Sunday, 7 April 2013

LIM week 114 Lime & Black


This is my second post today, please scroll down for my Penny Black & More DT card.

Lime and Black is the challenge at Less is More this week. After being on a high from being showcased for week 112 I was brought back down to earth with a bump! I don't do lime! Then I remembered I had some lime green shrink plastic, why I ever bought that colour I don't know, it must have been all they had at the time. Being the frugal crafter I am, I had even saved pieces of it from some previous project.
I used three flower stamps from the Penny Black wishes set, stamped in black in and cutting around to leave some of the green on the edges, shrunk them down. This card is only 4x4 so it is really dinky in real life. The sentiment is from Gourmet rubber stamps.
Meanwhile my brain had been ticking and I remembered an offcut from a workshop I did that one one side was lime green. Out came the snipped and some die cuts that I purchased ages ago and these are the results.
Brain still whirring I remembered another flip side of a snippet I had and did this
Really into this colour scheme now I finally used a shaped shoe card, punched flower shapes and backed them with more of the snippet.I then used one of the itty bitty stamps to stamp into the apertures.
Completely out of my usual colour scheme, I rather like them, especially when all seen together. I would never have come up with these without the challenge. I'm also off to the Pixies crafty snippets playground #67  to show the others as they are of course all made using snippets.

26 comments:

Jane Willis said...

Lots of great ideas there, especially the first which is really elegant. Well done on being showcased last week

Fat Dormouse said...

I really love the sentiment - and the design - of that first one. I'll have to try to translate it into French!

Dormouse (dormouse.wibsite.com)

Faith A said...

WOW Linby, what a fabulous selection, love them all.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous card collection Linby - the sentiment on the first one is wonderful, and I LOVE those shoes!
Sylvia xx

PapierGirl said...

Wow...one would never know that you don't like lime! These are all gorgeous and I love the stiletto! :)

Chrissie said...

Considering the fact that you don't 'do' lime green, you've really done rather well here Linby!
These are super, I love the shrink plastic!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

laurie said...

The sentiment on the first card is awesome...love it! Actually I love all your projects!

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love Lime green .. and these are all fab... i love the Hat .. and the shoe is fab too..
Lisa x

Katina said...

Great selection of cards Linby! Love the first one and the one with the shoe. I'm having trouble trying to think of just one idea!
x

Sally H said...

Wow! These are all amazing and Brilliant! Love them! I think you have nailed that theme very well x

scrappymo! said...

Wow...great collection of card...I love the stilettos...they are fabulous!!!
All the cards you have shown are wonderful...each is a different way. You nailed the use of black and lime!

Di said...

Wow, each one is stunning Linby! Great use of snippets and black with lime too. I think, by a teeny whisker, the stiletto is my favourite - only 'cos those are the shoes I used to adore and can no longer wear :)

Hugs, Di xx

Paula Knall said...

What fabulous creations!!!!!! xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Who said they don't do Lime??? U little fibber!!! Great cards - every single one of them!

Rosemary said...

wow!! what a fab set of cards, lynn!! love the shoes!!

Claudia said...

Wow, Linby, you have been working hard and so fantastic creations, great. I love especially the first one and shoecard. Great idea!

Thanks also for your lovely comment, hugs Claudia

Jen said...

just fabulous linby and i Love how you use the Lime and Black. Sorry I'm late visiting. Thanks for joining us this week
Jen
"Less Is More"

Lynn said...

My goodness, you have been busy! Love all of the cards, but my favourite has to be the dinky one. Lynn x

Sue - said...

I thought you said you didn't do lime!! These are all fabulous especially the shoes!

Elizabeth said...

For someone who doesn't do lime, you haven't done so badly ... these cards are fabulous. Elizabeth xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

OMG! What a lovely selection of crafty makes. LOVE the colour combos.

xxx

Bubbles said...

Love, love, LOVE them all :) (and they match the colours in my kitchen *lol*). Beautiful selection!
Just visiting from the Crafty Snippets Playground,
Bubbles
at Patchwork Apples
# 35

Gillian said...

wow, you have been busy, what fab cards

Amanda said...

Wow, there are so many gorgeous cards here I couldn't possibly pick a favourite, oh ok you have twisted my arm I smply love the hat one, elegant and creative. Hugs, Amanda x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your brain really was whirring, Linby! What a fantastic assortment of snippets cards!!

Juls said...

So many cards!! They all fabulous!!! Love them all .... I do love my shoes!!! The first card it just brill!!! Really striking!! Hugs Juls xxx