Thursday 16 June 2011

Less is More - Week 19 - One layer

Hello blogland,

I'm back and so soon!  Again though this is just a really quick post to join in with the wonderful ladies at Less is More.  I'm still struggling for time so this week I've just done one card for the challenge but I will be posting two cards.

The brief was:
We would like to see a frame of some sort or something in a frame... we'd like you to be as inventive as you like.
You could doodle, draw, emboss, ink, paint, colour, print, stamp, emboss resist,  mask or any other method you can come up with to get a frame of sorts into your design.

I really didn't have any inspiration with this at all and I'm beginning to wonder with myself with LiM if I'll ever produce a great card the likes of the other entries that I see every week, but I still keep plodding away!  Have I mentioned that I'm stubborn?  Once I start something I really do not like admitting defeat.  So, Mandi and Chrissie, I'm afraid it's not very inventive cards that I'm entering, oh dear!

I'm also playing around with my photo editing software, trying to get a good picture.  Hope the pics come out OK on your screens.

So here is the card I am entering into the challenge:

The image is from Crafty Individuals and the sentiment from TPC Studios - Boho Blooms.  Then all I did was colour the poppies with my Prisma pencils.

This card I'm not entering but thought I'd show it anyway - it's along the lines of the last challenge, but with less stamps used (just two).  I'm not sure that it really fits the bill and I'm not even sure that I like it!  And what would I use it for?!  I'll leave it up to you to see what you think.

I will most likely miss next weeks' challenge as it is my daughters fourth birthday on Wednesday and we are going away for a few days this weekend, when we get back it will be full pelt into arranging her party.  I am really hoping that the weather cheers up.  We've got a water party in the garden planned, and by water I don't mean rain!

So probably see you all in two weeks,

P.S. You know I'm always saying these posts are short - can you imagine how long they would be if I let myself go!  I always was very good at the 1,000 word essay at school!


Sarah-Jane said...

Great card Sarah, the image looks really good with just the poppies coloured. xx

Paula Whittaker said...

2 wonderful cards!

Mandi said...

Your cards are absolutely spectacular.
The framed one, the first, is fabulous, I love it!
The second is stunning too, simple but so elegant!
Maybe it would be good to invite a friend for a girlie evening or drinkies out on the town!
Enjoy your weekend, and birthday wishes to your little girlie
Thank you as always
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Carla said...

love the card, great stamp

Chrissie said...

Well you could have a REAL water part in my garden today... lots of rain... and tomorrow we have tickets for the Test Match at the Rose Bowl... although I don't image a lot of balls will be bowled.
Your cards are lovely... both of them.
Thanks so much for joining us once more.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Wendy said...

Beautiful cards Sarah,love the poppy one,looks really great with just the bit of red added to the poppies.Hope you have a great weekend
Wendy xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love it Sarah, I cannot get my head round LIM but yours are gorgeous.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards but the poppy one really stands out. Carol x

Juls said...

wow!!! these are so amazing!! so stylish!!! I especially love the first one with the tiny touch of red, it really makes it pop!!! Hugs Juls

Jayne A said...

Oh wow the poppy card is truly stunning. The poppies really pop.


Kathyk said...

Two fabulous cards - love the touch of red to your poppies


TAM said...

Both stunning cards.
Hope your daughter's birthday goes well with no unwanted water (in other words RAIN)

Jenny said...

Good to see you again Sarah, Back with a wham too...I luuurve the poppies card, just so perfect in every way :)
Jenny x

Unknown said...

Especially like the poppies one sarah. Good luck with the birthday celebrations

coops said...

wow, these are fantastic sarah.i love the images, especially the 1st one and stunning cas designs :D

xx coops xx

Mrs.B said...

Two great cards. Love the first one with just the poppies coloured, stunning.

Susan said...

Your first card is amazing! Love the pop of color, and the sentiment is a great font! The second card is nice too...maybe you could use it to invite someone over for a visit?
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sandy's crafty bits said...

wow two beautiful cards ... hope you had a good few days away ... happy crafting love sandy xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Both cards are gorgeous but the poppy card is my favourite. I love the touches of colour on the black and white image.

Wishcraft said...

Oh wow Sarah! I LOVE the first card - fab image and the pop of red looks gorgeous! Your second card is lovely too :o) Hope your daughter has a great birthday! Lisa x

Karen Petitt said...

Both cards are good but the 1st one is my favourite. It is simply stunning. That little bit of red really makes it pop. Kx