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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

BEADS AT LESS IS MORE

Hi lovely bloggers, I'm  hoping you are all safe, well, and warm, wherever you are.
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I was determined to enter the Less Is More challenge this week, as it's a while since I've joined in, due to a holiday and other things which got in the way.  
Chrissie and Jen's theme is "USE BEADS", and although I have lots of beads, I very rarely use them on my cards, so I really had to get my thinking cap on for this one, and I'm still not totally happy with the result! I will let you be the judge, so here it is:-



Recipe:-
The colours are much more attractive IRL (honest!). 
To create the heart I used a small, old, metal cookie-cutter (originally used for shaping Fimo clay) - placed it on a piece of card, then squeezed lots of Glossy Accents into the bottom of the cutter, adding a deep layer of red micro beads, then more Glossy Accents, topped with coloured seed beads and pearls, and a sprinkling of Glamour Dust.
After the glue had set, the heart was removed from the cutter and 
peeled off the card. I was amazed how easily it came out!
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The double frame was created with Nestie Classic Squares (Small).
Sentiment - from the beautiful Chocolate Baroque "Fleurs et Parfum de Paris" set, inked with Stampin' Up Real Red.

Thanks so much for visiting -
Hugs, 

43 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunning!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia love the way you've done your heart.
jacqui xx

Doreen said...

Love your card,just stunning.xxx

brenda said...

Well it looks good to me Sylvia, a very slick CAS card.

B x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Sylvie and now I'm going to be on the look out for cookie cutters:) You are so creative! I hope you have a wonderful Easter, Shirleyx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Stunning work and very beautiful.
lovely greet
Marja

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Sylvia, love the fab design.

Donna x

Pia S said...

Your card has such a great design! I think it works so well with the framed heart of beads - nice and clean, and really beautiful!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely CAS card Sylvia love your beaded heart

Anne

Sara Mac said...

Sylvia, I think this is gorgeous! I love all the pearly shimmer. The square framing is the perfect touch.

nnalorac said...

Fab heart design Sylvia, makes a gorgeous CAS card. Carolxx

RefRacBe said...

Great idea for putting beads on a card. I think your heart is really effective. Rachel.

Suze Bain said...

Wow, that heart is fab-u-lous!! Xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a great idea .. looks so effective
Lisa

Chrissie said...

Your heart looks tremendous Sylvia, glad to see you back with us!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Claire Phillips said...

Really love it - fabulous texture Sylvia and very creative - brilliant! Hope you had a great break. Yep loads of snow in Largs and to be frank the novelty has worn off now...lol! Cheers Claire x

Cheryl said...

oh hun,this is brilliant,oh what a creative and super idea hun and oh boy its,effective. sorry not been over for a while hun,things not been to great,hugs Cherylxxxx

Kathleen said...

Love this Sylvia, excellent card, love the frame too, would have done for last weeks LIM.
Glad to have you back, have missed your wonderful cards.

Kath x

Susan said...

Love the sweet heart! Hope you didn't have as much trouble as I did getting the little things to stick!

Valerie said...

Totally inspiring Sylvia, your heart has stolen mine!!
Val x

Jean said...

What a creative way to use the beads & love the way you framed the heart ~ a beautiful card!

Marlies said...

A beautiful CAS card! Very elegant and stylish! hugs, Marlies

Crafty Lark said...

Love the way you have framed your heart and such gorgeous bead colours. xx Flora

Beryl said...

Wow! You've come back with a bang that's for sure. I love this. It's so elegant and the way you made the heart embellishment is so clever. Love the double white frame too.
Beryl xx

Margaret said...

Beautiful card, Sylvia. Hope you are well

Margaret xx

coops said...

simply gorgeous sylvia.your beaded heart is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

lisa said...

Hi Sylvia
Hope you haven't disappeared in a snowdrift!! What is this weather all about?
Love your beautiful bead heart, how clever.
Wishing you a very Happy Easter and hopefully looking forward to a catch up very soon.
Hugs Lisax

Jen said...

love this Sylvia... gorgeous

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"
ous

Katina said...

Oh, I love this Sylvia! Gorgeous!
xx

Home sweet home said...

Hi

Lovely and wonderful card:):)

Happy Easter:)

Merethe

Michaela said...

Hi Sylvia
Thank you for popping by and leaving such a lovely comment. Very much appreciated!
Your C&S card is beautiful. Love the simplicity and the way the focal point pulls one in.
Michaela xx

Gay Peplow said...

HI Sylvia, That worked brilliantly, I love the effect, such a lovely CAS card, Hugs Gay x

Miranda said...

Lovely card and great idea Sylvia, it's been a while....hope you are ok and want to wish you too a good Easter weekend! warm greet Miranda

Carole said...

Your work is always beautiful Sylvia and since it has a while since I last visited you I wanted to drop in and wish you and your loved ones a blessed Happy Easter. Hugs ... Carole

Viv said...

Oh Sylvia, how could you not be happy with this one lol. It's fabulous.!Happy Easter !:) Viv xx

Lizy Bartaby said...

This is really beautiful Sylvia! Like a little piece of art! :)
Lizy x

Dee said...

Oh Sylvia, such a stunning design, so creative, a brilliant idea... Dee x

vickiscraft said...

Not sure whether my first post worked Sylvia, love your card and the bead effect on the heart :)

Hope you've had a nice Easter break ;) xx

Sasha said...

Such a beautiful CAS card, Sylvia. I love how you created your pretty heart. It looks gorgeous set in your perfectly cut and layered frame! xx

Aileen said...

Love your beaded heart. Looks fab in the frame. x

Mau xx said...

Love it! its so pretty Sylvia.
Hope you are ok xxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fabulous clean and simple love card! That beaded heart is super sweet. :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautifully composed card. I love these little beads in different colors. A great final result.
Regards,
Bozena