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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Stampin Around Wheel Spot On

Happy Saturday and oh my yet another week of the hols has flown by and having only got in with last week's Less is More challenge on Thursday this one seems to have come around awful quick!  However it's a one layer challenge and you have to use 'ink'.  I've done a spotlight technique which means that the ink comes in with my ink pads to stamp images, in my Stampin' Up! Stampin' Around Wheel cartridge which is bashful blue and also the marina mist which I brayered over the top once I'd wheeled, stamped and spotlit some areas by masking them with punched circles.  Not only is it for Less is More, but also for the St Luke's Charity Card Challenge which asks for seaside/summer images and I fondly remember rock pooling as a child and collecting star fish and shells and the odd tiddler! Never had much luck with an octopus mind!

The second card is the same technique, but different colours and stamps.  This one is especially for Chrissie and her love of music and she'll note that I've been less rushed and got it right this time! She'll know what I mean.

The colours here are old olive, always artichoke and so saffron.  The stampin' around wheel is Music Notes and the sentiment is from a retired US set.  I've also used Flight of the Butterfly and the Heart to Heart XL punch.
You'll be glad to know that we survived the teeny meany boys and remarkably they stayed talking and sleeping (yes they did fit in a bit of shut eye) in the tent all night even with the rain!!!!  Of course the real pain kicks in later when the tiredness really catches up with my darling boy!!!

Have fun this weekend.
Hugs Zx
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Glossy white
Inks - pear pizzazz, pacific point, poppy parade, daffodil delight, bashful blue, marina mist, always artichoke, old olive, so saffron, night of navy
Stampin Up Wheels - Music Notes, Spot on
Stamp Sets Summer Splash, Curly Cute
Punches - circles various, heart to heart

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  1. I really appreciate these cards Zoe, particularly the second one! Both are gorgeous, but the theme of the second one is right up my street, as you so rightly suggest... and well done on the orientation too!
    Thanks so much.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. What a fun technique! I love that one little octopus peeking out of the first card. And, being a musician, I will definitely be copying your second card!

  3. Stunning Zoe! xx

  4. Both cards are smashing Zoe, the first one is so sweet, I love the cute octopus ! The second card is much more sophisticated and I have a couple of pals who I know would just love this design.

  5. LOVE the music card -- very cool!

  6. These are just fabulous. I do like this technique - it makes for such lovely cards. The "note of apprecation" is brilliant. However, your birthdy card with the undersea theme is just perfect for our St Luke's Charity Card Challenge - thanks for playing along - it's wonderful. Thanks for your continued support!! xx

  7. These are fab Zoe, I love the underwater scene and love the colour combo in the second one. xx

  8. Love both of these Zoe, I'm going to be buying more wheels and was looking at that music one this morning. You have such great ideas x

  9. Fabulous card Zoe
    As soon as I saw your second card I knew Chrissie would love it
    FAB effects
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  10. Love both of these great us of colour x

  11. These are both fantastic Zoë - great technique. The little octopus is very cute - can't say I ever found one rockpooling either - just nipping crabs! Thanks for playing with us at St Luke's again - we appreciate your support ;-D
    Tara x

  12. Two super cards! Such a great technique!

  13. Two super cards. Love this spotlighting technique. x

  14. A fun card and a clever card, both beautiful

  15. Two fabulous cards, Zoe!! LOVE the second...and the first one is just FUN!

  16. Lovely card Zoe fits our challenge over at St Lukes perfectly so thank you for joining in our challenge


  17. Great spotlight idea, goes really well with the underwater scene

  18. Two fantastic cards Zoe, Love the spotlight tecnique...just perfect for an underwater scene and the musical card has gorgeous colours in it :)
    Jenny x

  19. I love both of your cards. The fish one is so cute.

  20. Beautiful cards ! Love the technique you used.

  21. Two great cards Zoe - difficult to choose a favourite! Gill x


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