Monday, 27 August 2012

Less is More recipe - 3-2-1

This week's challenge over at Less is More is a recipe 3-2-1. Must admit I struggled with a card for last week's LIM 'tearing' theme - I'm a 'cut it crisp' gal and sorry, it just wasn't for me. I did try - but it looked as if a couple of dogs had been fighting over some Core'dinations card in here :(

However, I really enjoyed this week's challenge - just hope I got the 3-2-1 business right:
My 3 is 3 flowers, 2 is 2 words and 1 is the little gem above the letter i in the sentiment. Snigger, another take could be 1 gem, 2 stamps (the flowers are all on the same stamp so that would be the sentiment and the image) and 3 colours, green, grey and pink. Take yer pick - although I did make the card with the first option in mind.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- a strip of SU Certainly Celery card from the snippets folder (waaaah, almost out of this but it's on the list for my next SU order Sarn such a lovely colour and soooo useful)

- image and sentiment were both stamped onto white card using Memento 'London Fog', although the stems of the flowers were inked with SU 'Certainly Celery' at the same time. Flowers were just coloured with a couple of lilac-pink Pro Markers

- image is from an Autumn Leaves set called 'Flowers' by Rhonna Farrer, sentiment is from SU's 'Sincere Salutations' set

- a little KanBan lilac-pink gem above the sentiment, of course the colour doesn't show up well in the photo :( . 

Et voila, all done.



Sarn said...

That's a wonderful CAS card Di. Love green and pink together.

Sarn xxx

Amanda said...

Such a pretty card Di, it would appear that we are both clean and simple gals at heart cos the thought of ripping sends me into a sweat lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Perfect card Di whichever option you choose, love your colour scheme too.

Enjoy your BH xxx

Irene said...

Hi Di,

Clean, simple and so beautiful.

Victoria said...

Crisp, clean card and lovely colours.

Lynn said...

Such a simple but lovely card Di, love the pink and green combo.

Lynn x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really like that idea of the 3-2-1. You could apply that to many different sorts of cards, couldn't you?? It's good sometimes to have a brief to stick too!

Planetsusie said...

Nice nice nice Di! The pink and green is beautiful. I am getting inspired to do some Less is More cards like this. I also love the challenge of 3-2-1 - good idea.

Hugs to you

Sue P xx

Sandra H said...

l Love it Di, and the cute gem is a great idea clever you!! raining here hope your having better weather xx

Mary said...

I'm with you on tearing paper. I'm also one that has to visit the ER when the suggestion is to color outside the line.... I spent all of First Grade learning to stay inside the line... Your 3-2-1 card is very sweet. Love the 1 gem! Good luck on the blogaversary drawing. The bucket is filling. Have a crafty week!

Chrissie said...

As long as you have indicated the 3-2-1 it's fine with us Di... no matter which they are. It's a super card, I love the flowers.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Carol Willis said...

Beautiful card Di, love it.
Caz x

Mrs A. said...

You could say 3 stalks, 2 green lines and 1 sentiment! Gorgeous little card. Shall I be sending The Doc over to rub some balm into yer back for you! Hugs Mrs A.

Aileen said...

Cute card. Love those flowers. x

Kath said...

A lovely card - the flowers are so pretty.
Kath x

Mrs A. said...

What you sewing then? Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. the chicken coup will be going up right next to the play house. Just thought are you making the curtains for it?!!!!

Hettie said...

Pretty card there Di. Have the flower stamp but it hasn't been out for a while. Maybe now I have seen yours it will be out for a visit soon!
P.S. I see we are having chooks...yeay! Can Sandra and I choose them please? Please. Pwetty please? xx

Elizabeth said...

A very pretty card, Di. Love pink and green together, it always seems so fresh. Elizabeth xx

GinaA said...

Great card, love the 3 flower stamp and such lovely pastel colours.

Mandi said...

Great interpretation Di
FAB card

Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Linda said...

Great challenge card Di, whichever way you say it. Love the colour combo too. xx

G Peplow said...

Works brilliantly for me Di, love the colours and the design is perfectly balanced! Have a great weekend, Gay xxx