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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Less Is More - OLC Stripes

Afternoon all.   I think yesterday's non-crafting day has given Mr Mojo ideas of freedom as the little blighter has hightailed it off to somewhere warmer leaving me here scratching my tail and at a loss for ideas.  Even Sid, the Inspiration Cat, isn't being particularly helpful

Which could explain my rather poor attempt at this week's LESS IS MORE challenge.  It is a one layer card week with the theme of Stripes.

This card worked in my head but sadly did not translate as well to card ......


I've used Tom Mouse stamp from Country Companions (he was a magazine freebie) and I am very fond of Tom - when I was cross-stitching regularly I stitched him several times.  I created the stripes with a stamp from a Penny Black clear set that, I think, was intended to be flower stems.  The sentiment is Hero Arts.  And to finish, a wash of colour added to Tom with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (ReInkers).

Anyhoo, the card is clean and simple so I shall also sneak it into the SWEET STAMPIN CHALLENGE with their Clean And Simple theme.

So many of you have been asking whether or not I will be getting my paws on the new TH Distress Markers - well, the inevitable answer is YES.  In fact, I am mega excited about the idea and can't wait for them to arrive.  The fine nib on these is going to be so perfect for adding detail and fine line shading that I can't achieve, even with my three whisker brush!  I know they haven't quite reached our shores yet but that doesn't stop me watching out for the Postman in the vain hope that they might come earlier than expected, lol!!

Hugs Sxx

36 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Squirrel, I've obviously had my fingers in my ears whilst hiding in my crafty little space! I've heard nothing of the new TH pens, major excitement!!!!! Tom looks amazing there on your card! I need to give myself a shake and get creating my LIM entry for this week! Thanks for inspiring me,Julie.x

Linda said...

Oh I absolutely love it!! Such a darling little image.. very lovely work.. Hugs, Linda

Chrissie said...

I love this one... it works brilliantly... the background stripes and the stripes on the image complement each other really well!
Great job!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Aunty Sue said...

oh this is soo cute and cant wait to see you in action with the new pens

Pink Dandelion said...

Smashing card Squirrel, I think it works perfectly. Debs xx

Scrapmate said...

What a sweet card.

Beryl K said...

Such a cute card, it's great
Beryl x

tilly said...

wish this was me with no mojo lol....
fab card
Tilly

Viv's Visuals said...

You're SO wrong! MINE didn't transfer from my head to the card but THIS has - think it's just lovely and the little mouse is so cute - he looks like he's very bashful! Great job.

angel4031 said...

I love this xx

Mandi said...

Super cute card, the subtle stripes make for a great background
Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Mieke said...

How sweet! Beautiful card!

Curlybear said...

Omgosh how a readable is this little dude, fabulous colouring and I love the masked background technique,
Have a lovely Sunday Hun,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Claire said...

Aww this is such a sweetie - love the simple cute design. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissy said...

I really love this card Squirrel, so simple, but perfect...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sarah said...

I really like this Squirrel, it's so cute and looks great! He's been coloured superbly too.
Hope you don't have to wait too long for your new toys to arrive!
Sarah xx :0)

Vicky said...

Totally awesome card sweetie loving this image so darn much & the stripes look fab especially love his top.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Zippy said...

Wonderful card love, the stripes work perfectly and I just love the little mouse! You've done a perfect card hun! xxx

Delphine said...

Totally adorable, he is so so cute! Great CAS layout and I love your colouring... I can't wait to see your markers arrive and what you do with them!!! You will have to tell me everything about them!!! I am keeping an eye on stores, and keeping an eye on new Copics... oh and the idea of distress markers is so so tempting too... ((sigh)) Have a lovely evening! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Uma said...

supercute, it's always good to experiment :)

Tracy said...

I have this cute mouse but haven't used him yet, you've coloured him beautifully.
Gorgeous creation squirrel.

Can't wait to see what the distress pens are like, waiting for your view on them.

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Eloise said...

i love your card! so cute!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, sweet image.
luv
Debby

Jackie said...

There's nothing poor about this Squirrel, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

stunning cas card hun.i love how you have done the stripes and adorable image ;D

xx coops xx

Tracey T said...

This is gorgeous, Squirrel and a great CAS card. And btw the stripes are FAB! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Faith A said...

Aw! how clever and a cutie image too

Angelnorth said...

Sweet image and the stripes look fab!

Debby said...

Very nice!
Debby

Annie said...

Hi Squirrel! trying to catch up but suffering from slow connections - argh! I love your cute mouse card, beautifully CAS.
hugs, annie x

Aileen said...

Love the stripes on the background echoed on the jumper of the super cute mouse. x

Marlena M. said...

AWWWWW! So precious. ;)

Mary J said...

Oh he is way tooo cute, love the stripey top Squirrel!

Linby said...

I've x-s him a few times too! I also got this set of stamps but they haven't seen ink yet, thanks for the inspiration with this fab card.
Linbyx

Natali said...

Beautiful card and just perfect for our "CAS" Challenge at Sweet Stampin`. Thank you for join. We hope to see you again.
Hugs
Natali

Lisa A. said...

TOOOOOO CUTE!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

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