Saturday, 12 July 2014

LIM week 180 - adapt a fingerprint

When I saw the challenge on this week's Less is More was adapt a fingerprint (on a one layer card), I have to admit being stumped and not about to partake. Then I decided to have a look on Pinterest and found the inspiration for this card using Christmas lights, which I thought I could maybe manage without it looking too much like one of the Grandchildren had made it.
I used TH distress inks and my little finger to put lights along a line drawn with a pen. The sentiment is from a Crafters companion set and I thought it went with the rather jazzy card colours.
I then wondered what it would look like if I used my new Creative Expressions glitter pastes. I limited it to gold and red and this is the result.
Another CC sentiment from the same set and this time stamped in Versamark gold. 

Well my fingertips now look like I spent the morning at the Police station LOL! So pleased I managed to make it a one layer too, and heartened that even our Chief Limette Chrissie forgot it was one layer to prove we can all make mistakes!

25 comments:

brenda said...

Ingenious and so clever how you adapted the them Lynn.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Linby

What a fantastic take on the challenge. Brilliant finished cards!

You must be well pleased with them. I know I would be!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Sylvie said...

I love your card.. what a fabulous Idea.. I might have to steel it to use this Christmas if you don't mind :) Hugs ~Sylvie xx

Jane Willis said...

Fantastic cards Lynn - I'm mulling over several possibilities for this challenge and am about to give them a try-out. A lot of fun, isn't it?

Neets B said...

Such a cheery scene, great one layer card. I too now have inky fingers, my anti-bac wipes have helped! haha

Kathyk said...

What a brilliant use for multi coloured fingertips?!?!? AND two more Christmas cards to add to your collection too

Kathyk

Jane said...

Super idea that works so well. Not that yours looks like your grandchildren have been involved, but it sparked me into thinking that maybe it would be a great idea to use with children.

Gerrina said...

This is a great card! Love the fingerprint-lamps. This was my second idea for if the heart would not work.... It is great to be a guestdesigner at your team this month; I love to see all those different styles on the blog! Have a fin weekend, Gerrina

Sazzle Dazzle said...
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Sazzle Dazzle said...

Another amazing idea and great fun for Christmas Linby.
I know the feeling with the inky fingers ... I still can't get shut of it completely!
Thanks for taking part and for your comments on my blog too. Much appreciated.
Sarah
Less is More
xx

Ellie said...

What a great idea, and beautiful CAS cards!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Linby! I love your sting of lights. I can't believe Christmas is almost here. Nicely done.

Deborah Frings said...

I think your fingerprint lights are just super!

Glennis said...

very clever!

Faith A said...

So very clever, love them BOTH.

Jen said...

linby this is a fab idea for quick christmas cards
Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
Less Is More

Merry said...

This is so wonderful....I remember making a Christmas card a lot of years ago with fingerprints such fun. I will have to try again.

Chrissie said...

Brilliant Linby!
Doodling a string in that way is difficult to make look flowing and natural... great job!
Love both cards!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Michelle De Rooy said...

Thanks for the inkspiration,

Anne said...

Lynn these are both fab and you have nailed the 'arty' not made by the grandkids look to perfection! The bright colours of the first one look fa and I love the glitter paste lights too
Thanks for getting inky with LIM this week
Anne
'Less is More'

Rosemary said...

your take on the challenge is absolutely BRILLIANT lynn!! love your fingerprint Christmas lights!!

Craft-E-Place said...

Great cards, brilliant idea. The glitter paste one is really super.
Elaine

Ellen said...

Oh this is so clever! LOVE it!

Sid said...

Lynn, this is so original and also so effective !!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't know if the Ladies of LIM have chosen a winner yet, Linby, but oh, my gosh, this is SO a winner in my book!! Your design is clever beyond words and adorable, too!! Hugs, Darnell