... good morning fellow LIMettes - last week's challenge - Anything CAS Goes, 1,000 Challenge - was really good fun. I haven't been able to visit all the submissions, but I will try to get around - there are some fabulous cards on display. Sadly, despite extending the deadline, Chrissie and Mandi didn't quite get to 1,000 submissions - there were 782 cards when the collection closed. I managed to make five - some of them for my Christmas Collection - so thanks Chrissie and Mandi - I got some super cards made.
Now, this week's Less is More - LIM34 challenge is a sketch and, amazingly, I have a card made already!!
I have kept to the sketch layout, but instead of a square card, mine is a 5" × 7" rectangle. The only reason my card is ready now, is because I was playing with this stamp set during the week, so had the focal image already made! How lucky is that?
I think you all know that I'm a fan of Waltzingmouse Stamps. Well, last week Claire issued four new sets of stamps - two of the sets featured a really sweet cottage and I just wanted to play with it - the WM DT made some really wonderful cards - check out these two here - and there are others to see on Claire's blog too.
The cottage image is really detailed and it has so many possibilities. As it's getting really autumnal here, I opted for the lovely warm colours of Autumn leaves. I stamped the image directly on some card and used my nestie to cut it out. I put a mask over the image and then added the background sunset and some autumn trees. I coloured the roof with a mixture of inks using my aqua painter, and used Promarkers on the body of the cottage and windows. The set contains two stamps - the full version and the front of the house - I stamped the front house and added this to the image to give some dimension. Finally, I cut out a mat in brown using my Scalloped Rectangle nestie - I think Claire made this image to fit this set. I attached the image to the card base and simply finished it off with this really sweet sentiment.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse: A Cottage Home, Teeny Trees
Inks: Distress - Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo; Memento - Rich Cocoa, Tangelo, Potter's Clay, Bamboo Leaves; Stampin' Up! - Cajun Crazy
Promarkers: Chestnut, Pastel Yellow, Amber, Pumpkin
Spellbinders: Scalloped Rectangles Lg (S4-133) #5, Standard Rectangles Lg (S4-132) #5
Accessories: Card from stash
That's all for this morning - we're off to the airport to pick up Jonathan soon - he's been off on business again! I hate him going away, but love it when he gets home. See you soon. Have a good weekend!