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Saturday, 17 March 2012

"Less is More" Week 59

Good morning 

It's Saturday again, don't they come round quickly!
It's Theme week over on "Less is More" and this week we have chosen

Boy, I had SUCH a hard time for this week! Despite being a SU demo I don't do that many stamping techniques, I do what I do, if you know what I mean! I rarely mask, hence... struggling!
However, here's what I did.
Les Miserables is my FAV musical, as it is for my friend Chrissie and many of you I guess. I love this stamp set and decided to replicate the Les Mis scene that represents the show. [The make escapes me, I will amend the post once I sort out whose it is]
I firstly stamped the girl, Cosette, onto my 6x6 card blank. I then made a 'stencil' mask for the torn flag behind. To achieve this effect I had to mask the girl using paper. Paper works best as card is thicker and likely to make a line in your design. I hand drew and cut the idea of the torn flag. Very crudely done, but I think you get the overall effect.
So I had 2 forms of masking, one with the girl and the other with the stencil. 

I am refraining being over picky with my card, little bit's aren't quite right, but, looking at it, I'm pretty pleased with the overall look.....kinda!

We've had a good week  with a 'new edition' to our family!

A shiny sparkly new car!

Well, not brand new, but, new to us. Only had one owner for a while, 2600 miles on the clock...what a steal! So we chopped in our 2 cars for one! Hubby and I will now share. Living on the island we hardly do many miles, so 2 cars were such a waste 90% of the time!
The buzz of a new car soon wears off, but, we are enjoying it at the moment!

Look at this stick thing

I am off to 'work' today in the wedding shop I design for. I will then be in there most Saturdays until further notice.

Have a super week all and 
thanks for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments
mandi xx


Chrissie said...

WOW on both counts!
Your card this week is amazing and your chariot is simply superb, I can't wait for a ride!
Enjoy your day!
Chrissie x

Jan said...

Well done Mandi I really struggle with this. Fab car. xx Jan

Beryl K said...

WOW Mandie your card is fab-u-lous. I too love Les Mis and would love to be able to go and see it. I have to make do with the two concert DVDs
Beryl x

Von said...

Brilliant card a great inspiration :)
Von x♥x

Anne said...

What a very clever way to do your flag, congrats on the new motor!

GinaA said...

Stunning card and car. Love your flag mask.

Lisa A. said...

For someone who doesn't mask...this is spot on perfect and amazing!! Beautiful card, Mandi!! Your new car is very pretty, too. what fun!!

Caro said...

I abosultely adore your Les Miserables card, it has turned out perfectly! It is one of my favourite musicals and this is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - what a great job with the masking!!! Really beautiful!

Congrats on the new car - it's gorgeous!

Thanks for the blog visit

Suzilou said...

What a great stamp and love how you have created the flag. Really brilliant card & great car :) xx

nicky said...

Like Chrissie said wow on both .

Debby said...

Great!I like them.

Craftilicious said...

well no-one would have guess you were struggling - its a fabulous card - love your flag stencil.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mandi !! very creative and inventive ! :-) fabulous :-)

love your car too ,,,very classy ! :-)

Lols x x x

Jenny said...

Such an original card Mandi, I love the masking for the flag and the car, so you! Have you added a touch of bling to it yet :0)
Jenny x

Mim said...

Love that Les Mis stamp - and what you have done with it!!

Viv said...

Glad I am not the only one to struggle this week lol.Super card Mandi and how clever too! love the new car, we swapped our sporty MX5 and Rav4 for a Yaris, much more practical,.... but we did love the fun soft top MX5 :) Viv xx

sarah's little snippets said...

Oh Wow, super masking Mandi, love your card!
Ohh love your new car - have fun with it :
Sarah x

Diane said...

Wow...for some one who says she doesn't mask you have done an incredible job, that card is so striking. I love it.
And love your very own LIM gadget in a car!!!!!

Sally said...

Considering you struggled, this a great card & a brilliant idea. Love the new wheels & your very own persinalised gadget, well done!
Sally M x

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely amazing, mandi!! and your new car... pretty cool!!! (ps i have a mercedes benz, too and i LOVE IT!!)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the behind flag - great masking -- congrats on the new car -- so fun!

Carole said...

Awesome card and car Mandi. I thought you did an amazing job adding the flag. Great job and wonderful inspiration. Thanks so much Mandi for your visit and for the kind words. Hugs ... Carole

Aileen said...

Love this musical too and your card looks fab. x

Susan said...

Beautiful card this week, Mandi! LOVE your new "wheels"! Wish I could convince my hubby that we only "need" one card!!

Annchen said...

wonderful idea with this stamp!

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous card as always, fab image, gorgeous car, very sexy, enjoy, sue,x

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous card as always, fab image, gorgeous car, very sexy, enjoy, sue,x

Meadie said...

Great card Mandi and I love your new car too - I struggled with masking this week, not something I do alot of either! Have fun driving your new baby, hugs x x

snehal watwe welde said...

Gorgeous.i loved the way you showed us masking on Less is more page.Very inspiring and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Mandi!

Victoria said...

You might not like masking, but this is stunning! I love the stamp and the flag - but then it is my fav musical as well!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So very pretty!!! I love the flag! Thanks so much for the encouragement and stopping by my blog too!

Kathleen said...

I am definately with you on this one and I do what I do,so I know what you mean. A great card to say that you were out of your comfort zone. I have tried and tried and decided to kop out this week. As I said on Crissie's blog bring back acetate, lol. (no don't)

Kath x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Mandi, Totally fabulous card, I love everything about this card, well done it was worth all the effort:0) Lucky you a new car, gorgeous too, enjoy, Gay xxx

stempelomi said...

hi Mandi,
first, congrats on the new car!

Your card is really stunning! Great work!

Sue said...

Mandi, your card is so gorgeous. Can you tell me what stamp set has Cosette? I've been googling like crazy, but can't find it.

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