Saturday, 11 February 2012

LIM 54

A fabulous day today, even if it is cold, we were going to go down to the sea, BUT the car developed a slow puncture and my hubby has been away having it fixed about 3 hours so far, so in the meantime what was I to do, um! a bit of cleaning - nah! I finished reading a book, do I start another, nah! Let's play I thought and so WOW I have actually made a card on a Saturday for the LIM challenge , the criteria this week is -

The second week of each month is when we get back to the basics of Clean and Simple Design... the
One Layer Card. This week we have a really tricky challenge... I don't think we're going to be immensely popular with our LIMettes, but here goes... we would like to see
STRIPES
Making a one layer card incorporating stripes is not as straightforward as a regular card, but we'd like you be as inventive as you like.
You can use an image with a striped design, an embossing folder which incorporates stripes or draw or make some yourselves.

For this I had to look through everything I have to do with stripes, however nothing came to mind on what I would do with them.  I then had a look through my digi stamps and came across this fab image of QueenBeeVintageDigitizedbyTlcCreations and thought STRIPES!!!!!!!!!  a bit of colouring not so straightfoward in PS and came up with this. I also used a filter in PS to give the wings a glass effect, hoping it would make them more see through LOL. The font is  ForgetMeNotHMK, if I'm not mistaken I fancied it on one of Mandi's cards a while back.  After printing I added gold Stickles so the wings sparkled a bit. 

As I have finished writing this hubby has returned with a repaired tyre, thankfully only £12.00 to pay out today :) anyhow, here's the card



My SIL Anne suggested I try gradient in PS, so I did.

http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2012/02/week-54-one-layer.html






45 comments:

Beryl K said...

Wow Faith, this is just gorgeous. Love your bee
Beryl x

Suzilou said...

WOW brilliant, love the image :)

Mandi said...

What a terrific image Faith
Super card
I don;t recall it being me, I really like the font, wil be on the search!
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

What a fab image. A great card. x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Simply Fabulous, love it! Shame you didn't get to the sea but I'm glad you had the chance to make this little beauty, xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow - awesome!

Kathyk said...

SUPER duper card - love the humour

Kathyk

Dana said...

What a perfect card for this week's challenge!

Chrissie said...

Great choice of stamps... that Queen Bee is decidedly stripy!
Super job!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Margreet Havinga said...

A fabulues queen.

Margreet

Linby said...

Fantastic card and great take on the challenge.
Linbyx

Pat Jandacek said...

What a wonderful image for stripes! The card is terrific...tfs.

Margaret said...

Brilliant image Faith and great card
Margaret x

Scrapmate said...

Great image & fab card.

Katina said...

This is fantastic Faith! Brilliant image and sentiment.
xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Clever and original take on strips XOXO Zoe

Rosemary said...

what a fantastic card, faith!! love that queen bee!!!

Sally H said...

A brilliant card, Faith! Great interpretation of the theme!

Susan Hogan said...

You certainly don't need any help! What a great image - I just laughed when I saw it - made me feel very happy! Any recipient of this one would be chuffed!

Jenny said...

Fantastic card Faith, thee perfect stripey creature and love the sentiment too :0)
Jenny x

Aileen said...

Fab way to get your stripes for the challenge, very inventive Faith! Love it with the sentiment. x

MaggieC said...

Yet another fantastic way to interpret the rules for this week. I would never have thought of that, but it works so well, and perfect for the brief. thank you for your visit this morning and for your lovely comment. The "embossing" is a slight cheat, it is done digitally in My Craft Studio by manipulating two identical layers, one on top of the other. You click to emboss the top layer "which can be frightening, as your beautiful image goes dark grey and manky) and the reduce the opacity of that embossed layer until your image underneath reappears. Then it is just a case of balancing the two images to get the right image. It is not always successful, but this time it seemed to work fine. Have a good week. xx Maggie

Sue said...

What a fabulous image Faith. A great interpretation of the stripes theme. Love the font on your sentiment too. Sue.x

Viv's Visuals said...

Brilliant interpretation - love it.

Sharon said...

Cute card. Love your take on this weeks challenge.
Sharon x

Loli said...

Hola Faith, thank you for your comment i'm glad to read your have read a similar quote, we're in connection:D.
OOOOOh Faith i love your queen bee, so sexy:D, great job Faith!!!!
Have a nice week and a hug from Palma

Meadie said...

Fantastic card - I love your queen bee! Hugs x x

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a fab card Faith and a great idea to use a bee for your stripes! The wings have come out beautifully and the layout is terrific too. Sorry to hear about your slow puncture and that nasty bill but it sounds like you had a nice relaxing weekend! Vicky x

Diane said...

What a super image and card...love it!!

Angelnorth said...

Great take on the stripes theme - fab card!

Lynne said...

Brilliant card! Don`t you just love digi`s?
Lynne xxx

Bonnie said...

Wow, Faith! What a great use of stripes. That queen bee is looking good!

Susan said...

Fabulous card, Faith!! I love the card...and I really love the image with the gradient colors!!

jackid said...

this is beautiful love it the image is adorable and I really love the gradient colouring I can't use PS to save my life lol
Jacki xx

pinky said...

Stunning card!

Margie said...

Thanks for your comments Faith! Love your Queen Bee - great take on the stripes theme.

Stamps and Paper said...

fabulous card and great minds think alike!

Anne

Viv said...

Fabulous Faith, love it :) Viv xx

Karen said...

This is a truly wonderful CAS design honey. It has made me smie looking at it. Thank you just for that hun. :0)
And thank you for your lovely words on my blog today too. They meant the world to me sweetie.xx

Jan said...

Brilliant card xx Jan

Jane said...

Lovely card, great image. Sorry you didn't get to go out - but there's always an upside and you got to craft instead!

Squirrel x said...

Beeee-utiful hun! Wow, this is a stunner. Hugs Sxx

GinaA said...

Queen Bee image is fabulous, love the stripes.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

That's a FAB card. Unique. Love it. x

Dolly Daydreams said...

I was sure I commented on this fabulous card but it seems not. What a fabulous image, stunning and so unique, great work Faith.

Mari