Saturday 26 August 2017

LIM Guest Designer #343 'Use A Real Object'

Hi there friends, I am here with my usual card for the  'Less is More' challenge. This time I am so honoured to be chosen as their Guest Designer ;) It's a Recipe this week and ........

Please use the cue card above when entering the challenge 
and also remember to keep your cards CAS ;)

 Please come and have a peek at my cards and also check out all the other beauties the
 amazing Design Team  have come up with.
Enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned ;)

White Linen card
Die-namics MFT Rectangle Peek a Boo Window die
Zig Clean Color pens
Wool (various bits and pieces)
Seahorse charm (My real object)
3d foam strips

I cut a small rectangle piece of card and painted a little sea/sky scene using my Zig pens.
Then I wrapped various pieces of textured wool around the bottom half of the card panel.

I threaded the seahorse charm on the top piece of wool before wrapping it around the card.
I used my window die to cut a section from my A6 top fold card base. Then I adhered the
card panel to my card base using 3d foam strips to raise it up a bit.

Close up as requested.

 Here's another card I made for the challenge. I decided to use my mini staples and
sequins as my  'real objects'!


White Linen card
AltEnew Sketchy Flowers stamps
Versafine Onyx Black ink 
Copics and Promarkers
TH Mini Stapler
Wow Rich Gold E/P 
Quickie Glue pen
Neat & Tangles sequins

I stamped my flowers onto a panel and also stamped another copy. I cut a tag using one
of the panels I had stamped. I then coloured the flowers on the tag part. I used a  quickie
glue pen and embossed in gold on the tag.

I used my mini staples to attach the tag to my card panel. I stamped my sentiment and
raised it up using small foam pads.
The whole panel was then attached to an A6  top fold card base. A sprinkling of  sequins
 and my card was complete.




Nonni said...

Two fantastic makes, Viv. I'm blown away with your artistry in your first card -I love the scene you created and all the texture and detail. So creative and beautiful! Your second card has a fun, young and trendy look. Great use of staples! Thanks for being such an inspiring GD at LIM!

Dawn Phillips said...

So pleased you got to be a guest designer. I love your cards. These are a couple of beauties x

Izzy Scrap said...

I'm totally in love with your first card, Viv ! So stunning and so creative ! Love the different blue shades and the different materials you used ! Absolutely wonderful ! The second card is also very creative and beautiful ! Thank you for being our guest designer this week at Less is More ! Have a great weekend !

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

What an incredible guest designer you are Viv! Your first card is a real piece of art and looks like it should be framed and hung on a wall. Superb use of the natural wool to create such a visually stunning piece. Absolutely love the second card and I had to look twice as the little tag looks just like a piece of fabric. Really clever! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us as our guest designer. xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I'm with Sharon on that first one Viv and really think it's such a professional piece of artistry it should be hung on the wall for all to admire. What a brilliant use of different materials to create that perfect arty seaside scene. Absolutely love it. You're second one is also completely swoon-worthy, elegant, clever and love how you've kept the outline of flowers uncoloured except for the tag. Amazing work and thanks for being our perfect guest designer this week. Hope you get lots of visits. x

Kathy said...

Stunningly beautiful cards, Viv! Your colors in the first card are just gorgeous, and I love the framing! Your design and color on the second card is a real inspiration! Love them both!

Em said...

How beautifully you have used that sketchy flowers stamp from Altenew. It is a favorite of mine.

Cara said...

Congratulations on your guest DT position, very well deserved. You've created two absolutely stunning cards for this post, so impressive x

Trina P. said...

These are beautiful, Viv. Love how you created the beachy background with your Zigs. Sweet design too having it peek through the window. I just bought that peek-a boo die. Can't wait to receive it. Thank you so much for being our guest designer this week at Less is More. 😊 Trina xx

Susan said...

Hi Viv , I've never visited your blog before, I'm glad I stopped. I absolutely love what you did with the Altnew stamp. I hope you do not mind if i case it. Can you use a glue pen with embossing powder? Also your first card is a piece of artwork, can you post some more photos, closeups? Thank you

Viv said...

Aww thank you Susan, so kind.Of course CASE away!yes you can use a glue pen to emboss with ;)I will try and get a better close up of my card too ;) Viv x

cotnob said...

Gorgeous cards as always Viv, such a lovey scene on the first one and fabulous design on the second.
Congratulations on your Guest Design spot.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Susan said...

What beautiful cards. Thanks for guesting for us at Less is More!

Su Mohr said...

Beautiful cards, Viv! Congrats on being guest designer!

Jan said...

Wonderful cards Viv so good to see you as GDT. Thanks for the tut I will try the technique xx Jan

Gerrina said...

Congrats on being guest designer at LIM again! And you made two real beauties! Love both, but that 2nd one is my favorite :)! HAve a good and fun weekend!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh my gracious, Viv! Your darling little seahorse was destined to live in your 'ocean!'
I thought I'd pretty much tried everything with those gorgeous Sketchy Floral stamps... thanks for showing me a very beautiful additional use - it's stunning!!
=] M

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the GD spot, Vee! They should just have you be on the DT!! I LOVE both your beautiful cards!! Hugs, Dee

Christine L said...

Wow Viv... both are absolutely stunning and soooooo stylish!! I don't think I could choose a favourite, they're both so good.

Christine x

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting x Your first card is so artsy and creative with an amazing little scene. So beautiful x Great layout on your second card, love how you've done it x Both cards are stunning x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Vivien, oh my goodness!!!!! I'm just going through my email and saw the Less is More post that I had marked with a star to read later and see if I can participate.
Well my friend, CONGRATULATIONS on being their Guest Designer, WOW!! Couldn't happen to a sweeter person.
Now, your card is a dream, love all the elements in it, the beautiful threads and that teeny, tiny sea horse swimming happily in that gorgeous piece of ocean blue.
Your second card is also a stunner, great tip on using the glue pen to heat emboss.
Thank you for sharing this amazing works of art.
Big hugs,

Laura S. said...

Such a stunning cards. Love this.

Celeste Goff said...

Such beautiful cards! The seahorse on the first card is just so clever! said...

Two fabulous and frame worthy pieces of art. The colours are amazing and I love the texture on the first and the little sea urchin so beautiful. The second such a glorious design and both are beautifully CAS.


aussie aNNie said...

If only I was a CAS girl I'd be inspired all the time by your cards, they are gorgeous. [I am inspired regardless anyway.] xxx[aNNie]

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow two super cards Viv ... and congrats on your guest designer position ... hope you are having a great bank holiday weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Neets B said...

It's so fab to have you with us this week, Viv, and what fabulous creations. Your first is just stunning. Your zig background with the texture from the wool is so clever, such great attention to detail. And framed inside that wonderful white space to keep it CAS....perfect. And I love your spotlighting from the coloured/embossed strip on your second card. Gorgeous colours, and great use of your real objects too xx

Canonbury creations said...

Hi Viv many congrats on your GD spot much deserved! I'm blown away by your seahorse card, that needs framing! Such a clever design on your 2nd card too, beautifully crafted xx

Viv said...

Thanks Em, replying here as I can't see a blog to reply to xx

Viv said...

Thanks Laura, can't see a blog to reply to so saying thanks here ;) Viv xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi Viv ... thank you for visiting my blog ... I have had a bit of a problem with people leaving comments ... and you said you couldn't see one of my photos ... flip ... don't know what is going on ... would you be able to have another lookie please and see if it is ok as I have tried to sort it lol ... have a great day xx

Ramohth aka Cardiac aka Jill said...

Hi Viv. I'm in love with your second card - it is absolutely gorgeous and has fired my imagination for other possibilities. Thank you.

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