Saturday, June 4, 2011

My Favorite Color Is .......


......... Blue!!! All shades of blue. Well and green too; I love both colors but when I saw the Less Is More challenge this morning I knew I wanted to use blues.

I made two cards because with my first card (below) I went just a bit overboard with the pearls. I still love it, but after it was done, I thought it would look even better with some circle cut-outs popped up and rhinestones instead of pearls. Give it a bit of sparkle. :)






I used a couple old SU! sets called Simple Shapes (2003) and Spring Solitude (Hostess set I think). As you can see, I had trouble with getting a fully inked image from the Simple Shapes set, I think that is why I haven't used it since I bought it. Even so, I still like these cards and I will enjoy making them in a few more colors to give to friends as Christmas Gifts. The inks are a mixture of SU! and Ranger inks; Cool Caribbean and Pacific Point (SU!); Tumbled Glass and Broken China (Ranger Distressed). The pearls on the card to the left are by Hero Arts and the rhinestones on the top card are Prima Marketing. I used Cool Caribbean and Pacific Point scraps and the bases were both in the scrap bin as well so I'm not sure of the manufacturer.


Now for the really fun part .... my new camera arrived Thursday night!! I bought a Nikon P500 which has a wonderful wide angle lens and high def capability. I used it to take pictures of the cards, but have to admit I'm still playing with all the settings. This camera is small/light weight; I can view what I'm taking a picture of from the viewer or from the display screen just by a flick of the switch and again, the wide angle lens is amazing. It has one drawback, it does not have an auto off, so I accidentally drained the battery last night. :( It seems really odd that a digital camera doesn't have an "auto off" feature, but then maybe it does and I just have to keep working my way through the booklet. :)





Thank you for looking in and all comments are much appreciated.

Happy Saturday
Carole

51 comments:

  1. I love the range of blues you have used, its very effective

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  2. This is a fun card. Nice colours too!

    Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

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  3. WOW how effective, just using circles, love it! :)

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  4. Fabulous card Carole! Love all the shades of blue and the pearls are the perfect finishing touch. xx

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  5. This is wonderful, a great design.

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  6. Gorgeous! What a wonderful idea and what a fabulous colours

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  7. WOW - I just love all those cirles, well done.
    You can view mine here
    Maureen.........x

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  8. How great to have a new camera, the pictures look great.
    I think I prefer the first card for some indefinable reason... but they are both great.
    Thanks so much for joining us once more.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  9. Oooh, I love these cards. Such a simple graphic - but well executed in terms of design and color.

    P.S. Congrats on the camera - I'm drooling!

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  10. Lovely card - the shades of colour and the circles come together so nicely!

    Jill S

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  11. Great cards - love the colour

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  12. FAB cards Carole
    Love the arrangement of the circles.
    I have a similar Fuji Bridge camera I think.
    Thank very much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  13. Nice colours and a really nice card. I love it!
    Debby

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  14. Congrats on your new camera and your card is just so wonderful! Who would have thought! You have a real talent for shapes and color too!

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  15. great card - love the image it is very eyecatching

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  16. oooo just love your geometric design and a great way to use lots of shades of colour too :)
    Jenny x

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  17. I really like these cards..If I had to choose ..it would be the first one.
    Sue :)

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  18. Beatiful cards, I love the colours. Hugs Rita xx

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  19. great card - i love the combination of circles in shades of blue - this is an idea worth repeating!

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  20. Both wonderful cards i think the second one, with the pearls is just as nice as the first one :)

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  21. Ooh! Your card is wonderful. What a great arrangement of circles. Very graphic and striking.

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  22. Hello Carole, thank you for to visit my blog, thank you for your comment.
    Fantastic geometric design, i love the monochrome blues and your pearls...beautiful, well done!.
    a hug from Palma de Mallorca Spain

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  23. I really love your cards. Great colour and fab design. Jo x

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  24. Both fabulous, what a great idea and Happy New Camera!

    Kathyk

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  25. Very gorgeous, great design! xx Jenny xx

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  26. love your cards!! both are fantastic, but i think i do like the one with the punched out circles the best... they give such nice dimension!

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  27. Super card, I love it's simplicity...

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  28. Wow! Fabulous. Love the blues ( you know how I love blue). the whole design is gorgeous and I love both the gem stone one and the pearls.
    Lynne xxx

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  29. Beautiful card Carole. Love all the blues and the spots and circles. Just gorgeous!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  30. Both cards are great. Love the design. x

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  31. Hi Sue
    Fabby card......really nice ....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxxx

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  32. This is a wonderful card....I am going to have to try something like it...when I do I will link back to here to show I got the idea....neat camera, too...I "need" a new one, too!!

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  33. Awesome graphic effect!! Excellent job!

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  34. Beautiful card with great colours !

    Carol

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  35. I just love these - the circles, the blue and the bold design - great creations!
    Sarah at 162

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  36. Wow, great cards - such a fab design! Lisa x

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  37. oh this is AMAZING, love your card
    isa

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  38. CArol, this is FABULOUS!! I LOVE the design you've created with the circles..and I really like the blue too! LOVE your new camera. I got a Canon Rebel xTI about 2 years ago and I still don't know half of what I can do with it! Still learning every time I take a photo! Fabulous job on the challenge!!
    My card is HERE

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  39. Fabulous card, great design, love it!
    Helen x

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  40. A totally cool design, and the placement of the elements is perfect. Love the shades of blue and the bling!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  41. Hi Carole

    I love both versions of your card and your new camera looks exciting too - good luck with learning all the settings!

    Hugs

    Tina

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  42. oooaaahhhhhhh! LOVE this, so simple, but VERY effective, love the blue and cut out circles too.

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  43. I absolutely adore this card Carole, blue is mt favorite colour too and your composition is just perfect, all the circles and gems are just in the right places - beautiufl! xx

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