Saturday, 4 August 2012

Blue and green LIM Week 79





This week at "Less is More" it's time for another Colour Challenge and this time we have chosen Blue & Green.
I think it's a great combination and I made several cards playing around with the colours.
This one is a Hero Arts Stamp, which I coloured with Stampin' Up Markers. I added a few accents with a  Sakura Clear Star pen, but these don't show up too well on this picture. The sentiment is from SU mounted on an extended Spellbinders tag die. I'm not sure of the make of the embossing folder.

I love this technique for adding interest to a background stamp. I used a gorgeous, negative flourish stamp from WOW Embossing Powders, inked using Versamark, then when stamped, sprinkled with a few pinches of WOW Blueberry embossing powder, followed by a few of Green Shimmer, tapping off the excess between each application. Finally the whole of the image was covered with Clear Gold Highlight powder, then heat embossed.
I sponged a little more Versamark around the edges of the panel and then heat embossed it using Gold Sparkle powder. The hearts were stamped and the edges embossed also using the Gold Sparkle powder.
The sentiment, also from WOW, was stamped using SU Night of Navy.

This one uses a stamp from our sponsor this month, Flonz stamps from New Zealand. They are great stamps and shipping is really fast.
The colours used here are SU Lucky Limeade and a mix of blues... Bashful Blue, Pacific Point and Night of Navy. Each stamping was sprinkled with Clear Hologram embossing powder, to both set the ink and add a little depth to the colour.




For the tiny panel on this card I began by inking some card with Lucky Limeade ink using a Duster Brush. When dry, this was followed by stamping the Indigo Blu image in Versamark and clear embossing it. The blues were then dusted over the top using Pacific Point and  Night of Navy. After choosing the section I wished to die cut for the panel, I used some of the excess to die cut the butterflies with the SU Embosslits die.




Finally a very simple Simon Say Stamp/Memory Box die-cut flower with a double layer for the petals to give dimension and a Hero Art sentiment. Simples!
Have a great weekend.

47 comments:

  1. Hi Chrissie
    Some fabulous cards love all your blues and shades of greens ...... Thanks for the inspiration....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  2. Fabulous cards Chrissie. Colours are great xx Jan

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  3. Stunning cards Chrissie, that negative flourish card is awesome and I love the tiny butterfly panel, such rich colour combinations.

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  4. What a beautiful cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  5. Just gorgeous cards - I am in awe of how you use ink and embossing to such stunning effect.
    {Oops - sorry about the extra challenge I entered. Didn't see that. I am headed to the naughty step :-) }
    Caroline xxx

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  6. Amazing cards as always Chrissie
    At least I managed card S this week

    thank you for your ever encouraging words my lovely friend x

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  7. Oh my, beautiful cards! I do not know what card I like most - they are so fantastic!

    Anna-Karin

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  8. Stunning cards, each one is so beautiful

    Sue

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  9. Fabulous inspiration Chrissie, love the way you embossed the flourish background. The tiny inked panel is stunning:)
    Val x

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  10. Gorgeous cards, Chrissie, and all so different. I think the Indigo Blu card is my favourite. Thanks for explaining so clearly how you did it - now I can have a go myself.

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  11. a simply gorgeous set of cards this week. The wow flourish one is my favourite - it's fabulous!
    Loving your craft stamper stamp too - making an embossed firework card with it for CASual Fridays ;-)
    Tara

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  12. Beautiful cards, all so elegant

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  13. Llove all of these, especially the WOW flourish card.

    Blue and green are two colours I would seldom think to put together so thanks for taking so many of us out of our comfort zone .... again!!!

    Kathyk

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  14. Again, some fabulous cards from you Chrissie.
    Love them all, but adore the daisy one.

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  15. Great selection of cards and all so different. Congratulations on your stamp design too.
    Linbyx

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  16. You've made beautiful cards inspirations again i love most the first and last card!

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  17. Ooh we get two bonus cards, just for visiting your blog! Crafty! ;-)

    I came over to tell you how much I like the cards on LIM, but I like the gold one even more. That's reminded me of my pearlescent olive ink... mmm be right back...

    Rosey x

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  18. Oh Chrissie, the cards are all wonderful. However do you manage to create so many cards ... you are brilliant my friend, just brilliant!

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  19. A great challenge Chrissie and your examples are so pretty and such a diversity of designs. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  20. these are just fabulous, it's always a pleasure to hop over to your blog to get some inspiration

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  21. Gorgeous and elegant cards Chrissie, thanks for the inspiration, Shirley x

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  22. gorgeous cards, a real ispiration

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  23. Mmmm, such beautiful floral delights this week, Chrissie!!

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  24. WOW!!! you have created some absolutely GORGEOUS cards, chrissie!! each one is a masterpiece!

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  25. Geesh! These are all just GORGEOUS! I love the look of the first one...and lo' and behold...I HAVE that stamp! I definitely need to try this! LOVE the technique for the second card...very cool! I think the 4th card might be my favorite..LOVE the way you did this with the sponging and embossing! You did GOOD this week!! ~~standing ovation~~

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  26. Geesh! These are all just GORGEOUS! I love the look of the first one...and lo' and behold...I HAVE that stamp! I definitely need to try this! LOVE the technique for the second card...very cool! I think the 4th card might be my favorite..LOVE the way you did this with the sponging and embossing! You did GOOD this week!! ~~standing ovation~~

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  27. Your cards are always so beautiful.

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  28. Fab cards this week - have to say the one with the flourish is my favourite. Looks elegant and luxurious!

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  29. You've made these colours look easy! What a wonderful range of different creations. I'm hard pushed to choose a favourite - probably one of the first two if you twisted my arm!

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  30. Fab selection of cards Chrissie.
    Sharon x

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  31. Your cards are BEAUTIFUL. Elegant and sophisticated!

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  32. All so unique...all so different and all so nice and inspiring...you do it week after week...I am in awe.

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  33. your cards are very pretty - I love blue on cards, it looks very clean and fresh xx

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  34. Hi Chrissie, OOOh I love these little beauties, especially the second card, gorgeous stamped image and fab WOW powders :0) Getting excited now about my prize, little squeal here, sorry LOL Gay xxx

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  35. Cannot pick a favourite but the fight is down to the 1st & last ones- love them!

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  36. FAb cards, each one different and inspiring. Hugs, Amanda x

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  37. Beautiful cards, Crissie. Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  38. This is one of my favourite colour combinations Chrissie and there was a lot of oohing and aaahing as I scrolled down to view each of your cards. You've show-cased Lucky Limeade beautifully here too - what a fab green! Vicky x

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  39. Hi Chrissi
    Your cards delight me again. My favorite is the one with little flowers. Such a delicate and airy.

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  40. Wow - FIVE lovelies! So individual, so striking, and beautiful in their simplicity. Hugs, Lesley

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  41. Stunning cards Chrissie, I love them all.
    I look foward to your designs each week, you always come up with lovely ideas and are a great inspiration. Thank you so much. xx

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  42. Beautifully created cards! I am with you and loving the technique on background stamp of the second card...awesome.

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  43. Sorry late leaving comments this week.More fabulous cards Chrissie and more of your lovely inking techniques again too.Can't choose a fav this week they are all amazing !! :) Viv xx

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  44. Hi Chrissie I love the the tiny square panel,in fact loved it so much decided to try it at home even bought the tan mat,but I can't seem to manage to do the embossed lines on the outside -I end up cutting out the card please tell me where I'm going wrong!! :-( x

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  45. Fantastic cards Chrissie. My favourite is the first one. In fact I've cased it I liked it so much. I've just made a Christmas card and I've got plans for some more. Hope you don't mind me casing your gorgeous card? Mine isn't nearly as nice as yours!

    Kat x

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  46. Your cards are so elegant and stylish. Love your designs. Thanks for your inspiration :)

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  47. Oh, Chrissie, the first and last of all your gorgeous cards are absolutely amazing and I LOVE them!

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