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
x

26 comments:

jimlynn said...

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

vinita jain said...

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

Jane Willis said...

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

SARN said...

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

Kathyk said...

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

Kathyk

kanda said...

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

laurie said...

So pretty! I love the soft, fresh look!

Pat said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

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

Eve Maynard said...

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

Sazzle Dazzle said...

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

Eve Maynard said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Chris said...

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
x

Lynn said...

A great card. I do like your rainbow paper, very effective. Lynn x

Sandra H said...

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

Jean said...

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

Carol L said...

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!

Anne said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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!

Juls said...

Gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Liz said...

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

Chrissie said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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.