Sunday, 7 April 2013

A New Challenge!
































I stumbled across this challenge while looking through some of my favourite blogs and decided to have a go. The Less is More challenge this week is Lime and Black, now these aren't my normal go to colours ,but that is what a challenge is all about!

I have made two cards both very simple and "Lime an Black"!!!
For the top card I just swiped a lime ink pad over the card base to create this effect and then stamped on the sentiment and added the gems.

































For the second card I masked off the center panel and inked with a sponge before stamping with my Tweed Pattern stamp in the same green.  I then just added the Butterfly and gems.  I have a confession to make the gems are there to cover a spot of green that got on the edge of the card, I think I like the sparkly touch .

I am also going to enter this in the Simon Says Blog "Birthday Challenge"

The sun has actually come out today and I am going for a long walk this afternoon, I am really looking forward to getting outside at last!!  Have a good Sunday.




18 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, wow, wow! Sally, these are fabulous and prove you can turn your hand to any style any time you want! Have a great Sunday, Jo x

Jacqueline said...

You stretched your creativity beautifully with these, Sally! Happy Sunday!

Fat Dormouse said...

Sometimes blotches of ink lead to the nicest necessary repairs! Serendipity!

I love both your cards
Dormouse (Dormouse.wibsite.com)

Jessi Fogan said...

These are both great! I LOVE lime :) The scribbly effect is really neat - and your masking is perfect. Enjoy the sunshine!!

Lin said...

I adore lime, so had to stop to see what you did today, Sally! I love them both, but especially the butterfly over the Tweed - great combination! Good luck!

Lisa said...

Oooh! Love both of these, but my fav is the first! It's so cool with that giant scribble of color and the large sentiment really adds a punch as well :)

joy said...

So bright and cheerful. I love the swoosh of color on the first card and the tweed background on the second. Enjoy your walk, Sally!

Cindy C. said...

Wow that green is stunning! Gorgeous CAS cards!

Chrissie said...

Welcome to Less is More Sally, it's great to see your super cards. I hope you'll join in on a regular basis!
The ink pad swipe is really effective!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Pam W Merwin said...

Sally, I love the first one with the ink smeared across the card and the sentiment stamped over it! Great color combo too :)

stamplover2011 said...

Like both of your cards, Sally! Very clever!

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous cards. The lime green and black look great together.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

You show wonderful card creations here on your blog....super work!!

Paula Knall said...

Lovely cards Sally - the butterfly is my fave... I have a thing going on with butterflies at the moment. xxx

Jen said...

welcome to less is more sally! fabulous set of cards and I Love how you use the Lime and Black. Sorry I'm late visiting. Thanks for joining us this week
Jen
"Less Is More"

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Fabulous cards!! Love the lime and black combo!! Very cool!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Nat said...

this is a great colour combo, such fab cards, totally lovin this butterfly too :)

donna mikasa said...

I REALLY love your first card and the fact that you just swiped an inkpad across is genius!