Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Less Is More, Simon & Muse

I haven't played in the Less Is More Challenge for a long time.  I am not sure why, I really enjoy the challenge - whatever - I am playing today.  I was so inspired by Chrissie's Bird sample card, that I wanted to try one for myself.

I used my fun Hero Arts Long Legged Bird.  I love this guy - too cute!  My sentiment is also from Hero Arts, Remember Your Kindness, along with a die flourish from My Favorite Things, Leafy Flourish.  Oh yeah, the challenge was Blues.  I am also entering this into the Simon Says Monday Challenge; blues [too!]

I am so happy that I finally figured out how to make svg cuts with my Silhouette Portrait cutter for any stamp image I have! [the above bird is a prime example] Talk about awesome - no more scissors... ever! :)  I love that.  2014 is starting out quite fabulous!

I also got a Muse Challenge email, and it is Laurie's last challenge with the Team so of course I had to play!



I also have been wanting to try faux letterpress. I really like the way this turned out. To accomplish this, I inked up a Tim Holtz embossing folder on the depressed side with Distress ink Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade and ran it through my Big Shot.

I am quite happy with my bright hello card.  Thanks Muse Laurie -- you will be missed!!



That's it for me today.  See ya tomorrow!!



Thanks for stopping by~

22 comments:

sandie said...

Wow your Muse card is just stunning VIcki, not sure I understand how you did it but it sure came out looking fabulous x

Olga said...

both are fantastic cards!!!!!

Peggy said...

Didn't know you finally got a new cutting machine. I love my Portrait and have been playing with the pens lately…
I love how you showcased the cute bird with the colorful round background panel. The second card is so bright and fun. Need some of that "warm" sunshine here!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Vicki- both are super cards, as usual for you and that amazing talent of yours. So nice!

Marisa said...

That little sandpiper is just too cute!! Lovely case too!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Vicki. Two fabulous card!! LOVE the bird image and the swoosh of blues on the background - beautiful and fun! And your MUSE card is so gorgeous ... love the bright colors and the pretty label. Loll xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Both cards are great, Vicki!!!

Daen'Ys said...

Hi Vicky,
Two fabulous cards!! The bird is just great!!
Rosi x

Viv said...

Two great cards here Vicky, love the bright colours esp., well done :) Viv xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

That is so cool! I love the inked embossed panel - very 'street' feeling (I don't know a better way to describe that, sorry), but then the elegance of the sentiment and the label adds elegance! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

That is so cool! I love the inked embossed panel - very 'street' feeling (I don't know a better way to describe that, sorry), but then the elegance of the sentiment and the label adds elegance! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

Wida said...

That's a great Case of Laurie card, you should be quite pleased with yourself.

Chrissie said...

This is great Vicki, that is one cool bird!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Karen M said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous vicki and I love that cute bird:) xx

SchnauzerCrafts Creations/Christy Q said...

Cute - I love your letterpress effect! I will have to give this a try soon. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

Meg said...

Love the faux letterpress - it turned out beautifully.

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the bird and the blue circle on the first one. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Petra said...

Hi Vicki! I first came about your blog via Inspired By Stamping and I have been hooked by your talent ever since :)

I'm commenting because of the Muse challenge though :) lol! Loving your technique! how beautiful is that sun?

xoxo
Petra

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the Muse card!! The faux letterpress technique is fabulous!

Sian Ridley said...

Your little bird card is so cute, but I have to say that your MUSE card is absolutely stunning! I love the sunset colours and the texture of the embossing - beautiful! :)

Deni(se) said...

The faux letter press worked out perfectly didn't it?! Fun to look at and even better to receive!

Wida said...

You won!!! Congrats!

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