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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Where did nearly 2 years go?!!!!

Well I just can't believe that nearly 2 years has passed since my last confession.. post ;) . Well Scleroderma,operations and life in general took over. So I am claiming back a little bit of me time. And thank you to the team at  'Less is more'  for dragging me out of my cave..with a simple sketch challenge!
Here is the challenge:


We haven't had a 
SKETCH
for quite some time so here's a simple one for you to have a play with!



So I have had a lovely time playing with this layout and produced 2 cards! I am like buses,nothing for ages and then 2 come along at the same time !
Here is the 1st one:


On a plain white piece of card I blended distress inks wild honey and tea dye,stamped a lovely meadow scene in sepia archival ink and sprayed with cosmic shimmer 'Sunlight mist'. I then stamped a butterfly in versamark and embossed with bark WOW Embossing powder. I then added a little bleach to some water and 'removed' some of the colour from the butterfly to make it stand out. The Sentiment was embossed in bright white WOW powder onto a remnant of the second card which followed exactly the same process but with distress ink in Peacock Feathers.Wild Honey and Peeled Paint. So essentially I swapped over the sentiment from each card.
I hope that made sense,it has been a while!


Here is a close up for you....















And here is card number 2!
and a close up!

















So I wish you all a happy Sunday and I look forward to looking at everyone's cards. With lots of love
Alex
xxx

13 comments:

  1. Thank you for joining the LIM challenge Alex and
    You've certainly bounced in with a couple of stunning cards.
    No one would think you'd been away so long.
    Thanks for taking part and hope you'll return soon.
    Sarah
    Less is more

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    1. Hi Sarah,Thank you so much! I will definitely be back soon,I have remembered how much fun it is! x

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  2. Hi. I've wandered here from Less is More. Beautiful cards. I Particularly like the top one. Good idea to swap the sentiments. I like your inky backgrounds.

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    1. Hi Alison,Thank you! I did have fun! x

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  3. Looks like you had a great inky time making these cards with our sketch this week!
    Great job!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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    1. Hi Chrissie,thank you so much for your feedback,I really appreciate it! xx

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  4. Scleroderma? SOOOOOOOOOOOOO not fun - good to hear you are feeling more like yourself and able to post once ore. Some fabulous CAS makes from you too

    Kathyk

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  5. Welcome back to blogdom Alex and what super cards you created!
    Super take on the sketch
    Thanks for joining in with Less is More this week
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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  6. Love both your versions, beautiful colours and great elegance!

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