Monday, July 4, 2011

Less Is More Shades of Blue Challenge

I'm playing along for the first time today over at Less Is More.  The challenge for Week 22:
SHADES of BLUE
You can use a white card base, but they do want to see more than one color of blue, not just one!

I must admit I've been lurking over there for a while - the DT and the folks who participate are extremely talented!!!  I finally just had to take the plunge with this one.

My card uses Rogue Redhead Designs stamps - the "bluebells" are from the Floriculture plate, stamped three times and masked, and colored with Copics.  The background vintage Almanac image is from the Relish Reading plate (from Stamp Diva).  I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape, colored with Copics, to the top and bottom of the image panel to make it look like the image was just haphazardly stuck there.  The background is Glimmer Mists.  Very flat, very mailable, very fun ;).
 

Tomorrow I will finally have my second-ever blog candy.... Bluebird Blog Candy (say that 5 times fast!)... celebrating all of you lovely artists who inspire and encourage me every single day.  Hope all of my US friends have a fabulous and fun July 4th!

31 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

That's just beautiful!

Netty said...

Beautiful card Jean and adore those beautiful bluebells. xx

GinaA said...

Love the floral image against the faded block print background, a real contrast.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card, love the added tissue tape and a great background. Tracy x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous card!!!Hope you are having a great three day weekend!

2amscrapper said...

perfect for the challenge!

Jacqueline said...

Love the bluebells image (in different shades of blue :)) Playful with the tape.

Ana Márquez said...

I love the blue colour, that in your cards looks really bright and paceful. Great!

Jenny said...

Hi Jean, glad you joined in this week, beautiful card. I love the blubells image, I didn't realise you could colour tissue tape...looks great :)
Thanks for saying hello on my blog:)
Jenny x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi There Jean, Great card, all the pretty blues:0) Thanks for the tongue twister, I've been practising and it doesn't get any easier, LOL

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Jean, I was watching Wimbledon not playing lol
Beryl x

Jan said...

Great card hun xx Jan

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, great shades of blue and lovely layout.

Kath x

craftattack said...

Great card, lovely idea with the tissue tape! Hugs, Valerie

Deb (dcorder) said...

Love the blue. Love the wash tape. LOVE IT!!!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Love the blue. Love the wash tape. LOVE IT!!!

Lin said...

Oh I LOVE this card! Wouldn't it be wonderful if lilies of the valley came in blue?!

Romaine said...

This is lovely! The bluebells are so pretty!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card...are those flowers blue bells? Love the background image.

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Daniele said...

beautifull card Jean, love the sprited background
hugs

Kathyk said...

So very pretty

Kathyk

Linda R. said...

Well I have to say your rocked this challenge.. I have been wanting to play along over there as well maybe this will give me the inspiration I need..

PetraB said...

This is so beautiful, I adore all the shades of blue you used.

Mandi said...

WElcome to "Less is More" Jean
your card is very pretty.
Do hope you will join in again and perhaps visit your fellow entrants blogs, as they will to you
Thank you
Diva LIM
Co-creator
"Less is More"

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card Jean - love the bluebells. The coloured tape gives the card pizzazz! Brilliant!
Have a great day - Sylvia x

Suzi B said...

I love blubells this is fabulous.
Sue :)

Elborgi said...

realy wonderful creation
elborgi

Pauline said...

This is stunning, I love the blue flowers and the vintage tape. Gorgeous.

Shar said...

Fabulous! What a beautiful blue creation! Love it!

massofhair said...

Your LIM card shades of blue is awesome, so clever and well designed. Glad you decided to join us Limettes and looking forward to seeing your entry for this week:-)