Thursday, 28 April 2011

Daisies, daisies... :)

Hello!! :)

Well, it’s been a while since I went a whole week between blog posts, I think :S I have quite a few cards I was planning to show you and I’d hoped to get a couple in before my LIM card this week... I’ve just not had much energy or been feeling up to doing anything much, though, so have decided before I do anything else and risk being too tired to post again, I’ll share the LIM card I managed somehow to make yesterday in a very brief patch of (sort of!!) clear-headedness... I say ‘sort of’ because I made so many silly mistakes which I then made worse when trying to fix them in my befuddled state that I clearly wasn’t very with it at all... think somehow missing areas of the stamp completely when inking up, smudges and spilled water splodges to name a few :S ...but I think it’s all come out ‘okay’ in the end- so long as nobody looks too hard!!lol

The LIMettes were asked this week by Chrissie and Mandi to create something following the simple recipe of 'Off Centre'- thankfully for me a far easier task than the last couple of weeks as I instinctively do this most of the time :) I still decided, though, to go for something very simple again (to try to minimise the possibilities for me to mess up!!Hmmm, that worked out then!!lol ) and just use one of my new Sheena Douglass stamps from her Poppies and daisies set- which I got primarily because I wanted the poppies but typically I reached for the other stamp first and I think I’m going to love these daisies even more... as soon as I have the energy I’m dying to try this in several other colourways!! :) 

I coloured the image very simply with Prismas- should have been paying a bit more attention to the shading but you can’t have it all and I needed most of my attention not to fall off my chair!!lol The sentiment is from the same stamp set, too. Think I really need to find myself some more interesting larger sentiment stamps as I don’t have many and they really do make all the difference with CAS cards!! :)

I used:

  • 6” Sq. Card blank
  • Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Poppies and Daisies stamp set
  • Memento London Fog
  • Prismacolor pencils, Zest-It and paper stumps

Ooh, what a nice short list for once!! :) So, a very quick and easy card to make and, though there are improvements to be made next time, I’m really happy with it as a simple CAS card and my first attempt at colouring that particular image- and I do feel much happier for having achieved some small thing this week at least, which is why the LIM challenge and ethos is so perfect for me as I wouldn't have even been able to contemplate starting a more involved card atm!! :) You know, it wasn’t even until I sat back to look at it finished that I realised I had, yet again, made a One Layer Card without even thinking about it!!lol I did wonder if I should have added some pearls or an embossed border but didn't trust my judgement at the time and I think that, looking at it again afresh this morning, I'm glad I didn't... but am still wondering if it's just a bit too plain... any opinions/suggestions gratefully welcomed as I'd really like to make some more of these soon!! :)

I'd also like to enter this in the current CES challenge- Spring Colours/Image :)

Well, I’m going to leave it there and disappear off for yet another rest, I think- hopefully I’ll be back with one of the other cards just waiting to be posted before too long but in the meantime I hope you’re all well and have a really lovely time over the long weekend!! :) Thank you so much for stopping by and to anyone kind enough to leave a comment- I have so many comments to catch up on atm and don’t know when I’ll have the energy I’m afraid but I really, really appreciate you taking the time!! :)



Lynn said...

These daisies are coloured beautifully - so delicate. Lovely card. I have not many sentiment stamps, either, and have occasionally computer generated some. I have to remember not to score the card first though. Lynn x

Sue said...

It's a lovely card Rachel - I did look closely and couldn't see any splodges - looks perfect to me. Sue.x

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Rachel, I always feel like putting my feet up and relaxing when I visit your blog :) This card really is beautiful, and personally I don't think it needed anything else so I am glad you left it unembellished. What a great stamp, I am sure you will use this for lots of different projects, it kind of suits the LIM look too, doesnt it? Very tasteful and lovely. I was just thinking I should get me a similar image and try a LIM card, then I remembered that I have floral rub ons that might work, so a step nearer to trying LIM myself. Sorry you are low in energy, same here really, I hope the resting is restorative for you. Looking forward to seeing those other cards when you are up to posting. CoB

Wishcraft said...

Such a lovely card Rachel - the flower stamp is so pretty :o) Hope you feel a bit better soon. Lisa x

Chrissie said...

That London Fog ink looks a really nice colour I think I may have to get some of that. I have these fab daisies too and you have given them a super splash of colour!
Thanks for joining us again!
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jo said...

Beautiful card Rachel, I have that stamp set and love it too. Jo x

mustavcoffee said...

Perfect card, fits the challenge so well and manages to be so pretty too, take care:0) xxx

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Rachel...just perfect hun..!

hugs Vicky xx

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

I love this card Rachel. i love this set too however I've still to ink the daisies.

Ali x

Mandi said...

Super card Rachel, I have those daisies, love the colour you have used
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
Less is More

coops said...

stunning card rachel.the flowers are really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Suze Bain said...

A lovely card, you've coloured the flowers beautifully. x

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is gorgeous!


Shirley-anne said...

Hello Rachel.This is a stunner .No other embellishing needed IMO..
Love the flowers which you have coloured beautifully .If you care to send me your snail mail address I have a new stamp set of sentiments I will send you , JUST BECAUSE. My email for you to send it to me is

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Aileen said...

These are fab flowers and love your choice of colours. x

Rachelxx said...

Beautiful! Simple & elegant. Coloured beautifully.


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