Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Less is More - Week 220 - 'Up, up and away!'

The current theme of 'Up, up and away' over at Less is More has loads of potential this week. I hauled out ordinary balloon stamps, hot air balloon stamps and dies, birds, butterflies, insects - you name it, I checked it out! Then I remembered a 'never before used' stamp - about four years old I think - and this was the result:
I used:

- 6" x 4" white card blank, tent style

- LOTV rubber stamp called 'Blowing Bubbles', stamped using Memento 'London Fog' ink pad and coloured using Pro markers

- the sentiment is also LOTV, from their ever so useful set called 'General Greetings - Small', stamped using Memento 'London Fog'. I did remember to stamp the sentiment before spending time colouring :)

- rounded the bottom left corner using We Are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

- I did this card as a one layer card (how that would have scared me at one time before playing in Less is More) - and of course the Pro markers bled through the card a bit. I just cut a slightly smaller panel of white card, rounded one corner in keeping with the card front and stuck it inside the front

Simples! I like the idea of the bubbles blowing up, up and away, as a change from all the other things I first had in mind :)

Di
x

35 comments:

scrappymo! said...

This is so sweet and melt my heart!
Loive the image and you are so brave to go stamp straight to card!!!

Carol L said...

This is just an adorable card, and I just spoke with my DGD who is celebrating her 5th birthday today and she was gushing over the new bubble blowing machine she got for a present! It must be world bubble day today :)

Greta said...

So creative & cute, Di!

ike said...

Squeeeeeeeal - how awesomely cute that is. !! Divine xoxoxoxox

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Di, i too went for the NOT obvious for this challenge.
Love your card. Hugs Veerle x

Liz said...

OMGosh! What an adorable image you've been hiding for four years! Beautiful CAS card. xx

Jane Willis said...

Awwwww, that is so sweet! Lovely card
Jane

Aquarius said...

Lovely - such a cute stamp really deserves to be used!

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - that stamp is so cute and I bet you'll use it a lot more now!
Kath x

SARN said...

Aww . . . that's VERY cute Di. Love it xxx

Irene said...

Absolutely cute and stunning Di.

luv
irene
xxxx

Carole said...

Super card...so cute and oh so brave...one layer! It is truly gorgeous!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Di this little elephant blowing his bubbles is simply too cute for our challenge this week! I can't move on as he's so beautiful. perfectly coloured, perfectly CAS and simply perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More. Sarah x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very, very sweet. One layer cards still scare me but it is because of the sheer amount of designer paper I have in my house. It is scary to not use it (because it might take over).

Pat said...

What a cute LOTV stamp Di and just perfect for the LIM challenge. You have coloured it so prettily too. A beautiful CAS card. x

scrAPpamondo said...

This little elephant is just a cutie! Love how the rounded bubbles becomes an heart, very sweet idea and lovely result!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
another super creation.
You are a really great stamper as I would not have the courage to do that.
Love your little Ellie stamp, and it's coloured perfectly.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

KandA said...

How sweet, I love your little ellie blowing bubbles. It's a super one layer card and fabulous colouring xx

Lucy Woods said...

Oh my goodness how do I not own this stamp!!! Such a gorgeous card I love it Di!
Lucy xx

mamapez5 said...

What a cute little ellie. I love the blue bubbles too. A great CAS card. I´m still hopeless at them, but I guess I just don´t try hard enough! Kate x

Kathleen said...

Oh Di this is a great image for the challenge and so different, gorgeous card.

Kath x

Maaike Uijthoven said...

so so cute

LesleyG said...

Love your Nellie and bubbles idea is well clever! Xxxx

Sue - said...

Oh that is such a sweet image Di!

Susanne Vargas said...

I am totally in love with this cute elephant! Great take on the challenge!

Hettie said...

This is sooo cute. I love that image. I have a special friend who would love that. Gorgeous card.
Hugs
xx

Jacee said...

Ahhh, how cute, this is adorable Diane.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Chrissie said...

What a brilliant idea to use bubbles Di and such an adorable image too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Bonnie said...

Love the bubbles and that darling elephant! I think this is a winner!

Karen Petitt said...

This one makes me squeal with joy. A really cute image and you've used him to create a perfect CAS card - love this one so much! A stunning card and you've coloured him and the bubbles perfectly Karen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Little cute effalumps are all the RAGE in Bloggervania right now and none are cuter than this one, Di!! Love, love, love!! Hugs, Darnell

Gail Townsend said...

I love your card, that little elephant is so cute, Gail x

Susan said...

I love that darling elephant! I've finally ordered me some elephant stamps! Can't wait to play with them! Fabulous card!

Anne said...

Di what a cutie! Elephant stamps are very 'in' just now, you were ahead of the trend!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More
Anne
Less is More

Sarah Mabery said...

That image is so sweet. And you did a lovely job coloring it.