Monday 29 April 2013

Less is More and Addicted to CAS

This week's challenge over at Less is More is a sketch, which you have to keep in the same orientation so no turning it on its side. What?! I generally have enough trouble following a sketch full stop, without doing 'fancy turn it on its side stuff':

And this is the sketch:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card stock

- a Penny Black Stickeroo from the 'Moments' sheet

- a snippet of SU's 'Always Artichoke' card to layer the Stickeroo onto

- a gold foiled sentiment banner from whence I know not where, possibly Ally Pally a few years ago. It started out white so I coloured it with a 'Buttercup' Pro Marker. Its a great way to liven up those banners, sentiments and labels that I bet lots of us have tucked away - but one word of warning, if you get too enthusiastic and go over the label too much, the foiling reacts to the alcohol ink and will lift/rub thin. Ask me how I know that, sigh. Best to have a spare one to do little stripes of colour on first if you're trying to get a particular match as I was - I wanted to pick out the yellowy shade at the top of the image. Got there in the end but I bet the photo will totally kill my efforts at a perfect match anyhow :(

Also, over at Addicted to CAS, the current code word is 'Flower'. So I'd like to join in and play there as well please :)

Quick post today - me, my back and Mr Nurofen are out playing today - yay!



  1. Iv'e got this one too Miss. Didn't realise you could colour over the gold stickers. Have fun today. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Great take on sketch,
    lovely card,
    hugs Tamara

  3. Now that is a very useful tip, Di, I would not have thought of colouring over with ProMarkers. The result is a great card too. Love that PB Stickeroo - it looks perfect on your CAS card. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  4. Love the card Di and hope the nurofen work well so fun is the order of the day for you.
    A x

  5. Morning Di

    A fabulous card .. .. and what a great idea to colour your sentiment banner. It matches perfectly.

    Sorry you have a meeting with Mr Nurofen today! I have a meeting with Mr Dyson who has been very abused over the weekend at my Son's flat (can't have his flat looking cleaner than the House of Hearts LOL!!!).

    Hope you feel much better soon.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Hi Di, beautiful card, hope you feel better soon :) Cathy x

  7. Lovely CAS card Di.

    Hope Mr Nurofen does the trick and that you feel better soon.

    Gentle Hugs,
    Sarn xxx

  8. A fabulous card Di, and a great tip about colouring with promarkers.
    Take care of yourself.

  9. Wow, what a fabulous image!
    This is terrific Di!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. That's gorgeous Di - love the curved banner.
    Hope your back is feeling better.

  11. Fab card Di - hope you feel better soon.
    Kath x

  12. Gorgeous card there Miss.

    Hope you are able to have a good day with Mr Nurofen! Maybe he will take you on a trip to feel spaced out!

  13. di this is fabulous

    Fabulous interpretation of my Sketch. Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"

  14. Lol, I have to follow sketches just as they are too!

    Gorgeous card Di!

  15. Really love this and how great the image looks as a CAS card, some of the stickeroos just don't look right when used too fussy, I think because the backgrounds are over fussy at times. This one isn't though.
    Seen the photo of the Famous Five let loose at Ally Pally, I think you should have worn a flower in your hair though.

    Kath x

  16. Love it! What you do with those PB stickers...amazing! TFS

  17. Thank you so much for playing along with us at at ATCAS with this super elgant card.


  18. You always have the best tips...I think you should write a tip a day book and make your fortune!

    Looks like a great card. Those stickeroos sure come in handy...cotouring the sentiment was brilliant.

  19. Just gorgeous ... striking and so beautifully CAS! Anita :)


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