Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Less is More Week 8

It's recipe or sketch time at Less is More - Chrissie and Mandy have given us a sketch to play with this time around. It's a DL card, tall and slim (for our friends in North America - it's roughly equivalent to taking two thirds of a letter size sheet and folding in half; the sort of size you'd get for a business letter or bank statement!).

I used the same Technique Tuesday set I used on Friday as it was still out on my desk. The original plan was just to use the flower in the place where there's a circle on the sketch but it looked just a tad out of scale so I ended up creating a little group and breaking over the boundaries of the card. No colouring though and this flower is a really easy shape to cut out so it was still a fast card to put together.

The embossed area at the bottom has just a hint of colour - I brayered Bundled Sage ink onto my folder before running it through the Big Shot.

Stamps:
Petite Posies (Technique Tuesday)

Paper:
Cryogen white

Ink:
Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Bundled Sage)

Other:
Embossin folder by Provocraft (Victoria)
Copic marker (to colour the brown strip and the pearls)
Pearls


I always find this shape card looks much better in real life than it does in photos - maybe it's the proof that not everything long and lean is photogenic?!

Thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

Effie said...

Very classy!love it... one day I'm going to do classy!........one day!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Absolutely stunning, I love just the hint of sage green. The flowers look great just 'over the edge'. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

iriseyes said...

Joanne, this is an outstanding card! That Victoria EF is my favourite one! You are the Queen of Elegant, I\m off to CASE this one!

Caroline Hallett said...

very classy and elegant - a stunning card

Netty said...

A gorgeous card, love the embossing folder you've used and the beautiful flowers. Have a great week, Annette x

massofhair said...

Stunning embossing and flowers. Very elegant and classy:-)

Jan said...

Fab card, I love it xx Jan

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Joanne, those are superb flowers and your inked embossing folder has given a fabulous effect!
Great to see you again!
See you next time
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely - great design and lovely colours, Jo x

Susan said...

What a gorgeous and elegant card!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Joanne

Wow I just love your card elegant and classy.

Tina
X

Janice said...

Lovely embossing, another great card.

sam21ski said...

This is gorgeous xxxx

Katalytic said...

I love that brayering technique really effective

Hazel said...

Very stylish and elegant - love it x

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Such a classy card - love it.

Valerie said...

Stunningly classy card definitely one to case :)
Val x

Michele Boyer said...

SO elegant, Joanne! I love the embossed piece at the bottom!

Mandi said...

Hi Joanne
your card is stunning, those flowers look great as does the embossing
~love the hint of colour
Great to see you
mandi
"Less is More"

Scrappy~Sarah said...

very classy :) love it. Reminds me to add a brayer to my shopping list

Caroline said...

Beautiful card Joanne, really lovely...x

Minxy said...

Absolutely Beautiful

Suze Bain said...

This is a fab card. Love how you've stamped one flower and 'popped' up two. Great effect. x

Craftilicious said...

wow - I really love the embossing effect with the brayered ink - might have to finally ink up my brayer and try this out. The whole card is just beautiful!

Sid said...

This is a stunning card !!

Aileen said...

This is just beautiful. love the flowers. Very elegant. x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is perfect to me. I love the way the flowers overlap the edge, the hint of colour on the embossed part and the dark brown for depth. Love it to bits.

Kaz said...

Oooo Joanne this is pure class! xxx

Kathy said...

This is so stylish and smart, Joanne and I love the zingy orange flowers on the card below btw

Sandy Ang said...

Wow how elegant and chic your almost all white card !