Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Challenges at *The Cheerful Stamp Pad* and *Less is More*

Good morning you all, seems like we are in for another hot day. Yesterday the temps climbed to over 30°, after only 11° on Saturday, a big difference. But it should cool down again tomorrow, and then we will see if the summer is over before it has begun!
Yesterday - and at the weekend, I did a lot of painting, but don't want to share the pics till they are finished.
For my DT piece over at *The cheerful stamp pad* - where the theme for this challenge is *my favourite background*, I did one of my 5S pieces - splodge, smudge, smear, spray and scratch, which is always fun! Especially the heating and bubbling afterwards. This was the result:
Then I distressed the edges with TH stormy skies and forest moss, stamped some floral images along the bottom, added a few small black flowers, a black bird (Sizzix sparrow die) and a TH branch tree in front of a setting sun made of a scrap of gauze material. Then I added the leopard on the left, and that was it. There's still plenty of time to enter the challenge, so hop on over and have a look!


And I made another card for *Less is More* , taking care to follow the sketch again. This time I placed a strip of green- blue paper across the card, cut some clouds from scrap paper, and punched out three cows. The sentiment has been computer generated.



So, that was it for today. Thanks to all who left such nice comments on my paintings yesterday and Sunday, I very much appreciate it. Have a nice day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

41 comments:

  1. Morning Val, I am enjoying heavenly peace here without the family, sooooooo nice. Love your cards, especially the one with cows! Havea nice day, Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Your design team challenge is super! I love your 5S technique .. always works so well and adds drama to any piece. The cows gave me a good chuckle ... could be my motto these days .. just keep moving. Good one, Valerie. Hope you enjoy your day and it doesn't get too hot. hugs, Donna

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  3. I'm loveing your 5s's background Valerie and the less is more is so cute lol

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  4. Great DT piece Valerie, the silhouettes look fab against your 5S background and I love that little cow punch. Have a nice day. xx

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  5. Your background is fab - love the 5 S's and your LIM card is just soooooooo fab too

    Kathyk

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  6. Love the card Valerie - very funny.
    That background is awesome - looks like you had a lot of fun with your 5 S's.
    Hugs xx

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  7. Fabulous background - you must have had a lot of fun making it. I love
    your LIM card.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Fabulous piece for your DT love those gorgeous colours and textures you have achieved. Must join in this challenge looks like fun. Your LIM is fab great play on words and such a a fun image.

    Marie

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  9. Hi Val, love your work, especially the moooooooving cows! Glad you are having nice weather! Hugs, Barb

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  10. great lim card and sentiment x

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  11. Hi Valerie. Love your 5S project. Looks great with the additions but looks fab on its own as well. Great card. It would make a great "we are moooving card" ie change of address.
    Regards Florence.

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  12. Wonderful background.....mmmm love this. Great fun LIM card Valerie. Annette x

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  13. Hi Valerie,
    Wow, I love your beautiful work--what a fabulous technique! And your card is adorable!!!
    XO
    CIndy

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  14. Oh, dear me, your Less is More card is too cute for words! Love it!

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  15. Hiya Valerie, I've just been catching up on all your latest work as I've not been blogging as much recently as I used to, and Mr Blogger is making commenting so tedious by putting obstacles in the way all the time, grrrrrrr! I think most of all I love your zendoodle cats, they look amazing and are the kind of thing we'd see on postcards in gift shops here, I hope you do more of them, very artistic.

    How are you, petal? We miss you on KK but understand of course. Don't forget where we are if you need us. You're in my thoughts anyway.

    Oh, did you get the card I sent a few weeks ago? I hope it got there. CoB

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  16. Valerie You always amaze me with with all the techniques used in your artwork! Great Pieces as always! Hugs,Tee

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  17. That texture is amazing on top... love how you placed the scene over it.

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  18. Hi, Popping by to check out all of your wonderful creations. Love the textural backgrounds you create and the way that black pops against it! Creative wishes! :) J

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  19. Gorgeous colourful background, sounds like it was fun to create too:0) Hi Valerie, love your LIM card too, lots of fun:0) There could be storms on the way to you we've been having them this afternoon, quite dramatic flashes and thunder, I love it, Gay xxx

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  20. I love your LIM card.Those cows really rock!
    Thanks so much for joining us again.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  21. "keep mooving" -- that's you, Valerie. Always on the move to create, create, create.

    Love your background technique and the final result. GORGEOUS!

    Hugs,
    C

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  22. The texture is amazing.
    That card is cute :)
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. I love your mooving card, so sweet and the colours are really eye-catching too :)
    Jenny x

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  24. What a fun card, I love the 'keep moooving'.
    Jox

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  25. Ohh Valerie, i love the texture its gorgeous
    hugs June xxxxx

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  26. We had a thunder storm earlier really help freshen things up :) Love your wonderful background yummy colour and texture just love it. XOXO Zoe

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  27. nice variety of work today. Wish I could do abstract.

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  28. BRILLIANT background, I love it!

    We had a very dramatic thunderstorm this afternoon, and it's now much cooler after a couple of days of extreme (but welcome) heat.

    x

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  29. Wow Blogger has let me post today!! Love your abstract 5s work Val and your LIM card is sooo cute too. Hugzzz jeanieg xx

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  30. This is my "favorite" background too.
    Fantastic techniques :]
    Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  31. Your DT piece is fabulous, the texture looks amazing. Yvonne xx

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  32. Great background and wonderful scene you created using it. Great LIM card too. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

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  33. Clever and inventive as ever Val
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  34. Great take on the challenge with the cows - fun card.
    Linbyx

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  35. What an incredible background! Your card is amazing! Love it! Have a lovely evening!

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  36. Gorgeous Valerie! Love the 5 background! thanks for your sweet words on my DT position. take care, gerri

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  37. How cute is this! Love the cows!!
    My Card

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