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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Less is More sketch

This week's challenge at Less is More is a sketch and a nice simple one at that. This is a favourite of mine as anyone who has read my blog will testify to, as I do like something to start me off. We were down in a very sunny Portsmouth for the weekend and that delayed me slightly in creating a card.
In the end I produced 2 cards which I was reasonably happy with.



On the first card I printed the floral background onto the card and then printed extra so that I could decoupage the flower. The ribbon is from a mixed pack of vintage ribbon that has just arrived from Create & Craft and which happened to match beautifully! I printed the sentiment onto the ribbon with my xyron and a few pearls and a feather completed the card.








   On the 2nd card I stamped 2 flourishes at the bottom  in archival brown ink and the lady is an image I'm not sure from where.  I used it a couple of years ago to make a stamp from it with Imagepac   and it was quite successful and that was also stamped in brown and then glittered with bronze glitter. The strip across the middle I distressed with the same ink and added some ribbon.   The sentiment is from one of the cd boxes of stamps.
Thanks for looking :)


                                

25 comments:

Bonnie said...

Both of these cards are lovely. But I especially like the second one withe the swirls and that lovely lady!

Bernadet said...

Both cards are divine. What wonderful interpretations of the sketch!

Mandi said...

Hi Valerie
These are just stunning
I love them both
Thanks so much for taking part
mandi
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

These are both super Valerie, but the second one really appeals to me... understated and elegant!
Thanks so much for joining us and we hope to see you again next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Tricia :O) said...

Gorgeous CARDS!! love them both :O)

Aquarius said...

Both of these cards are brilliant and I especially like the one with the swirls.

Jan said...

Both gorgeous xx Jan

Kathyk said...

Both great cards but for me . . . it HAS to be the second one!

Kathyk

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Valerie.... two lovely cards but my fav is your second one.....very stylish.

Anne

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valerie
Love both cards...but love the swirl on the 2nd one ...its gorgeous
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Suze Bain said...

Two lovely cards but the second one I love. That swirl is fab (looks like melted chocolate!). x

Susan said...

Valerie, both cards are awesome...but I'm really drawn to the elegance of the second card! Love the "lady" stamp...and the pretty swirls!

Lynne said...

Two fabby cards, I love them both.
Lynne xxx

Beryl K said...

Two lovely cards, I think the second one is my fave
Beryl x

Linby said...

Two great cards but the second one wins hands down for me-I love the stamp you used and those swirls.
Linbyx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Superb cards . . . I particularly like the second one.
Hugs, Sandra

caroline said...

Beautiful cards! My favourite is the second one, it's so very elegant!
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SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two beautiful cards - both different, both gorgeous! Hugs, Sylvia x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Valerie

Wow these are both totally gorgeous!

Tina
X

massofhair said...

Great to see a balance of digi and rubber stamped creations. Both cards are very cool but i like to rubber stamp and so your lady card is my favourite:-)

Aileen said...

Hi Valerie

Both great cards. I like your second one best - so elegant.

Love the penguins at the top of your blog by the way.

AIleen x

Jo said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Valerie. Jo

Viv said...

Such beautiful cards again Val, well done. I love the swirls on the second one esp. :O) Viv xx

Angelnorth said...

Both fab but the second one definitely does it for me - lovely crisp swirls at the bottom!

Shirley said...

They are both very simplistically elegant. I love how you did the layers too!

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