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Sunday, 20 February 2011

Spring

Simply Less is More and week 3's challenge, 'Spring' Please go and look at the beautiful examples here.
It is not simple for me to make this sort of card, it takes me ages to suss  out, what stamp etc.etc.etc. Then I look at the result and think it looks so bare, but hey, what this challenge is all about.
For this card I used a Paper Artsy stamp, coloured it with cosmic shimmer paints, then edged the whole card with mustard seed distress ink. Please forgive the addition of the ribbon, but I did think it needed a little something.
Thankyou for stopping by to  take a look, your comments are appreciated.

24 comments:

  1. You are right it does take time to decide what elements to add to a card. This is a lovely Springtime colour, I think this is another DI to be added to my shopping list!
    When you are used to putting lots of things on a card it's so hard to know when to stop. It might have worked just to put the bow on the stem... what do you think?
    It's great to have you join us once more and I hope the tutorial works out for you when you
    come to try it!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Very pretty card a real promise of Spring. XOXO Zoe

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  3. Jan A lovely spring on your card..

    Anne

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  4. I had thought to put the bow on the stem Chrissie. I hovered so long with it, that I decided I had to make a decision and plonked it where it settled.

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  5. CAS is so difficult, easy for those of us that have been doing it ages to say could have doe this or that...you've done great!
    I would say the image and sentiment just stood alone on a white card would look great too, can you picture it?

    Thanks so much for participating, much appreciated
    hope to see you again
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  6. This is fab very pretty indeed.

    Ali x

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  7. Wonderful card. I like how you brought the yellow colour in around the edges to co-ordinate.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  8. This is lovely, a beautiful colour.

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  9. Fabulous stamp Yvonne, love the colouring. hugs Caz

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  10. This is a lovely card. I know what you mean about getting started - it takes me ages to decide too!

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  11. Lovely card Yvonne, must get some mustard seed DI.
    Many thanks for following me ;)) x

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  12. The card doesn't look bare to me!! I really like this flower - the colouring is lovely.

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  13. I love the image...beautifully colored! I definitely think that beautiful flower could stand alone on a card...it's so pretty!

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  14. Hi thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. I love the image on your card and how you have coloured it. I too am finding it very hard to decide upon a stamp and where to position it. Having never made these sort of cards before. I must admit I am enjoying myself doing something different for a change. Hugs xChrisB

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  15. wow another simple elegant card.....stunning
    hugs

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  16. This is lovely Yvonne, I love that flower stamp, think I might just have to have it ! The yellow round the edge just sets it off.

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  17. Really pretty, love the stamp and your colouring of it! I find the really basic "embellishing" techniques can be brilliant when you feel a CAS design needs just something that bit extra. for example here, I might have tried piercing a row of holes under the sentiment or using a couple of score lines at the level of the sentiment, breaking off for the stem and the lower one going under the sentiment itself. Just a couple of ideas for you next time you find yourself thinking "it needs something else!"

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  18. A very pretty card. I love the image. Sue.x

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  19. Beautiful card and I like the addition of the ribbon. It just lifts the whole theme

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  20. I use this stamp loads, it's such a useful one. your card is lovely

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