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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Less is More - One Layer

Oh boy, one layer cards, anything you do with this style you know has to be done directly onto the card and one little mistake means staring all over again. Well thankfully managed to make this card with no slip ups, shear fluke i'm sure and pretty pleased with the end result. Chrissie & Mandi sure know how to set these challenges over at Less is More but I can't wait to see what the next challenge is each week. I must also say a big thank you to everyone that commented on my card last week, I have never had so many!
These fab stamps came in the post this morning so this is my first attempt at using them, they are from Clarity Stamps and I love them. Have never attempted anything like this before and really enjoyed making this. I used water colour pencils to colour the image, which I haven't used in ages and again really enjoyed using them, broken china distress ink for the back ground and a nestie to create the circle. Off now to do some blog visiting as there are already alot of entries and if you get behind on the commenting you never catch up hehe

Hope everyone has a fab weekend :)


54 comments:

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous Suzilou... if we inspire you to do stuff like this then we're definitely doing something right!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card Suzilou - am loving the image and your colouring is great. Hugs Denise xx

Loli said...

Hola Suzilou, thank you for your comment and for to visit my blog.
FANTASTIC CARD!!!, is a wonderful stamps, well done.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

Katina said...

FABULOUS!!! xx

Faith A said...

WOW a fabulous card, love the balloons inside the round

Hazel said...

It looks great, love the colouring too. Hazel x

Viv said...

Fab card,great use of colour too!, seems we both had the same idea to emboss with our nesties :O) Viv xx

Kathyk said...

FAB card and suepr stamps, you obviously couldn't wait to get them inky and I can understand why

Kathyk

CraftyB said...

beautiful card

Maja said...

Stunning!

joanne wardle said...

love what you did! great card

Suze Bain said...

Wow, fab colouring and placement of the balloons. A super card. xx

Margaret said...

Gorgeous!!!
Margaret x

TAM said...

The stamps are fabulous but it's what you've done with them that make this card stunning - really love it

Ang C said...

This is fantastic!

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow fabulous! I love the colouring and the whole idea

Zoë said...

Gosh you could just step into this picture. Balloons are coloured beautifully and the framing is fab.

Jenny said...

ooo I love your balloons, they look great in the circle frame especially as one is out of the edge of the frame :)
Jenny x

Netty said...

Fabulous card and so loving the balloons. Annette x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I love how you did this card. The balloon stamp is gorgeous. Great frame too.

Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

Beryl K said...

This is just stunning,
Beryl x

Mandi said...

FAB card Suzilou, we are delighted you are inspired by us, your work is fantastic
Thank you!
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous image Suzilou and I love the nestie frame. Vx

Sally H said...

Wow! This is totaaly gorgeous! I didn't have those balloons on my shopping list for Doncaster tomorrow, but they might fall into my basket now!

Debgem said...

Just love these hot air balloons - your colouring is brilliant!

Susan said...

Suzilou...LOVE the hot air balloons...and putting them in the embossed circle was a perfect idea! Wonderful card!
My Card

Carla said...

beautiful stamp, lovely card

Gina said...

Fabulous card - those balloons are wonderful.
Gina x

Zoechaos said...

This is excellent great stamping and colouring love the circle the thumbnail of this card just pulls you in. XOXO Zoe

Folly said...

This is a lovely card, Suzilou! I love hot air balloons and your colouring and framing makes these ones just beautiful.
Thank-you for popping over to my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I truly appreciate it.
Michelle.

bea said...

Stunning card

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fabulous suzi, love it

Ali x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Suzilou - this is absolutely fantastic! I love the placement of the images and your coloring is gorgeous. I love that the little balloon is white. Great touch!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Suzilou, Your card's gorgeous, love those Clarity stamps and you've totally done them justice.
I know all about keeping up with the commenting I sit at my computer for hours, last week it all went to pot and I just gave up, so sorry if I missed you, Gay xx

Sue said...

This is fab Suzilou. I love how you've positioned the balloons, especially the one just going outside the frame. I'm a big fan of Clarity stamps too. Sue.x

Kaz said...

This is a lovely card.

Pauline said...

BEautiful card, I love the balloon image, and it's beautifully coloured and the embossed frame is fantastic!

Anne said...

Gorgeous card, I have the large balloon stamp but it looks much better with the smaller one for scale, this is fab!
Anne
x

IsaNorris said...

Fantastic card and colouring. Love hot air baloons..
isa

Cassandra said...

Love this one, your colouring of the balloons is simply stunning.

Jeannie said...

What a fab card!
Jeannie x

Diane J said...

Beautiful card, I love your colouring in... my Dad would love this card, might have to think about buying these stamps :o) Thanks for your lovely comments about my card.
Diane xx

Heidi said...

Hot air ballooning this is something that I intend to do before I become very much older, fantastic colouring, love your card. hugs heidi x

Aileen said...

Your circle frame is perfect for your balloons. x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card, love the images and the way you have made the 'frame' look like an aperture. Great colouring.
Avril x

Sandy said...

Those balloons look fabulous, great card saw it on LIM
Sandy

Lynne said...

This card is fabulous, love that stamp. This image would fit perfectly for this months challenge at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge which has the theme `Come Fly With Me`.
Lynne xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous colouring, it doesnt need anything else when you get it so right! ;)

Very pretty card, and probably should be framed!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Ruth M said...

Such a lovely card, fab colouring!

Jan said...

A fab card xx Jan

Terry said...

Love it! Great colour.

fls said...

That's really beautiful.

Karen said...

Stunning. Love the way you've stamped them, their position and the colours you've used. Kx

GinaA said...

Such an airy scene, both the colours and the circular frame complement the three air ballons. I love working with pencils as well