Saturday, 2 July 2011

Less is More helps snippet reduction.....

The Less is More challenge and Jules' snippets challenge compliment each other so well I am finding. Once again my card is inspired by these two challenges.
This week the lovely ladies over at the Less is More challenge are looking for Shades of Blue ......Hmmmmmmmm yummy! So out came my snippet box and the search began for blue bits.
I heat embossed the image in white onto a white snippet and then played with blue distress inks. I then inked the stamp with the darkest blue ink and stamped it again to try and create a shadow effect, which partly worked, just doesn't show up much behind the dandelion head. A generous spray with Crafter's Companion Spray & Sparkle Iridescent (Ooooh I LOVE this stuff!)
and a left over bit of ribbon to finish.
The DP is by Funky Hand (I think) mounted onto a dark blue piece of Bazzill card. Three blue card candies (please forgive me but I just had to do it) Text stamp is from the Penny Black Salutations set. And here's my card...

Distress inks used: Stormy Sky, Broken China, Faded Jeans & Chipped Sapphire.

Blue Card candy from sets: Winter Blues, Ocean Spray & Joy.
Image: Hero Arts 'Dandelion'

Hope you are having a great weekend!
Hugs
Kaz xx

36 comments:

  1. Lovely card, well done.
    Maureen..........x
    Here is my card.

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  2. Simply amazingly beautiful! Love the sprinkle on the card and the dandelion really pops off your card.

    Lins :-)

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  3. The White embossing and the shadow effect is so good, love the buttons down the edge.

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  4. That dandelion panel is absolutely stunning
    I think it would have worked all on it;s own too
    FAB
    Thank you so much Ka
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  5. Oh wow! This is breathtaking! I love it!

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  6. Lovely card. Such a pretty stamp and love the shimmer :o) Lisa x

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  7. Love that dandilion!!
    Sue :)

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  8. This is a lovely card - love the image. Hugs, Claire x

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  9. The shadow behind hte dandelion looks great, lovely card!

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  10. So beautiful! Love that main stamped image

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  11. Like WOW!! awesome job hunny I love love love this one!! clever girl you are! GETTING VERY GOOD! hugs me xx

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  12. Hi Kaz

    You are doing well with your snippets this week .. .. another beautiful creation and I love the look of the blue distressing alongside that white image.

    I have that image .. .. and lots of white card .. .. might have to take a leaf out of your book here!! Thank you for the inspiration.

    The finished look here is gorgeous.

    Thank you for playing along with my in my snippet war.

    Love Jules xx

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  13. One of my all time favorite stamps. Fabulous card, I just love it.

    Kath x

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  14. WOW have seen some fab stamps this challenge, but WOW I love this one, looks stunning against the blue, just lovely :)

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  15. That is a beautiful card. I love the dandelion.

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  16. love the image, and think it would make a stunning card with just it, and a sentiment on a white base... looks good though

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  17. Such a beautiful card, the dandelion treatment is fabulous

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  18. Smashing card for the LIM challenge. x

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  19. Beautiful image and a wonderful card. Hazel x

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  20. Hi Kaz, followed you over from Jules Snippet challenge. I see you also like the LIM challenge, me too. I have this stamp & you've done wonders with it, a really pretty card.
    Sally x

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  21. Stunning card - I love this stamp! xx

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  22. I love that stamp and your card using it is just fabulous

    KAthyk

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  23. Love white ep and it is so striking here against the lovely dark blue. XOXO Zoe

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  24. Simply beautiful!! Love the image.

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  25. Beautiful and elegant card.I love it.
    Claire xxx

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  26. a great card and lovely image. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

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Kaz xx