Monday 14 July 2014

Lilac "Hydrangea" ...

Happy Monday!  It has been a quiet weekend on the creative side but not on the craft buying side!  I've been family visiting in Lincolnshire this weekend which included a trip to Summer Crafting at Doncaster Racecourse - a whole lot of creative goodies all in one place along with hundreds of other crafters!  I managed to buy quite a few goodies which you will see over the next few week.

I spent time on Sunday evening checking out the challenges for the week.  I have to say that the challenge for this week at "Less is More" brought a smile to my face - actually it made me giggle!  As it it the second Saturday of the month it is always a 'One Layer Card' challenge which in my experience involves the odd stray finger print resulting in the need to start again - it is precisely this that made me giggle as the theme for the challenge is to 'Adapt a finger print'!  I spend a great deal of my time trying to keep ink off of my fingers!  

I did have an idea or two but when I checked the early entries most of my ideas were already there, so back to the drawing board!  I decided to go with the floral theme and try an create a Hydrangea.  This is what I came up with:

I'm not happy with the result but I have been determined this year to enter the "Less is More" challenge each week and this week is not going to be the exception!!  I might try again later in the week but I'm not very keen on having inky fingers!

I used:
Distress Inks - Shaded Lilac and Picked Raspberry
Sizzix Circle Framelits
Woodware Sentiment stamp
Pointing finger on my right hand!



  1. This is lovely Elaine, yes keeping a white card white is a big challenge!

    Look forward to seeing what you bought as well although it could tempt me into buying more too :)

    Donna x

  2. From someone with an inky finger but no card to show for it - be proud of this. It's lovely.

  3. Whew Elaine this is gorgeous - and no unplanned fingerprints anywhere! Absolutely stunning, you should be really pleased with this
    Thanks for getting inky with LIM this week
    'Less is More'

  4. Really pretty card with lovely colours - and I'm guessing your fingers now match!

  5. I love your card, and think it looks stunning :) Helen T

  6. Thanks for joining in the fun Elaine and your card is fantastic.
    Great colours and superb use of the finger prints!
    Looking forward to seeing all your new goodies on your cards.
    Less is More

  7. Great take on the fingerprint challenge Elaine - your hydrangea is so uniform, it's lovely.

  8. Fab flowers in the round !!

  9. This is really vibrant Elaine... what a great card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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