Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Couple of Challenges


Finally, I got back to the Less is More Challenge!  It's been weeks, and really, I have missed this fun challenge site!  This week is my favorite -- one layer card... with a bird. I used Gina K Designs Springtime Silhouettes. I also was reminded about the inking your acrylic stamp pad, spritzing it with water and stamping it on your card. I love the effect of this.



This next card was fate. I had a dream last night about this card. All white, hint of color, layered blah blah blah. When I saw the challenge over at Outlaws -- having a "White Sale" I knew I had to make this card! :) (Thanks Karen!)

I have a new love as far as dies -- Memory Box! Oh total heaven with the intricate designs, that cut like buttah! So nice to run it through once and it is cut! Love that!

That's it for my playing in challenges today. Need to get some "house" stuff done!

Thanks so much for stopping by - all comments are appreciated :)



29 comments:

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful LIM card, that's a super bird stamp and your heart card is stunning. xx

Dana said...

Pretty colors!

Loli said...

Hola Vicky, beautiful card for LIM, the sentiment is simply fantastic!!!, well done.
Happy new year from Palma

Lizy said...

Oh this is beyond beautiful Vicki! That swirl die is fab! :)

And I love the bright colours on your LIM card too! :)
Lizy x

Jan said...

Aw these are great! Especially the secound one. xx Jan

Victoria said...

I came from LiM as the bright colours attracted me (I am a magpie) but I have to say your 'dream' card is just stunning. Perfect composition and colours. I'm jealous!

Viv's Visuals said...

Love the heart card.
The LIM entry is stunning - gorgeous colour combo. Like it lots!

Betty Benton said...

Shouting out with joy over both of these cards! Love 'em both!

Mandi said...

Good to see you again Vicki, you have been missed
Your card is terrific, striking colours!

Many thanks
Mandi
"Less is More"

Barbara Colbert said...

Great cards...and yes Memory Box dies are wonderful!!! REASONABLE and cut OH so nice! :-)

Marisa said...

You are cranking them out today, Vicki :) Love the flourish with the heart and all that white space on the second one. Great colour combo on the first.

Chrissie said...

Great cards Vicki... it's super to see you back at "Less is More".
Your bird is fab!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Michelle said...

Hi Vicki! Great cards. I especially love the white card. Those red polka dots are wonderful!

Gibmiss said...

No Vicki
Fabulous card.....
Hugs Sylvie cxx

Susan Raihala said...

Both cards are beautiful, Vicki!!! Love how layered and embossed the second one is...and yet it still feels wonderfully CAS. Lovely!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

WOW! What stunning cards. The one for LIM is beautiful, a lovely effect with your distress ink and a lovely stamp. The 'hot' orange ribbon really brings it to life. Your heart card is sensational. Love the splash of colour.
Love Sheila x

Bea said...

Love both your cards and know what you mean about having a die that cuts without having to check all the fiddly bits - I think I will check out the memory box ones

Kathyk said...

Two smashing cards - love the colours. Really must try inking the acrylic block and spritzing technique some time ...... SOON!

Kathyk

Craft Owl said...

Hi - absolutely stunning cards and such a change from all that "cute" that is around at the moment. Inspirational - I shall be stamping and spritzing now :)
Marie x

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I think both of these are wonderful, but the red and white one for the Outlawz challenge is FANTASTIC, GF!

Lynne said...

Love your LiM card, such vibrant colours. Your Outlawz card is fabulous, why can`t I have dreams like that?
Lynne xxx

Aileen said...

Love your stamped block and bird image. Looks great with the sentiment. Your heart card is fabulous. x

Vicky Hayes said...

Fab cards Vicki! I love the LiM one but the heart one is superb. I know exactly what you mean about dreaming cards!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Both cards are very pretty. The heart one is my favorite. Love all the layering.

Seleise said...

great cards. neat color combo on the less is more card.

Viv said...

Brilliant cards, well done :O) Viv xx

Susan said...

I'm not usually a big fan of orange, but your LIM card really looks fab! Love the white card too...the flourishes look awesome!

Pauline said...

Beautiful cards, love the orange colour on the first one.

Diane said...

Very pretty...really,really liking the colors..so cheerful!!

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