Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Back again! 1st Challenge of the week

Hello again,
Lunch time over, back to 'work'.
It's Less is More time again. (LIM)  I love taking part in this little Blog Challenge.  I say 'little' but last week there were over 170 entries.  It's always nice to see so many different ideas and designs each week.  I must apologise though for not stopping by more blogs and commenting on the cards last week, but time just ran away with me.  I will do better this week, I promise.
It's Theme week this week and the challenge is 
                Something Shiny
Hmm ........ something shiny?? This could be any number of things -  gems or glitter, shiny silk ribbon maybe.  Metal trinkets or glossy cardstock?  Shiny could be a nice new car, shiny new bike, diamond ring. It could even be a Christmas bauble.  The list could go on.  In the end I went with mirri card and made a bunch of shiny keys for a lovely new home.
I don't use much mirri card these days, but the different coloured pieces I found in my bit box were perfect for the job.  I used the TH Alterations die - Hardware Findings, to cut the keys and the keyhole.  I sanded the edges of the keyhole a little, to remove the shiny layer then coloured over with DI to give a bit of a worn look. I attached it to the front of my card then cut out the middle - you can just pick this up in the photo.
As you can see I've used the spritz technique again.  I wanted to add a little colour so I used a circle template as a stencil, positioned off the edge of the card, then doodled around the outside.   

I'm loving this look at the moment (can you tell).  While there's ink in those little spray bottles, beware!  
It's funny how you forget techniques then suddenly everything you make includes one particular thing - well this is mine.  It won't be for much longer though the bottles are nearly empty. 
It's not a brilliant picture, sorry.  I'd left it until late in the afternoon to phoptgraph it and I struggled to get a decent shot. (I said we'd had a nice week so far)  What with the sunshine streaming through the window and the mirri card reflecting on my camera it wasn't easy.  It looks shiny to me, what do you think? 

Hopefully I'll be back later on.  What's this, nothing for days, then 3 at once!  Just trying to catch up a little.

Bye for now, enjoy the rest of your afternoon.



  1. that is a cool idea with this card. LOvely.


  2. This looks terrific Linda!
    Super new home card.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. I love your card! It's so clever! I have a lock and key die and I would never have dreamed of using them in this way. It's masterful! And very lovely! Hugs, Lesley

  4. It's simply perfect as a new home card ..... and a great use of leftover card scraps too - YAY! We crafters hate waste!


  5. A bunch of shiny keys makes a fabulous new home card Linda - I love it! I was amused by the idea of you lurking about with the spray bottles - time to give hubby a makeover?! Vicky x

  6. Love those keys! Perfect Card for the occasion :)

  7. Linda, this is super. The keys and lock are a great idea for a new home card and hmmm, that's a die I don't posses (yet!) xx

  8. What a fantastic design, my Mirri card is sitting in the back of the draw now as I hardly ever use it
    I love what you've done with it.

  9. This is simply superb Linda
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. What a cute idea for a new home card Linda. Looks great. x


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