Saturday, August 04, 2012

Less is More with a Twinchie

Happy Weekend everyone !

This week's #79 Colour Challenge over at Less is More  is to use Green & Blue on a Clean & Simple Card and the Challenge #3 over at Show us your Twinchie is to use bright colours on a 2 x 2 inch creation.   I decided to combine them.

Below is my Twinchie, with the background created by using the bright new colours in the Summer Limited Edition Distress Ink set:   Mowed Grass & Salty Ocean using the Acrylic Block Technique.  These also happen to be one of my favourite colour combos !  The Stamps are from a little Basic Grey Clear Set that don't have a name or number on it.     I added a little glitter to the wing & beak. 



Next is my LIM card created from my Twinchie.  Very simple design, but I like how the white highlights the colours and tiny creation !


These simple creations take less than 15 minutes to create, so here is another one using Blue & Yellow.   This time I used Salty Ocean & Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks with water on my craft mat.   The stamps on this one are from a small Technique Tuesday clear set - Pointed Perfection.


And here is another clean & simple card created from the Twinchie :


That's all for today !

Thanks for your visits & kind comments and enjoy the rest of the weekend.  It's HOT here, we will try to stay cool.

Shirley

52 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Great cards xx Jan

Chrissie said...

I love your little blue and green bird-day bird... what a tweetie!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

OOH pretty - I KEEP looking at those new D.I.s but have (so far) resisted ..... maybe not for much longer!

Kathyk

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

So lovely and sweet Shirley and that inmmu favs colors. Beautiful
lovely greet and big hug
Marja

Creations by Shirl said...

Both cards are pretty Shirley! Love the blue/green combo!
Enjoy your weekend...

Evil Edna said...

clean simple and stunning, lovely.EE

Sophie said...

Und diese beiden Karten sind auch sehr schön geworden.
Richtig fein.

xoxo

Laura said...

Love the birthday bird, lovely work.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Gorgeous twinchies Shirley - the greens and blues are stunning, and that little birdie is oh-so-cute!
Hope you are feeling much better now - Hugs, Sylvia xx

Linby said...

So sweet, I love the little glittered wing.
Linbyx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Gorgeous twinchies Shirley, and beautiful LIM cards. The blues and greens go really well together. I keep meaning to have a go with LIM but I find it very hard not to fill the card.

I'm having a busy weekend, market this morning, out to lunch with my daughters other half's family, a quick shopping trip and babysitting this evening. Tomorrow I have Steve's Mum and Dad for the day.

I hope you weekend is going a bit quieter than mine.

Sue x

Chris said...

Lovely cards! The colours are stunning, the white space frames them perfectly!
chris
x

Anna-Karin said...

Both cards are lovely!

Aida said...

Lovely cards especially the happy bird-day!

Alie said...

How cute these twincies are...too small for me to make them, Shirley :-))
So thumbs up

greetings, Alie :-)

Squirrel said...

Love both of these - super-cute!
Rosey x

Inkyfingers said...

These are so sweet and I think it is amazing how such small pieces can make such wonderful focal points.

Zoe said...

2beautiful little twinchies love them both, thank you for entering our 3rd challenge, good luck, Zoe xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely twinchies and gorgeous finished cards..... xx Barbara xx

Carole said...

Oh so cute and tweet! your card definitely needed a closer look. Oh so delightful:)
http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

Darnell J Knauss said...

I adore the finished twinchie cards, Carol, in all their beautiful CASness!

Linda said...

Two challenges in one - clever girl! The twinchies are just perfect, I love the colours and the little birdie is so cute. They both look fab made into cards too. well done you! xx

Ellen said...

Sweet cards Shirley! They do just pop against the white! Awesome colors!

Marijke said...

love both cards, they are just great

brenda said...

I just love blue and green together and aren't those new ink colours gorgeous.

The fist one is very tweet, sorry !

B x

Julia S-W said...

Hi Shirley. Firstly, thanks so much for visiting me via Alie's blog - I love her creations too!
I really love these beautiful little twinchies!! I still haven't made one and yet everytime I see them I fall in love. I like the way your colours glow against the white and blend together so seamlessly.
I shall follow you too as it's always good to be able to find each other again and be inspired.
See you soon, Julia

Mandy's Crafts said...

Simply delightful. Love it

Mandi said...

Adore this kind of card
Fabulous!
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

maria's knutselplezier said...

Your two Twinchie's are very beautifull shirley I I really love them!!!

Greetings
Maria

Lynne said...

Two great cards.
Lynne xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Woah, two absolutely gorgeous twinchies Shirley, I love both tons:0) Thanks for you kind wishes, Gay xxx

Shannon White said...

Oh! So Fun! Love your Twinchie cards Shirley! I need to try them out sometime! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
oooo these twinchie cards are sooo cute, and so pretty! Wow I love the blue and green, then the blue-yellow, just gorgeous combinations! The little birdy is soooo so cute, what a sweetie! The "pointed perfection" stamp is really fun too! Really nice cards, and so well done, both of them! You are very good at these twinchies!
Compliments!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Susan said...

Shirley, the twinchies look fabulous! I need to give those a try! Love both of these gorgeous cards.

Eileen said...

These are little beauties Shirley! Such great work from you as always. xx Thanks for joining in the Twinchies Challenge this week.
Eileen xx

shirley-bee said...

Love these twinchie cards, Shirley!

Victoria said...

Fabulous little beauties of inkiness!

Sharon said...

Love your twinchie cards.
Sharon x

Elaine said...

Great twinchie cards!! Those colours are my favourites too - they go so well together!!

AniLi said...

Lovely cards!

Suze Bain said...

Fabulous twinchies Shirley, love these colours and don't they make great CAS cards. xx

Kate M said...

Great twinchies and super LIM crads
Kate
xx

Sandra said...

I love these twinchies!
Sandra

sassy said...

hi doing a little blog hopping and came across your blog... had a look at your cards too you have some stunners love the less is more twinches..fab idea hugs sassyxx decided to follow you hope thats ok

Jean said...

Your twinchies are fabulous ~ the bright colors really pop against the white background!

Aileen said...

Gorgeous designs and they look fab on your card. x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love your twinchies, every time you excited me with your artully pieces!
xox Anja

Anita said...

Both beautiful cards, the challenges combine perfect together!
Anita

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Back to the chores, naughty!! LOL Thank you for having a guess but you're not quite correct:0) Gay xxx

Nora MacPhail said...

Sensational twinchies! Have a great week.

Ryn Tanaka said...

Cute little Twinchies Shirley. Especially love the little bird one :)

GinaA said...

Don't twinchies make fabulous toppers, these two are just super.