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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Less is More # 90

Good Morning All!

Yuk! A really foggy, damp and miserable day today, and freezing too so I`ll make this a quick one ( must get some proper heating in the loft).

It`s theme week at Simply Less is More and this time the theme is AUTUMN.
Apart from the cold it has to be my favourite time of the year. I adore autumnal colours, the greens, golds, oranges and reds and tend to use them througout the year especially in home decor.
Anyway, onto my card.

Like Chrissie, I am in awe of Birgit`s 
designs. Unfortunately I haven`t got her flair for design but I have stolen borrowed a design element that she uses with the frame.
I started with a 5x5 card base in white linen card and masked off a square in the centre.
I stamped the sunflower from Flourishes, then made a mask before inking the square with Versacolor Sand, Marigold, Orange and Magenta inks.
I removed the masks and coloured the Sunflower with Promarkers.
The frame is made using two nested square dies and raised on foam pads.
The sentiment is computer generated.
It`s my SiL`s birthday this week so I`ve taken advantage of the challenge to make her card.

This week has simply flown by, I really don`t know where the time has gone. I`ve had the beginnings of a cold hanging about for days which still hasn`t come to anything and I`ve been really tired. Hopefully this next week will see things improving and make more of an effort to get around to see you all.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


19 comments:

  1. I'm totally with you on this design Lynn... thank goodness for Birgit's inspiration.
    It looks amazing!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. What a beautiful frame design Lynne and I agree too - Birgit's work is wonderful! Hope that cold doesn't come to much, take care. Vicky x

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  3. Beautifully done!! I love all the bold color behind the white frame!

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  4. Sorry to hear you've been poorly hopefully it wont come to anything but you are so right when you say time is certainly flying! Love this card the colour behind the white frame really pops its gorgeous
    Debbie
    x

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  5. Beautiful autumn card, Lynne! Hope you feel better soon. x

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  6. Hi Lynne - sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather - hope you get better soon. Your card is beautiful - gorgeous colours and design, and a fabulous image - love the frame idea.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

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  7. as always your card is just amazing, lynne! the sunflower is beautifully colored and i love the way you framed it!

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  8. I love this Lynne and know exactly how you feel about Birgit's cards! You have created a stunning centrepiece:)
    Val x

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  9. WOW!!!! I love this!!! Fabulous! I will have to borrow that idea too.
    xx

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  10. Oh I like this very much! I love the frame and the gorgeous bright colours of your fab image! I hope your cold disappears soon! My Dad always recommends Hot Whisky and Lemon and Honey - it may not cure the cold, he says, but it makes him feel better!!

    love Mags B x

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  11. Oh yes that broad white frame is fabulous!! Beautiful card Lynne :0)
    Jenny x

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  12. Hola Lynne, fantastic card, beautiful colouring and great idea your frame, great centrepiece!.
    Hugs from Palma and i hope to see you soon

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  13. Great card and I love the little frame.
    Lynn x

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  14. A fab card, love the sunflower image that you have used.

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  15. I thought of Van Gogh's Sunflowers when I saw your stunning card in the LIM gallery. Simply beautiful.

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  16. Lynn, I love that sunflower! Your coloring looks great too! LOVE the way you've framed it!!

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  17. Fabulous card Lynne, hope you don't get a cold. I am full of it now and coughing like mad and not sleeping either :( Viv xx

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