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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

THREE GREEN SHADES AT LESS IS MORE!

Hello crafty bloggers - thank you for popping by - it's always a pleasure to "see" you!
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Have you ever had one of those light-bulb moments as you waken from your slumbers - you've suddenly thought of an idea for the LESS IS MORE CHALLENGE, and hey-presto three LAMP SHADES spring to mind!  (Or is that just me I wonder - mmm, probably....).
Anyhoo - here are those Three Green Lampshades, or was it Three Shades of Green that Mandi and Chrissie asked for??  (Of course it was).

Anyway - here are the Shades peeps ........

All three shades are Distress Inks - from the left -  Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive ,  applied with a foam applicator through an old Fiskars cutting template (one of those orange acrylic sheets which partnered the circular cutting tool - does anyone else remember those?!!
From the left, the lampshades were stamped with  - Memento London Fog, Versafine Smokey Gray, Versafine Onyx Black.  I was aiming for a "dull to bright" effect across the three panels.
Handwritten sentiment (well, you wouldn't buy a stamp like that would you)!
The beautiful lampshade stamp is  from the Papermania Chatsworth set.
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Lots of love ~

41 comments:

Suze Bain said...

So clever Sylvia! Love the greens, love the shades, love the sentiment! xx

nnalorac said...

Clever idea Sylvia, love your light bulb moment. Mine usually come after I go to bed and usually forgotten by morning. Carolxx

Beryl said...

Oh I remember those orange sheets. Have several of them and hardly ever used them - they might see the light of day now at that was another brilliant light bulb moment thinking of that use for them. Love the card.
Beryl xx

Valerie said...

What a brilliant lightbulb moment Sylvia it's a fabulous card. I like the way you used different depths of colour to stamp the lamp:) Your handwriting is lovely!
Val x

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Sylvia....Yes still have one of those orange Fiskars things....thats life before cutting dies..lOl..lOl.
Just love your card its so effective...

Anne

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is a brilliant take on the theme ..made me chuckle
Lisa x

Sasha said...

Such a brilliant take on the challenge, Sylvia. A lightbulb moment.....perfect for a lampshade LOL! Your card looks lovely with your handwritten sentiment xx

You've just reminded me...I still have quite a few of those fiskars templates, but I never really liked using them, I never ended up with a good cut. I must have a clear out! xx

RefRacBe said...

Great idea, Sylvia. I don’t have any Fiskars templates but I know what you mean. You never know when old things will come in useful. Rachel.

Catherine said...

Lovely elegant card....

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sylvia ! Gorgeous & creative design ! Definately a great take on the challenge. The lamp image is very elegant. Oh yes I remember those orange Fiskers shapes and now wishing I still had them to use as masks ! Brilliant! Have a great day, Hugs, Shirley

Chrissie said...

There must be quite a few of those dreadful Fiskars cutting templates sitting in drawers all around the country, I admit to harbouring a few!
This is great Sylvia, super job!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.
You can view my card here.

Maureen……………x

Hellemor said...

WWOW, this is a gorgeous card. Great sentiment.

Sarah said...

Oh'' Sylvia you are so clever this is a beautiful card I to remember those orange sheets but never bought them...
Just love the design you have on here it is gorgeous chum...
Hugs Sarah x

Margaret said...

Love, love, love it!!!

Margaret xx

Brenda Brown said...

A stunning card Sylvia, so well composed and pure lightbulb creativity me thinks. I love it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Kathleen said...

So very clever and especially using the 'lightbulb moment' too.
Great card, love the shades of green.

Kath x

JeNjOy said...

Brilliant card, lovely handwriting.
jenjoy x

Scrapmate said...

Great idea & I envy your fab handwriting.

GinaA said...

Everything about this is totally awesome, so creative.

Sally H said...

Fabulous! Sadly I knew the shades of ink before I read what you had used, and I do remember the fiskars orange things. I had an embossing board too...thank goodness for the Cuttlebug! You have got beautiful handwriting x

Carole said...

Stunning work Sylvia, and beautifully hand-written. You are SO talented *smile* Oh yes, before I forget, expect an email from me ... I have a surprise for you. Hugs ... Carole

Christina said...

That is a beautiful card Sylvia!!
Hugs Kristel

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card Sylvia, your handwriting is super! Love it!! Hugs Gay xxx

Katina said...

Fabulous Sylvia!! xx

Susan said...

I have some lamp images and I love how this turned out...I might just have to CASE this idea!! Brilliant!

Christine L said...

Hi Sylvia...

Oooh fab card.... that sentiment is so perfect for the lampshades!! And handwritten too! Love it all!

Hugs
Christine x

Mandi said...

Literally a light bulb moment Sylvia lol
Terrific card, love it
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Lynne K said...

Great idea, and great card, Sylvia. Love it!

Lynne x

Hazel said...

Hi Sylvia

Lovely card i really love it.

I remember the Fiskars things - in fact I still have mine somewhere - I found the edges useful for drawing around and cutting a border!

Thank you for your comments on my blog I really do appreciate it.

See you soon.

Toodle pip.

Hazel xx

Kathyk said...

Yep, I remember the Fiskars cutting doo dads! Got a couple of the blessed things lying around someplace too - I don't possess enough patience. HOWEVER, you have recycled one of them in a perfectly splendid fashion with this delightful card so I'm sur eseveral of us may go for a rummage for ours now!!

Kathyk

Loli said...

Hola Sylvia, great, great idea with this lamps, fantastic shades of ink, beautiful work!!!
My dear Sylvia I HAVE TO MUCH Orange acrylic sheets :D i work with this templates beacuse i don't have spellbinders, only one spellbinder tags, yes!it's strange but i made my circles, ovals...with fiskars templates:D, fantastic use of orange template.
Great card Sylvia.
A hug from Palma

Aileen said...

Love your take on the challenge. Super fun card. x

Just 4 Fun Cards said...

Love your card Sylvia, the nightshade image looks great.
and great idea to use different shades of green with lightshade!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sylvia, this is a 'brilliant' idea! I love your handwritten sentiment, never had the courage to put pen to card - usually take the easy option and go for the comp!
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia this is such an unusual image for you, but I love what youve done with it and your sentiment is just right for it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Claire Phillips said...

Great card Sylvia - I think you have captured what you aimed for perfectly...love the shades of green! Cheers Claire x

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh my word I adore this card! how clever!
What a brilliant idea, so stunning!
Superb handwritten sentiment.
Wonderful!
Love, Mel. xxx

CraftinGranny said...

How clever using the lamps Sylvia and I think your choice of greens are fantastic. Very unique my friend. Oh, and by the way, your lighthouse card is totally awesome.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Severe storms and tornado's forecast for tonight so staying up to get hubby and dogs to basement if we have a warning. At least it's giving me some time to get caught with some of my favorite people. "Hugs"

Jules said...

I know I am late commenting on this Sylvia .. .. but it is so lovely I just couldn't let it pass by without a word or two.

Gorgeous image and shades of green and I am very envious of your handwritten sentiment! You have beautiful handwriting!

Love Jules xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Clever card, beautifully stamped an coloured a touch of class as always.

Msrie