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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Less Is More - Gold

Afternoon all - how's your Saturday so far?  Weather wise we have been very lucky with sunshine most of the day but it looks as if the clouds are building up now.  Thankfully we have escaped the torrential rain this time.

It's been a bit of an up-and-down day - you guys know I do like my sports on wheels - the qualifying for the British Grand Prix was a disaster from my perspective, but that blow has been softened by the news that Bradley Wiggins is now the leading the Tour de France and taken the yellow jersey from Cancellara (sorry, Fabian, it had to happen).

Anyhoo, the LESS IS MORE challenge this week is a colour and it is gold, not yellow, although from my photo you'd begin to wonder.  I really do need to get myself a decent camera and soon!


Got myself nice and inky with the Distress Inks this afternoon.  Shape cut with an X-Cut die, and sponged in Scattered Straw, then edged in Tea Dye, and the corners darkened in Frayed Burlap.  The flower is from one set of Hero Arts stamps, the sentiment from another and they are stamped in Memento Peanut Brittle, the butterfly is a free one from Craft Stamper magazine and stamped in Memento Toffee Crunch.  I was going for the antique gold look with this rather than the bright and shiny.  

Hugs Sxx

35 comments:

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Squirrel, fantastic background, beautiful stamps and the sentiment is gorgeous, great work Squirrel.
Hugs from Palma de Mallorca

Fiona said...

Such a pretty card Squirrel and lovely sentiment too.

Seafield Jo said...

That sentiment is so true and your card is beautiful.

Jo x

~ Ali ~ said...

Fab creation

ali x

Zippy said...

Stunning card hun. I love the sentiment xxx

Mandi said...

I've only just got into Distress Inks. Can't believe how greta they are for this kind of inking
super job Squirrel
Lovely golden shades
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Anna-Karin said...

A gorgeous card!

Suzilou said...

Faby card, love the colours and great sentiment :)

Joey said...

Squirrel couldnt read your post as I havent watched the qualifiers yet lol, so skimed past quick incase it said owt lol. Your card is beautiful, love the warmth of that orange. Joey xxx

Chrissy said...

Lovely sentiment Squirrel and oh! so true..love the golden colours, fabulous LIM card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

sue - bearhouse said...

a stunning card Squirrel. I love the design and the sentiment is beautiful

Sue

Lorraine said...

Missed todays qualifying session, ended up at a kids party at the local sport club all afternoon, only just got home - a bit tipsy!! ooops!
Gorgeous card, love the gold tones and the butterfly.
I haven't been to a GP since Silverstone 1999!
Lorraine x

Chrissie said...

This looks lovely Squirrel!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Katina said...

Beautiful!
x

Victoria said...

A lovely little square (I know it's not a square really!) of golden inkiness!

Aunty Sue said...

Great card and image and yes good old bradley getting there fingers crossed he keeps. Son used to ride weekly with his wife catherine and knew him as a kid

Carole said...

Great card Squirrel!

Kat said...

Great card Squirrel. Love the gold tones and that lovely image and sentiment.

I've even managed a card for this challenge. Not posted yet needless to say cos I got involved with another card!

Kat xx

Jackie said...

Stunning card, I love the sponging :o)
Jackie xx

Caz said...

Gorgeous! Love the sentiment.
Hugs
Caz x

Marrigje said...

Great card! I love your background, and your sentiment is so true.

Marrigje

Karen said...

Great card Squirrel - love the way you've gone for the antiqued gold look.

Karen x

MARY B said...

beautiful, love the golds, Mary x

coops said...

so beautiful hun.i love the stylish design :D

xx coops xx

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning, Luv Sam x

Helen T said...

What a great card - it looks fab!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Great card, all that gorgeous gold, love it:0) Gay xxx

Kaz said...

Fab card, loving the stamping x

GinaA said...

Beautiful shading, love the colour.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The gold shines through and I would say it is more gold than yellow, but don't let me stop you from buying a new camera! That color 'peanut brittle' is really awesome, yessiree!

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful. I love your inking. Ann Y.

Kathyk said...

Super card and the CS stamp looks great on it too

Kathyk

Squirrel said...

Ooh beeeaaauuutiful! I think I need that die...
Squirrel-with-wet-fur XXX

Pauline C said...

Stunning - so effective :-)
pauline x

Linda said...

What can I say ... stunning card. Great job on the inking, background looks fab. xx

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