Sunday, 27 February 2011

Let Your Dreams Take Flight.

Hello,

Today's card is for our Roses Challenge this month which was picked by 'The Other Patti Sue'.... She wanted us to  make Monochromatic Cards.

I've used this weeks Less Is More Challenge # 4 which is to 'Take  Three Squares' to form the layout for my card.  I wanted it to be a little different from just three squares across the card ...... so hope it still fits!



My card measures five inches square my first square has been masked, sponged with  Memento Desert Sand and stamped using SU En Francais and Close to Cocoa ink.  Spellbinder Fleur De Lis dies cut two size pendants the largest of which represents my second square. I've added an image from Kaisercrafts Up,Up And Away 6 x 6 paper collection for the centre image and popped it up on foam dots. The third square and smaller pendant holds my computer generated sentiment, this is also popped up. 

I couldn't resist a length of double faced satin ribbon finished with a small bow to complete the card.

If you'd like to check the other members of our Rose bouquet .....the link is in the left hand side bar.  Thanks for stopping by today.......I'll see you soon,

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Edit:


I did make this card for the LIM challenge taking my lead from other entries......however it seems it's too fancy, which is fine....I've removed it.


OK so here's another card and hopefully this one is more appropriate......very CAS.....same but different, what do you think?  Three squares, not quite straight across the page so I got my slightly different!


No ribbon and the smallest AnnaBelle Gems!  Two of my squares have been masked and sponged. The top one stamped as before, the bottom one with the computer sentiment. The centre square popped up on foam tape.


Happy Sunday......





48 comments:

Kerry Steger said...

Wow Sue, this card is just gorgeous!! I love the colour scheme you have chosen and I have always wanted to buy the En Francais stamp set, so you may have made my mind up! Just beautiful!
Kerry

Jose said...

This is a great card Sue, and love the sentiment, excellent.
Jose xx

Chrissie said...

Hi Sue,
This is really pretty and a super take on three squares, however it is a little more layered and fancy than than most cards in the Clean and Simple genre.
We have reference to our perception of a CAS card in the Guidelines on our blog.
It's great to see you back in our challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jan said...

Adorable card xx Jan

Debgem said...

This is so beautiful. I love the soft, subtle colours and the way you've made the three squares - it's stunning!

Ann said...

very elegant
Haven't had chance to do mine yet but I'm getting such fabulous ideas whilst blog hopping.
Ann xxx

Bea said...

how beautiful - lovely colour scheme

Marcia said...

Whether it is 'in or out', you know what, it's still stunning. Rules, smules .... it rocks!

Chrissie said...

LIM Mark ii is great, decidedly Clean and Simple and perfect for our challenge.
I love your first card, but the second is more in keeping with our guidelines. Thank you so much for making a special second submission!
We really appreciate it!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kerrie said...

Well they are both stunning...

Laura said...

I love them both! Great colours. The first one is beautiful - even if it's not quite clean & simple enough for the challenge, it's a super card!

Jane said...

Both cards are beautiful xx

Anne said...

Love the 'oldie worldie' sepia tones.
Anne x

TAM said...

Both fabulous cards - good to see how the same concept can be "dressed up" or "toned down"

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Both designs are outstanding, and so "uplifting" (giggle). Elegant designs with gorgeous details make each one a thing of beauty! Awesome job.

Sue said...

Two great cards, very different from each other considering you've used the same stamp set. Love how you've sponged the squares on the CAS card. Sue.x

Meggymay said...

Love both your cards, the first one is stunning. I think I tend to add to much to cards as well

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These cards are both beautiful Sue!! I just love your layouts and the soft colors!! Beautiful!!

Valerie said...

Wow I would l love to receive the first card it's beautiful. Definitely got it right for the 2nd card and like the way the middle image pops!

Mandi said...

Aww Sue bless you for submitting another card
I love the fist, but, the second certainly lends itself much better to CAS
Thank you very much
mndi
"Less is More"

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Gorgeous cards, I really like the first one as well.
Maureen...x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

They are both totally gorgeous cards, Sue! Perfect soft coloring!

Patti P. said...

I love both of them, Sue and although the first one didn't quite fit into their rules, I think it is gorgeous. You made a wonderful comeback with the second one and I really like your masking...such a creative way to get your squares in. This is a lovely monochromatic color combo for the roses, so elegant. TFS both of them and for the inspiration.

Olga said...

Love both cards!!!! You did great with the Roses Challenge!

Theresa said...

Love both of your cards. Always enjoying seeing what the Roses do for the monthly challenge. Great use of the squares and color scheme.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wow Sue... I love both renditions! The first is so elegant, absolutely beautiful! The second is the perfect CAS card... a work of art in it's own right!

Susan said...

Your first card is just BEAUTIFUL!....even if it's not CAS! Love the images on the second card...well done!

Faith A said...

What gorgeous cards, love them

Monique said...

Both are Beautiful Sue.. Love the text BG and such soft colors.Great sentiment :)

Angelnorth said...

Great colour pallette on these and although they're both lovely I prefer the second one - leaves the emphasis much more on the image. I think maybe the scale of the fleur de lys on the die cut is just a bit overpowering for the delicacy of the balloon?

KatheD said...

great cards - i love them both. i looked first, before reading, and thought, well that's a beautiful card, but is it really clean and simple? then i read your comments and saw the second card, which is also beautiful! appreciate your leaving up both cards with comments, especially since they are both lovely, but also because it helps those of us who are still learning about different styles.

Debgem said...

The same colours, the same basic idea, but fewer layers - and it's stunning!! I like both cards very much, but I love the second version. Great to be able to compare the two - lots for me to learn here - thanks for sharing!

Payne Holler Cards said...

they are both beautiful!

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are both beautiful!!

Viv said...

Love them both too but the second is just perfect for a CAS card, well done :O) Viv xx

Gina said...

Both are lovely cards - the colours you have chosen are so atmospheric with the stamp set.
Gina x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are so pretty Sue!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 really gorgeous cards. The first one is a little too intricate to be a CAS card, but is stunning none the less.
The second one fits the brief perfectly. I love the sepia type colours. Really beautiful.
Thanks for your lovely comment and the link for colouring with Copics. I will check that out.
Caroline xxx

massofhair said...

Hi Sue, please pop over to my blog where there is something waiting for you. Enjoy your weekend:-) xxx

Kris Turner said...

Just love hot air balloon images, and these cards just wonderfully highlight that image. The sentiment is perfect. TFS!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH
www.visionsinmyheart.blogspot.com

Maureen said...

Both cards are great but I LOVE the first card tho' as you say not quite CAS but lovely!!!, of course your new entry is good - love those colours.

Viv's Visuals said...

Two amazing cards! First one is beautiful, second one is stunning in it's simplicity with it's clean lines and assymetric design. You have shown that stamps can be versatile and have achieved two completely different results. Love them both and adore the colours you've used!

Kym Weber said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! Love the color! Amazing how differently gorgeous they both are but done so differently! Fabulous!

Hugs,
~Kym~

Stamps and Paper said...

Two very lovely cards....love the simplicity of the 2nd one.

Anne

jillyscreations said...

Love both of your cards. the fist one is very elegant and what i would normally play with but like the clean lines of the second one

Squirrel x said...

I love both cards hun, but the second one does it for me. This is gorgeous, great layout and use of the squares and fabulous clean lines. Hugs, Sxx PS. I have blogoversary candy if you might be interested.

CraftieConnie said...

Wohooo Sue-Rose, this card for our challenge from Patti-Rose is so beautiful! Love the soft colors and lovely touch of ribbon and lacy look!

Vicky Hayes said...

Well I'm a CAS girl but I adore your first card - which might not be simple but has beautifully clean lines. Such a gorgeous colour scheme too.