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Sunday, 26 June 2011

I'm Sure There's A Word For It ........

I'm sure there is a word for when the man in your life takes over the computer to do something "important" and manages to slow it down to slower than the slowest slow thing!

I'm also sure that there is a word missing from the LESS IS MORE blog title, and this week I think that word is DIFFICULT!  How can one very simple sketch be so hard?  Chrissie and Mandi, I have to hand it to you girls, this one was fiendish! 

Anyhoo, here's my take on it:


I'm too embarrassed to tell you how long I was faffing around choosing papers for this, so I won't!  The images are all from the same stamp in the Penny Black Flower Gallery clear stamp set, I just moved it around and stamped different sections of it on the circles.  Coloured with Copics, matted onto a piece of Joanna Sheen Marble paper and layered onto a piece of PaperMania that matched the blue.  Hero Arts sentiment to finish.

Hugs Sxx

54 comments:

Carol said...

Great card, those flowers are so pretty, love the colour. Carol x

Debs M said...

such pretty flowers x

Kathyk said...

Simply Smashing!

Kathyk

Tasha said...

WOWZERS this is stunning, love how you have spotlighted the image like this its so beautiful. Great colour choice too
love tasha xx

Jan said...

A great card. xx Jan

Zippy said...

I love this card hun, even if it did take you a long time to do it! xxxx

Mandi said...

I think the word is typical!
It's so easy to over think things Squirrel I ddi then threw the white card together in a nano second
Yours is lovely, super flowers
Thank you very much
Diva LIM
Less is More

Chrissy said...

Well, it worked out pretty darn pretty no matter how long it took.
Lovely colouring on the flowers.
Real pretty.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Faith A said...

A gorgeous card, worth the time it took, love your colouring.

Jan said...

Yes there is but probably shouldn't post it Squirel. My son used to do that luckily OH doesn't no how to switch it on! xx Jan

Nicola said...

It was worth the faff 'cos it's fantastic, very effective and definately 'less is more'!
Love Nicola xxx

Chrissie said...

Glad you had fun Squirrel!!!!!!!!well you might have done, this is great though... worth all the anguish!
Thank you so much!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Carla said...

great card, the flowers are beautiful and so are the colors

Netty said...

Gorgeous LIM card and love the flowers

Bea said...

beautiful card - the time spent was well worth the result

Dana Leigh said...

Very pretty!

Jess said...

this is fab, I love your colouring

Rufus said...

Well it may have been difficult, but it's sure pretty!! As for the word, yes there are lots of them...about the only one you could put on your blog would be husband! (That's why we each have our own!!)
R/

Margaret said...

I really love your take on this weeks card. The colouring is sooooo good.
Hugs
Margaret M

Jackie said...

You may have agonised over making this card but it is beautiful, well worth the hassle :o)
Jackie xx

Debgem said...

It was worth the effort - this is really pretty! I love the soft blues.

coops said...

stunning card squirrel.fab cas design and i love the colours and gorgeous flowers ;D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant and so beautiful.
luv
Debby

Loli said...

Hola Squirrel, very difficult but very good job, beautiful stamp and colours, fantastic card Squirrel.
a hug from Palma

Squirrel said...

It looks so polished and perfect - worth the angst I'd say.
Our dear DHs, bless them all. I hope he fixes the pooter for you. Check for nuts in the back, in case he's got confused about what storage means..... ;-)
Thanks for your comment on my blog. When do I get to see you then? Huh? Huh? :-)
Squirrel-down-under XX

Suze Bain said...

A very pretty card, you've coloured the flowers beautifully. xx

craftymum said...

lovely card squirrel
hugs sarah x

Linby said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the colour too.
Linbyx

GinaA said...

Lovely stamp, matching pens & inks with backing papers can be so tricky.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Squirrel, Worth all the effort, gorgeous card, love it, :0) Gay xxx

Linda said...

This is just gorgeous.. Love the simplicity of it and the images are beautiful..Very lovely work as always.. Hugs, Linda

Theresa said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love how you moved the image around. You made this look so easy. Beautiful.

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous card, those flowers are beautiful!
Helen x

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card! The way you've used different parts of the same stamp is very effective, and I love the colours.

Lynne x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous. Your coloring is fantastic!!!

dutchstamptramp said...

Gorgeous card! I love the stamp and the colours you used

louise said...

I so love this card you may have found it hard but it turned out fab looks brill.
Louise xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

I feel your pain , I didn't even enter as I had exactly the same sketch last week for my DT and it took me forever couldn't face it a second time round. You did a fab job though, love the stamps and your colours are gorgeous.

Marie

Judy1223 said...

I agree, for being so simple this one was hard! I love the way the blue flowers pop on your card...so so pretty!
Judy

Jenny said...

I love how you've shown different parts of the image through the apertures, brilliant colours too :)
Jenny x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Squirrel! I love it, love it, love it! The spotlighting is brilliant and the colours are fantastic! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Pauline C said...

Wow Squirrel this is brilliant - totally love the composition of your flowers and the colouring. Sorry I've not been to visit much .. not sure what I've been doing over the past couple of weeks but I've sure been busy doing it!!
Hugs
pauline x

Mina said...

wow S this is a beauty of a card, I love the flowers and the colours are wow...well worth all the faff lol
Mina xxx

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous Squirrel - and I bet it all came to you in flash really ;) We all know you're a natural!
I love the way you've used the same stamp and moved it around - great effect!

Carol x

Meggymay said...

Lovely, your flower circles are gorgeous.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,lovely colours and the image and layout are wonderful...
Mandy x

Lynne said...

Really pretty. Love your flowers.
Lynne xxx

Angelnorth said...

Well done for persevereing - it turned out beautifully! Lovely delicate colouring on those flower, love it!

Kaz said...

Wow this is a stunner!
Fabulous colouring & I LOVE the way you have used the image.
Hugs
Kaz xx

JoyfullyOrange In Heaven said...

It is called - "Get him his OWN computer!" LOL That is what we did, and he can mess his up any way he wants! He currently has his screensaver and now his power scheme messed up on his lappy so now we have to put his lid down when he is done or it freezes bc it stays up all the time ROFL. Great CAS card Squirrel :)

Hugs and Blessings, Deborah

Susan said...

Wow! Love the blue flowers...beautiful card!

Mary J said...

I find CAS really really hard too!!! But you've done an amazing job Squirrel!!!

Annie said...

I love those blue flowers Squirrel - fabulous colouring - and a great take on the sketch.
hugs, annie x

Claudia said...

WOW,, all ur work was definitely worth it, because it's such a beautiful card,
love your blog, and I've got something for u over at mine, hope u like it. :)
Claudia W.

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