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Tuesday 4 June 2013

Simply Less is More # 122

Hello all. Sorry I seem to have been M.I.A. for the past week or so. It was a week of `no`s`.
No time, no mojo and, for nearly a week, no hot water when my boiler went on the blink. Not that that should have stopped me crafting but all my spare time was spent in the garden, digging and planting what seems like millions of tiny seedlings that I`ve grown in the greenhouse.
Really backbreaking but I do feel a sense of achievment :)
Anyway back to this weeks challenge at Simply Less is More which is a colour challenge and we`ve been asked to use the colour of our front door.

Terrible photo I know but I can`t get one from outside because my neighbour is having some building work done. I didn`t think buckets of half mixed plaster and piles of rubble was a good look so I`ve tried to take one from inside my dark and dingy hall. As you can see it`s a very boring white UPVC door with a gold letterbox and a bit of red stained glass in it.
I decided to use the red and gold and came up with this,

My usual panel with a rectangle cut out with a nestie.
For the background I simply swiped a clear embossing ink pad randomly across the rectangle (after masking) and added detail gold EP. After heating that, I swiped again with the pad on the bits I`d missed and embossed with red EP.
Wasn`t sure at first but as soon as I put the panel over it, it changed the look completely. I think it looks quite arty...anyway I`m pleased with it.
I`ve added some die cuts from Marrianne Designs  and the sentiment which is a mix of Waltzing Mouse and Layers of Color.

Hopefully I`ll get a bit more crafting time in now the gardens planted up.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Oooh I likey - much more interesting colours to play with than my boring brown door! Your swiping is very arty indeed!
    Hope you've got the boiler fixed now.

  2. Wow! Your card is beautiful and elegant.

  3. Love this card Lynne, the embossing is gorgeous and the dies just finish it off perfectly!
    Val x

  4. Fabulous take on the challenge, Lynne. I like how you created the embossed background, great look!

  5. Wow, Lynn, this is incredible! Wow!!

  6. Stunning elegant card! I may have to CASE it ;)

  7. I think this is wonderful Lynne! I love the way you were inspired by the window in your door and the red and gold embossing makes a gorgeous arty background. Gorgeous! Vicky x

  8. Stunning card Lynne just love your colours


  9. wow!! what a gorgeous card, lynn!! I absolutely love how you incorporated the red and gold into you design... amazing!

  10. This looks fab Lynne what a great design!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  11. Great take on your inspirational door colors. Love the inset piece, and thanks for the details on how. The diecuts really added a lot of 'umph' and it is just so pretty. Great job, and TFS

  12. Great card, very artsy and cool! :)

  13. I'm really sorry for my late visit.. just wanted to pop over and say Hi
    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"

  14. Wow. What an elegant card. I think I've just found my inspiration for my Christmas cards this year. Thank you!!!

  15. I didn't see the posting before now, but I'm glad I did so I could pop back and congratulate you on the well-deserved showcase from LIM for this beautiful card!!


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