Saturday, 16 June 2012

Something Shiny at "Less is More"

When presented with a request for something specific as the feature of a greetings card, there are times when I feel somewhat floored. This card was made for a friend who said she wanted a hot rod car as the image for her son's birthday.
I went to the Internet and found some downloadable colouring pages and chose this one. It's coloured with Copics and the a generous amount of Glossy Accents added over the top to give it shine. The wheels were coloured with a silver marker.
I'm pleased to report that he thought it was fab.
Here is a lovely filigree butterfly, die-cut from silver card and backed with tissue paper. Simply mounted on a Spellbinder oval and frame.
The sentiment is one I keep in a Word file and alter for the particular card it's needed for.
The shine on this one comes from clear embossing powder. I made the little circular tile from several layers of card stuck together and stamped with Versamark and clear embossed before adding the ink and darker stamping. It's similar to a one layer card I made some weeks ago.
The embossing is Tim Holtz and the border from  Martha Stewart punch.
Today I shall be going to see England play the West Indies in a One Day Cricket International match. I'd better get my skates on!
Do join us for our something shiny challenge at Less is More this week!

44 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards Chrissie xx Jan

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  2. Hi Chrissie, these Cards are all beautiful, lots of inspiration. my fav is the flowercard

    greetings from rainy germany
    Kalli

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  3. What a wonderful cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  4. Lovely cards , not sure which is my fave.
    Nicky

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  5. Amazing cards Chrissie
    So much scope this week, such inspiration from you

    x

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  6. What a fab selection of cards Chrissie. Loads of great techniques. I love your hot rod card! Sarah x

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  7. What a fab selection of cards Chrissie. Loads of great techniques. I love your hot rod card! Sarah x

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  8. Oh Chrissie, they are each wonderful!! I can't believe how well you accomplished the requested hot rod. The butterfly is stunning! The last is my favorite...such depth of color!

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  9. These cards are amazing. I love how you created the embossed tile.

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  10. I love the butterfly card Chrissie & the hot rod is smashing. It's amazing what you can find on 'tinternet isn't it?
    Sally x

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  11. All cards are wonderful and so beautifully presented:)x

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  12. Fab cards - the hotrod is coloured brilliantly. I really like the last one as it made me think of shiny in a different "non metalic" colour way.
    I'll play along when we're back from our weekend away.
    Tara

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  13. Loving the first card, such a classic. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

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  14. lovely cards Chrissie , especially like the hot rod , my boys would love that k x

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  15. Great cards Chrissie - lots of beautiful shine to inspire us, hugs x x

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  16. Your cards are amazing, Chrissie! I'd say you came through with "shining colors" on that fab hot rod car!!

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  17. Fabulous cards Chrissie. I really love that car. You did an amazing job bringing that to life.

    TFS
    Carole

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  18. these cards are just fabulous, love them

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  19. Three great cards Chrissie! I love the personalised label on the first and the circular teasel tile on the third but the filagree butterfly is my favourite - that gorgeous blue against the white embossing is wonderful! Vicky x

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  20. Wow! Three fabulous cards this week Chrissie! I love all three, but that butterfly is simply gorgeous!! LOVE the cute car on the first one...and the circle on the last one (and the design) is really awesome! Really great cards this week!

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  21. That hot rod car looks perfect! Hope you enjoyed the cricket

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  22. Three beautiful cards, Chrissie. Just love the filigree butterfly :)

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  23. That shiny red car is totally awesome! Amazing coloring!! Thanks for another fun challenge~

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  24. Fab examples for shiny week. Your hot rod looks brilliant, love the delicate look of the butterfly and I'm intrigued with the effect on your little tile. x

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  25. I think my favourite is the last one. I just love the colours and the technique. Beautiful.

    cheers, rachel #51 on the linky thing

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  26. Great cards this week - love the butterfly but the last card has great colours!!

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  27. Love your something shiny cards and my favorite is that car, very nice coloring!

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  28. always a pleasure to hop over to see you, beautiful creations and so much elegant inspiration
    Hugs Kate xx

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  29. all your samples are fab, chrissie, but boy oh boy i sure do like the one with the butterfly! it is beautiful!

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  30. Fabulous cards Chrissie, I love the shiny red car. xx

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  31. All of your cards are spectacular Chrissie. I am particularly enamored by the third card's depth and shine.

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  32. You came up top trumps with the hot rod Chrissie, your colouring is brilliant too.
    Gorgeous cards this week and last week...sorry to have missed last weeks challenge too :0(
    Jenny x

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  33. Both are fabulous. I like the design of the second. You're very talented to keep coming up with amazing cards every week. I have some shinny paper, maybe I can get in gear and post something. I haven't played along in several weeks now.

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  34. Fantastic inspiration! The Hot Rod card is brilliant...I should imagine it fits the brief perfectly (know the feeling about specific requests...can make it quite tough)
    Diane

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  35. Fabulous cards, especially love the car, it is brilliant.

    Kath x

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  36. Wonderful cards Chrissie, really love the last card with the glossy circular tile.
    Jose

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  37. Great cards Chrissie, I love the glossy accents on the top one, the butterfly is stunning on ythe second but I just love the third, so beautiful xx

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  38. I just love your cards they are simple yet elegant!

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  39. Three fabulosu cards, Chrissie. I'm particularly taken with the last one. I need to use clear embossing powder more often! Ann Y.

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  40. Love the way you put the butterfly on the edge of the nestie.
    Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog, it is with LIM help that I feel my cards are getting better.
    This is a link to the embossing folder I used - apparently now I see upside down!
    http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657088/sizzix-textured-impressions-embossing-folders-2pk-elegant-vine-flair-set
    Linbyx

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  41. oh, I especially love the butterfly one. LIke them all. Great cards Chrissie :-)

    x

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  42. What a wonderful trio of cards!!! I love the way you added shine to the car with glossy accents--it adds so much! The butterfly from silver paper is pure genius, and your third card is simply lovely!

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  43. Your cards are great as usual. The third map at the bottom, me particularly caught the eye ... I love this simplicity.

    Daen'Ys

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Thanks,
Chrissie