Sunday, February 6, 2011

Less is More Challenge - indeed it is...

Hello Saturday Crafties, Bloggers and Visitors,

Today sees the start of the new challenge blog from Less is More by Mandi and Chrissie. I am an all or nothing type of gal and I can easily and lovingly endure hours of tweaking, layering and embellishments. But my other alter-ego loves clean lines, purity and sincerity... So, I figured Less is More would be a real challenge and breath of fresh air - and possibly result in me getting some slightly earlier nights...famous last words. This week is the colour challenge using just white, pink and black..."a sassy but classy trio" that always delivers!


 I had this design idea in mind and knew this white Bazzil card-stock would come up trumps. First of all I did a trial run with scrap paper, just playing around with the composition and colours. It is very tempting to want to add just a smidgen more here and there...But in the end I decided to go with my original gut feeling - and first love of just ink and paper.

I also had to get used to be very neat, careful and smudge free! It was almost like being in the medical lab.

No disguising the blemishes with a bit of lace here..What you see is what you get. It is all very revealing when you keep things simple...a bit like life really!
I really enjoyed myself and I am very pleased with the end result. It was really good to have a fresh challenge and such a swift "imagine to creation" process, both of which will definitely enrich my crafting ventures.

Hoping you also have the chance to discover, dare and savour too.  

Enjoy your Sunday,

Sarah

14 comments:

Bonnie said...

Very pretty Sarah! I love your punched flowers and dotted background!

Chrissie said...

Sarah, this is just lovely!
I love the band of flowers and the sentiment is perfectly placed! Super job!
Thanks for supporting our first challenge at "Less is More" with this super design!
Chrissie

Mandi said...

Fabulous card! You have met the criteria of our "Less is More" challenge perfectly!
Thanks you so much for taking part

mandi x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card Sarah - really good interpretation of the challenge methinks. Please pop over to my blog - there's a wee surprise for you there. Elizabeth x

Debgem said...

This is great - I love the texture on the card and the band of flowers is just lovely!!

Jan said...

Great card xx

Andria said...

Wow, so simple yet so stylish, love the way you'ce used the punched flowers and inked the edges of the card too. Beautiful work.

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Kathy said...

very pretty.. love the simplicity of it..

Lynne said...

Super card.
Lynne xxx

Daniella said...

I think your blog is Fabulous!!!

My name is Daniella, and I came here from Marit's blog. I've been here for a long time, just looking around. Your work is amazing, and I know I will be back!!

xxDaniella

Susan said...

Great card, Sarah! I love the embossed background. Did you stamp before or after embossing....that row of flowers looks great.

Neet said...

Lovely and very classy card Sarah. There's an award waiting to be collected by you on my blog.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very nice! Perfect for the challenge!