18 August 2012

Week 81 Theme

Hello LIMettes
Life in the UK is a little flat since the excitement of the Olympics. Weren't they FAB!
Team GB did so well!
Onto our challenge this week and it's a theme.
We want to see
This can be in any form, but, as subtle or as bold as you like!


I decided to use a stamp set that remind me of 'tiles' the swish kind you see in luxurious hotels!
IThey are from La Blanche a 'foam backed' set I purchased years ago from QVC. I stamped the lady with Versafine Onyx Blank, onto a piece of card, then cut round her and torn the bottom, snipping the bottom corner, hoping for the broken tile effect! I then triple embossed her, again to resemble a tile. If you cn see I have added a few tiny pearls onto toe flourishes. One is stamped off the edge, the other goes around the spine of the card slightly.
I decided not to use a sentiment as I don;t think it needs one, do you?

I tore three shades of green paper all at once for the hills in this little scene and then arranged the pieces in the most realistic way I could, with the deepest shade for the distance and the lightest in the foreground.
The tree is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque, with a little inked sky and some additional script overstamping it and a few of my favourite splats from the SU French Foliage set..
The embossed panel is from a Sizzix folder and the sentiment from Hero Arts.
The torn panels on this card are remnants of the embossing from one of my cards on our Blue and Green Colour challenge week, simply edged with Versamerk and embossed with gold powder. The bird is from Stampin' Up, stamped in Night of Navy, and has been similarly edged with gold.
It's difficult to see but the background panel has been embossed with a Cuttlebug random dots folder.

Hope you enjoy this challenge, we can't wait to see your creations.


  1. Another great challenge again C&M,....thinking cap on now :) Viv xx

  2. What a lovely challenge and your examples are super. Won't be able to do any crafting until Monday , got a hectic weekend planned! Will pop by to have a look at everyone's in the meanwhile.

  3. Lovely cards ladies - love the lablanche stamp too.

  4. this is my card for this challenge i hope you like it
    and ladies those cards are great

  5. Just a note, thanks so much for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs.e,

  6. Thank you for this challenge~it made a difficult card get done. Blessings~

  7. OOh Ladies what a great idea, you've certainly had me thinking and what really beautiful cards you both made, Gay xxx

  8. Gorgeous examples this week - love the tile effect and the blue card with the bird. You both really give us something to live up to!

  9. Unfortunately I missed the cutoff for this challenge, but I did make a card. I hope you like it! Here is the link:




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