Saturday, 29 October 2011

Christmas Stars

Oooh I've been experimenting this morning.  This weeks challenge at Less is more is stars.  Mmmm what to do? 

As Pennant Parade was still out on my desk I decided to use it's little star.  I wanted to create the shape of a Christmas tree so had a few practise runs on scrap paper.  Then hit on the idea of just using Christmas lights instead and so created this contemporary shape.  

I drew a tree very lightly in pencil and then stamped my string of lights.  I wanted to combine traditional colours with the modern design so used colours from the regals selection - Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler.  I like that the stars look vintage and well worn.  

To give some extra sparkle, I've used shimmer card as my card base.  Hopefully you can see the subtle shimmer below. 

I'd like to try this out again perhaps next time using colours from the brights selection.  It's a little bit of a faff drawing up your tree but very relaxing when you come to stamping so much so you can forget the time.  Unfortunately can't play any longer as daughter has a couple of activities on today.

It's now evening and I never got the chance to post this earlier this morning.  So tonight I decided to try out a brights combo - Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry.  I stripped the design down further and just mounted it onto Basic Black before attaching to a Real Red card base.

So I'm off to post this now, thanks for taking a look, I appreciate your visit. x


Carol said...

Two fabulous cards Aileen, think the first is my favourite though. Carol x

Chrissie said...

This is a brilliant idea Aileen, the ingenuity of LIMettes never ceases to amaze me!
Great stuff!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Loli said...

Hola Aileen, great and clever idea!!! i love your design, beautiful card, well done Aileen.
A hug from Palma

Carol said...

WOW ! Really clever and great cards !

Carol W

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great design Aileen! I particularly like the first one-layer card with those gorgeous dark colours. Vx

craftattack said...

I love this, it really is a brilliant idea! Valerie

Jane said...

Great idea, love how you've turned your stars into a tree.
You can view my card here

SallyB said...

This is so clever and so stylish!
Great for men too who I think like CAS cards like this!
I love it!

Suze Bain said...

Clever idea Aileen, first one is my fave, great colours and the shimmer looks fab. xx

Anne said...

Very clever idea and how stylish, love it!

Beryl K said...

Very clever cards, love them
Beryl x

Jenni's Jems said...

Great idea and great take on the challenge ,but fav has to be the first one x

Jenny said...

Such a terrific idea Aileen, very contemporary feel and I love all the coloured stars :)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards
Lindsay xx

Pauline said...

This is an inspired idea! I love this design!

Sandy said...

Two clever cards, I think I like the first one more with the darker colours.

You can view my card here

Faith A said...

WOW, fabulous


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