All afternoon I was thinking about another card for this week's Less is More challenge - shades of blue. Easy - my doilies set are made for mono challenges - I had in mind a really pretty card with doilies in varying size in shades of blue, but before heading to my craft room I decided to have a quick look on the LIM blog - and found that I wasn't the only one to think this was a good idea. These ladies got there first - Hannah M, Jill S and Maja - fantastic work ladies, I knew the doilies would look great!! :) But, that's no problem - I decided to use my gorgeous Stampin' Up! Fifth Avenue Floral set - but Diane H - had the same thought - it really does look fabulous. So I had to think again.
I spent ages looking through my Stamp Catalogue - it should have been obvious - Circle Circus!! So I pulled out the whole set of stamps, selected three shades of blue Stampin' Up! inks and set to work. My first attempt wasn't quite right - I stamped the circles randomly in an arc - but when I went to position the birthday sentiment, it just wouldn't work!!! So it was back to the drawing board.
This time I started off by positioning the sentiment in the bottom right corner - used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get just the right spot. Then I stamped the circles - I made sure that the flower circle was in navy as it is a strong image and I positioned the rest of the circles around it. I'm pleased how this turned out.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Circle Circus; Hobby Art - Birthday
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Card from stash
It's craft class this morning - so I'm going to have another go a blue LIM card!! But, before I go I must send celebration wishes all my blogging friends in the USA, have a very
HAPPY 4TH JULY
and I noticed my follower counter has gone up to 92 yesterday - but no new picture icon - so I check down the list and found that Mynnette has joined me - Welcome!! Now, don't forget check back later :)