Saturday, November 5, 2011

Less is More - Red and Orange

Driving back along the motorway from Leicestershire this afternoon I was amazed at the colours of the trees - fantastic reds, oranges, yellows, greens and browns. I'd been with Libbie to have the alterations fitting for her beautiful wedding dress so was probably in a bit of a romantic mood anyway! Then when I got home and checked with the Less is More challenge blog I couldn't believe that this week's challenge was Red and Orange
I knew I had this rainbow card somewhere and after a frenzied search found it - just perfect.I'm not confident enough with stamping to have actually done this background with inks. I die cut the flower heads in black and they reminded me of sparklers which led me to my little bit of bling - 3 tiny black pearls. Base card is a 5inch square white pearl card which I bought at the NEC yesterday. I had a wonderful 6 hours there and bought loads of things - none of which I NEEDED but I wanted!!! The second card I made was actually my first idea (with a tree) but then when I checked the entries, Birgit had already done one with a twiggy tree (which is far better than my effort) so I didn't want to copy her idea. But I'll put the photo on so you can see it.
I die cut two trees, one in silver and one in black and mounted one on top of the other to give a shadow effect.
The sentiment was printed on the computer for both cards. Thanks for all the lovely comments last week. Sorry I didn't get round to many blogs but I've had a hectic week and not been in for a single day. Let's hope that this week is quieter - though with the wedding getting closer I doubt it will be!


18 comments:

Jan said...

These are beautiful xx Jan

Loli said...

Hola Diane, beautiful colouring and fantastic dies, gorgeouse cards Diane.
A hug from Palma

Tracey said...

Both lovely cards, which looked stamped. Glad to read you had a lovely time yesterday and managed to get some things you couldnt live without, we are all the same. Tracey x

Anne said...

These are both gorgeous and you can never have too many trees, love these and the colours are still amazing for November aren't they!
Glad you enjoyed yourself at the NEC
Anne
x

StampnMichelle said...

beautiful cards

Margaret said...

Both gorgeous Diane
Margaret x

Michelle said...

Stunning cards, my fave is the top one, beautiful! xx

Carol said...

Two lovely cards. Carol x

Vicky Hayes said...

Wedding dresses and craft shows! What a great time you've been having Diane! Both of your cards are truly stunning! Vx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful cards
Beryl x

Jenni's Jems said...

Really beautiful cards x

Sue said...

Beautiful cards Diane. Sue.x

Kathyk said...

Both cards are simply fab

Kathyk

Lynne said...

Two fabulous cards Di. Love `em.
Lynne xxx

Aileen said...

Two fab cards, love the first especially. Looks like a gorgeous sunset. x

Julie said...

Great use of the red and orange! I like it!

Suzi B said...

fabulous backgrounds.. wonderful1
Suzi b x

Carla said...

love your card!