Sunday, October 16, 2011

LIM37 - Cocktails...or a variation thereof....

It's been a crazy and hectic week for me, but I finally got my card made for the Less is More challenge. The theme for this week's challenge is:   

The Challenge rules are:  You may interpret this however you wish... your favourite tipple, the colours of a cocktail or a simply cocktail of colours. Let your imagination run with this one, it will be interesting to see how imaginative you can be.

Here is a little fun... you can follow the link to see what cocktail you are..

I gave it a try and here's the recipe for me...

3 parts Fun
2 parts Sensitivity
1 part Shrewdness

And a Splash of Inspiration
Limit yourself to one serving. This cocktail is strong!


Since we don't imbibe in our house, I was really stumped for this challenge.  No stamps that would work...nothing.  This tested the limits of my overworked and overtired brain! LOL!  But....I finally thought of something...a cocktail dress!  Now, that will work.  Here's my card:

I had to make the card 5x7 inches in order for the dress and fit on it.  I have this really cool book I bought several years ago.  The editors are Klutz and the book title is Paper Fashions Fancy.  The book as templates for putting different dresses together and even includes some papers to used when making the outfits.  I used some of the papers from the book (kit) and designed a floor-length dress.  The top of the dress is made from black velvet paper and the bottom of the dress is made from a black flocked paper.  I added a few red bling at the dropped waist and a bling necklace.  I cut a slit in the bottom of the dress and backed it with some of the black velvet paper and added a bit of stickles for sparkle.  I also highlighted the unflocked parts of the skirt with a Sakura clear star gelly roll pen. The dress is hanging on a dress stand that is also included in the templates.  I simply cut it out and colored it with a gold leafing pen, then added a few black doodles on the bottom of the stand..  I also drew a solid line around the edges of the card with the gold leaf pen.  The card base is black card stock.  The red paper is a textured red foil paper and the white behind it is a glittery-sparkly paper.  The sentiment is from PTI and was stamped in Versamark and white ink, then sprinkled with fine white detail powder and heat embossed.

I'd also like to introduce you to our newest grandson....Pierce.

I took this photo when he was just a few hours old.  He stayed awake and kept an eye on all of us for quite a while.  He weighed in a 7 pounds 11.2 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.  True is...he's so small!  I'm always amazed when I first hold one of my grand children.  It's hard to remember my children being this small.    He's a cutie...and his big brother and sister are both excited to welcome their new brother!

Thanks again for stopping by.  I appreciate all your wonderful comments!  Until next time...

♥ Hugs! ♥

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Craftilicious said...

Wow - great take on the challenge - love your cocktail dress.

Pierce is a total cutie pie! Congrats to you and yours :-)

Rosemary said...

oh what a brilliant idea, susan!! love the cocktail dress... and your new grandbaby??? he is just way too sweet!! congrats!

Chrissie said...

This is a fabulous cocktail dress Susan, and a terrific card. It's an inspired idea.
Pierce looks simply adorable, congratulations to all!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Hi Susan
So glad you joined us. Our theme of cocktails didn't have to be drink related, a cocktail of colours [as my second card depiceted] would have been great. Your cocktail dress is terrific...perfect!
Thank you so much
Mandi LIM

Mandi said...

Your baby grandson Pierce is adorable


Meadie said...

Gorgeous card, I love the design of your dress! Congrats on your new grandson - he is so cute:)

Beryl K said...

Love your cocktail dress, it's stunning. Lovely pic of your new grandson
Beryl x

Toulouse31 said...

I love your dress, so clever and your new little grandson is gorgeous! congratulations :-) x

Julie Howard said...

Congratulations on your new addition! Adorable. Finally a good visit to the hospital, huh? Give Butch a hug from me. :) Thinking of you guys. Heading to Wisconsin for a few days with my mom, but I'll call you when I get back into town. Talk to you soon!

Jenni's Jems said...

Congratulations on the new grandson and the nifty little cocktail dress both little stunners x

cnelson said...

Welcome to Pierce!! So sweet and precious! Congrats! LOVE your card! So sleek and elegant!

Linby said...

Well done on thinking outside the box! It's a great card. Lovely to see your newest addition too.

Vicky Hayes said...

What a cutie - Pierce I mean, not the cocktail dress which is gorgeously sophisticated!

Jenny said...

Love that dressy little number Susan, fab card.
Pierce is a real cutie too :)
Jenny x

Lynne said...

Fabulous take on the challenge Susan, love your cocktail dress. But I love your Grandson just as much, he is just adorable.
Lynne xxx

Debgem said...

Susan - congratulations on your lovely new Grandson - he's just so lovely - and I think the picture is super!

And I really like your take on this challenge - it's very elegant!

Brenda R said...

Whoever receives this card will be a very lucky person. What an awesome card! Darling Pierce will double his weight in a couple months and still be the perfect size.

Jan said...

Lovely card, Susan. Pierce is adorable congratulations. xx Jan

Bonnie said...

What a great idea and a beautiful dress! Baby Pierce is adorable. He'll grow so fast.


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