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Sunday, 7 August 2011

Less is More Wk 27 Colour

Hi

Well I have just returned, well friday to be exact, from a week at Center Parcs with all my family. Having taken some crafting with me it remained in the bag that I had taken it in any of you that have done Center Parcs will know that, it's just one activity after another.................... and now I have another week off work to recover from the week that was and plenty of scrapbooking to do. I did however conquer a long time fear of mine and accompanied my 2 nieces aged 4 and 7 to "Cool creatures" I have to say that a 4 inch cockroach and 2 snakes amongst others is not my idea of "cool", but I did touch a snake!!!!!! unlike my nieces who had it wrapped around their necks, kids have no fear...........

So I needed a crafty fix and this weeks Less is more challenge is colour. the challenge is to create a card in the colour of our national flag, as I am from the UK mine is red, white and blue. I had recently purchased Artictic Outposts new Loverly London and London Underground stamps, which I had to mount and cut out before I could use them, I hate that bit.... I thought as I have to create in our national colours I would also create a national theme and what better than our capital city.

I just love these stamps

Background is stamped using D.I. stormy sky and fired brick. I cannot tell you how many times I attempted that union jack with the 2 colours but got there in the end. Foreground images are stamped with archival cobalt blue and the text in versa magic red magic.




24 comments:

  1. Love those stamps, perfect for this theme XOXO Zoe

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  2. WOW I love these stamps and what a fantastic card you have made using them, really cool :)

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  3. What perfect images for this challenge...great idea and a super card.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  4. These are great stamps. A super card. xx

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  5. This is really a great card, I really like it xx

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  6. Wow, what a gorgeous card Amanda! Love the images, especially the keep calm and carry on one!! Very patriotic theme!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  7. Really great collage - I love the Keep Calm stamp!

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  8. A fabulous card with these fantastic images, love it!

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  9. Well i guess you live in Great Brittian ;) Great card and i like your stamps. I wish i had some typical Dutch stamps, my husband is asking me very often if i can make a card with typical Dutch things and Delfts bleu. So especially for him i made a card with ribbon of the dutch flag.

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  10. What super stamps - just right for this challenge!! Love the card. I've had another play Here's mine!

    You sound like you've had a great holiday and you were very brave!!

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  11. Just love the images for this challenge, Brilliant card.

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  12. What a great set of stamps! A lovely card.

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  13. What a fantastic collage amanda
    Perfect!
    Thank you so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  14. Beautiful work Amanda, as always. Glad you enjoyed our time away and hope you are rested. Plenty more crafting to do now that you are back and have had a break from it. keeleyxx

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  15. Love your iconic stamps and the way you've overlapped them. x

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  16. Beautiful card. Fabulous images and fabulous stamping.

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  17. A fabulous card - I love the stamps that you've used. You are right, great minds do think alike.
    xxx Hazel.

    I have two snakes that share my crafting are.

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  18. I really love your creation. Makes me want to get on a plane and go - anywhere! Your Union Jack came out great. Wonderful combination of images and a great take on the challenge. Thank you too, for your lovely comment on my card!

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  19. This is gorgeous - very collage like but much much classier. Love the use of colour and the images lol Karen

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  20. Hi Amanda

    What a great card love your collage its great!

    Tina (no 75)

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  21. Great card, love the way you have made it into a collage. Well worth the effort.
    Avril

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