Sunday, 9 September 2012

Right let's have another go LOL

Hi again folks I'm having another bash at LIM.  This week the challenge is to have foliage on your one layer card and over at Simplicity the challenge is to make a gratitude card, here goes
                                                                          
I had a couple of attempts with this Clarity Vine stamp.  The first is my favourite, it doesn't come much more simple, stamped in olive distress, a little bright yellow copic and a Hot off the Press sentiment in black.                                                                               

This has a PTI sentiment but I spent some time colouring and adding mica powders but I don't like it very much :{
Thanks for dropping by and I'll be around to see you soon, hugs Gay x

41 comments:

TAM said...

Brilliant but I have to agree with you the first is my favourite too

Lynne said...

I prefer the first one too Gay although they are both fab.
I loved your original one but I know what you mean about it being similar to Chrissies.
Lynne xxx

Sue said...

Fab card, Gay! I have that stamp too, what a great way you have used it. x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both are beautiful Gay ! I love the effect of the mica powders, have to get mine out ! The ivy image is gorgeous :) Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, Shirleyx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I agree . . . the first one is my fave. What a gorgeous stamp.

Happy Sunny Sunday

xxx

GinaA said...

just love the way you have used this stamp, the first one is fabulous and your placing is perfect. I know Clarity stamps are easier to line up but even so I still struggle to line things up especially on a one layer card. The label effect you have achieved on the second card is so neat and the colour is beautiful.

Kaz said...

Fab cards Gay, I love the simplicity of the first one too x

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards, but I must admit, I do prefer the first one.
Avril xx

Netty said...

This size of card is difficult to design but you have created a beautiful design. Annette x

Suze Bain said...

I have never seen such an elegant vine Gay, two beautiful cards. xx

Violets Corner said...

Fantastic work Gay, love the first one!

Warm hugs
Maarit

craftattack said...

Both are lovely! Valerie

Samantha Elliott said...

A gorgeous stamp you have used there Gay and to great effect. Both lovely but the first is my favourite!
x

Chrissie said...

Looks like you've been having fun Gay! What fab stamps and great treatments too!
I love the first one too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Both are beautiful cards and I agree with you and others that the thank you card is my favourite. However I love the sentiment on the second card! Cards that look simple are so often harder to create than fussy ones! That's why I LOVE your work...gold medal all the time!

Christine said...

You are so good in this Gay! Your cards are fabulous, real beauty's!!
Hug
Christine

Rosemary said...

both cards are lovely, gay... the first one is my favorite, too!

Shirley said...

Well, I like both of them, Gay! I think each is so simply elegant!

debby4000 said...

Yep the first one is my favourite but the others are fab too.
luv
Debby

Vicky Hayes said...

They're both great Gay but I like the simplicity of the first. Thanks for your comment this morning - I've not been around much either over the summer but back to 'normal' now! Vicky x

Karen said...

These are both stunning Gay!!!!! I love the 2nd one the best :D ave been having a nose through your blog and your work is so incredibly neat & pretty my lovely! xxx

Ardyth said...

Love how the shape of the swirl leads your eye down to the sentiment! Wonderful OLW card!

Craftilicious said...

Gorgeous - I like the top one best too - I also loved the one you removed (it was still showing in my reader)
Tara
x

Mrs F said...

Another vote for your first card Gay, they are both lovely but like the first slightly more.

Have been looking at your blog, you make some gorgeous cards, you are clearly very talented :). Have decided to follow so that I can learn a thing or two!

Hugs xx

Linda R said...

They both look great my friend. But I do agree with you. I like the first one the best.

Hugs~

Mandi said...

Superb cards Gay
I love them both, I bet the second is more striking IRL
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both are really amazing, I prefer the second.

Elaine said...

Beautifully simplistic!

Jules said...

Hi Gay

That stamp is gorgeous and you have used it brilliantly.

I love both cards .. .. but if was forced to choose one .. .. then I would go for the first.

I hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Deanna said...

Beautiful cards Gay I like them both:)

Linby said...

Two beautiful cards. I favour the first one, but I think the second one the masking is too abrupt - just my opinion ;)
Linbyx

Katina said...

Hi Gay, just having a catch up! These cards are fab - I love the way you've used the stamps. Your box in your last post is fantastic!
x

Susan said...

I believe that first one has my vote as favorite too. Your cards are always so creative....and you have the coolest stamps!

lililindsay said...

Are we on the same wavelength or not?
I toyed with idea of using this tall card shape (used to use it exclusively) and I stamped out the very same sentiment to see if it worked for me too. I love the design of both cards. Barbara would approve too!
Lilian

Aileen said...

Love the first one too Gay. It looks really good on the tall thin card. x

Jane said...

Two great cards, I too like the first one, thanks for becoming a follower. xx

Linda said...

Beautiful cards. Love your colour choice. The first is my favourite too - very CAS xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh , I just love the image that you have used it is beautiful, so elegant just like your card! x

Linby said...

Hi Gay, I bought trousers, good fitting jeans, a blouse, a skirt and a long line cardi!
Linbyx

Viv said...

Love them both Gay, but the first is maybe my fav too :) Viv xx

craftimamma said...

These are both really lovely but I agree with the majority on the first one being my favourite. It really is stunning in its simplicity and those two stamps work together perfectly. You are a clever lady!

Hugs
Lesley Xx