Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Less is More...Sweet and Savoury offerings...

Evening to all fellow LIMettes and Blogettes,

Just blogging by on a Tuesday evening with my two simple girls for this weeks Less is More. This great weekly challenge for Clean and Simple cards allows my alter-ego to delight itself in the pleasures of pure card-making and balances out all my other manic marathon all-nighter sessions. This week we're being polite and jubilant as the theme is Thank you and/or Congratulations. I've named my post Sweet and Savoury which kind of makes sense when you see what I went for...

 I typed five rows of randomly spaced thank you's onto a piece of sticky-back canvas, edged it with Distress Ink and layered into onto a stitched scrap of DP, also edged with ink for definition.

I then added a blue organza ribbon for a blast of colour laying it over the bottom row of thank you's. I added two buttons in matching colours to balance out the composition. I did um and ah about using a brad but it looked a bit too blingy and I figured stitching and buttons just seem to like each other. The card edges are also lightly inked to finish it off. That was the sweet bit...

So this is savoury...slightly more rustic and natural in tone and feel. Same idea as above, except this time I've used Kraft card stock, parcel string and distressed edges...and of course a potrait style (do we have official positional jargon for this kind of thing or can I get away with sidey-ways and longy-ways!)

This time a mix of words and phrases - just love my old typewriter as you can say just about anything you like.


Well, within reason on a blog...
So there we go, all done for this week. I'm a bit earlier than normal so that will give me more time to for a stroll around LIMette Avenue.

Many thanks to all of you that make time to call by my blog and leave a few words and a hooray...great job! and well done to Chrissie and Mandi for all the hard work they put into Less is More.

Be seeing you soon.

Sarah.

26 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Goodness started following you yesterday with your stunning steampunk canvas and then today you share these two amazing CAS cards. All respect to the old typewriter :) XOXO Zoe

Katalytic said...

This is a fabulous idea and love your colur choice

Suze Bain said...

Sarah, you are so talented, each week your work is so original. Which do I prefer - sweet or savoury - well I'm usually a sweet tooth but tonight I'm going savoury. Fab work. x

Jenny said...

Love these Sarah, the printing/typing on canvas is a great idea...I forget i have that in my stash :)
Jenny x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the simplicity of your cards just gorgeous

Anne

Dolly Daydreams said...

Two very classy cards from a very classy lady ! I'm afraid I'm a bit of a piglet and love both sweet and savoury. Terrific work !

Marie

TAM said...

Two fabulous cards - love the contrasts of the sweet and savoury

kissinia said...

These are absolutely great pieces! So stylish and elegant. Well done!

Susan said...

Sarah, these are fab cards! I love the little words...and you used a typewriter? Very creative!

Chrissie said...

Sarah, your work is always so innovative, your ideas so original and your cards simply stunning!
No exception this week either!
Simply fab!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jess said...

what an original card!

Mandi said...

Oh Sarah all I can say is WOW
You are super talented, I adore your cards, can't choose
AND you can sew lol
Fantastic
Continued thanks
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Aileen said...

Very unique style. I'm a sweet tooth so I like your first one best. x

Suzi B said...

fabulous cards!... love the sewing
Sue x

Carol said...

very nice card - I love it !
Carol

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Cool design!! Very special and unique - love that!
Hugs from Austria!
Ulina

massofhair said...

WOW, such simple grungy cards and totally loving your take on the challenge. Two very unique and outstanding cards:-)

Dori said...

such great and original cards - love the first one especially.

Susie Sugar said...

Fantastic cards I love your style so much I joined as a follower and look forward to seeing what you make next
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous cards - loved them - Jacqueline xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Wow! I love them both, I love the idea of typing on canvas, very inspired and they are just the perfect balance too :-)
Hugs xx

Sarah said...

Hi Sarah, both are fab cards - if I was pushed to pick one I'd go for the brighter sweet one. But then I do have a sweet tooth! Sarah

Rachelxx said...

Love them! What a great idea :-)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh no! Now I NEED to rummage through 15 years of junk in the loft, to find my old typewriter!
LOVE the effect of the typing on that distressed canvas.
Caroline xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What an amazingly brilliant idea!! Absolutely love the "typed" wording. Your work is so original, and I have joined your followers so I can keep in touch. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment - hugs, Sylvia xx

Ciara said...

I tell you what Sarah, I'm so impressed at how you can switch between clean & simple and more involved styles, you're so very versatile!