Sunday, 13 November 2011

How difficult can it be!

How difficult can it be do a one layer card with leaves on it ...

I missed the challenge last week at Less is More so thought I'd try and get in early(ish) this week.  I thought it would be easy - I bought the Stampin Up French Foliage set this week - perfect!  Alas, my creative juices were not flowing very freely and I have struggled a bit!

First I used the SU Very Vintage roller & SU Pale Plum Ink
Then stamped the French Foliage with Brilliance Gold Ink & Versamagic Hint of Pesto
I used a gold pen to draw border lines

At this point it was looking very boring and I didn't have a suitable sentiment to use, so I rummaged through my recent purchases, came across a set of uninked Tim Holtz stamps and thought I'd try and be a bit arty farty.

Not overly happy with it but I'm posting it anyway - I know you'll be nice to me!! Lol.




Have a great week everyone.

Suze xx

34 comments:

Loli said...

Hola Suze, fantastic card, the sentiment is wonderful, good job suze!
A hug from Palma

Suzilou said...

This is brilliant, love the leaf stamp and the Tim Holtz :)

Jenni's Jems said...

Had wondered if you would use your new purchases! good job not boring at all ,lovely subtle autumn colours x

Fluffles said...

I think it's brilliant. Great to try something new - & for it to work! Jx

Aileen said...

Not at all boring Suze. Love the leaf design panel and your Tim Holtz image on top is fab. x

Cath Wilson said...

I think it's great! What a shame the gold doesn't show up because I bet it's fab with the Pesto ink and the design is a great idea. Don't be so hard on yourself x

Dianne said...

The leaves look great Suze and I just love Tim Holtz stamps. Dianne

Von said...

No need to be kind cos it's lovely :) I know what it's like when your heads not in the right place you think everything you do is pants lol
Take care
Von xxx

Chrissie said...

Arty farty is good!
I really like it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Karen said...

Hola Suze, we don't need to be kind to you as this is wonderful lol Kx

Sally H said...

It looks great! Love the umbrella man

Zoechaos said...

Cool card! love it when someone brings a touch of inky fingered to CAS LOL XOXO Zoe

Anne said...

Hi Suze I'm not going to be nice to you ;)

your card is great, it would be fine without umbrella man but with him you have the quirkiness and some contrast to give it a bit of ooh.

No need to be kind lol!
Anne
x

Diane said...

Super card. I love the sentiment xx

Kathyk said...

Arty farty works! Mind you either the panel OR the TH umbrella man would look great as stand alone cards too

Kathyk

florenceandfreddie said...

Brilliant card Suze. Not just being nice either!lol! Fab stamping.
Regards Florence x

Carol said...

Your arty farty works Suze, great card. Carol x

Jenny said...

Well arty farty seems to have worked as far as I can see! I love the contrast between the soft leaves and the bold silhouette Suze, a super card :)
Jenny x

Rosemary said...

really neat card, suze!!

laurie said...

This is awesome!

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, Sue, love the combination of stapms and colours. Valerie

Cheryl said...

oh this is brilliant hun one of my fav images,too,just love it hugs cherylxx

Meggymay said...

Love your card and stamps, they look good together.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is a stunning, well executed card, no doubt about it.
Wishes
Lynne

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Suze, Well that was a touch of genius!! The contrast of the TH umbrella man is perfect over the leaf border, I love it, Gay xxx

Maggie said...

Love your card and you have used my fav image rainman!!

Mandi said...

Love it!
Those leaves make for a perfect backdrop
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great card, love the umbrella man.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab card, really gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Mrs.B said...

Great card, Love Unberella Man over the leaves, really adds depth to one layer.
Avril

Bonnie said...

This is definitely very arty! I love it!

Marrigje said...

I think it works well. It has become a great card. And I love the story behind it
I would have never thought of doing something like this, and I do like the look of it. Thank you for the inspiration.

Susan said...

I have those TH stamps and have never inked them up...thanks for the inspiration! BTW, your leaves look great too!

Annchen said...

I love the stamp of the umbrella man!
Wonderful card