Saturday, May 28, 2011

Less is More -Week 17 - Pick a Square

Well first I must say sorry for not visiting more blogs this last week. I've been doing a lot of sewing (stage costumes for an amateur production of Alice in Wonderland) and I think I trapped a nerve in my back and wasn't able to to do anything for several days except just sit and I couldn't get upstairs to my PC. I even had to sit in the reclining chair to sleep at night!!!!! Not much fun at all! It's improving now and as long as I don't sit for too long without moving about then I'm sure it'll get better! The costumes are progressing rather slowly though. C'est la vie!
However I had to find time and energy to visit Less is More this morning and amidst all the sewing mess on my workbench found enough cardmaking goodies to make my card. Probably only get time to do one this week unless the sewing pixies visit at night and finish off the costumes for me!!!!
I LOVE square cards (check out my gallery) and this is a 5inch square as usual. Dotty embossed card in a turquoise colour (is it green or blue?) with diecut leaves and a flower in the bottom corner.(Marianne and Crealies) Since following the lovely Lady and Diva Chrissie and Mandi challenge blog,  I've come to appreciate single colour cards so much more.
The sentiment was designed and printed in Publisher (no change there then)in a slightly darker shade of turquoise and then I put the diecuts around it. A coloured pearl in the centre of the flower finished it off. So, squares and flowers, couldn't be better for me. Thank you ladies - you're an inspiration!

Now back to the White Rabbit's little jacket and then it's the Mad March Hare!! I'll post photos when they're finished.
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2011/05/week-17-recipe-pick-square.html

35 comments:

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Di
i love the simplicity and the single colours
Just fabulous!
Im in awe of all that sewing, Im rubbish!
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Diane said...

Wow..this is stunning.....beautiful! Hope you feel better...I got hit by a fly ball at the ball park, so understand the "pain"!!

Jill said...

Love this card!

The Crystal Elephant said...

What a lovely card, so simple but very elegant xx

Kathyk said...

SImply super card - hope your back is feeling easier too

KAthyk

Linda said...

Wow! Very effective, Di. Love the turquoise...but this would work well in any colour, wouldn't it!
Fab!

Linda

Rita said...

Your card is fabulous and so effective . Hugs Rita xx

Helene said...

Wow. So brave to use just one colour and it works fantastical. Hope your back is feeling better.

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen......x

GoonerGirl said...

Stunning card.. Chris xx

Jan said...

This is gorgeous.xx Jan

Netty said...

Beautiful card, Annette x

Kathleen said...

What a great card and superb colour choice, love the flowers.

Kath x

Hazel said...

I love the colour and the flower is beautiful. Hazel x

Carol said...

Fabulous card and the colour is gorgeous. Hope you back heals soon. Carol x

Beryl K said...

Stunning card, I love it. Good luck with the costumes
Beryl x

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card, lovely colour.
jenjoy x

Debgem said...

Very pretty - I do like the rounded corners and texture!

StampingStace said...

Beautiful!
Stacey at 32
X

Squirrel said...

Delightful! Rounding the corners makes it look much more interesting.
Rosey x

Jo said...

This is a stunning card, love the colour. Jo x

Suze Bain said...

This is gorgeous Di, a beautiful colour. Hope your back is easing up a bit now. xx

Ang C said...

A gorgeous card

Arlene said...

Beautiful card! Love the simplicity of your work. :)
Arlene.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love the colour and the flower is stunning !! :-)

Hope you feel better soon xx looking forward to seeing the finished costumes !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card. Great colour.
Lynne xxx

Pauline said...

Just stunning, absolutely beautiful!

My name is Wynneth said...

Just beautiful ! so effective in the single colour and a great colour it is too. Hope you are feeling better soon and able to sleep in your own bed !
hugs
wynneth
x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful card , the colour is awesome as is the shape very original, I love it.

Marie

Susan said...

Diane, this is just beautiful! I LOVE the bloom...and the monochromatic color scheme is fabulous!!
My card is HERE

Hannah said...

A gorgeous card, love the single colour and the use of the recipe at LIM :)

Marlena M. said...

I absolutely love the shape of your card! ;)

The Crafty Elf said...

Great card and love the monochromatic look and the shape!!!

Chrissie said...

This is lovely.
I love the self colour!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

sasa said...

Wonderful in colour, purity and style - great design!
Thanks for sharing,
Sarah at 281