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Monday, 13 February 2012

Less is More #54

Good afternoon all!
I couldn`t wait to check what the girls had in store for us this week over at Less is More on saturday morning.Then I found it was STRIPES. Well yeah...ok...stripes. I use stripes all the time on cards, usually not my CAS ones and difinitely not on one layer ones which is the theme this week.I wracked my brains all day saturday, I searched through my stamp stash...one stripey stamp. Honestly, this weeks challenge is almost as bad as acetate but how hard can it be to come up with a stripey card?
Very, if you`re me.
My first effort using my one and only stripey stamp is insipid and bland and I don`t like it at all. Maybe if I`d used a stronger colour but I don`t think so.
The stamp is from Artemio Circles set stamped in Versacolor Marigold. The sentiment is Papertrey stamped in Versafine Onyx black.
After faffing about for what seemed like hours I cheated with the second one,
and made it on the computer using 4 different shades of blue.
I did have a brilliant idea and made a card using the Candy Cane EF but when I tried to colour some of the thicker striped with a promarker, the ink bled into the card and looked pants.
I swear I`m keeping our recycling industry going single handed the amount of card I throw in the blue bin lately lol.

Before I go I`d like to say a very warm welcome to my two new followers. Thank you for looking at my little blog.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

25 comments:

  1. Hi Lynne I absolutely love your first card. that's a really nice stamp! Which has reminded me I have a similar heart stamp that I could have used!! Like the asymmetric lines on the second card as well:)
    Val x

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  2. Not cheating at all - it's called being very clever with a puta! Actually though I really the first one as well!
    Tara x

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  3. Two very clever cards Lynne but the circle one is my favourite



    Anne

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  4. Fab cards Lynne, I like the design of the 2nd one but I think the first one's my favourite - great colour :o) Lisa x

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  5. Fabulous cards and as far as I am concerned NOT cheating, it's my style as I can't stamp :( after all sometimes the puter takes longer.

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  6. Both fabulous Lynne! I too struggled, not a striped stamps to my name :(

    You sure cracked it though, love both of them!

    Di xx

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  7. Well I like both of them Lynne. We really get you going don't we!
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. Super cards.

    I haven't had a go at this yet . . .

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  9. I think they're both fab and I really like the yellow one! You just don't see things like we do Lynne, lol!
    xx

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  10. Nothing wrong with these two at all Lynn, they're both great CAS cards! Computer skills are definitely not cheating..... Love those blue stripes :0)
    Jenny x

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  11. Great cards - I don't the first one is insipid at all! The sentiment placement looks fab!

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  12. Great cards, I don't think the first one is insipid either
    Beryl x

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  13. I like the first card - it's a great CAS card.

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  14. hi lynne!! i think the first card is absolutely fabulous! nothing insipid about it!!

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  15. I think you've rocked this challenge! Love, love the circles and the diagonal stripes make a fantastic card! Great work! I'm still thinking :)

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  16. Love the stripy circles but my fave is the blue stripes would work well for a Mans card too.
    luv
    Debby

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  17. Hola Lynne, you are highly self-demanding, as always Lynne:D:D. i thik they are very elegant cards and beautiful colours, i love this Artemio set of stamps.Well done Lynne and reeeeeelaxing.
    Have a nice week and a hug from Palma

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  18. They're both great Lynne!
    Margaret x

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  19. Hi Lynne! I think both cards look great! I wonder if you would have liked the first one better if the stripes were all going the same way? Just a thought....they're still fab!

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  20. Oh dear Chrissie an dI are SO popular this week, acetate seems like an old friend now lol
    I think your cards are FAB, specially the first, would look great in any colour
    Thank you
    mandi
    "Less is More!

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  21. Hi Lynne

    Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the hardest to execute don't you think?

    I think you have done a fabby job and I love the first one!!!

    Hope all is good with you.

    Love Jules xx

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  22. The yellow circles are so bright and sunny, love both of your cards.

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  23. Great take on the challenge Lynne. My fav is the first one despite what you say about it!
    Lynn x

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  24. I like them both Lynne! Funny how tricky this one was! Vicky x

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  25. This cards designs and creations so beautiful.It look so different and fabulous.I really like this cards designs.

    Debt Collection

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