Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Less is More - Challenge #1

Good Afternoon on this wet and miserable day to you all,

A second post from me today. This time it's the card I mentioned in my previous post. Now, people who know my style will agree when I say I could never be accused of doing 'clean and simple' cards but when the new "Less is More" challenge was launched I decided I had to get in on the act somehow!

So above is my first attempt at a CAS card to enter for the challenge. The theme is 'black, white and pink' - the emphasis being on the 'white'. There's definitely lots of white and a lot less black and pink. Because of the poor quality of my photography the pink looks pretty scary, in reality it is a lot more delicate.

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: 3.5" x 8" white card base
  • Ink pads: 2 x different shades of pink ink pads; black ink pad
  • Stamps: Flourish Spray by Hero Arts and 'thanks' and the butterfly trail by Stampin' Up
  • Embellishments: 3 x pink self-adhesive flat-backed pearls
I did another card, a birthday card, but I had real problems photographing both these cards so chose the clearest. Here's the birthday card.

As you can see the colours look all washed out in this blurred photo (no happy medium with my photographic efforts!). My DH has ordered an Ottilite for me and I hope it will enable me to take better results taking photographs. It should be here next week and I can't wait to try it out.

Having done this I'm off to take a trip round the WOYWWers desk - well, as many as I can manage today.


Chrissie said...

Hi Elizabeth, well done on biting the bullet and making these lovely CAS cards. I think I prefer the delicacy of the pink in the second one!
I'm so glad you decided to join our challenge and I hope you'll be back for more next week!
"Less is More"

lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Elizabeth. White space is so scary isn't it but your design works brilliantly.
Hugs Lisax

oneoff said...

I would be scared with pink, but I think you've done a beautiful job. Your cards are serene and elegant, and I love that black scrolling over the pink shapes.


Suze Bain said...

What a lovely card. I love the way you've combined the two stamps perfectly.

Mandi said...

Im a baby pink gal so I prefer the second, great layout
Thanks for joining us for our first challenge Hope to see you again next week

"Less is More"

Hettie said...

Very pretty cards. Perfick!!

Sam aka Hettie #125

P.S. Yes that is a microlite - my birthday present from my husband for my 40th. I went on for a few more lessons including fixed wing. Landing for the first time was awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth :-) I love the clean and simple look xx

p.s. here's a wee blog award for you

Deborah Frings said...

These are both really lovely. I have a marginal preference for the second - birthday - card!

Jose said...

Lovely card Elizabeth - and perfect for the Less is More challenge.

Jackie said...

Your cards are superb, CAS is classy and these two certainly are that :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

these are beautiful elizabeth.fab design and the cas layout is very effective ;D

xx coops xx

Aileen said...

Love the way you've used the butterfly trail from your Stampin' Up! stamps.

Unknown said...

Oh, I love the "Less is more" cards. So delicate,and I love the little pink pearls. Looking forward to more cards.

Lynne said...

I love this card, so pretty and fresh.
Lynne xxx

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous Elizabeth and thanks for the lovely comment you left me this evening
Margaret x

Daffodil Cards said...

Hi Elizabeth, this is a lovely card, I love the pink background and the shape to it.

You have a lot of beautiful things on your blog, you are a very clever lady. Thank you for the comments on my CAS card, I love the saying too, I got it and the digi stamp off I love how you have placed it and arranged it and the way you have used colours.