Wednesday, 15 June 2011

simply Less is More #19 - OLC Framed

Finally got around to making my Simply Less is More #19 entry - OLC framed.  Been away over the long weekend and have been catching up ever since.

Right, quick post so I can have some time to go visiting the undoubtedly great work of the other LIMettes.

Here's mine:

I've said it before and I'll say it again - making OLCs is hard work!!! There's no room to hide 'mistakes'.  This is my second attempt and I can tell you, "aargh" and "gah" were constantly uttered.  Still, I'm smiling now because I've left it well enough alone, i.e. I've declared it done.

I do like layering inks on and nothing like an OLC to to get that going.  You wouldn't think there's so much product on this but so it is. Here are the deets:

TH Distress inks - Old Paper, Shabby Shutters, Broken China; Stampin Up Soft Suede, Versamark
stamps all from SU: 
SAB Bliss (butterfly), Teeny Tiny Sentiments, French Foliage (so faint you can hardly see the script but the raindrops are fab, don't you think?)
Perfect Pearls (sprayed on from a mini mister to echo the raindrops), gorgeous gorgeous DMC metallic floss, 1/8" circle punch

The floss would not stay still and was so hard to knot (slippery stuff) so I used a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire. Punch a small hole through which the 2 ends go through and get knotted - after you wrap the floss around, that is. This works really well with ribbons and especially on a scrapbooking layout. That string will not move.

Cheers all.


  1. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing the details :o) Nancy J

  2. beautiful card, love the butterfly

  3. I love the colour mix of your frame Malyn... simply yummy and like you I love the French Foliage stamps to add interest to a background.
    Lovely card!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  4. Hi Malyn, Gorgeous butterfly card, love the pretty colours, thanks for dropping by:0), Gay xx

  5. Hi Malyn Lovely to hear from you. Your card is so pretty gorgeous techniques and stamping here. Just love the colours you have achieved with your inks.


  6. It's a beautiful card,and thanks for the tip about the ribbon!

  7. I do think this is FAB Malyn
    Really like everything about it
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

  8. Fabulous - love the colour you picked too


  9. Such a lovely card, gorgeous colours. xx

  10. Malyn, I love the colors you used, and you can never go wrong when using a butterfly! Love it!
    My Card

  11. Gorgeous colours. Lovely effect. x


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