Wednesday, August 12, 2015

LIM 236 - The Eyes Have it!

I'm finally getting my cards posted for the Less is More challenge for this week.  My problem is taking the time to photograph my cards!  I don't know why this is so difficult for me to get done!  This week is a one layer card challenge and we must use something with "eyes" on the card.  I actually made several cards (surprise, surprise!) because I didn't really "like" the first ones I came up with!

This card was made using a Paper Smooches stamp set.  I embossed the double stitched circle with a die from SSS. I drew on the ground and colored it with Copics.  Very quick and easy card.

For this second card I finally used a stamp that I've had for a year or two!  The woman is a stamp from Riley & Company.  I stamped in Memento black and then colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle.  Inside the card I stamped....I missed your birthday...a sentiment from TH.

I think I might have to give up on water coloring.  I used the TH stamps to create this card on water color paper. I tried using the Zig Clean Color brush pens to add color and I guess I just haven't gotten the knack of using them yet.  Not happy with my coloring at all!  I drew a string to hold his hat on and a string for the deflated balloon.  I think water coloring is kind of messy and random....and I'm just too much of a perfectionist!

 I tried water coloring on Neenah solar white card stock for this card.  Didn't turn out very well.  The water really saturates the card stock.  Oh, well....I sure I can find someone to send this one to! LOL!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...

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Hannelie said...

Susan they are all fabulous... and nothing wrong with your colouring!
I am anxiously waiting for my Zig markers to arrive... hope I will be able to do them justice !

Lynne said...

Oh Susan, what a fab selection of cards. Love them all
Lynne xxx

Sid said...

Great cards !!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! These are all FAB-ULOUS! Susan, love them all.
Perfect images, perfect colouring and those eyes are PERFECT on each of them!
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Faith A said...

Your cards are wonderful, so is your colouring - yes! even the watercolour.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful collection of eyes! Although I don't see anything wrong with your watercoloring, try Arches 140 lb cold press for the rough texture or hot press for smooth. It makes a big difference!

Chrissie said...

What a great bunch of cards Susan, your little worm really made me smile!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Susan I love 'em all, can't get enough of those Crazy Birds. Your belated birthday with the deflated balloon is brilliant and I love your watercolouring of it!
Thanks for joining us this week
"Less is More"

TaeEun said...

All of them are gorgeous! love the first card, so cute!!

Neets B said...

I think you're being far too critical and are seeing something completely different to me! I think your colouring looks great, what a fab selection of cards, all perfect for our challenge this week.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, goodness, Susan, you are way too hard on yourself! I think they are all fantastic!! I especially love that poor party guy with his deflated balloon!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

jimlynn said...

Susan, I LOVE THESE! Don't you just adore those crazy birds! Great cards!


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