Saturday, February 4, 2012

LIM53 - Aqua it is!

Hello Saturday! And welcome to another week of the Less is More challenge! Since this is the first week of the month, our challenge this week is a color challenge.  We've been challenged to create cards using the color Aqua.  Such a pretty color..don't you think?

I've made three cards today for the challenge...so without further ado...here they are:
This first card is fairly simply.  The butterfly was cut with a Memory Box die. I added a few pearls to the body and some glitter on the wings and popped it off the card.  The layer behind the butterfly was embossed with a paisley embossing folder and layered on aqua paper.  The sentiment is from PTI and the tag was hand cut and then layered on the same aqua paper.  I added three aqua pearls to the tag.

This second card was made using the Cameo.  I cut the front panel out (the aqua with the flowers on the end) then layered it over a piece of embossed card stock.  I believe that's a SU embossing folder.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and was stamped in white then heat embossed with white.


I'm not sure what happened to my colors, they look kind of blue...but they are aqua.  This is another simple card.  I cut off part of the front of the card then punched a decorative edge.  I added the aqua behind the punched edge and added a couple of score lines on the aqua.  I tied a ribbon around the card...stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink (in aqua ink) and added a couple of robin's egg half pearls.

That's all the cards for me this time.  Not sure why my camera wants the cards to be blue.  I tried several times to get a true color...but this wasn't my lucky week! LOL!

I also finished a layout today that I thought I'd share with you.


This is my cutie pie little grandson, Jacob. I used Echo Park papers for this layout. All the embellishments were printed on my ink jet printer then cut with the Cameo.  I have to tell you I'm really loving my Cameo.  I discover new things every time I use it!! The title work was cut with PTI dies.  Journaling was done on the computer, then cut into strips and adhered to the layout.  Lots of faux stitching and most of the embellishments are pop dotted. Love this collection...so perfect for water/beach layouts!  Journaling reads:

Jacob, you’re like a little fish!  These photos were taken in April 2011, and you were already playing in the water at the beach.  I probably wouldn’t even get my toes wet in April…it’s just too cold for me...but not for you!  That cold water never even slowed you down.    

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment! Come back again soon!  Until next time...

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47 comments:

Mynnette said...

Ooooo my goodness these ar gorgeous! LOVE them all--fantastic! :)

Rosemary said...

i agree with mynnette... all three are gorgeous, susan!!! love your layout, too!!

Chrissie said...

Gorgeous cards Bonnie, they are all superb and it would be difficult to choose a favourite, but I think the last one just has the edge for me!
As ever, thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

Senior moment... think I called you Bonnie there Susan... what's more I think I may have done that once before... as a class teacher I often used to call children by the wrong names... it seems I haven't got better with age!
Sorry!
Chrissie

Meadie said...

Three fantastic cards and I just love your scrapbook page too, hugs x x

Jen said...

all three are gorgeous susan

jen xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabuloius as always susan....and another wonderful layout too

ali x

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW what a stunning collection of cards! Love your layout as well, wish I could find the time to scrapbook as well :)

Meggymay said...

They are all gorgeous, its a super scrapbook page.
Yvonne x

Elise Jardine said...

Gorgeous cards, love the colours xxx

Beryl K said...

Stunning cards Susan, I couldn't pick a favourit if my life depended upon it. Super lo too
Beryl x

Bonnie said...

Three beautiful cards, Susan! I love all the cutouts. That Cameo sounds like a winning tool!

Zoƫ said...

These are all fab. Love the delicate butterfly and the scrap page is top!

lainey said...

Oooooo love the 2nd one Susan!! lainey x

Kim S said...

Jacob is a charmer!

Love the cards - that detailed butterfly on a simple white background is particularly gorgeous!

Judy1223 said...

Susan, all three cards are fabulous...gorgeous butterflies and die cuts! I think my favorite is the third card...love the clean edges and the bow! Too bad they can't accept scrapbook layouts...lots of aqua goodness in that superb layout, too!

Mandi said...

Sensational cards Susan I have that butterfly on my NEED list
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Bea said...

great cards - I particulary like the middle one and followed by the bottom one.

Viv's Visuals said...

Great job! Am not a scrapper so will just pick a fave from the lovely cards!! And it is deffo the second one - love it!

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful cards Susan, love the detailed butterfly but think the second one has the edge for me this week! xx

Sue Clark said...

Susan, I don't always take the time to comment, but wanted to tell you your cards are always so incredibly beautiful! You have a real talent with cards!

Faith A said...

WOW beautiful cards, love the die, love the Cameo cut and love the ribbon, in fact love them all AND your scrapbook page

Carla said...

beautiful cards and layout, I love the butterfly the most.

Fiona said...

Beautiful cards - love the butterfly on the first and the decorative edge on the third one. x

Craftilicious said...

Wow Susan - another set of amazing cards. I love, love, love the one you cut on the cameo! How cute is that layout too - I was a fish as a kid too - didn't care where we went on hols as long as there was a pool!
Tara x

Sandra said...

Susan your cards are amazing and if l was to choose one to be my favourite it would be no2 its gorgeous:) Sandra H

Jenny said...

You have all the best ideas Susan, these are all so fantastic. I especially love the cut away panel on the second card and your page is such fun, what a gorgeous portrait shot of Jacob :0)
Jenny x

Lynne said...

Yet another amazing set of cards Susan and a fabulous layout too.Hard a choose a favourite but I think the third card just does it for me.
Lynne xxx

Hello From Texas said...

Fabulous cards Susan. The second one is my favorite. I really love the flower cutout over the embossed white.
TFS
Carole

Terrie said...

Thanks for your comment on my left handed zentangle attempt :) I always lurk about and love your card creations though I realize I don't often comment on them. The whole less is more series are continually gorgeous - today I particularly like the cut out flower blossom one.

Thanks for sharing!

Aileen said...

Beautiful cards as always Susan. really like the butterfly on the first and loving your beach layout. Envious of your cameo it looks great fun. x

cnelson said...

Such GORGEOUS cards! Your lo could not be CUTER! LOVE the design!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan three fabulous cards.... All stunning.... Love them all.....
Hugs
Sylvie Xxxxx

Emilie said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I abdolutely love the last two and I have a soft spot for the second one! Your LO is gorgeous by tge way!

Linby said...

Fab work. I just love that pop of colour against the white on the second one - ooh I must try that.
Linbyx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous LIM cards Susan and I love the LO, Your tangles are just superb, so much talent !!!xxx

Kathyk said...

Simply beautiful cards (couldn't POSSIBLY pick a fave) and love your scrap layout too

Kathyk

Karen M said...

Everything you have shown us here is so fab, Susan! I love your style Kx

Valerie said...

Fabulous selection of cards Susan but I absolutely love the cameo cut one! Another fab layout as well, I always look forward to seeing your designs:)
Val x

Viv said...

Beautiful cards Susan, well done :) Viv xx

debby4000 said...

Love your Lim cards my favourite is the middle one.
Adore your layout.
luv
Debby

Toulouse31 said...

Hi Susan,I love the card you cut with the cameo, what is the file? its just beautiful. my camera is stuck on black and white now! I think it is cursed :-)
Hugs from very, very cold Toulouse

Jose said...

3 gorgeous cards Susan, but my favourite has to be the first one with that beautiful butterfly
Jose x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous cards Susan, such lovely designs. I can only think aqua must be a tricky colour for cameras, because it doesn't matter how many photos I take of my card I can't get it to look aqua at all! Lisa x

Kathleen said...

3 brilliant cards Susan and a great scrapbook page, found the tangles very interesting as well.

Kath x
Thanks so much for your comment.

Karen said...

All three cards are gorgeous and make me really wish for the summer to be here soon! For me my favourite is the first one as I'm loving my embossing folders at the moment. Lovely use of colour hugs karen x

kingstonmama said...

Three beautiful cards, Susan, and a great layout, too. Ann

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