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' 



Anonymous said...

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.


Mrs A. said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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

Great looks fab.

Kath said...

Fab card and I love your tickled clouds!
Kath x

Annie said...

That is so pretty Di.
A x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

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

Sarn said...

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.

Sarn xxx

Hettie said...

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!

Vicky Hayes said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

Glenda Atkins said...

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

Darnell said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Linby said...

Great layout and perfect for the challenge.

Jen Nelson said...

di this is fab!!

Thanks for joining us this week
"Less Is More"

Chrissie said...

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

Paula Knall said...

Love the sepia effect. Gorgeous xxx

Cathy said...

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

G Peplow said...

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