Opposites Attract - Love You Lots Notelet

by Joanne James17. February 2017 20:32

Yay it's Friday! It has felt a little like the weekend here today as my hubby has had the day off today having been away all week so the four of us have spent the day doing fun family things - a little more on that on Sunday's post though! Today I'm sharing a little card that I made for this week's challenge over at Less Is More where the challenge is for a one layer card featuring opposites that also works for the current CASology challenge too:


I haven't managed to play along with the LIM ladies for a while but as they are celebrating their birthday this month I was determined to squeeze in an entry at some point. I toyed with 'rain and shine' but decided to allow the ideas percolate in the back of my mind as I went about my jobs this week and as I was flicking through my Stampin' Up! catalogue last night I was suddenly inspired - take a look:


Cute eh?! Here's the low-down on today's card:

Love You Lots - I happened across the hostess set 'Love You Lots' and realised it had the perfect pair of opposites with the massive elephant and the teeny tiny mouse. I decided they would be perfect for a little love note ready for one of my James Juniors next week. 

Another Way With Watercolour Pencils - I wanted to try something a little different in terms of technique on this card too: I stamped my pair and sentiment in Archival Grey ink and coloured them with my Basic Grey and Whisper White watercolour pencils and my aquapainter onto a Crumb Cake (kraft) cardstock notelet. The lovely Darnell Kraus of NBUS fame used this as an optional theme on one of her recent challenges (check out Darnell's creations and the wonderful gallery on her blog here) and it intrigued me; I decided today's card would be the perfect opportunity to try it out; I must say I really like the effect.

A quick heads up for any of you with Watercolour Pencils on your wish lists; they have been incredibly popular with demand outstripping supply. Current stocks are likely to last only another few weeks before ordering will be suspended temporarily in order for stock levels to be replenished, so if you want to get your hands on them in the short term order now; once current stock has run out, they are estimated to be re-orderable mid- to late April.

And Finally A Love Heart - I finished my card with a tiny Blushing Bride enamel heart to add just a pop of colour to my otherwise neutral card. I toyed with adding some Blushing Bride baker's twine but decided against it - after all, sometimes less is more!

A sweet notelet using minimal supplies and perfect to send a few words of love!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

EstherUnited Kingdom
2/17/2017 10:26:17 PM #

What a super, fun and cute card! I love this adorable scene, and the colouring technique gives a really great effect. Perfect imagery for our "opposites" challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More Smile


Pat McCleary
Pat McClearyUnited States
2/18/2017 12:41:07 AM #

Love this, Joanne. This has to be the #1 elephant stamp- it's perfect.


SarahUnited Kingdom
2/18/2017 9:24:36 AM #

This is just too adorably cute Joanne. Love the sketchy image and super stunning on the kraft card base. Superb take on our opposites challenge and thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x


Mac Mable
Mac MableUnited Kingdom
2/18/2017 6:50:00 PM #

Oh this is so cute. Love the limited colour palette and such a creative idea x


Joyce M.
Joyce M.United States
2/18/2017 7:25:31 PM #

This is really so very sweet.  Love those images--they look hand drawn.  Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.


2/19/2017 7:39:42 AM #

Such a very cute card.  A very sweet image.  I love the use of coloured pencils on kraft.


Janet Ribet
Janet RibetMadagascar
2/19/2017 8:16:30 PM #

Ever so cute & a fun take on our cue word. So happy you could play in the CASology challenge this week.


Jen W.
Jen W.bm
2/20/2017 9:38:39 PM #

Joanne, I love those adorable sketchy images and the pop of pink against the kraft is perfect!  Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!


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