Monday, 18 February 2013

Less is More - Up In The Air

I think choices for this week's Less is More challenge which is 'Up In The Air' are probably quite limited. Just couldn't think 'outside the box' so I plumped for a hot air balloon:
I used:

- 4.75" x 4.75" square cream card stock

- a strip of the same card stock, mounted onto a snippet of brown card

- the background was just tickled a bit with Versafine 'Vintage Sepia' ink using my home made cloud template and Clarity Stamps 'small birds in flight' were stamped, also using 'Vintage Sepia'

- the balloon is from one of my favourite stamps bought in Santa Fe last year - it's called 'Balloons Framed' by Stampamania, Stamped in 'Vintage Sepia onto more cream card stock, cut out and popped onto the card using sticky pads

- the Elzybells sentiment was also stamped using 'Vintage Sepia' 

Di
x

20 comments:

  1. Tickling clouds eh? Whatever will you get up to next!! Lovely card, not easy to come up with something different for this one, I agree.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  2. Never heard of that expression before but it obviously worked cos this card is fab. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. You make the CAS cards look easy and I know that they are not!

    Great job...it looks fab.

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  4. Fab card and I love your tickled clouds!
    Kath x

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  5. That is so pretty Di.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  6. I want to fly-fly so high....but I cant-your card is gorgeous,
    hugs Tamara

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  7. Excellent card for the challenge. I love monochromatic cards and this is no exception. I love your tickled clouds and the birds near the balloon set the scene.

    Happy Monday . . . the sun is shining.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  8. Very pretty Di! Not sure when you could get to tickle the clouds??? Hmmn! All sorts of naughty thoughts coming through my head after last week!
    I shall stop!
    Hugs
    xx

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  9. I like the way your balloon overlaps the cloudy strip and what a great curvy sentiment! Vicky x

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  10. I love the sepia tones on this card! Fantastic for a guy or a gal!

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  11. Fabulous card Di, love the cloud scene and the little birds.

    Kath x

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  12. Less is more is such a hard thing to create but you seem to have managed it beautifully. Love the card!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  13. Oh, Di, I love this so much!! It has a wonderful soft vintage feel and the tickling of clouds is genius!!

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  14. Love your 'tickled' clouds, Di. I've been pondering the LIM challenge and come up with zilch so far - hoping for a light bulb moment! I like the way your sentiment adds movement to your design too. Elizabeth xx

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  15. Great layout and perfect for the challenge.
    Linbyx

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  16. di this is fab!!

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen
    "Less Is More"

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  17. This is simply terrific Di!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  18. Love the sepia effect. Gorgeous xxx

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  19. Lovely card Di, the clouds look fantastic and I love the wavy sentiment :)

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  20. Hello Di, There is something ethereal about balloons and by using your soft sepia tones this is a big success!! Love it :0) Hugs Gay x

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