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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Less Is More # 5 - Pastels

I'm afraid that my less is more mojo is on a no-go this week.  I've made three cards for the LESS IS MORE challenge with the theme of pastel colours, and I'm not happy with any of them!

Here is the least offensive of the three .......


It's a one-layer card so nerve wracking direct stamping required!  The flower stamp is a Penny Black called Aspire and I've inked direct onto the rubber with Marvy le Plume pens, a quick huff and then stamp.  I used the same method for the sentiment.  The colours have come out darker in the photo but I used sky blue, dusky pink and pale green.

It's that simple there's not much else I can say really!  Hope that Chrissie and Mandi are in a kind and caring mood this week.

Hugs, Squirrel xx

37 comments:

Rach said...

fantastic squirrel hun, looks gorgeous. hugs rachxx

Valerie said...

Beautiful card definitely LIM!!!
Val x

Rachelxx said...

That is lovely!

Wishcraft said...

Great card - the sentiment works really well with the image. Are you going to show us the other 2 you made then? :o) Lisa x

Jo said...

I think this is a lovely card. I know what you mean about stamping directly to the card, I find it tests the nerves too. I just can't get my brain to 'click in' for this challenge this week! Jo x

Chrissie said...

We are always kind and caring Squirrel!
This is really pretty and the stamp is most suitable for the delicacy of pastel colours!
Thanks for joining us again and see you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

nicky said...

Its a very lovely card and I am sure your others where to
Nicky

Sue said...

Hi ya Squirrel
Mandi & Chrissie are good girlies, i luv bein told what i have done wrong, which is noramlly quite a lot! lol
A fabulous card i luv the image, beautiful work, sue,x

Claire x said...

I love this! Pretty colours and just perfect for a CAS card. Hugs, Claire x

Cazro said...

He he he I've been in the same frame of mind, I've just added my pic to LIM, it is my 3rd attempt, but I wish mine was half as nice as yours, throw your two rejects to me, I have a feeling they will be fab. Cheers Caz

Lins said...

Hi Squirrel,

I think it's just a gorgeous card, it doesn't need more. Honestly my mojo is gone too and I hate it :-(

Hugs,

Lins x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful image and a lovey card

Anne

Aileen said...

Lovely card. x

Susan said...

Love the simplicity of this card...pretty colors too!

Doreen said...

Ooh this is gorgeous.xxx

Jess said...

I actually really like this... I think the colours are fab, the sentiment is well placed... everything :D 2 thumbs up!

Uma said...

lurvely, definitely less is more

Caroline Hallett said...

oh I know what that feeling is like where you produce loads and loads of cards, but none of them seem right for the challenge - I always say that its the "getting less on the card, takes more time challenge" LOL

Fiona said...

I felt like that about my card last week. Love your pretty image and well done for stamping direct.

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous, you should be really proud of it.

bernietom47 said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!
Blessings Bernie

Rufus said...

You are to tough on yourself, Squirrel! It's a lovely CAS card!
R/

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful, elegant card.
luv
Debby

Suze Bain said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. We all have good days and not so good - even if you're not happy with it, others will love it! Well done. x

coops said...

this is really beautiful squirrel.love the image and soft pastel colours :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

You are too hard on yourself Squirrel, this is so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

tilly said...

lovely card, just looks that bit diferent
Tilly

Mandi said...

Hi Squirrel
Shocked you think were ever NOT kind and caring LOL
Super card, ticks all the boxes
Thank you!
mandi
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Hee hee I could be reading my own blog. I just can`t seem to get my head in gear this week.
Yours, on the other hand is perfect.Gorgeous stamp, colours are fab, stunning card.
Lynne xxx

Jane said...

Super card Lovely stamp and colours - perfect

massofhair said...

Hi Squirrel, your card is lovely and am glad someone else has the Marvy Pens. I find them really easy to use with stamps.
You did a brave thing stamping directly onto your card but it was worth the effort as it has turned out simple yet stunning:-)

Meggymay said...

Love your card, a real look of Spring.

Bea said...

really pretty and such a delicat e image

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I think you're being too hard on yourself. The card is lovely just as it is.
Hugs, Sandra

Pauline said...

Very CAS, and a lovely stamped image.

Pauline C said...

Lovely - this is a great stamp and very versatile (have you noticed it actually appears in my blog header ???). love the marvey technique ... I've actually bought 3 markers myself today so i can have a go with a new brushstroke stamp I've bought ... you can't go wrong with a PB brushstroke stamp imho and you certainly didn't go wrong with this one ! :-)
Pauline x

Vicky said...

I just adore this card Squirrel, that image is beautiful. I love the effect with the marvy pens. The whole design is stunning

Vicky

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