Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thinking too far outside the box...

Hello Thurday,
Well it's 2am in the morning and I'm in to post - what's new? Just calling by with a sequel to Tuesday's offering for Less is More. We can choose just one square for our main focal point from the following sketch...a slight overlap is allowed and the sentiment, if used, may extend outside the area, but your choice should be clear.

Well, I was a tad enthusiastic with compositional aspects and some rather lovely Wendy Vecchi flowers that I hijacked two squares by adding some stamped leaves. Officially and literally too far outside the box.
 What's the big deal ask all the non-card-challenge folk ??? Well, in some ways quite a deal. I have been doing Less is More with Mandi and Chrissie from day one and I love how the clean and simple style brings balance and new challenges into my repertoire. I am also very grateful for all the effort and dedication the two ladies put into their blog...visiting almost 400 entries, giving feed back, upholding the criteria and creating their design work. It's a real privilege to find a challenge of such quality - and we are all having a stonking time in LIMland! So without further ado, my take two.

I didn't want to just repeat the first card without leaves as that wouldn't work for me. The contrast between the blue and brown is pretty strong and the corner needs those leaves to balance things out. So, with the new one I have chosen to use just brown tones. I have also changed the position of the flowers and stamped a larger sentiment in Coffee to make it work.
  Press studs instead of buttons this time as it's more rustic in feel - not quite so sweet as blue. All stamps from Wendy Vecchi and Darkroom Door for the polka dots.
So there you go, number two - hopefully a legal citizen and another excuse to sit, snip and stamp and make more scrumptious flowers.
See you soon  - almost time for the new one theme. My, it might be a Christmas one at this rate. Thanks for calling by.



Susan said...

Sarah, this is so pretty! Love the vibrant colors you've used...and the flowers are just beautiful! Love that sentiment too!
My card is HERE

Chrissie said...

You are such a star Sarah... this is another fabulous creation, those flowers are stunning and the idea of using a press stud for the centre of the flower is inspired... what an interesting bit of texture.
We really appreciate your extremely kind words about our blog...we do try our best and are so gratified by the response of participants like yourself. So THANK YOU so much!
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Deborah Frings said...

This is fab - what a wonderful sentiment!! Your flowers are stunning. I like both cards!

MaudMartha said...

Those flowers are amazing, love the text paper and the shading. Lovely sentiment too. Teresa x

Jenny said...

Fabulous cards and i just love the colours :)
Jenny x

Marlena M. said...

I love the way the flowers are suspended in a frame. So beautiful! ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is just super! Love that flower and that sentiment too! :)

Sandra said...

Fab card, love the colours. Sandra

kelly said...

Love your flowers, they are fab. Great distressing details.
Kelly x

Lynne said...

Lynne xxx

Carol Wilde said...

Great, lovely flowers, both cards are fab !


Carol said...

A great card, love the colours. Carol x

Linda said...

Absolutely love this design and I esp. like the brown and blues together. Fab card!!

Anonymous said...

THis is gorgeous, love the colours and flowers.. I heart the sentiment :)

Sally H said...

Wow! That's a beautiful card! I love it

G Peplow said...

Hello there, What a delight reading your blog, I agree with you the ladies do a wonderful job:0) Well done, every challenge entered, that's quite an achievement. I loved your first card but yes it's outside the box LOL Next version is beautiful, love the colours just as much, have fun:0) xxx

Mandi said...

Fantastic Sarah
Thank you so very much for your kind words, they mean a lot to us!
Your card is absolutely gorgeous, of course!
[as was the other one]
Thank you very much
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

hazel said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love everything about them.
xxx Hazel.