Saturday, 22 October 2011

Less is more - Polkadots

I've been a bit of a numpty (technical term) this afternoon as I wanted to enter the Less is More challenge  which I thought was cocktails, at least it was when I was browsing yesterday and I thought I had the perfect stamp -well two stamps really .
Being more of a 'less is not enough, it needs a few more embellishments, lots more stamps and a bit of glitter' girl I haven't done this challenge before so I didn't realise that the challenges run Saturday to Friday so I made the card, came on here to post and blow me down with a force 9 gale it is now Polkadots - back to the drawing board then.

All was not lost as I got out my white pigment pen and gave the LBD a bit of a makeover so I hope it's not cheating to use the card for the new challenge.


I made a template for the cocktail glass and sponged Adirondack Sunset Yellow and Watermelon through it and added Glossy Accent bubbles.  The elegant lady is from a plate by 'I Brake for Stamps' and the word stamp came from a dutch firm.

Phew - think I recovered that one - must do better next time.

22 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

He, he. Sounds like the sort of thing I'd do, too :-) I don't think it's cheating at all. In fact, I think it's a brilliant idea and it looks great! She really would stand alone, with just the phrase, wouldn't she? Nice one, Ann x

Mandi said...

Hi Ann
sorry you missed us last week
thats a super image, the large cocktail glass is a FAB
Thank you
mandi LIM

Chrissie said...

Now you know when our challenges run from and to, you'll be fine for future weeks. Well done on adapting last week's card... it was a great rescue!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"
If you could remove the Word Verification from your blog it would help us enormously.
Thanks

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Suze Bain said...

What a great idea, your card is perfect for both weeks. Well done! xx

Anne said...

I love this, it stands out in the thumbnails, the bubbles are fab and I'm glad we got to see your cocktail entry:)
Anne
x

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card, great idea on the dress and your cocktail looks yummy
Beryl x

Pauline said...

This is such a great card, and I love the little dots added onto the dress, a really good save!

cockney blonde said...

Well rescued Ann, love it. Numpty is a technical term in our house too, along with a few others, lol, x

Jenni's Jems said...

Great card and great thinking too and actually i think the dress looks better with the polka dots!x

pat said...

Ann,
You are so funny, you give me a chuckle every time I read your blog.

The Crafty Elf said...

Love your card and you've done a great job giving it a new life for the next challenge! Way to go!

Von said...

Now that's thinking on your feet Ann :) a fab card
Von x

Maureen said...

Super card, love the bubbles, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

Ivanka said...

Loved reading your 'rescue' post. Made me smile, don't know how many times I've done that too!! I love your card and the polka dot dress is so pretty!

Loli said...

Hola Ann, thank you for to visit my blog.
fantastic idea, i love the bubbles, great idea the cocktail lady with the sentiment work very good, well done.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

hazel said...

A fabulous card Ann - I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Catherine said...

Fab card and wow!!! Your dog does look just like mine, Tessa is a llasa apso cross (or so we are told) - she came from the dogs trust. Is yours a cross????

Vicky Hayes said...

How resourceful Ann! Cocktails and polka dots - that's a winning combination!

Linby said...

Way to go! well done on making the card fit this weeks challenge. Just love those bubbles.
Linbyx

Karen Aicken said...

What a FUN card for the challenge. Great job - TFS
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Ephemera said...

Brilliant card, so glad you managed to make the challenge even though it was the for next week LOL love the glossy accent bubbles. XX