Sunday 22 March 2015

Hectic Sunday ...

I wish weekends were longer!  I seem to run out of time to do all the things I would like to do ... it seems with a blink of an eye I fly from Friday evening to Sunday without really drawing breath!!  I always start the weekend with long list of things I would like to do interspersed with stuff that I have to do!  I only wish that I could do more of the things I choose to do rather than the things that need doing!  Less of the waffle and onto the positives!

To start the day I was up and creating very early!  I woke with an idea of a card for this week's "Less is More" challenge.  This week we're asked to CASE one of the Design Team cards - I find CASEing designs a difficult task as I'm always concerned that all I will do is the copy bit and not add my twist.  I had a couple ideas for the challenge but only time to make one card today and this is it!

I was inspired by Chrissie's card:

The similarity is limited really but the image and colour inspired me to create a simple card. I wanted to include some words but didn't have a small enough stamp - so thought I would just go with the image alone and lots and lots of white space.  I think it lacks quite alot so I will be finding time tomorrow to create another card more worthy of being linked to Chrissie's beautiful card.

I used:

STAMplorations Blossom Overture Stamp set
Distress Inks - Festive Berries and Crushed Olive

I ran out of time to have another try today as I spent the rest of the day at a workshop  at The Stamp Attic trying some new techniques (new to me) creating a "piece of art" under the guidance of Lin Brown using stamps designed by Lin and other products from PaperArtsy. It was brilliant!!  Great fun, very messy with a group of lovely ladies and an excellent teacher. I'll be getting the paints out again and having another go.  This is what I created (not my usual CAS style),  it's not quite finished but I'm reasonably happy with it.



  1. Great post Elaine, glad you had fun at your workshop, fab cards and thanks for your kind words!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  2. Beautiful cards-your CASE is perfect,and i love the bright and cheerful colours on your second card too :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  3. First of all, I LOVE your CASE of Chrissie's card. All that gorgeous white space really shows off the beautiful flower. I think it's perfect with the different layout and the rounded corner.

    Love your mixed media piece too. Beautiful mix of colours ... it's the gorgeous turquoise background that really made me smile. Great job! xx

  4. Elaine that is a super CASE of Chrissie's card - love it! And what a fab piece you made at Stamp Attic - my local shop, so sad it is closing
    Thanks so much for your entry
    Less is More

  5. And another entry Elaine ... you have been a busy bee.
    Another super take on Chrissie's card and thanks for playing along again.
    Sarah x


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