Saturday, March 5, 2011

Less is more ~ week 5

Sooooo ........................pastels! I think of pastels and I think of daisies - tiny white flowers tinted with pink - sitting on the grass making daisy chains on a warm summer afternoon!!! Well we can all dream eh? But, back to the challenge. I immediately thought of daisies when I saw 'pastels' and then the song 'Daisy, daisy' kept going over and over in my head, because the children at the  school where I help out with art lessons, are practising their Victorian assembly. And guess which song they're doing? Hence the sentiment. Now I can't get it out of my head!!(The children sing it much better than me!) So daisies it is.
I used a very pale pink pearlised base card, embossed the daisy on to the same card, then coloured it with pastel chalks to just hint at the colour and finished the centre with a tiny lemon circle which I shaped with embossing tool. The sentiment was done in Publisher and printed in a silver colour onto the same pale pink card. Both the daisy and sentiment were then matted on silver card with a very narrow border.

I used : pink base card, silver card for matting
             Cuttlebug 'daisy' border embossing folder
             pastel chalks
             Publisher program

Now off to rest my brain and check out the other entries.
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2011/03/week-5-colour-pastel-colours.html

38 comments:

Sandra said...

Soooo very pretty. Love the colours.

San

Lynne K said...

So simple, but so delicate and pretty. Lovely card! Lynne x

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Diane, lovely soft pink
That embossed daisy design has proved quite popular already
Thanks so much for joining us
mandi
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

Simple, elegant and very pretty. I think lots of us now are starting to get the hang of not putting much on our cards.... You certainly have acheived it.


Anne

Chrissie said...

This is really pretty Diane, it looks so delicate!
Great song too!
Thanks for joining us again... see you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...

Hi Diane
Lovely card ...love it
hugs
sylvie
xxxxx

Jan said...

Love this it's so pretty I will have to dig my Cuttlebug daisy out xx Jan

Kathyk said...

Lovely - so subtle and delicate

Kathyk

Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful card Diane so soft and dreamy , I love the embossing
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Suze Bain said...

Lovely card Diane and the wording made me smile.

Caroline Hallett said...

very pretty - embossing and daisies - looks lovely

Pauline said...

Very pretty!

Lynne said...

Lovely soft delicate card.
Lynne xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Really like this. I have this embossing folder and feel like getting it out now a couple of cards have been made with it.
Lovely card.
Hugs, Sandra

Susan said...

Diane, I love daisies! Your card is beautiful...love the soft coloring!

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Very similar to mine but different colours, well done.
Maureen.....x

Faith A said...

SO pretty, love the pearl effect.

Linda said...

Di, This is sooo... pretty & elegant. xxx

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

your card is so elegant, just perfect :) x

Sharon said...

This is elegant and pretty. Those daisies are just perfect - pastels remind me of daisies too.
Sharon xx

Maja said...

It's so pretty and gentle.

Glittertastic said...

I love this - it is so delicate and pretty!

Viv's Visuals said...

A truly elegant card. Beautiful.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card.

TAM said...

Another fabulous card - love this embossing folder

Rachelxx said...

Love the sentiment! very appropriate for the card :-)

Aileen said...

Lovely soft delicate card. x

Katalytic said...

I was so drawn to this card. Love the daisy

Kathleen said...

Lovely card, great image and I love the hint of pink.

Kath x

Squirrel x said...

Super LIM card hun, really pretty Sxx

Jo said...

Y0u've created a really elegant card, lovely colours. Jo x

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous too x

jillyscreations said...

love how you have incorporated the song into your card as a sentiment. Great card

Gina said...

Really pretty. Lovely soft colouring.
Gina R x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect touch of pastels on this pretty embossed card! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Vicky Hayes said...

This is beautifully done Diane! I love the hint of colour and the fabulous raised centres to your flowers.

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card, loving the daisies of course too :O) Viv xx

sharingthepassion said...

pretty card

ali x