Monday, 27 June 2011

It seemed so simple.....

Week 21 of Less is More Challenge is a sketch.


Very simple, just 3 circles in line on a square card.  They made me think of music notes. Three music notes sitting on a stave, I thought. What could be easier? I'll make the notes into flowers for a bit of added interest, and the sentiment naturally has to be "Just a note..."

Cutting the thin strips of card to make the stave was trickier than I expected. I've got some of those shredding scissors, and thought it would be easy to cut strips with them. It wasn't! Couldn't get them to cut in straight lines. I resorted to ruler and knife. Several strips went in the bin because they weren't even in width. Eventually I had five strips that were similar enough. I managed to stick them in straight lines across the card first time! I punched three small circles from black card, and three flowers, rather proud of myself because I could use up some scraps! Stuck the circles on the flowers, and then cut more thin strips to make the note stems. Stuck the notes on the stave. All going well and looking good! Then I inked up the sentiment (Papermania), and... disaster! I don't quite know how it happened, must have been the heat, lost my concentration, but somehow a large black splodge of ink had appeared on the card! Right in the middle of the white space! Oh, the annoyance, the frustration! Could it be salvaged? Or would I have to start all over again?

I went and made myself a stiff coffee, and came back to think about it. Aha! Maybe I could just cut a piece of white card to cover the stain. I did just that, and it worked! Then just the sentiment to stamp without smudging it....phew! Here it is:



Whenever I order from Crafty Individuals, those lovely people Malcolm and Jean send a few freebie stamps with the order, and I've got quite a few duplicates now. I'll send a couple of them to the first person who can tell me (in a comment), where the join (of the bit I had to stick over the stain) is on my card!

24 comments:

Carol said...

Well rescued! Great idea and execution. I would imagine the join is under the bottom black line but you certainly can't see one. Carol x

craftimamma said...

Wow Lynne, this is great. Stunningly simple to look at but when you know what went into it that's a different matter. I can't believe how perfectly you cut those strips of card or placed them either. You do come up with some great ideas!

As for the join, even on zoom I can't see it but I'll take a guess and say the white area between the first two note stems.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Netty said...

Who cares where the join is, its a fab LIM card and I love it. Annette x

Susan said...

Lynne, I love your thought process on this...and the end result is fabulous! My Card

Carla said...

great idea, very lovely card

Chrissie said...

Super idea and I can sympathise with trying to get the strips the same width...
Super card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a fab idea.. and it has been rescued perfectly - i cant imagine where the join is .. i definitely cant see it
Lisa x

Suzi B said...

fabulous idea! love it. Know what you mean about dissaters ie black etc smudges! it happens to me all the time... and I'm glad you've rescued it without having to go through the agonies again.
Sue xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great card Lynne, oh the trials of getting a card just right! Working in the heat is even worse, I had to give up yesterday, it was just too hot! Judith xx

Kathyk said...

A super fun take on the sketch

Kathyk

Mandi said...

Brilliant!
Super idea, love it!
Thank you
Diva LIM
Less is More

Debs M said...

well rescued, great idea for the sketch... can't really tell where the smudge was but if i had to guess i would say its on the first note x

Stella said...

It's a brilliant take on the challenge and your card turned out gorgeous!!
I think the join is covered through the sentiment :)
Love and hugs,
Stella

Jenny said...

brilliant idea Lynne, It's so tricky to keep your card blank clean in this hot weather unless you keep washing your hands !!!
Jenny x

GinaA said...

Brilliant card and very entertaining blog. It's so nice to know that I'm not the only one struggling to bring an idea to life. Mine was making 3 ships wheels, still a work in progress, probably never to see the light of day, glossy accent everywhere.
I'm with the first comment and think the bottom half of the card with the sentiment on is the cover up. I know even if I'm right no prize for second place but is was fun trying to figure it out

Sally H said...

What a fabulous idea! I love it!

Angela Weimer said...

Such a great card and unique take on the challenge. I cannot tell where the fix is. looks like a perfect card to me. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Faith A said...

A GREAT card, as for the join? well hidden :)

Fiona said...

A fantastic idea and well done for persevering, it was certainly worth it. Can't see the join anywhere.

The Crafty Elf said...

I think this card is so creative. Excellent take on the sketch in my opinion. The oopsy might be where you joined the first two notes? You can't even tell there would be one anywhere.

Rachelxx said...

Striking card!

Your join is done so well I can't tell where it is - Well Done!

Craftilicious said...

genius take on the sketch - love everything about it! :-D

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely and totally fabulous card Lynne what a great idea to use musical notes and flowers this is excellent.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Fluffles said...

What a clever card, love who you've made it & the great sentiment too. Jx

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