Evening everyone!! :)
Just a very quick post from me tonight- I hope, but you know me!!lol- to share the first of my cards for this week's Less Is More challenge, A Touch of Red...
I don't really like red... I am a redhead, of the tone that simply does not work with red clothing of any shade, which is a simple explanation for that much, but I don't really like to have red around me at all if I can help it, even in flowers, and rarely use it my cardmaking as a result. However, this week's LIM reminded me that, while my aversion to the colour is still strong in all other areas, I have actually made a few cards I really liked with red as the main colour in the last year or so, so I was quite excited to get stuck in to this challenge- there is some sort of magic with an LIM challenge, I think, that makes anything seem possible!! :) The first card- I've made a few, amazingly!! :) - came together pretty quickly after I found the image already coloured in athe box it got 'tidied' into to make space for Christmas cards to be made in November!! :)
The stamp was a freebie with DoCrafts magazine last year and is from the Born to Shop range- not my usual style at all but I really enjoyed colouring her and it's always good to try something a bit different :) In this case, the different style appears to have tempted me into trying a different colour-scheme, though I can't really remember what was on my mind in November when I picked up the red pens!! ;)
I still had last week's sketch firmly on my mind when I made this on Sunday- tbh, it still is, I just love the layout!!lol- but I didn't want to just use ribbon for the band so went digging through my stamps til I found this in my Papermania Hampstead Icons set... then I realised I quite possibly had never felt the need to purchase a red ink pad (besides my Fired Brick but I wasn't about to try CAS with a DI and a clear stamp- been there, failed blobbily at that!! :S )... I did find a tiny one in the end in a set of 30 tiny pads I got years ago but it's pigment and never quite dries... so out came the heat tool and embossing powder- CAS is so rarely and appropriate description of the process!! :S Anyway, once I'd done that I thought I may as well emboss the sentiment (from the same set) too so stamped in black and used a powder mix I made ages back with some clear EP and red glitter :) Oh, I also used a black fineliner in the gaps at the top of the stamped border for more definition.
And then I was actually done!! :D Thank you so much to all who've left comments on my last couple of cards- I've had a hectic week with the start of my DT-ships(?!) and losing most of yesterday to an awful headache that made keeping my eyes open at all a problem and the computer very painful, so haven't made it to as many of you as I'd like again but will try to catch up if I can!! I really appreciate your comments- especially when I'm not feeling to good myself!! :) I'll be back tomorrow with my first Forever Friends DT card and then hopefully before LIM closes with the other red cards I made today... if I don't run out of time and/or energy!! :) Hope you all had some of the lovely sunshine we got here today- so warm it felt like summer!! :)