Thursday, November 10, 2011

Less is More 40 - Red and Orange

This week the Less is More challenge was a color challenge.  Here's what Mandi and Chrissie have to say about the challenge. I'm a little late getting my cards posted...but I was late getting them finished too.  I just don't have enough hours in the day to get everything I need to do done!

In the UK, it is traditionally on 'firework night' that the 'Gunpowder plot' of 1605 is commemorated. It was then that Guy Fawkes was arrested for laying explosives under the House of Lords.

Our first week of the month is another Colour challenge and redolent of bonfire flames we have chosen
Red and Orange

I made two different cards for this challenge.  I actually like red and orange together, but I seemed to have a bit of trouble combining the two this week.  


I'm not sure what I'll use this card for...I guess it could be a sympathy card, thinking of you, or just a note card.  Leaves are Flourishes stamps.  I stamped the image on white card stock, then colored with orange Copics and cut out each leaf.  Leaves are popped dotted on a white textured card stock that I also pop dotted on the red background. The sentiment is also from Flourishes. BTW, stamping on textured card stock is much more difficult than I thought it would be!

Since I'm in need of quite a few more Christmas cards, I wanted to try to make a Christmas themed one using these colors. Here's what I came up with...


The big flourish is from Papertrey Ink.  I used a textured white card base.  I stamped the large flourish in SU Pumpkin Pie and then highlighted it with some crystal stickles.  The word Peace was cut from red textured card stock using a PTI die and then pop dotted over the orange flourish. Here's a close up so you can see the dimension on the card. I couldn't get the glitter to show up on the flourish...but it's really pretty in real life!


I'm not too sure how I like this card...maybe it'll grow on me after I stare at it for a while! LOL!  

Thanks so much for stopping by! I truly appreciate each and every comment!  Until next time...

♥ Hugs! ♥






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27 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Susan, it does not appear to me that you had any trouble with his color combo...BOTh cards are breathtakingly stunning! WOW!!!!

Carla said...

what a beautiful cards! love the first one the most.

Lynne said...

Both of these cards are fabulous Susan, it`s such a warm colour combo. Love the first one with the leaves. Stunning.
Lynne xxx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful designs and love all your tangle posts below...fabulous!

Debgem said...

Susan - these are just wonderful. I do like the falling leaves and that sentiment is just super. It would work beatuifully as a sympathy card. And the Christmas card - is fab!

Craftilicious said...

I adore the first one - those falling leaves are srummy! Like the second too would never think to use red and orange for Christmas but it really works.
Tara

Kathyk said...

Both cards are lovely but my personal fave is the leaf card

Kathyk

Valerie said...

Both cards are gorgeous Susan but I love the falling leaves:)
Val x

Sandra said...

Truly beautiful:) Sandra H

Bonnie said...

Those fancy cut out leaves are so beautiful, gracefully falling on the card. And the flourish with the diecut peace is wonderfully creative!

Bonnie said...

BTW, congratulations on being showCASed this week on LIM!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous colours, love the elegant cards.
Yvonne x

Chrissie said...

I love these Susan, that die-cut of the word Peace is glorious!
I do wish Papertrey products were easily available in the UK!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Congrats on your LIM showcase Susan :) Love these two cards as well, the leaves look so realistic tumbling down the card and what a fab Christmas card in orange and red :)
Jenny x

kingstonmama said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Susan. I especially love those three autumn leaves. They are spectacular! :) Ann

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
Fabulous cards ...love the leaves ...you are sooo good at this Less is More...i keep struggling on ...not done this weeks ????....
Congrats on yo being showcased well deserved.....
Hugs sylvie
xxxx

Julie Howard said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the 'to everything there is a season' card! I would frame that & hang it on the wall. Feel free to send it to me. ;)

Tracey said...

Wow, your cards are stunning. Tracey x

Viv said...

Two fabulous cards again Susan, I just adore that first one...amazing !! :O) Viv xx

cnelson said...

WOW!! Both are sooooooo GORGEOUS!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

These cards are wonderful Susan - particularly the first which is jaw-droppingly so!

Sue said...

Beautiful cards Susan. I especially like the one with the leaves. Sue.x

Karen said...

to keep the comment cas - STUNNING and WONDERFUL lol Kx

Rosemary said...

as always... your LIM cards are exceptional, susan!! i especially like the first one... beautiful!

Elisabeth said...

stunning card. the white cardstock looks so elegant!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just stunning the beautiful colored leaves against the white! WELL DONE!

Erica said...

CONGRATS Susan,
It is a gorgeous card. And it could work for this week's leaves challenge as well.
BTW, thanks for commenting on my card too this week.

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