Saturday, 1 June 2013

LIM week 122 - colour

The challenge on Less Is More this week is colour - the colour of your front door! How do the LIM Divas come up with these themes!  So here is my door. I decided to focus on the two frosted panels and recreate them using frost shrink plastic - which I haven't shrunk! Then I used two dies from different spellbinder sets to create the detailing. To echo the gold bars I used some gilding wax along the edges of the apertures and on the embossing of the die to give some definition. I would have cut two rectangles but my dies weren't the right size or shape and I don't trust my own cutting skills, so I used the spellbinders distressed  edges dies instead, and quite like the effect. The sentiment is from Anna Griffin, embossed in mirror gold.


Feeling quite smug with myself, that 1) I got it done so early and 2) it was relatively simple. Look, see and do - easy! got my voice back but throat has been sore all week and will not go away - been gargling with salt water etc to no avail.

18 comments:

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the design.xxx

GinaA said...

Lovely idea, lots of work as well, cleaver to use the shrink plastic without shrinking it. Makes super frosted glass.

Gillian R said...

Really lovely

Fat Dormouse said...

I think this is a brilliant idea - simple yet inspired!

dormouse.wibsite.com

Kathyk said...

Your door card is simply splendid!

Feel better soon

Kathyk

Fiona said...

Very impressive Linby, great idea to echo the door panels.

Dotty Jo said...

What a gorgeous card! Jo x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card Linby. Hope you feel better soon
Margaret x

Chrissie said...

This is great Linby, what a great take on the challenge!
Thanks for the pic of your door too!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Diane said...

Very fun design, the panels with the scroll turned out great.

Regards diane

Merry said...

How clever you are, a lovely card. Glad to hear your voice has returned, hope the soreness goes soon.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Pretty card-and what a clever idea it looks great !
I think this has to be the most fun challenge yet at LIM and i am really enjoying visiting everyones Blogs (and front doors!)this week.
Best wishes,Nessa xx

Faith A said...

Soooooooooo VERY clever Linby, love it.

Vicky Hayes said...

So cleverly made Linby and very effective! I do hope you start to feel better soon. Vicky x

Rosemary said...

brilliant take on the challenge, lynn!! absolutely fantastic!

Jenny said...

I like the decked edges on the panels Lynn, great idea to CASE the glass panels of the door :0)

Jen said...

I'm really sorry for my late visit.. just wanted to pop over and say Hi
Thanks for joining us this week
Jen
"Less Is More"

JD/ Jill said...

Very creative! Great take on the challenge!