Saturday, October 1, 2011

LIM35 - The Color of My Eyes

The challenge this week at Less is More is to create a card using the color of my eyes as the predominant color for the card.  Unfortunately, I have strange eyes...sometimes they're gray, sometimes they're blue, and sometimes they're green.  I understand that hazel eyes are like that.  As a child my eyes were a vivid blue...so I'm told; however, as an adult, my eyes are green most of the time.  See...I told you...strange!  So, I decided to go with green for my color.




I've made two cards specifically for this challenge.  This first card will be added to my stash of Christmas cards that I'm trying to get ready.  The chair is a CTMH stamp that was first stamped on the card, then on the green polka dotted paper.  I cut a mask for the chair and stamped the tree behind the chair.  The tree is a Flourishes stamp.   I cut out the green chair and popped dotted it over the stamped image.  If you've followed my blog for a while, you know how I am about grounding images..so I drew a little line behind the chair and tree to be the "baseboard".  I drew the "skirt" around the tree with a black pen and added a little glitter to the skirt.  Then...because I could...I added some red and green bling ornaments to the tree and a touch of glitter pen. The star on top was punched from silver paper and highlighted with a bit of glitter.  The sentiment is from PTI.

This next card will probably end up being a birthday card.  The lanterns are Lawn Fawn stamps that I've had for a while and couldn't figure out how to use them.  I stamped the lanterns on the card, then stamped them on some green patterned paper and cut them out.  I popped them over the stamped image with dimension tape.  The gold "cord" was drawn on with a gold Uniball pen.  The sentiment is from PTI.


I haven't completed a new layout this week, but since this little one will soon be 2 years old, I thought I would share an older layout with you.  This is my youngest granddaughter, Maggie.  She'll be two years old in November...and she is a joy!!  This was her hospital photo...can you believe it?!  She was definitely worth the wait!.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time....

♥ Hugs! 


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26 comments:

Carol said...

Two fabulous cards Susan but the first one is stunning - love the grounding. Your grand daughter looks absolutely adorable, love your layout. Carol x

Rosemary said...

as always your cards are perfect, susan! i really like the first one, alot... perfect christmas card. the layout of your granddaughter is just precious!

laurie said...

I love your cards...and the baby is precious!

Judy1223 said...

Susan, we have something in common...our eye color! I'm having a hard time with this week's challenge because, like you, my hazel eyes change color quite frequently! (Mostly depends on what I'm wearing...) I have to say I adore BOTH cards you made for the challenge...amazing masking on the first, beautiful coloring on the second. And that layout is so precious!

Chrissie said...

Two great cards Susan, but the layout with your granddaughter is is simply adorable.. what a little treasure she looks.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Debgem said...

Susan - your cards are so beautiful. I love the Christmas one with the festive tree and armchair. Just love the Chinese lanterns - so bright. And your layout is so beautiful!!

Hazel eyes are fun - so many colours to play with :)

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun what a fantastic post just love your CAS cards they are just amazing oh and your,grandaughter is just,so precious just stuning hugs cherylxxx

Violets Corner said...

The layout is fabulous Susan, so precious, and the cards are brilliant, love the colours.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Viv said...

Brilliant cards again Susan and oh wow what a sweet baby and layout page. I love that large swirl esp. :O) Viv xx

Lynne said...

Both of your cards are fabulous as always Susan. I love the tree and that very comfy looking arm chair. Your layout is beautiful too and your grandaughter is adorable.
Lynne xxx

Craftilicious said...

I love your first card Susan - the chair and tree as really christmassy :-D

Sarah said...

The cards are great, I love the Christmas tree. But oh little Maggie outshines them all what an adorable little bundle she is!

Linda said...

Beautiful cards, Susan...but your layout is gorgeous! And so is little Maggie :-)

Sue said...

Superb cards Susan. your Granddaughter is adorable tfs
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Aileen said...

Two super cards, great paper piecing. Gorgeous scrapbook card. x

Linby said...

Just scrolled through going oooh, aaah, oooh - all so lovely! Great use of the chair on the xmas card.
Linbyx

Bonnie said...

What a lovely, cozy Christmas scene and the lanterns are so festive. Maggie is a beauty and the flourishes are beautiful on this page.

Annchen said...

wonderful cards!
And the babycard is awesome

Annchen said...

they are all beautiful!
But the babycard is so awesome!

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh gorgeous Susan - I love the little homely Christmas scene and the lanterns are great too! And what an adorable photo of your grandaughter - and arranged into the most beautiful layout!

kingstonmama said...

Two gorgeous card and a beautiful scrapbook page. I love that tree with the cozy paper-pieced chair.

Suze Bain said...

Fab cards Susan, love the oriental lanterns but I really love that christmas tree & comfy chair. x

Sarah said...

Fabulous greens with splashes of red and just love the Christmas setting! Sarah at 92

Carol said...

Love both of your green cards, Susan! I espcially love the Christmas one...gorgeous tree and adorable chair!
I know exactly what you mean about the changing eye color...mine are primarily green, however, sometimes they look grey, sometimes blue. And, these last few years, my husbands' beautiful green eyes have turned a beautiful shade of blue like the rest of his family.

fatmonica said...

Beautiful cards-and I love that layout!

Margiemac said...

Just stunning cards, especially your first zentangle
Beautiful grand-daughter.

Crafty hugs

Marge mac

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