Sunday, 2 October 2011

Less is More - the colour of your eyes

Hmm... this week's challenge at Less is More is to make a card using 'the colour of your eyes'.  My eye colour?  Weird lol!  Well not so weird I suppose - they're hazel, which I've always known of course, but I've never really studied them.  So I had a proper look for the challenge, and they're a bit of everything!  There's yellow, green and brown in there... I got the distress inks out!



For once I'm actually quite happy with how this turned out :o)  I had no plan, I just played with the inks on a scrap of linen card, added a Hero Arts stamp and a Penny Black sentiment.  The base was going to be white, but then I happened to have some dark brown card on my desk and it seemed to set off the stamped panel quite well, so my base is dark brown card from Papermill Direct.

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges:

Further to my car saga - I've left it with my mum's hubby Andrew who knows what he's doing with cars.  He says fixing it isn't a problem, but it's going to take a while - I might be without my car for up to 2 weeks, which is going to be no fun for doing the school/nursery run as I'm about 30-40mins walk away and it's all uphill on the way there.  Not much fun for me, but even less fun for Dex with his little legs bless him!

41 comments:

HelenR said...

Great card Lisa! Shame about your car- hope it gets fixed soon :) HelenR x

Carol said...

Great card Lisa, love the inky background. Hope your car is soon mended. Carol x

Fiona said...

beautiful Lisa!! I did think about this challenge but my eyes are a bit of a mix too...well I have 1 and three quarters brown and the other quarter is greeny brown, certainly as I was younger it was more prominent!!

Claire said...

I love this card Lisa - perfect for Hazel, which is my eye colour too and I couldn't quite decide myself how to interpret this one. Hugs, Claire x

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning card which has impact, the colours and image are truly wonderful.,
hugs
Lorraine x

Cazza said...

Such a pretty card Lisa and a really striking colour combo too!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Chrissie said...

Isn't it great when a card just comes together!
This one looks tremendous!
Thanks so much... I hope the car is repaired soon.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Lisa, I love the colours and fab inking. Great image and LO. Hope the car gets fixed soon hun.

Donna x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Lisa.xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Lisa, beautiful card, just my colour scheme, gorgeous! Sorry to hear about your car, fingers crossed it comes home soon, hugs Heidi xx

Jen said...

absolutely beautiful Lisa x I do love Penny black stamps

Jen xx

Jenny said...

Looks like you had some inky fun with this one Lisa :)
Fab simple design to show off that gorgeous panel.
Jenny x

Debs M said...

great card, fab stamp x

Kristie said...

This is beautiful, Lisa!! Love the silhouette image and the colors you used. I have hazel eyes too :)

xGemmax said...

What a stunning card Lisa & gorgeous stamp too...you think your eyes are weird well heres goes my are hazel too so bit of green & brown but also i have another colour too which is.....grey blue!! yes grey blue, now thats weird LOL

Sorry to hear your having problems with your car sweetie...hope its fixed very soon!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Fiona said...

Superb card Lisa. Lovely stamps which look fab in that colour.
Isn't it a drag when you are without a car, hope you get it back soon.

Linda said...

Another creative hazel-eyed crafter! I took the easy route and went with brown! This is so beautiful and the design is so effective! Love it!

Linda
X

Kelly Schelske said...

Love this, love that floral image!!

heidy said...

OPh this is so pretty Lisa!
Hugs Heidy

Vicky said...

Fab card Lisa!! Love the contrast of the flowers against the background! CAS, just stunning!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Debs said...

Hi Lisa
If your eyes are the same colour as this card - they must be stunning - as is the card.
Hope you get the car sorted real soon - it's a real pain in the behind when you have no transport - especially when you have little ones.
Have a great day.
Debs xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card :o)
Jackie xx

Jessica said...

Fab colour combo Lisa - love it. Jxx

Juls said...

stunning, stylish card!! HUgs Juls

Squirrel x said...

Such a gorgeous creation hun, love it! Hugs, Sxx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

This is one fantastic creation .. .. love the finished look.

It is surprising exactly what colours are in our eyes when we look closely isn't it!!

Sorry to read about your car. I hope it gets mended quicker than predicted.

Love Jules xx

Mandi said...

Superb card
Love it when they fall together"
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Di said...

Oh yes! Simply gorgeous card. I wonder, could you enter with red for when you're red eyed from tiredness or a tad too much wine? Just thinking aloud :) Di xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Great card, love the colour combo and the stamp image looks fab. Hope your car gets mended soon or you'll be worn out - at least its a bit of exercise lol!!!!
lyndsey xx

Michelle said...

Great card Lisa, I love it the inking and the stamp is beautiful. I hope you get your car sorted soon xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa, sorry to hear about your car, hopefully it wont take as long as expected. Love your card its gorgeous and such a simple design. hugs Shirleyxxx

Feebsy said...

Beautiful card Lise I really love the colours and the image is super.

I'm sorry about your car, I hope it doesn't take too long to get it fixed.

Feebs
xx

Viv said...

Great card and lovely colour too, hope your car gets fixed soon...."his poor little legs"....awww bless :O) Viv xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lisa :-) Love the CAS style and the image and colour is fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card Lisa.
Lynne xxx

coops said...

fantastic card lisa.i love your stunning colours and cas design and the stamp is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card Lisa! Hope the car doesn't take too long to be fixed! xx

Whisper said...

Super card hun.

Sorry to hear about your car problem, i hope for your sake, it takes less time than 2 weeks, fortunately i only live 20 mins from school, Luv Sam x

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Lisa! I just love this beautiful card - you do this kind of thing so well! Sorry to hear about your car - it sounds like a nightmare. I was without a car for three days and thought I was hard done by. Fingers crossed for a quick mend. Vx

Janet said...

Wow this is beautiful Lisa! hope you get your car sorted soon sweetie x

melsanford said...

What a fab challenge - love the card! Absolutely gorgeous! hope you get your car back soon :-( Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx