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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Divided Opinions

When I saw the Less Is More Challenge this morning, I thought, not in a million years, I don't do shiny.

But then I had a go - and that's where opinions divided .....


Memory Box dies - Grape Vine Wreath, Vivien Butterfly, EK Success small retro flower, hole punch and a tiny Hero Arts sentiment, gold and silver textured mirri-card

Shiny is so hard to photograph!  I think I had about a dozen attempts and this is the best of a bad lot.  I don't like it and was about it bin it, Toad just said "oh" and a crafty friend loved it.  Make of that what you will.  But I'm brave so I'm showing it to you.

Earlier post today: A Summer Pixie

Hugs, Sxx

35 comments:

Kathyk said...

As you say, shiny is often hard to photograph. For someone who doesn't DO shiny may I say how well you do DO it!

Kathyk

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card!

MARY B said...

Lovely card and so different, Mary x

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel! I think it's very pretty :)

Tags xx

sue - aka bearhouse said...

Yes, I agree with everyone else - this is gorgeous. I'm glad it didn't end up in the bin
Sue

Julie said...

LOL Squirrel, your card looks mighty fine to me lol! You know what I'm like when it comes to shiney, I'm never happy with my photographs, I did discover though last time that I did one that by holding a piece of mirri card in front of the card (under my camera) it kind of reflected the light right back making the shiney on the card actually look shiney instead of dull! (Not sure this makes sense but if it does it might be worth a try. Have a great weekend, Julie.x

Suzilou said...

I love these delicate dies and I think you have done shiny really well. Glad you showed us and didn't bin it :) xx

Mandi said...

Super card, that congratulations fits perfectly to the butterfly wings
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Zippy said...

I love this card hun, especially the wreath, and it looks very shiny too! xxx

Lisa Jane said...

well i think it looks fabulous .. shiny yet elegant
Lisa x

Kat said...

Great card Squirrel. I think I'm like you I don't usually do shiny! Apart from lots of glitter and gems sometimes.

Kat xx

Lynne said...

Well you do do shiny now love. Your card is fab I love it.
Lynne xxx

Deanna said...

Simply gorgeous squirrel! I love the design:)

Ardyth said...

I love (LOVE!) how those delicate dies look with the mirror cardstock - genius idea!

Scrapmate said...

Great card & I bet it is fab IRL.

Sonia said...

Really beautiful!
Hugs,
Sonia

Chrissie said...

Wow, this is really shiny Squirrel.
Super job.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Loz ♥ said...

it's pretty cool.. love how the sentiment runs alongside the wing :)

Jane said...

Lovely shiny butterfly and wreath, It looks great I'm glad you didn't bin it.

Hello From Texas said...

Lots of lovely shine on yoru card Squirrel. Well done.

Carole

Chrissy said...

Oooo... so pretty. love the shine, gorgeous Squirrel, very pretty butterfly..and love the curve in the sentiment..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jackie said...

Good morning Squirrel, what a lot wonderful of cards since my last visit, and a pregnant pussycat too LOL. Like you, I am not too keen on shiny but you have made a lovely CAS card with it. Blogger is still misbehaving so I am visiting while I can! :o)
Jackie xx

Vicky Hayes said...

I think it's absolutely stunning Squirrel! I love how delicate the wreath is and I like the way the sentiment follows the shape of the butterfly's wing. Vicky x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card Squirrel love the shine and delicate details of this card, big hugs Jo xxx

Carole said...

You did a great job Squirrel, love all the "shiny."

Maribel said...

Precious card, very verry beautiul.

Faith A said...

I think Toad said Oh! because it's not your usual style, but I'm sure he came round to seeing it for what it is, a lovely card

KatzElbows said...

I'm glad you took the risk and posted this. I think being bold and stepping out of our comfort zones is hard, but worthwhile. This is a beautiful card and rather inspiring too.

cheers, rachel #51 (on the linky thing)

GinaA said...

It would have been such a shame to have binned it is lovely.

Elaine said...

It's a great card - that vine wreath makes a great focus on a card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is really spectacular and delicate and elegant! You're a nutty squirrel to have thought about chucking it into the bin!

Susheel said...

that´s a lovely card

x

Linda said...

Great card. For someone who doesn't do shiny you've done a great job with this. xx

Karen said...

Beautiful card Squirrel - just love the way you've curved the sentiment around the butterfly's wing.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Well you do shiny very well now!! Love the dies and love how you've put the wording to follow the outline of the butterfly - nice touch!

Tina
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