Saturday, 28 July 2012

Sketch time at Less is More






We have another simple sketch at "Less is More " this week.


Here is another of the squished flower and leaf backgrounds that I love to do. It's surmounted by a Memory Box Butterfly, using the same technique for the base layer.
More details are on the LIM blog.
This very simplistic version has a stamp from Local King coloured with markers before stamping. I used the same Martha Stewart punch for the edge, which punches easily through fairly thick card.
An early Christmas card stamped using Iced Spruce Distress Ink and embossed with Holographic Embossing powder.
I think it's a great colour!
I had a great birthday, a little shopping in the afternoon and then dinner in the evening with neighbours. We began next door for the starter and then came back here for the main course. We had Raclette and ate outside in the garden as it was a perfect evening. (It would have been too hot in the dining room anyway, as the Raclette machine gets really hot.) Then we went over the road for dessert, cheese and biscuits and coffee.
It's a great way to spend an evening, a great meal and you only have to prepare one course!
I'm afraid that my diet went for a burton last night, but I did have a good excuse!

Have a great weekend and do join us at "Less is More" for this sketch challenge.

45 comments:

  1. Your squished flower background is genius, I love it.

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  2. Favorite as to be the butterfly card, perfect background and just love the colours.

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  3. Hi Chrissie
    Three fabulous cards...... Love the delicate butterfly.... Think i must get this one.......
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  4. Fabulous cards Chrissie xx Jan

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  5. What a gorgeous cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  6. wow Chrissie, these are just stunning, love them

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  7. These are all so beautiful, Chrissie, and I love the first one especially Kx

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  8. FAntastic cards as alwasy Chrissie
    such inspiration. [I need that!!]

    Thank you once again for covering for me week after week

    x

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  9. Great way to get a unique background, love your butterfly card
    Anne
    x

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  10. Stunning cards - each and every one. The butterfly is stunning - even more so as I clicked and made it big to see the sparkle!

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  11. All of them are wonderful , love that we have a sketch this week and also love your Xmas card.
    Nicky

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  12. I have missed a few weeks :( -- Hope to play in this fun sketch challenge today! Meanwhile, HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY and your cards are quite fabulous~

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  13. Hola Chrissie, thank you for your comment las week and for appreciate my others works:D
    FANTASTIC CARDS!! Chrissie, the first have a GREAT inking backgorund!!!, a great work, gorgeous christmas card, so elegant!.
    When my sister visit my house we make raclette and pierrade meal, very easy and all people are happy :D, is a perfect meal for share and for to forget the diet :D:D:D
    Have a nice and sunny week

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  14. They're all great but I do love the squished flower one it stunning!

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  15. absolutely love the card with the butterfly. I haven't seen that butterfly before but now that I have I think I need it.

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  16. Oh Chrissie, Your cards are just stunning. I really love how you made the butterfly card. Your cards are just so gorgeous. Thank you for your dedication and inspiration.

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  17. Your meal sounds like great fun! Your cards are, as always, fantastic inspiration. I especially love the Christmas card with that delicate-coloured pine/spruce.

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  18. cor!!!!!!this is another beautifull design just love your cards just perfect every time happy belated birthday so happy you had a great time hugs sassyxxx

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  19. These are all just stunning Chrissie, but I have to say, the sqished flower effect is just fab! I am so going to have to try that! :)
    Lizy xx

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  20. oh I like the sound of finishing a meal elsewhere! Double punching, well I prefer to call it artistic licence LOL - just not up do doing it again!
    great cards as always.
    Linbyx

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  21. ok it was bugging me - I've redone it!
    Linbyx

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  22. I'm at a loss for appropriate words! All incredible. All pinned. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

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  23. Beautiful Chrissie. I tried the "squishing flower and leaves," not so great *sigh* I need more practice. Love to visit your blog. Hugs...Carole

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  24. Such a great sketch Chrissie and all your cards have certainly done it justice! Happy birthday for yesterday - hope you had a lovely day. Vicky x

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  25. All of them are so beautiful!

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  26. Chrissie these are such beautifully gorgeous cards, such inspiration for us all.

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  27. Love the Local King card, I have that same one. Got it at a rubber stamp show, the owners are lots of fun! Now they have matching dies for the birds and flowers on that set.

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  28. Three beautiful cards. Love the delicate butterfly.
    Sharon x

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  29. They are all beautiful cards, the results you get with the squashed flower and lead technique is very pretty. XOXO Zoe

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  30. Fab cards Chrissie love tbe Christmas one and the effect from the squashed flowers is wonderful! Belated birthday wishes sound as if you had a great evening:)
    Val x

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  31. I do like the squished flowers technique - gives a lovely texture and colour. I like this challenge and your cards are gorgeous!

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  32. Great cards! I must try that flower technique...

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  33. I too, tried squishing flowers - not so good - what is the secret. I did find that the leaves of a wild rose bush turned out great though - just can't find the right flowers - they all seem to be too moist. What did you use?

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  34. once, again, you have provided a ton of inspiration!! the first card is absolutely brilliant!! love the "squished" flower/leaves background you created!

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  35. Exquisite butterfly card...so cool how you squished flowers...it looks like water color. Great collection all unique and lovely;) I am so going to case your card...is that okay?

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  36. Love your arty panel on the first. You always inspire me to do better!

    Aileen x

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  37. Chrissie, All 3 of your cards are so beautiful. I'm especially fond of the butterfly card :)

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  38. I'm back, Chrissie. I, too, finally tried that squishing flower technique with some beautiful bright pink bougainvillea petals between two pieces of cardstock in my Cuttlebug. Just a teeny tiny pink appeared after MANY runs through, like nothing really. I tried spritzing them with water, but that didn't help.

    Would you consider doing a tutorial or a post about tips on doing this? It would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thank you!
    Darnell

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  39. Wow! These are just stunning. The squished flower card is breathtakingly beautiful.
    Caroline xxx

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  40. Lovely beautiful cards inspirations, TFS!
    Hugs,
    Aida

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  41. Yet more of your fabulous cards Chrissie, the first is my fav this week, although all great. It reminds me of you super duper inking :) Glad you had a good birthday, it's mine very soon too.My SIL loves her raclette and they eat out a lot in France using it ( they live there for half of the year). I googled it when she first told me and was fascinated. :) Viv xx

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  42. Three fabulous cards this week, Chrissie. I love the first one with the squished blooms...gotta try that one day.

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  43. What gorgeous cards. I'd never heard of the squished flower technique but the background it creates is something else!

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  44. Love your cards and thanks for the tutorial on the squished flowers. That is just a gorgeous result! Will def. try that soon.

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie