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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Less is More #29...Things that Move...

Good afternoon all. Apologies for being MIA all week, I started with a sore throat on Sunday evening and by monday I had the worse head cold I`ve had in years. Really knocked me for six and my mojo caught it aswell. I feel much better today though, still a bit snotty ( sorry) but that`s all which is a good job as it`s Less is More day.
This week is a theme, things that move, which could be a moving part on a card or simply an image of something that moves. Sounds easy peasy ? yeah right!!!

I was very honoured to be showcased for the wk 27 challenge ` the colours of our nations flag` so I`ve a lot to live up to this week and going by the entries already submitted, the standard is very high. Here is what I`ve come up with today.
I used blending chalks and a piece of bathroom sponge to make the background strips. Four different shades of yellow to get the graduation and then stamped a Laura Ashley stylised flower in clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder to give a sort of watermark.
I cut the strips to size and placed using foam pads.
The butterfly is by Do Crafts stamped and heat embossed in black then coloured with promarkers. Only the body of the butterfly is stuckdown, the wings are lifted but look quite flat in the pic.
The sentiment is by Crafty Individuals stamped with versafine Onyx Black.





Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx



43 comments:

  1. Very pretty card Lynne...love the sentiment.

    Anne

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  2. Simply stunning - your mojo is definitely back. The gradations of yellow are just beautiful!

    Congrats on the showcase, it is a well-deserved honor.

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  3. Love your background strips, gorgeous colours and fab butterfly :)

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  4. Another fabulous card Lynne; you're so creative - even when you're sick! (not fair, lol!!) Better having a snotty nose now than for the wedding! xx

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  5. A fabulous card Lynne, I love the bright colours. So pleased you are feelig better.

    irene
    xxxx

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  6. This is gorgeous Lynne - I LOVE the background panel treatment with the chalks and the watermark. Just brilliant :-D
    Glad you're feeling better

    Tara x

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  7. Gorgeous card, really elegant. Love the colour.
    Jo x

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  8. You've definitely lived up to your show case week! This is fabulous. Love your attention to detail on your background which compliments the butterfly beautifully. x

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  9. Simply beautiful Lynne... as always, I love that coloured background!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. What a smashing card Lynne xx Jan

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  11. Well done on being showcased - your card this week is fab too

    Kathyk

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  12. Wow, this is beautiful! I hope you're feeling much better now!

    luv, Mags x

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  13. Another stunner Lynne. I love the triptych effect and the butterfly looks ready to fly anytime.

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  14. Such a pretty card! Love the yellow panels!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  15. Hi Lynne

    Sorry you have not been well .. .. but pleased you are now feeling much better.

    Your card is gorgeous .. I love how you have created your background and that sweet little butterfly looks real.

    Have a good Sunday.

    Love Jules xx

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  16. Glad you are feeling better Lynne.
    Your card is beautiful!
    Stacey x

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  17. gosh lynne... your card is absolutely gorgeous and CAS at its best!! love the bright sunny yellow you used...

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  18. Beautiful, delicate card.Great colours too.The colour of the sun, which we don't see often this summer.x,
    Sarina

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  19. Lovly as ever Lynns, you were a well deserved entry to our showCAsE...THANK YOU!

    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  20. Ooh . . . love the colours on this card Lynne. It's altogether gorgeous.

    Congrats on being showcased last week too.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  21. Lynne - this is just beautiful! Love the colours!

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  22. First of all, many congratulations on being showcased! Love your background colours, a really lovely card.xx

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  23. Gorgeous card, the background is beautiful. Congrats on being showcased. Carol x

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  24. Beautiful card. The butterfly stands out so well from your lovely sponged background! Ruth x

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  25. Gorgeous card!! Beautiful yellow background with the butterfly. Lovely sentiment

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  26. Fantastic card - just love it. Well done on being showcased.
    Lynn x

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  27. Lovely sunny colours on this card, especially with the butterfly.
    Avril

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  28. Awww Lynne I do hope you feel better soon, no fun having a cold is it.Love... love this card, the bright colours really stand out. The embossing & sparkle is so subtle and lovely too, well done again :O) Viv xx

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  29. Such an elegant card and love the colours x

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  30. Simply beautiful, love your graduated background strips!
    Val x

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  31. I like the yellow panels.. the butterfly just pops!

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  32. WOW Lynne what a bright and sunny background, loving your creativity. The butterfly looks amazing sat there:-)
    Hope you are feeling much better and your snotty nose has cleared up:-)

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  33. A beautiful tone on tone card, Lynne! Such rich colours and your butterfly looks so realisic!

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  34. This is beautiful, gorgeous colours, and such a sweet butterfly.

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  35. Hola Lynne, congratulations for your showcase and i hope you are better.
    very bright card, very summery, your card remember me spain, very warm color, fantastic your butterfly, well done.
    a hug from Palma de Mallorca and take care

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  36. Beautiful card! I love the graduation of colour and the butterly is gorgeous. Maria x

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  37. It's lovely-love the colours on the strips.

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  38. Just gorgeous Lynne and congratulations on being showcased! Vx

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