Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Less is More Week 208 - Sketch Time

This week's challenge over at Less is More is to follow this sketch:
I did have fun making my card, even though the first attempt using a large flower from the SU 'Secret Garden' stamps and dies set just wasn't gonna work. So I rummaged round in the big box of fabric flowers instead - and to think I was seriously thinking about ditching them as they so rarely get used! This is what I came up with:
 I used:--

- 7" x 5" white card blank, tent style

- a banner of 'rainbow' card, cut to size with the bottom end punched using a Martha Stewart 'Cherish' punch

- a huge blue fabric flower (probably Prima), topped with a pale green button with matching embroidery thread tied through the holes and the knot left at the back - all stuck on using the glue gun

- the sentiment is from a Stampendous set called 'Happy Messages', stamped using Memento 'Danube Blue' ink pad. I like how the letter f in 'friend' has the little dots down one side, sort of picking up on the little holes left by the Cherish punch on the banner - little things please little minds :)

Sometimes I don't know what I've got here - having used up a last snippet of 'rainbow' card on Sunday - I found a brand new pack of the stuff hidden away!

Di
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26 comments:

  1. It's perfect!!! That rainbow card stock is so pretty and it's just fabulous with that big beautiful flower!
    Lynn

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  2. Love that punched rainbow banner and flower is very pretty and I love this sentiment stamp !

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  3. I'm always finding stuff I didn't know I had - that rainbow card is lovely and works beautifully with the flower

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  4. LOVE it. Absolutely perfect fit for the sketch too. Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  5. Super make and what a happy surprise, finding another pack of rainbow paper - ENJOY

    Kathyk

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  6. This is wonderful Di. I love the way it all matches perfectly and it's so lucky you kept those flowers xx

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  7. So pretty! I love the soft, fresh look!

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  8. This is a beautiful CAS card Di and I love the combination of the rainbow card with the pretty blue flower. x

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  9. I'm glad you didn't ditch them Di because your flower is fabulous and looks great on this card! I love the sketch and your take on it. Hugs, Brenda

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  10. Beautiful, Di - so soft and pretty.
    I too have a box full of flowers that I don't know what to do with.
    I've always been 'florally challenged'.
    Caroline xxx

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  11. This is beautiful Di and I love that rainbow card - I know what you mean there about finding things that you didn't know you had. It is even worse when you bid for a stamp on ebay but find that you already have it - ask me how I know!!! LOL!
    xx

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  12. I know exactly what you mean about these flowers Di ... I've loads and never seem to use them and each time I come across them I think I'll bin them! I won't now though as this looks terrific and love the rainbow backing panel too.
    Thanks so much for playing along at LIM
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  13. Thanks Di that would be great for you to mention my blog candy - the more the merrier!!
    How on earth did you guess which stamp I was talking about!! LOL!
    xx

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  14. A super card, Di. Love the rainbow card banner - glad you unearthed a 'new' stash of it - and the flower is the perfect embellishment. Breaking news! The snow has just reached us here - it was forecast but we never believe it until we see it :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  15. Fab card Di...the rainbow paper makes a lovely backdrop for the flower....I, too have a stash of these big flowers, hope I think of such an effective way of using them!
    Chris
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  16. A great card. I do like your rainbow paper, very effective. Lynn x

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  17. So pretty is your card Di your flower is gorgeous the bigger the better for me and the sketch is lovely too x

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  18. This is so pretty Di, I love that rainbow card and the big flower is gorgeous.
    Jean x

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  19. The rainbow banner is just beautiful Di - I love the pastel,subtle look! Likewise on the sentiment dots picking up on the punched border - I love those little details too!

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  20. Love that rainbow card Di and a great interpretation of our sketch!
    Thank so much for joining in at Less is More this week
    Anne
    Less is More

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  21. Great take on the sketch. Your rainbow card is so pretty and looks great with that flower! Now that would be a way for me to use up some flowers too!

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  22. A stunning QACAS card, Di! That paper was crying out to be used as a flag and your fabric flower is just the ticket!! I have a drawer of those darn things, too, and never use them! Thank you for the renewed interest I now have!! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Beautiful card. I love how you used a border punch to create the banner. Very clever! xx

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  24. This is lovely Di, the shading on your vertical panel is beautiful!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  25. First I hem. And then I haw. That's over those large flowers. They are definitely worth keeping around I've decided. They get the job done and quickly. I like how your punched border mimics the dots around the Friend greeting.

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