mandi said...

Gorgeosu card, beautifully stamped
thank you
mandi LIM

Zoechaos said...

Nicely covered and love the scene a great anytime card.

Sparkly Christmas card is fun and looks great this side of the screen XOXO Zoe

Chrissie said...

Really pretty cards Sally!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful cards Sally - i love that Parisienne border
Lisa x

Linby said...

Two great cards Sally-I like the bling on the first one, and brilliant save on the second, looks like it was meant to be.
Lynn x

craftimamma said...

These are both lovely Sally. That's a really pretty stamp on the first card and you've 'blinged it' perfectly without overdoing it. However, I have to say the second card is just gorgeous. No one would ever dream you nearly discarded it, in fact the thought of you doing that would be really sad. Instead, we got to see this really elegant card with such a wonderfully calming scene.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Sally,

Love both of these cards. Love the sparkliness of the first one and the scene on the second one is really gorgeous - such a beautiful and peaceful scene and such a fab save using the black borders.

{{hugs||
Jocelyn

Jules said...

Hi Sally

Two gorgeous makes.

Loving what you have done with your rescue card!! Great idea and great border.

Love the little scene you created.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Great thinking with the borders Sally, it sets the little scene off a treat.

Hope it's not too manic at School, know only too well what this month is like.

B x

Carol said...

Two great cards, well done on rescuing your silhouette. Carol x

lisa said...

Well done at rescuing your card, Sal, those borders look great to edge your beautiful scene. I know when I've tried doing these panels I always end up with smudges aplenty before I get a good one.
Your first card looks so Christmssy, I love the red jewels.
Hope all is good with you.
Hugs Lisax

vicky said...

awesome art work.this type of art work seen very rare.i appreciate your work


Plastic Card
Plastic Cards

Vicky Hayes said...

Both lovely cards Sally but I like your beautiful scene best - and what a brilliant way to cover up any mistakes! Good luck with the panto!

Karen said...

Both are lovely, but I adore the landscape one especially Karen x