Sunday, 31 March 2013

LIM112 - Happy Scalloped Birthday


For this week's Less Is More challenge, to use scallops. I created my multicoloured scallops by outlining a circle in pencil, then stamping dots on the pencil line. I popped up the circle sentiment panel, so that half of each dot is hidden underneath. This is one of my favourite colour combinations for girl birthday cards!

I was really hoping to have lots of time in my craft room this long weekend, but these (ie my) kids have kept me very busy - lots of outside time on the two nicest days of 2013 (so far!). If this trend continues for much longer, we're going to have to call it Spring!

ETA - I love the comments about how I managed to fit the circles perfectly around with no space or overlap. (and, if you notice, a complete cycle of colours). I wish I could explain my mathematical calculations and predictions, but it was pure dumb luck!

27 comments:

Hannelie said...

In LOVE
:)

Barb Ghig said...

Brilliant way to design your scallops, Ardyth! I love all the fun colors, too...another really awesome card!

Kristen said...

Adorable!

Jenny said...

Oh my... that must have taken a practice run to know all the circles would fit without spaces or overlaps!! Brilliant effect and love the colours too :)
Jenny x

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Wonderful! Great colour combo. How did you know that you would get a perfect fit for the circles on the big circle? I know if I tried it, I would get to the end and there would not be enough space for the last one!

Cathy said...

Perfect! Fab colours :) Cathy

Craftilicious said...

Brilliantly done! Love the colours

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! Love the circle of scallops! and I know...weather has been great...but the week looks like winter is back. Yuck!

mypapercraftworld said...

Perfect placing and colour cycles, Ardyth ...you might call it pure dumb luck ... I call it incredible inherent talent and skill! Simply awesome! Anita :)

Christina said...

Brilliant! Great choice of colors and *perfect* stamping!

Chrissie said...

What terrific, accurate stamping Ardyth. This looks tremendous!
Thanks so much
Happy Easter!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Caggy said...

Ditto to all the comments about ur circle stamping! Fab card, very contemporary. Caggy x

shirley-bee said...

Your dumb luck precision is scary! Mine would be just dumb without the luck! Fabulous card, and I adore that colour combo.

Geri said...

Luck....then I'd be scooting out to the nearest lottery retailer and buying a Loto 649 ticket! These colors really are gorgeous together! Love how the wee dots highlight the sentiment!

Happy & Blessed Easter wishes to you and your family.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sometimes the only thing a person can say in response to one of your stunning cards is, "WOW!"

Happy Easter! Enjoy the kiddies and the (ssh) Springlike weather!! xxoo Darnell

Joyce said...

Homemade scallops--I just love it. Clever and beautiful, too. It's like a party on a card.

Kelly Griglione said...

OK, done making food, done hosting Easter Vigil, done with my posts, and I've got 20 minutes before the green bean casserole is done and we leave for Aunty's house. I'm here! My time to sit back and enjoy some eye candy on your blog : )

What a fantastic color combination! I love that it's so HAPPY without even having yellow. And that it's so colorful while still having so much white space. Your dots on the sentiment are perfectly placed, even though there are an even number of them. Only you can break the rules and still have it turn out better : ) Of course, the obvious, fantastic stamping around the circle too. What an all-out wonderful card, Ardyth!

Elaine said...

Great design for a card, simple and colourful!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is so pretty...so festive for a birthday card and I love your circle background, you are just too darn clever, it is so perfect!

Violets Corner said...

Very clever way to create the scallop, love it!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Jen said...

simply stunning ardyth... i love how you have done the multicoloured scallops

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

Susan said...

Now if I'd tried to just stamp circles around a circle...I would have had a big blank spot not quite big enough for one more stamped circle! You amaze me, Ardyth...a VERY Ardyth-ish card!

Fiona said...

Love the colour scheme on this. Cute way of making the scallops too.

Gonny van der Ruijt said...

Great Card. I love the colours.
groetjes, Gonny

Lindsey said...

Your cleverness and talent never ceases to amaze me. You stamping is just perfect and I love the happy colors, white space, and subtle layer of the extra white panel.

Lynne said...

I love the colours you've used. Fab design. x

Lynne said...

I love the colours you've used. Fab design. x