Saturday, 19 February 2011

Less Is More - Week 3 Challenge - Spring!

Happy Saturday!

A warm welcome to all my new followers this week. Thank you so much for visiting, following and for all your lovely comments! I really, really appreciate your kind words.

Saturday morning means it's time for a new challenge over at Less Is More. This week's theme is Spring. As soon as I saw the theme, I knew which stamp I would be using, and which sentiment to combine it with. (I know sheep don't exactly hop but I thought it went so well with the bouncy feel of the sheep stamp...)

Sadly the weather is far from spring-like this morning and there's no sunshine to take photos in. I should build a lightbox...

Anyway, here's my card!


The stamp is Leaping Sheep Border from Inka Stamps. The sentiment is from the Pink Cat Studio. I used cream cardstock for the basecard. I've stamped with black pigment ink and embossed with a clear embossing powder over it; it's a tip I picked up from a magazine sometime last year and it gives a sharper outline than embossing with a black powder would. I've added some glossy accents to some of the sheep for some added interest, and carefully coloured the grass and flowers with ProMarkers. Carefully because it needs a light touch or else the ProMarkers will bleed through the cardstock.

Have a great weekend, everyone, whether you're crafting or doing something else!

47 comments:

Chrissie said...

This is a fabulous image Laura on a beautiful card... just perfect.
Thanks for joining us once more for another C&S challenge!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Pauline said...

Lovely fun card! Love those bouncing leaping sheep! Xx

Ann said...

love it - perfect image for Spring theme
Ann xxx

Caroline Hallett said...

Brilliant and of course with the name of your blog it would have to be sheeps - love it!

Mandi said...

LOVE it Laura!
Was excited to see if anyone would come up with anything other than spring flowers...all I could muster!

Just perfect CAS card...Thank you!

Appreciate your support and comments
mandi
"Less is More"

Sue said...

hi Laura, i love your card and the sheep are delighful..i love it:)

sue
xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Laura - just love your card with those adorable sheep....spring has arrived.

Anne

Gibmiss said...

Hi Laura
great card ...love the sheep.....
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Fiona said...

Your sheep are guaranteed to raise a smile. Lovely cheerful card and great stamping.

sharingthepassion said...

this is super, how cute are those sheep.

Have a lovely day!

Ali x

Aileen said...

Perfect card for spring time.

Bea said...

What a great image - such fun and a great card too

S Jane said...

Fabulous image Laura it sure makes me think of Spring!
Have a great week end!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

This is a fab 'Spring' Card. Love the subtle use of colouring. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

Jane said...

Lovely spring card x

ikki said...

Great card - the image made me smile - so certaily made me feel happy. ikki

Katalytic said...

Love the sheep, a great image to choose for spring

Linda said...

Hi Laura found your blog through your entry into this weeks Lees is More challenge. Stunning card which has lifted my spirits on such a drab wet day xx

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card and a great spring image. Well Done.
Maureen..........x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW how cute is this card. I love the wee sheep. Hope all is well with you. Have become a follower here as well as Tweeting you. Love Hazelxoxo

Viv's Visuals said...

Love this stamp! Great card and coming home today I saw some lambs in the field nearby and they were 'hopping' so your sentiment fits perfectly!

Mau xx said...

awwww!!!! Love your little lambs, really make me think Spring can't be too far away.........hopefully1
Hugs Mau xx

Beth said...

Aww this is so cute! Perfect image for this CAS style of card!

Love Beth xx

Chrysalis said...

Hi Laura - thanks for sharing this cute card! x

Faith A said...

I can see those sheep go hop hop hop over our Welsh valleys hahahaha
This is such a happy card

Susan said...

Those little sheep are simply the cutest!! Love the idea of embossing with clear embossing powder...I kinda forget to do that sometimes.

Heather said...

So cute :)

Liz, said...

Great card, love those sheep.

Liz x

Debgem said...

This is really lovely - it certainly made me smile!! Sheep, well lambs, mean Spring to me :)

And I know what you mean about the weather - it's awful here.

Rosemary said...

how incredibly cute!! love it!

Jan said...

Love it xx Jan

starcyl said...

This is a great card and perfect for the spring theme.

Jenny

Aquarius said...

This is great and maybe sheep don't spring but lambs actually take off vertically and spring into the air so a good stamp for the theme

Meggymay said...

Love your line of sheep, its a real cute card.

Sally H said...

Fabulous! What a gorgoeus image! Love it!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great card. CAS and cute!
Hugs, Sandra

Cazro said...

Love your card, made me smile as soon as I saw it. Caz No 60

Lynne said...

Oh, this is fabulous. Those spring lambs are so gorgeous.
Lynne xxx

Biscuitlid said...

lve this Laura - clean and simple and good fun too
Hugs
Victoria
x

Laura said...

LOVE this card, well done :-)

Jenny said...

Really love your card x

Squirrel x said...

Loving the sheep! Definitely a spring theme with lambs on the way. Sxx

Lynne said...

Hi Laura, me again. Pop over to my blog, I have something for you.
Lynne xxx

jillyscreations said...

Love your sheep, just perfect for spring

Sylvie said...

Laura, I love your card it's so full of fun! I have something on my blog for you.. Hugs
Sylvie x

Beth Miller said...

Baaaa!! Love your card!

Karen said...

sooo cute and fun....