Saturday, July 2, 2011

Less is More Challenge & Inspiration

I have been so crazy busy trying to get all my DT cards made (you'll be seeing them soon!) that I am neglecting my blog!  Therefore,  I so missed my Less Is More challenge last week end that  I had to make a card this week.  Use different shades of blue.  I started with my pinterest inspiration (gotta LOVE the dots)
 Then I found this awesome CAS sketch from Waltzingmouse Stamps (which, my card does not qualify for since sadly, I have no WM stamps)
 and finally my card

I used the newly released Gina K Designs, Whimsical Wishes.  I love this set and as I have stated before, I love the bigger sentiment!  The new Blue Raspberry was the perfect blue to add to my different shades!
Again, I want to thank Chrissie and Mandy for hostessing such a fun and awesome challenge site!



I also played in the Inspiration Challenge over at SCS.  Again, I haven't played in a challenge over there for almost 2 weeks!  I am seriously going through challenge withdrawal!  I was inspired by this
and made this - [remember,  most of the time I end up copying inspirations - my bad :))

 I instantly thought of the Direct to Paper technique, along with the Mark's Finest Papers image from Tropical Vacation.  This is one of my favorite sets!  I adore the beachy feel of the palm tree.   I wish I knew how to watercolor, but I am awful at it - DIP works for me.
Thanks for stopping by~



30 comments:

stampqueen said...

Love that shade of blue and the polka dots are great!!!

Marisa said...

Great use of the sketch and insp. piece! LOVE those dots :)

Jo Street said...

The polka dots are great. It's a lovely card.
Jo x

Angelnorth said...

Two fab cards - love the big dots of the LIM one and your plam trees look great!

Ang C said...

Great shades of blue!

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen........x
You can view mine here.

Lynne said...

Love those dots, fabulous shades of blue.
Lynne xxx

Rosemary said...

fantastic card!! i love how you used the WM sketch!!

Wishcraft said...

Both fab cards! Love the spots and gorgeous stamps on your first card, and great scene on the beachy one :o) Lisa x

Diane said...

Lovely 'spotty' card xx

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All of them are fantastic- just like always! Great job on these!

Dana Leigh said...

I love the blue and the dots!

Barbara Colbert said...

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Janeen said...

both of these cards are wonderful Vicki. It looks like you used watercolor paper though, for your DIP technique. Love the soft look of it.

Jess said...

I love polka dots, and this is no exception :)

Marie Gamber said...

Love the blue card with the polka dots. Love how you used the circles to stamp your image!
Hugs,
Marie

Sandra said...

Great card, love the spots.

GinaA said...

The whimsical wishes stamp is lovely and I so like the Blue Raspberry but cant find it through your link!

Faith A said...

Both great cards but so different, love them

Suze Bain said...

Two fabbie cards. Love the dotty background and the large sentiment on your LIM card. xx

Shirley said...

Wow! I love the dots on the first! How lovely! The second one should be framed! What a great DTP result!!

Brenda Dean said...

Beautiful!

Debs M said...

2 gorgeous cards x

Jenny said...

Fantastic polka dots, love the design too. Fab card :)
Jenny x

Theresa said...

Beautiful cards!! Love that polka dot DP and the simple images used.

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow, both your cards are just lovely! Very enjoyable to see how other get their inspiration, TFS!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Vicki

Wow what a stunning card - love those dots!

Tina (no 191)

Vicky Hayes said...

I've been having a wonderful time browsing on your blog Vicki! I love these cards - the LiM card is a brilliant take on the WM sketch and the palm tree card looks almost alive! Gorgeous!

Colleen Dietrich said...

The blue polka dot card is super fun! The layout is a good one, one that I plan to try out sometime soon. ANd your tropical card is a GREAT interpretation of that inspiration pic!

Angela Weimer said...

Some great cards. Love the palm tree. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

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