Saturday, April 23, 2011

Less Is More ,,, Off Centre Challenge

Happy Easter !! I hope you're all having a lovely time whereve you are :-)

This week on the Less Is More Challenge the LIM Diva Mandy and Lim Lady Chrissy. have given us an easier week ,, phew !! :-) they fairly had blogland in uproar last week with their acetate challenge !! It was fun tho and they did have us rummaging in draws and am sure it wasn’t only me who found stuff we forgot we had !!

So ,,, Off Center Challenge ,,,,

I need to make a card for a very dear friend who has just lost her sister ,,, am not sure this is IT but that was my starting point.





I used some new stamps from Hero Arts, the flower is from the Luscious Patterned Flower set . I inked the leaves with Bundled Sage Distress Ink and stamped off onto a scrap paper, spritzed with water and then stamped onto the card ,, I wanted a watercolour effect ,, don’t know why !! The flower was stamped with a tri colour brilliance ink pad and I cut out and popped onto the card with pop dots. I added a clear button to the center with some black twine threaded thro. I doodled some stitches around the edge and layered with purple SU card ( bought from Mandi )

I think I stamped this a little high up on the card and feel it would have looked better if the flower wasn't flying off the top,,,it looks like a gust of wind caught it ,,,lol :-)



edited ,,,Thanks for the advice Chrissie :-) I stamped another set of leaves to 'ground' the flower ,,, was worried it would fly off the top of the card altoghether lol :-)



What do you think ? :-)



44 comments:

Cathy said...

I think this is stunning Lols, and that flower is so pretty. love the watercoloured leaves too.
Have a fab easter,
Hugs
Cathy xx

Vineyardstamper said...

Lovely card, I love the watercolour effect.
Fiona x

Chrissie said...

Hi Lorraine, This is really pretty and very serene.
I think that you've hit the nail on the head about the position of the flower.
A fairly good rule is to have images at a similar distance from the top and the side of the card. Having said that, I purposely moved mine down a tad this week as for some obscure reason I thought that it looked better a little lower.
Balance wise though it's a good rule of thumb.
Your stamping is brilliant!
Enjoy the weekend.
Chrissie
Lady LIM!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the way you have stamped your flower using the brilliance pad gives a beautiful effect...lovely card.

Anne

Christine said...

Wow GF love this..& yes the edited version is my fav..
great advice from Chrissie
must remember if I get round to the chall.

smiles Christine xx

Sharon said...

Love the effect of the Brilliance Ink pad I thought this was a giant button until I read your post. Lovely card.
hugs
Sharon x

Cheryl said...

oh really adore this hun its just gorgeous,love the stamp too,perfection happy easter to you too hun hugs cheryl xxxx

Lynne said...

Really pretty card.
Lynne xxx

Helene said...

Wow. The effect with the flower is fab.

Ang C said...

A fab card

ribenaruby said...

Oh gorgeous finish Lorraine, the trail of leaves does definitely ground it, have a fab easter! Ruby x

Princess4Wiz said...

Fab card, Lorraine. The second one is infinitely better. I love it! Beth. xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

I'm sure your friend will appreciate this card and I too prefer the second one , such lovely stamping and nice subtle colours.

Marie

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely Lols. The extra leaves on your altered version really balance everything out. Love your stamping technique on the leaves too :o) Lisa x

Aileen said...

I like your addition of the extra leaves it gives your card more balance. It's really pretty. x

Faith A said...

A lovely card

Katina said...

Just beautiful Lols. I think a watercolour effect is perfect for a sympathy card. xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a very pretty card, lovely image, like it with the second set on leaves, sue,x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lols. The extra leaves definitely make a difference. Isn't it nice to do a challenge where you get advice.

Kat xx

Kasey said...

Oh so pretty card, sorry your friend is suffering a loss, a hand made card will certainly show you care. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card.
jenjoy x

Kathyk said...

Lovely cards both - I'm with the majority in preferring the second but, whichever you send, I'm sure it will be appreciated.

Happy Easter

Kathyk

Bea said...

what a pretty card - I also like hero art flower stamps

Susan said...

Lorraine...you've created a beautiful card from the heart! I know your friend will appreciate it!

Dori said...

really sweet card, love the way you got the effect on the leaves. xx

Dori said...

really sweet card, love the way you got the effect on the leaves. xx

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful Lols..

hugs Vicky xx

Diane said...

Very pretty...great choice of colors, too!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Suze Bain said...

A lovely card, very pretty colours. x

Carla said...

beautiful card

Jo said...

This is a lovely card, very pretty. Jo x

Loli said...

Hello Lorraine, thank you for your comment.
Your flower is really beautiful, i like work with Brillance inks, the finish is fantastic.Good job.
a hug from Palma de Mallorca

MonicaB said...

I like the addition of the second set of leaves. Great card!

massofhair said...

A beautiful looking watercoloured card, i can see why you wanted a soft look and i think you've achieved it very well. I have the Brilliance Ink pad you used and it is one of my favourites.
Liking the revised entry with the extra leaves, stunning card:-)

Rita said...

Your card is so pretty and I love the colouring. Hugs Rita xxx

nicky said...

Wow your card is brill.
Nicky

Linby said...

Love the second version of your card, very peaceful.
Linbyx

GoonerGirl said...

Lovely card.. Chris x

sasa said...

Love the subtle colours and that button! Leaves look great now!

Thanks for sharing your work.

Sarah at 182

Reggirl said...

New to the block & loving all these wonderful new & fantastic ideas, Thank-you.

Michelle said...

I like the effect from the watercolour, and you managed to get the glitter to "glitter" on a photo:)
love
michelle x

Debbie said...

Very pretty card!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card - love the flower and the pastel colours.
Sylvia x