Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Post 100

Hello Bloggers,

Here is my entry for this week's Less is More Challenge and this week the theme is Pastel Colours, not a favourite of mine..... so what to do?? I had a bit of a think and came up with this.

I embossed a border, scored on either side and stamped a Paula Pascual sentiment above it. My flower was inspired by several I've seen in blogland but I've never been able to successfully make one, and this was my third attempt today!
I didn't find it particularly easy, when other people make it look so effortless. The first two were too deep and stood too proud of the card, this one is more shallow as I made the circle smaller. I tore it into a spiral and crumpled the card before assembling, and once glued in place I added a punched stamen and a mint coloured pearl. Then I cut two leaf shapes and did a bit of faux stitching with a souffle pen, shaped the leaves and stuck them behind the flower.

Apologies for the appalling photo's - although it is sunny today it is so windy outside there was no possibility of an outside shot and as the sentiment is small and stamped in lilac it is a bugger to photograph.

Once again, many thanks for all the kind words you left last week.
Fiona x


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Fiona and that flower is lovely, definitely worth the effort.
    I only wish I could do such elegant, simple cards but I always end up with loads of clutter!
    Hope you're having a good week.
    Fliss xx

  2. a good CAS card

  3. Very CAS, and very effective. The flower is gorgeous, and I love the colours. Lynne x

  4. I love the torn edge on your flower. So nice!

  5. Fiona this is absolutely stunning! I do love this kind of card
    thank you for entering and for your kind comments
    "Less is Moore"

  6. Lovely card Fiona. Love the clean lines and the embossing is gorgeous. Nice flower, the lilac is sweet. Debbiexx

  7. Your cards are always a joy Fiona, and this is no exception. That's a very lovely and original flower. The whole thing is superb!
    Thanks for joining us again and we'll see you next time.
    "Less is More"

  8. Like the debossed border design and the colours very much, not too sure if the leaves are a a tad too big for your gorgeous flower though...
    Just noticed that you have rounded one corner of your card, again a tad different and adds to your fab

  9. I think you did a superb job for not liking the colors! The white background is fabulous.

  10. Love this CAS card, particularly the flower and embossing - beautiful job!

  11. Fiona....what a lovely card you have created! Love it!

  12. Hello Fiona, thank you for visit my blog and post a comment.
    i like the technique for your flower, great idea, and i like your embossing, a really beautiful CAS.
    A hug from Spain

  13. Hi Fiona. Lovely card. I always wish I could make 'less is more' cards. If afraid I'm a bit of a 'pile it on' type of person.
    Sandra x


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