Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Dabble a Day...

Almost Weekend!
I thought that might make us all feel better, including myself. I really wanted to play along with Less is More where it's stars and get my weekly dose of simplicity and space. I've been so busy lately, I've had to be super-quick, but this week I was determined to give it more time. I'm at home with a stomach bug, so feeling grotty and not up to much, which is a shame as I would love to be dabbling in my crafty den all day long. In between sleeping and feeling sorry for myself I got there.



I love this star stamp by Wendy Vecchi and was glad to play with it. I created a polka dotty frame which is slightly raised with foam-pads, using a big stamp by Darkroom Door. I stamped everything in Ranger Vermillion Archival ink
The base is Bazzill and I quite like how the texture shows through a little so it's not too perfect.
I actually made this one first and although I like the idea, I'm not mad on the blue and wish I'd gone for bright pink or something flashier! The frame is less raised this time and is stamped with a Wendy Vecchi stamp. Slightly more off to the left, to balance out the card. I wanted to highlight one star and thought the "1 of a kind" sentiment was just right.

I stamped an extra star and embossed it for a little sheen before sticking it on top. Just a little extra detail...


Also just one quick card for the weekly challenge at Everything Wendy Vecchi. I'm a bit late as I was totally Mojoless and feeling yuk, but came up with this simple design to use the heart theme. I thought I would combine several hearts on the corner to resemble a section of a flower.
All the busy times I mentioned were down to working on November's My Mojo Monthly which is always a labour of love. It's an inspirational feature and challenge and this month I'm really glad to have Jo Capper -Sandon as my featured artist! She's very talented and such a wonderful card designer. Why not read her interview and take a look at the project ideas...?! I've included a CAS card this month too...
Well, that's me done...I'm ready for a snooze again, the dirty stamps will have to wait. Thanks for calling by...have a great weekend!
Sarah.

10 comments:

CraftyLoops said...

Wow these are amazing cards Sarah. I really love the designs you come up with. Lee x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great CAS cards Sarah and when you are feeling rough too, I'm amazed. Hope you feel better soon, nothing worse than stomach bugs, take care. Tracy x

kissinia said...

Hi Sarah! Love you CAS cards. The one with blue stars is my favourite!

Vicky Hayes said...

These look like little star flowers! I love them - the blue is lovely but I agree the red is punchier. So sorry to hear you're not feeling well and wish you a speedy recovery. Vx

Gibmiss said...

Hi
Gorgeous card ....my fave is the First one ....HOPE YOU WILL SOON FEEL BETTER....
Hugs
Sylvie
xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ooo Sasa so cool these two love them just fun and free, love Shaz in oz.x

Chrissie said...

I love both colours of your star cards Sarah, the blue really pops!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Ann B said...

Hate bugs, especially the stomach variety
Love your cards - especially the red one.

Shobana said...

Oh these are great cards Sarah! Love your choice of colors too! :)
Hope you are feeling better now! Take care! :)

RefRacBe said...

Lovely cards. I really like all three. Rachel.