Sunday, March 6, 2011

Less is More ~ week 5

Less is More ~ number 3!
Wow! I'm on a roll now with this clean and simple look. (Many thanks to Chrissie and Mandi for opening my eyes to it.) I had a sudden thought (as you do) this morning and remembered a freebie flower stamp in my very small collection of stamps. Just right for a CAS card I thought.
I stamped it on to white linen card (not the best for stamping I know but I wanted a sort of distressed look) with tattered rose DI then I coloured it in using the same ink pad and my finest paint brush ~ there's about 3 hairs in it! LOL! Now for a stalk ~ hadn't got anything suitable in stamps so I used the edge of a ruler and crushed olive DI and ......... bingo! a stalk. Then a tiny pearl coloured with Promarker added to the centre of the flower.I matted it on to a pale pink pearl card and the did the sentiment in - yes, as before, Publisher. I saw this sentiment somewhere (?)and wrote it down in my little 'book of things to remember' and it just seemed right for this card. 3 tiny white pearls finished it off. Hope I'm allowed to enter 3 cards for this challenge ~ as I said ~ can't seem to stop now.
I used: white linen card , pink pearl card
            Freebie flower stamp (origin unknown!)
            tattered rose and crushed olive DI
            tiny pearls
            Publisher prog
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2011/03/week-5-colour-pastel-colours.html

17 comments:

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous cards, love this one, very elegant.

TAM said...

Lovely card - very understated

Stamps and Paper said...

Simply elegant...

Anne

Chrissie said...

This "Less is More" bug certainly seems to be spreading... you've obviously caught it Diane!
This is BEAUTIFUL!
It's so delicate... lovely proportions and gently coloured with a fab sentiment.
If I were to try to find something to comment on for future reference.. it would be to try to get the font of the sentiment a slightly closer colour match to the image.
I've started making a note of the RGB numbers of various colours so that I can match them up when needed. It's easy to do with papers, but is more trial and error with inks.I still think it's worth doing though!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Diane said...

Yes, Chrissie I did struggle with the colour match for font. It looked ok on the computer screen but not so good when it was printed out. Good idea to write down RGB numbers, I shall do that in the future.Thanks for the tip. xx

Lynne said...

Perfect CAS card in my opinion.Beautiful!
Lynne A xxx

Sue said...

Hi Diane
i think a lot of us our learning quite a lot from Mandi & Chrissie, i no i am, fabulous card,sue,x

Aileen said...

You certainly have been busy! Another beautiful card. x

Sally H said...

This is beautiful! I love it!

Susan said...

Diane, I love the elegant simplicity of your card!

Faith A said...

Such a beautiful card, and I love how you have done the B, gorgeous

Jo said...

A beautiful, elegant card. Jo x

kingstonmama said...

Lovely card. Soft and pretty.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

So delicate. Very nice indeed.
Hugs, Sandra

Viv said...

So pretty , well done :O) Viv xx

Pauline said...

Very simple and beautiful.

Vicky Hayes said...

You are on a roll Diane! I love the textured card stock and I love the way your flower turned out, very delicate looking.