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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Fuchsia

The Less is More Challenge this week is a One Layer card to include a stem.  I decided to use a wood mounted Fushcia stamp I've had for years, but it is still one of my favourite flower stamps.
I stamped the image with Versafine' Onyx, which was then coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter pens.  The colours of the pens are so vibrant and really sparkle!   The sentiment is an old Hero Arts wood mounted stamp.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

This wasn't my first attempt at making the card above.  The pens I used were new, so I played around on a scrap of paper first to make sure the ink was flowing well.  When I'd finished the card, I somehow accidentally put the card on the scrap of paper, which was still very wet with the ink, and got green ink on the back and the corner of the front of the card.  It was rather a mess!!  Rather than throw the damaged card away, I decided to die cut parts of it and make another card.  So here is Fuchsia card number 2!

I die cut the image using a Memory Box 'Stitched Circle' die and die cut a stitched rectangle from the clean bit of the back of the card. (I hope this counts as a snippets as I'll be sharing my card over in The Playground).  The image is attached with foam pads.  The sentiment is another very old wood mounted stamp.  Three purple pearls finished off my card.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

37 comments:

  1. Great rescue job, the second card looks as if you'd planned it that way all along. I love the strong colours of the glitter pens, they look fab used on this design
    Jane

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    1. The pens were a Christmas present from my daughter. I have a couple of sets, but I think the other sets will be added to my wishlist! x

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  2. Good on you for playing with your older stamps and trying out your new pens and for doing a fab rescue!

    Thanks for playing in the SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  3. Two lovely cards Liz. The stamp really is a pretty one and the glitter pens look lovely. I think they might have to go on my wish list.

    Well done saving your card. Whoever would have known! Barbxx

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  4. What a great rescue! Love that little image and you colored them perfectly - so vivid!

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  5. Two great cards - the second one is a brilliant rescue.
    Kath x

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  6. Both of your cards are so beautiful!! I love the flowers!! You colored them perfectly!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Hi Liz,
    ooooooooooooo! I like very much.
    I love Fuchsias and that stamp is gorgeous.
    Love both the designs.
    Was thinking of buying those pens, and now they are going to the top of my wish list.
    Fab quick thinking of how to save your image on the second card, and great dies used too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. I love your card. I can see why you cherish that fuchsia stamp, beautiful. Your rescued card is beautiful too, I can't decide which one is my favourite. Cara x

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  9. Two great CAS cards, Liz. The fuchsia stamp is quite lovely and you have given them life with your coloring skills! Well done. Good luck with the DT app!

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  10. A beautiful image clearly works beautifully for layered or CAS style cards! I'm partial to the layered version because I'm a layering fool! lol

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  11. Beautiful! I really like that stamp.

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  12. Stunning card, love the image and I love fuchcia's and to be honest it is my favourite colour.

    Kath x

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  13. Very beautiful cards Liz, I like the second card the most. I love the extra dimension in it and the stitched panels.
    Hugs, Veerle

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  14. Two beautiful CAS style cards Liz, well done! I love the fuchsia image and the fabulous sentiments you used. I also love the stitched die cuts you used on the second card, they are fabulous. Great job!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  15. Wow...amazing that you are able to fit this into so many challenges! Thank you for sharing at ATCAS!

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  16. These are so beautiful Liz and with a real feel of elegance. And you did well on the photographs as you can see the shimmer, not always easy to pick up.

    Many thanks for joining in with our February themes at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

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  17. Pretty cards, love the one layer at the top but both work really well :D

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  18. 2 beautiful cards Liz and great to see them in 2 versions.
    thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More & ATCAS

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  19. Go you for the save, Liz! I actually love it better as the beautiful fuchsia seems to just pop off the second card, but both are gorgeous! Good luck with the DT call!! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. Beautiful Liz, I love fuchsia's and this stamp is gorgeous.

    Sue xx

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  21. Beautiful cards Liz and great "save", testiment to your wonderful creativity.

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  22. That was a great save! Both cards are awesome, Liz! As I like stitching so well, I think the second is my fave!!!

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  23. Both lovely cards - always satisfying to rescue something that could have otherwise ended up scrapped. Those glittery pens add the perfect amount of sparkle. Lou x

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  24. Gorgeous cards, Thank you for joining us at Addicted to stamps.
    hugs
    laurigami

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  25. This design looks great in both versions Liz... superb job!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  26. Such a beautiful choice of flowers, and I'll bet the first one sparkles like crazy IRL! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  27. Two lovely cards,I think the rescue card is really my favourite

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

    Joan

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  28. #1 looks great to me, but I've done the very same thing with pens....the gold slicci pen which I love, is sort of easy to do that smearing thing. But #2 looks beautiful with the stitched frames...Good for you at a clever and dimensional recovery! (on the Icicle house: It was actually easier coloring than some of the images I think will be a snap to color, then just don't work right. This house had a lot of features, but just colored bit by bit, and it looked pretty good when I finished. Then was afraid I'd mess up with the ice & snow process!) TFS & hugs

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  29. Love your beautiful card. The image is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  30. Your fushcia cards looks do pretty!The rescued card looks great!

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  31. The image is so beautiful Liz, it reminds me of stained glass patterns.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  32. Beautiful stamp and super card, well done for the rescue job too!
    Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  33. Your Anything Goes cards for the ATSM challenge are shimmery fushia fabulous! Way to go with the 'save' - a design innovation with outstanding results...
    ~c

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  34. Aaaah simply gorgeous and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

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  35. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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