Monday, September 3, 2012

LIM83 - Pink and Brown

I'm later than usual this week with my card(s) for the Less is More challenge.  The challenge is posted on Saturday mornings, but this weekend had flown by and I'm just getting around to posting my cards.  This week is a color challenge and Chrissie and Mandi have challenged us to create a card using the colors pink and brown.  I love this color combination!  This week, I only have four cards (GASP!) for the challenge...I know, I normally have 5 or so, but my brain just wasn't overloaded with creative ideas this week!  Anywho....here's my take on the pink and brown challenge...


I made a card base with some pink Bazzill paper.  I cut strip of brown and adhered them to the front of the card with a woven (slightly) corner where they lines cross.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and Memento brown and then heat embossed with a clear embossing powder.  The butterfly was stamped with a Hero Arts stamp in brown, then colored with several shades of pink Copics, cut out and mounted on a pop dots.  I rounded the bottom corners with a corner chomper.


My second card is super simple.  I embossed a white panel (that is slightly smaller than the card base) using a TH embossing folder.  The pink flowers are a Lifestyles die set, and the centers of the flowers are clear robin egg pieces that I colored with a brown Copic.  Sentiment is from PTI and is stamped in Memento brown.  I also added a few strips of brown to the edges of the white panel before adhering it to the card base. (I also popped that panel up with some foam dots.)


I think my mind must have been on quick and easy ...rather than clean and simple this week! LOL!. This card is just a piece of brown card stock folded in half (5.5" x 4.25" finished size) The leaves are cut with a PTI die and stamped with SU pink ink using the matching stamp.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed...gave it a kind of tone on tone look. The die cut leaves are pop dotted on the card base.  I added a solid white piece of card stock on the inside for the sentiment.


I almost didn't post this one. It was one of the first ones that I made and I wasn't too happy with it.  The pink and brown rectangle was sponged with DI - worn lipstick and walnut stain - then cut to size. (To get the mottled effect, simply sprinkle or spritz with a bit of water after inking).  I backed it with a piece of solid brown card stock after round two opposing corners of the inked piece.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts (I think) and I just cut it out and made a small banner with the pink.  I embossed the front of the card base, popped on the inked panel, then added a piece of brown ribbon under the sentiment.  I decided to round the bottom corners of this to kind of go with the rounded corners of the inked panel.  

Even though I love the pink and brown combination, I wasn't thrilled with all of my cards...I think perhaps the first one is my favorite.  Which one is your favorite?

Thanks a million for stopping by! I appreciate each and every comment!  Until next time....

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23 comments:

Kathyk said...

Well, there's a whole bunch of fab cards! Glad you posted the last one too

Kathyk

Rosemary said...

you always have the best cards, susan!! it is such a treat to scroll down through your blog and discover each new card! i do think though that the first one is my favorite!

Sandra H said...

Hi Susan, You always manage to pull of all of the LIM Challenges and you have done it again with these they are beautiful x

Cally said...

Some lovely cards Susan.

Jenni's Jems said...

Great cards one and all but I'm with Rosemary love the first one ! x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful selection of cards, they are all great.
Yvonne

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous work Susan, I love each of them for different reasons, the first for the beautiful butterfly, the second for it's super simplicity (and I don't seem to use that EF anywhere nearly as good as this :{ ) And the third for the lovely bright contrast of the ginko leaves! Finally the last because of your subtle shading, have a wonderful week, Gay x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I do love pink and brown together and your crop of cards did not disappoint, Susan! I adore that first one especially!!

Of course, three of the four of them were exactly like I was planning to do. Not! Just kidding. I WISH I had your creativity, but since I don't, I'm happy to know you and live like a vicar through you!!

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful collection, simply fabulous. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet comments. Hugs

Chrissie said...

These are all completely fabby Susan, I love the ginkgo leaf and the embossed one is gorgeous too... you do spoil us each week with all your creations for our challenges!
Thank you SO much!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Karen said...

They are all lovely - as usual - Susan. The first I also think is my favourite, the second reminded me I've got that e/f, the third has those lovely ginko leaves which really pop on the brown background and the fourth is a great technique. Could I ask what embossing folder you've used on the last card - it's lovely.

Hugs.

Karen x

Anonymous said...

The first and the last are my favorites. I really like the simplicity of the cards (all of them) and enjoyed seeing them. I am glad you posted the one you didn't really care for. I think it is lovely.
tonilea

Sue said...

A beautiful set of cards, Susan. I really like the lovely embossing on the second one. Sue x

Suze Bain said...

My favourite is the second one, that's a great sentiment and I love the embossed frame. All super cards, of course, and we'll let you off with just doing the four! Lol! xx

Scrapmate said...

Love these cards, I love the spritzed DI one, so glad you included it.

Linby said...

Well I like all of them, including the last one. My fav is the one next to last love the contrast of colours.
Linbyx

Jane said...

great cards, love them all, but the first is my favourite - so stylish.

Viv said...

All gorgeous cards Susan, maybe the first is my fav too, just love that butterfly :) Viv xx

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous cards, Susan. I love the design of the first one with those brown grid lines and that beautiful butterfly. Ann

Lynne said...

Fabulous selection Susan. I love the simplicity of the first one.
Lynne xxx

Mandi said...

Amazing amazing AMAZING cards Susan
you continue to blow me away
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Patrice said...

Fabulous cards-hope you link up at 52 card pickup again this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/09/52-card-pickup-week-36.html

Aileen said...

Your cards this week all have a lovely soft look to them. can't pick a fav they are all fab. x

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