Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Seeing Red...

Well, after lots of sneaky peeks, I thought it was time to put some "real stuff" on my blog.... She's coming in with the cards! As many of you know, amongst all my full blown inky antics, lies a passion for simplicity and purity.

This week at Less is More we can mix things up, so I playing with a touch of red, squares and ribbon to name but a few.
 I think a lot of my arty notions reflect my dance training. I've studied classical ballet, modern jazz and contemporary dance with a real love for choreography. I think this style is kind of akin to the ballet. Purity, a sense of line and definite shapes.

 I can never get enough of red and white and decided to break open my new Ranger Vermilion ink pad. I'm glad to say it's true red, red... if you know what I mean!
The stamp is one of my first ever and a real favourite from Hampton Art. I used it a while back in a similar way, but I really wanted to see how things would look in such a vibrant tone. Mucho likey...
A strong image and pure colours do all the talking... I added a little ribbon and lace to set them off, choosing textured card stock for a little more detail.
After stamping and cutting them all out, I just played around with them seeing how they fitted together. It might sound strange, but give them a moment and they will tell you how they feel...

Thanks very much for calling by and taking a peek...does the red do it for you??? Ok, she's signing off...
Sarah.

23 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

So simple yet so stunningly effective. Beautiful x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

The red definitely does it for me Sarah. Simply stunning. Tracy x

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely adorable! Loving the simplicity... TFS x

Chrissie said...

It takes a real artistic eye to be able to put together simple shapes and elements like these and make them look so stunning... you have it in spades!
Wonderful Sarah!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

As they say simple is best and you have proved this with your cards !x

Mandi said...

FANTASTIC Sarah
Im in awe of your artistc talents
Wonderful!


Thank you very much
Mandi Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Julia Dunnit said...

It does it for me when you use it. When I use it, it looks like blood and bandages!

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW these are all just simply stunning :)

Gio said...

RED i smy fave colour ! And your card are so simply and simply amazing!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous cards, love all, beautiful colour combination and design, Gay xxx

Pauline said...

Beautiful, a stunning design.

Suze Bain said...

These are beautiful. Love the addition of the lace. xx

CraftyLoops said...

Oh wow, these are so stunning and really affective. The red is amazing. Lee xx

Jo said...

Love the simplicity of these. I often want to keep my art this simple but end up putting "just a bit more on" Need to be more disciplined and remember the mantra less is more and yes the red really does sing!

Doone said...

Crosby was on Saturday, Jo has some interesting photo's of me 'playing' with the artwork....

Dx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Stunning CAS creations - so artistic and beautiful.
Sylvia x

Mandy,Crafty Angel, the original said...

very striking against the white!! love these :)

Peggy Alborn said...

LOVE!

RosC said...

Great use of the colour scheme - one of my faves in the wardrobe. All the elements are so well connected here.
Ros.

Susan King said...

These are absolutely stunning!

Aileen said...

Gorgeous cards, red and white is stunning and the added lace gives a little extra. x

Jan said...

Great cards xx Jan

Sussie said...

So simple but sooo elegant! Sometimes less really is more! :)