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Saturday, 9 July 2011

Sixteen Legs - and no, it's not two spiders!

Afternoon all - busy day so far, what with Church, shopping, British Grand Prix qualifying, getting dinner sorted and the Tour de France ...... but I managed to sneak in some me time for this week's LESS IS MORE challenge.  It's a one layer card challenge with the theme of Something With Legs!

Just to be different, let's start with the second card I made today

FOURTEEN LEGS


Inspired by Chrissy's sponging technique, I used this cute little Sugar Nellie stamp, masked it off with Post-It Notes and with my Ink Dusters did the background with Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.  I've only part coloured the image but that is deliberate.  Sentiment is Hero Arts.

AND THE OTHER TWO


This is the card I made first today - it is for a friend of ours who is mad keen on river fishing so I'm not sure if he would celebrate or cry if he actually caught a goldfish that size in our rivers!  Wild Rose Studio stamp and a Hero Arts sentiment, image painted in Distress Inks.

Thanks for popping over to visit, I really do appreciate the time you take to come and see me and thank you for all the very kind comments you leave.  Once again I apologise for being so behind with my own commenting - I'm trying hard to keep up!

Hugs Sxx

40 comments:

Kathyk said...

Two fab cards but my fave is the warm fuzzies - I simply LOVE that sentiment!

Kathyk

Vicky Hayes said...

The first is very cute - I love the way the balloon overlaps the top of that gorgeous sponged background. I like the way you did the sentiment on the second card.

Aunty Sue said...

oh like both and love the sponging havent tried this but still struggling with these inks.lol

Sientje said...

Your first one is so sweet!

Aj* said...

Love them !

But one question...

Ink Dusters ?? Spill the beans.. one is curious !

Im itching to make batch of cards but im busy making a guest book for our tall ships host week so tied to glue pots and sewing machines & soup pots at the moment.


Aj.

GinaA said...

The Warm Fuzzies is superb, nice soft fuzzy background.

Wishcraft said...

Fab cards Squirrel :o) The first one is SO cute and love how you've added the sentiment on the fishing one. Lisa x

Ohneilly said...

Beautiful; cards, especially like the first one,
Claire xx

Jo Street said...

Both really beautiful cards, I like how the sentiment runs through the middle of the fisherman - very clever!
Jo x

ninarsku said...

the first one is just soooo cute and the second one is a perfect card for a male! Great job!

Lynne said...

They are both fabulous but I`m in baby mode at the moment (don`t know why) so it has to be the first one for me, so sweet.
Lynne xxx

Pops x said...

Such a gorgeous creations sweetie, fab colours, hugs Pops x

Jan said...

Love them both xx Jan

Vicky said...

Fabulous cards hun loving the images, they are lush.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Beryl K said...

Two beautiful cards, the first one is my favourite
Beryl x

Carol said...

I like both, great work !

Carol W

Colibri scrapero said...

Muy bellos!!!!!!

Carol said...

Two great cards but the first is my favourite. Carol x

Rufus said...

Great light touch on the first one and a sweet sentiment, but hubby would love the second, that man loves to fish!
R/

Chrissie said...

Great cards, I love them both, the inking on the first one is super!
Thanks so much Squirrel.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Sheila in Cyprus said...

How cute is your first card. I love the sponging, so delicate and such lovely choice of colours. Love Sheila x

Ang C said...

Beautiful cards - the first is my fave

debby4000 said...

Oh they're fabulous especially love the first one they look so cute.
luv
Debby

coops said...

stunning cards squirrel.i love the images and the gentle sponging on your 1st card is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

Two fab cards, but I love the top one bestest :o)
Jackie xx

tilly said...

love the first card being half coloured, very effective, and your fisherman should go down a treat! lol...lovely backgrounds on both
Tilly

Suze Bain said...

Super cards, love the fisherman. xx

Pauline said...

Two fab cards, love the colouring on them.

Mandi said...

They are both FAB Squirrel
Some perfect placement of stamps...terrific!

Mandi said...

....
Thanks very much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Whisper said...

Both are fabby, am loving how you have managed to put the sentiment in the middle of the image, Luv Sam x

Aileen said...

Cute cards. x

Jess said...

love the warm and fuzzies

Ruth M said...

Both are really sweet cards! Fab colouring!

Lins said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, love this trio and the soft colors you've use!

Hugs,

Lins

massofhair said...

Two fantastic cards with great colouring. Love the Ink dusters but couldn't get any so bought some shaving brushes instead and they do a fab job, not as good as the Dusters but will suffice for now.
Disappointed about JB's pit lane incident and looking forward to Germany where i hope he will WIN :-)

Card Design by Angelic said...

I love our 2 cards, what great idea's I love your designs x

Jenny said...

Both cards are gorgeous, I love the soft background behind the animals:)
Jenny x

Loz ♥ said...

oh these are so cute! think I'm going to have to keep these LIM ideas for future male cards ♥

Squirrel said...

Hi hun, what beautiful cards! The colouring in the first is so subtle and delicate, and vibrant in the fishing one which would be perfect for my uncle. I love them both!

Thank you for your comments on my poor little upside-down singing situation. I'll post updates as they happen, if you're interested. Mwah!

Fluffy hugs,
Squirrel-down-under XX

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