Saturday, February 12, 2011

Less is More - Flowers or Trees?

It's time to play the Less is More challenge.  This week the challenge was to create a card that is a ONE LAYER CARD with the theme of a FLOWER or a TREE.  Since today is Saturday, I have more time to play than I do during the week, so I was able to get this little card done pretty quick.
This is a one layer card as required...just one piece of card stock folded in half.  The stamps for the mug, flowers, and the "from a friend" on the mug are from  Flourishes Mix and Mugs set.  I colored the mug and flowers with many different colors of Copic markers.  The Thinking of You sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Through the Trees collection.  I added a line across the card to ground the mug and then added a little shading with a Copics C-1.

While I was playing today, I also finished up a layout that's been laying on my table for a week now.  This is a photo I took of Helen Grace a couple of Christmases ago.

The papers are My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection. The pink and brown combination is one of my favorite color combos.  I cut the mirror stand and frame and the dress form with my Silhouette.  I just love all the cool things I can cut out with the Silhouette!  Back to the layout...I cut the photo to fit inside the mirror frame.  I colored the frame and stand with some different colored Copic markers to give the wood some different shades.  I added some gold lines on the base of the stand and on the frame of the mirror.  The pink polka dot paper was a die cut paper that I added a brown backing to and then cut around the shape with my scalloped scissors.  The brown stripe was punched with an EK Success punch then I doodled some gold lines on it before adding dots of gold 3D paint.  I added a pink velvet ribbon on top of the striped border piece.  I made a photo corner from the striped paper with a little pink piece underneath and cut the edge with the scalloped scissors.  A few tiny pearls finished off the photo corner.  I did a little doodling on the dress form with the gold pen (btw, I found a gold metallic Signo Uniball pen at Michael's...and it's FABULOUS!).  I tied a little bow and added a pearl and "hung" it from the post on the mirror.  The "Girly you rock" tag was stamped with a PTI stamp and then cut like a ticket.  I added a little inking to the edges of the papers and a little doodling with the gold and a white pen.  Fun layout...nothing like what I started out with a week ago.  I guess if you leave it laying on the table and look at it all week, you can get plenty of ideas of ways to change it!

That's it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time...

Hugs!



Pin It!

47 comments:

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

This card is fabulous the shadow effect around the base is fantastic very realistic. Love it. Fab page too.

Ali x

Heather T said...

Very sweet image and layout, and the colours you chose are lovely.

Caroline Hallett said...

Beautiful - very professionally done - love it Caroline x

Laura said...

Lovely card! The mug stamp is so cute, great choice for the challenge.

themessycraftroom said...

Love you pretty card. I don't do scrapbooking but I think your page is fabulous. Hugs x ChrisB

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Wow !! Amazing work love both your beautiful card and layout :) x

Dianne said...

What a lovely card and so pretty!

Chrissie said...

Susan this is just super!
I love the line which underscore the image and the sentiment... gives a great effect.
Thanks so much for joining us once more.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Fiona said...

thanks for the lovely comment you left me...this is so pretty and a perfect card to send to a friend!!

Fi
x

Tracy S said...

These are both beautifully done. That LO is so very creative! LOVE that pic of her and how you have it placed in that cool antique mirror

Faye said...

Susan, how gorgeous! I love the card for the less is more challenge. The colors are so beautiful. And of course, I had to scroll down to see that adorable girl in the mirror art work you did. Beautiful.

Debgem said...

Susan - both the card and the layout are absolutely beautiful.

Wishcraft said...

Such a lovely one layer card, really pretty. Love your sweet layout too :o) Lisa x

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

It's always such a treat to see your beautiful work Susan!! that card is so sweet and simple! and the layout ...WOW!!! You are so great at creating a lttle scene....I feel like I'm getting a little peek into her room! Beautiful work hon!

Suzi B said...

Love that mug of flowers ... very spring like
Sue x

Mandi said...

Pretty card, perfect balance, lovely colouring
Thanks for participating, much appreciated

mandi
"LEss is More"

S Jane said...

Too. too sweet! Lovely card.

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Susan. Love the pretty image and the sentiment is used so creatively.
Sharon xx

Lynne said...

Beautiful card. I love Flourishes stamps.
Lynne xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very nice!
Hugs, Sandra

Jack said...

FAbulous card, very classy. Love your layout too. xx

Lynne K said...

Wonderful card! The way you have grounded the image is very clever and effective. Your layout is adorable too. Lynne x

Valerie said...

Lovely card Susan, love the way you've shadowed the image. Great scrapbooking page and I love the depth on the photo. I must try proper scrapping one day as I only do digital! x

ikki said...

Love the simplicity of your mug and flower card and the line is the finishing touch. Your scrapbook page is a WOW! Thanks for visiting the cupboard, and for your lovely comments. Hope to see you next week. ikki

Aileen said...

Love the effect the line gives to the balance of the whole card. Also thought your scrapbook page was very clever!

Sue said...

hi susan, really pretty card and gorgeous colours,fabulous layout too:)

sue
xx

Grace said...

Oh wow... these are beautiful! I love your single layer card.. great image and coloring! You totally rocked it! Love your layout too! Wow!!! I so struggled with my single layer... it was harder for me than if I had had 10 layers!!! You rocked it!!!

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful card for a pal Susan, love the mixed colour bouquet and the line really does ground it, I'll have to remember that trick! Beautiful LO too. Thanks for stopping by mine!

Hugs
Brenda

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards.

Anne

Suze Bain said...

What a lovely image and the way you have 'grounded' the mug, so simple when you know how! (Might have to try that one out.)x

Cheryl Nelson said...

What a perfectly lovely card!! That layout could not be cuter or more precious!!! LOVE it!!!

faitha said...

You definitely have an eye for design, a lovely card

Linda said...

Just popped over to have a look at your blog. You are very talented Susan. Love your entry for the less is more challenge Well done. your layout for the srap book page is just adorable. xxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely image and colours.
Kathleen x

Alison xx said...

Love your card and your scrapbook page. Your granddaughter is a little cutie.

massofhair said...

Your colouring is awesome... The card is just beautiful:-)

Scrapbook page is just out of this world...:-)

Kathyk said...

Your Less is more card is simply lovely

Kathyk

Abi said...

Oh Wow, this is stunning!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card. The way you added that single straight line is just perfect.
Fab scrapbook page. Love the framed mirror and what a little sweetie Helen Grace is.
Caroline xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

What beautiful work Susan. I love your blog and will be returning many times to gaze in wonder!

Sarita said...

Your one layer card is stunning Susan, love how you've drawn a line to ground your mug, fab technique. Your layout is great too, love the theme and all the elements,
Love Sarita xx

Margaret de Witt said...

Beautiful card Susan. I love that you add a line to ground the mug. Very clever and adds great visual appeal

Sonia said...

This is lovely Susan, I love how you have coloured the image and the layout is great
Hugs Sonia xx

linda said...

Susan,
I love the colours of your card and the line going along the bottom it looks very professional.
Great work
Linda

Jose said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the colours you have used for the flowers and the mug.
Jose

Linby said...

Your card is wonderful, I love the effect of the line you drew. The scrap page is adorable too, lovely additions you added.
Linbyx

Bonnie said...

Hi Susan, I'm playing catch up today! Love the mug with flowers and the scrapbook page is awesome!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails