Monday, 28 March 2011

Mad Monday!!!!

Hello Blogger's,

How was your week end? Hope those north of us got plenty of Spring like weather.....though I have been reading about more snow in the US!  If it makes you feel a little better it was wet here and we had to Vote (it's compulsory here or fines can be impossed).  Although the sun is trying to poke it's head through the thick black cloud, I think we're in for more of the wet stuff!!

Here's a card for this week's Less Is More challenge # 8.  First the sketch........


My card uses AnnaBelle Stamps Sentimental Bluebells and I tried to give them a water coloured look even though I used Copic markers.  The card stock is thick base weight and not really suitable for normal colouring with  Copics.  By clear embossing the bluebells I was able to let the colour bleed without it spreading too far outside the stamped image.  Not 100% happy with this but then I love this image blended as here.

My card measures 4 x 8 inches to fit a normal business envelope.  The Sentiment (from the same set) is stamped in SU Bashful Blue with the centre die cut separately, three tiny AnnaBelle gems added and popped up on foam dots.  The blue strip was embossed using a Crafts Concept Dragonfly embossing folder.

Thanks for dropping by, see you soon.......

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31 comments:

Debgem said...

This is so lovely, the colours are soft and restful, the bluebells are really sweet. Love it!

Lorraine said...

So elegant Sue clean and crisp. The die on my card is a Sizzix leaf with the cut out. Hugs xx

Chrissie said...

What a pretty fresh looking card Sue, I love the gentle colours you have chosen!
Thanks for joining us once more!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I saw this same challenge on Sunday, Sue! This is so delicate and I just adore the embossed dragonflies!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely delicate colours on your card..beautiful.

Anne

Olga said...

I love your card, soft and elegant So Spring!

Shirley-anne said...

Soft and subtle colouring beautifully applied to the image /flowers and the embossed panel creating stunning card .

Sue Kohler said...

beautiful Sue!! love all the white, the subtle embossing and the gorgeous blue bells! :)

Jo said...

A gorgeous card Sue, sure to make anyone feel better. Jo x

Marcia said...

I love the green and the blue together, very striking!

Jan said...

I love this Sue xx Jan

Kathyk said...

Just lovely and such a pretty color scheme

Kathyk

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is pure lusciousness! So fresh and clean! It was sure fun chatting with you, we will have to do it again!

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful elegant card.

Susan said...

Sue, this card just makes me fell like Spring! I love the soft muted colors!

mandi said...

FAB card Sue, super colouring
Great to see you again
mandi
Spring like here in the South too!

Rita said...

What a beautiful card. Absolutely perfect. Hugs Rita xx

kelly said...

beautiful bluebells, it must be spring!!

Kelly xx

Lynne said...

Ooh what a fabulous card. Love the soft delicate colours.
Lynne xxx

Faith A said...

This is lovely, quite calming, I think you should be happy with it.


Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, love the soft coloured flowers
Beryl x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Sue, love your classy card, gorgeous soft colours, :0) xxx

Selma said...

Love the bluebells. I have never seen that embossing folder and love it. Your card is beautiful Sue.

Jose said...

Sweet card Sue, love the bluebells and the dragonflies embossed on the blue card, and a lovely finishing touch clipping to top corner.
Jose x

Babs said...

One of my favourite flowers blue bells, and these look so beautiful in the lovely soft colour you have used. Fabulous love it.

Babs x

Bohemian Gypsy said...

What a beautiful elegant card Sue. Can't go past that En Francais background stamp hey? lol.
Hugs
Michelle

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful, delicate card. x

massofhair said...

Stunning bluebell stamp and adorable colours, a fantastic spring card:-)

Did something exciting (for me) with my Pazzle for Mothers Day, if you get time it's on my Wordpress Blog, would appreciate your feedback, thanks:-)

Andrea said...

Just gorgeous!

Aileen said...

A lovely soft card just right for a get well. x

CraftieConnie said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sue, I should try some simple cards like this!