Thursday 10 February 2011

Less is more - Part II ...

... Less is More - the new Challenge blog set up by Chrissie and Mandi is proving to be amazingly popular, and at the time of writing there have been 142 entries for this week's challenge.  The challenge being to make "classic Clean and Simple cards" - and this week's we have been asked to use the colours black, white and pink.  I made a card earlier this week and have been popping back from time to time to check out the entries - totally brilliant.

While I was busy with my challenge cards this morning, I came across this flower stamp - and realised that it was crying out to be used on a CAS card.

It's such an elegant art deco style flower and I have to admit that it's only seen ink once - and that was for my Stamp Catalogue!!  I stamped the image and cut it out using my Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle.  I gently distressed the border of the image, and then coloured the flower with Promarkers.  I've added a hint of pale shimmery chalk to the leaves, as it looked odd without!  I mounted the image onto bright pink holographic card - also cut with my Spellbinders dies.  I'm not sure whether it shows up clearly in the photo, but I added some sparkle to the image with silver spray - it has a lovely sparkle in real-life.  Finally, I added a simple sentiment and a few gems!  I'm really pleased with how this card has turned out!  Simple elegance.

Stamps:  Papermania - PMA10069 Deco Flower; Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box -Hugs
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud;  Versafine - Onyx Black
Promarkers:  Magenta, Cerise, Pink Carnation
Spellbinders:  Long Classic Rectangles Sm (S4-144) #4, Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Sm (S4-145) #2, Labels 14 (S4-290) # 4
Accessories:  Card and gems from stash

That's all for today.  I've had an extremely productive day in my craft room, and even managed to get some washing done - which means more ironing!!  And this evening Jonathan and I are going to start sorting out what needs to be packed for Jonathan's trip to India!  I'll be back again tomorrow.


Viv said...

Well done, great card and wording, thanks for checking out mine too and comments :O)
Viv xx

Chrissie said...

Hi Deborah,
Yet another lovely card...we are twice blessed!
Thanks so much for all your support...we really appreciate it!
"Less is More"

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Deborah, that flower is beautiful,the card is simply beautiful.
Kevin xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Deborah, love this fab card. Great sentiment and totally agree, it is so elegant.

Donna x

Julie Smith said...

Hello Deborah, I have this stamp but have never used it. Love the way you have coloured this, may try and dig out my stamp and give it a try

A Consuming Passion said...

It is a fabulous image how you used it too! Must check this challenge blog!
Have a good week end!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Oooh! This stamp is a realy beauty, isn't it? Such elegant lines to it. You've made another beautifully stylish card here Deborah. Gorgeous!
Sharon xx

Stella said...

You are a busy bee :) This stamps is gorgeous; and on this CAS card it looks fabulous. I love the coloring ( you can never go wrong with pink :)!:)
Have a wonderful day!

Sylvie said...

What a beautiful card!
Hug Sylvie

Suze Bain said...

Wow, what a gorgeous stamp. Love your sentiment too. x

Davi said...

Beautiful C&S card. :)

Sue said...

This is stunning, Deborah. I love that stamp and you have coloured it beautifully.Sue.x

Anonymous said...

Such an amazing card! Wonderful!


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