Saturday 1 February 2014

Rainbow ....


Today got off to a great start - the sky was blue and the sun was shining!  It made a great change to the rain that we've been experiencing for days and weeks.  I appreciate that it is winter but the sun was a welcome relief it made it easier to work out when the day ended and the evening began.

I've struggled with my card making today - I thought I would use the "Less is More"  challenge theme as a starting point.  It's a colour challenge this week and the key word is RAINBOW.  I had quite a lot of ideas but I do not have enough different coloured inks to be able to use most of the ideas.  So it was back to the drawing board and a rethink - then inspiration hit me!  My family bought me a set of Spectrum Noir markers so that was the starting point for my design and here it is:

The sentiment panel is set on dimensional foam pads

I embossed the coloured 'tiles' with holographic powder to make the colours pop!
For the sentiment I die cut the letters from a piece of card coloured with markers and then embossed with holographic powder.  I'm going to keep the 'waste' piece of card because I think I will be able to use it to create a quick simple birthday card.  As you can see I took care when lining up the letters - actually it was more luck than judgement!



  1. This is fab Elaine!
    Margaret x

  2. Hi Elaine, Thanks for your comment on my card this morning, tried to email you but can't access your email address! I've never tried alcohol markers but my guess is that they wouldn't work as they are not water based but who knows??? Have a great day
    Margaret x

  3. Great cards Elaine!
    Thanks so much for your on-going support of our challenges we really appreciate it!
    "Less is More"

  4. Just got round to finding and following your blog Elaine and thanks for all your great comments on mine. Keeps me going! I love your rainbow interpretation and how you've cut the lettering out too. Well done. x

  5. I love this Elaine! Such fab use of colours and I love the holographic tiles! :)
    Lizy xx

  6. Perfect placement and I adore the holographic powder!! Very awesome effect~

  7. More great cards here Elaine :) Viv xx


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