Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Less Is More - Week 3

Good Morning, Tuesday for me means its time to join the fun at Less Is More challenge, I so use to struggle with these types of card, but slowly it is getting easier, and I do mean slowly.....

This week we were given the theme of Spring, well I love spring and I love seeing all the green buds on the trees and the leaves of the plants are beginning to grow back, the only down side is we need to start thinking about getting the lawn mower out, if someone could invent grass that stays lovely and green all year round and doesn't need cut it would be greatly appreciated in this household. LOL.

Anyway heres my take on Spring.............


Used to make this card were

Stamps - A little bit sketchy 2 from Sheena Douglas
Coloured with - Promarkers


That really is it, apart from a small green mount and some faux stitching around the edge, its really that simple for me today.

Although I did struggle with this one, and the Snowdrop card (above) wasn't my first make for this challenge, I had planned to use the Crocus stamp that comes in the same set, but wasn't 100% sure about, so will share it here for you, and see what you think.....


Again the stamp and the sentiment come from the same set as the snowdrops, but for my eye it just wasn't the way I wanted it to be. Used a little bit of stickles to highlight the buds/flowers a little bit here as well.


Anyway I value your opinion, so please let me know what you think, no offence will be taken honest, well unless your another of the muskateers of course. HaHaHa.

Hugs

XX Fiona XX

20 comments:

Chrissie said...

Both cards are lovely Fiona. I love the Spring too... promise of new beginnings!
With the crocus one...speaking for me personally you understand,if I am positioning an image near the bottom of a card as you have, I would have a similar gap both below and to the side of the image.
I love the sentiment you have used on this one.
As I said, both cards are superb!
See you again next week!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Aileen said...

Love the colour and sparkle on your crocus card but my favourite is the snow drop card. I think because the way it's centered. x

Jane said...

Love both cards Fiona and as if this Muskateer would say anything else lol. Think I must add these stamps to my stash.

Craftyanny said...

They're lovely Fiona, you did a fabulous job. This is such a difficult look ti get right isn't it.
Anne x

Suze Bain said...

Two lovely cards, I especially love the colours of the crocuses. (I would probably have made it a long slim card and had the image and sentiment side by side.)

Stamps and Paper said...

Two very lovely cards....


Anne

nicky said...

I like both of them , but my fave is the snowdrop as like it been in the centre of the card. I now have got the bug for this style of card to .
Nicky

Mandi said...

Beautiful cards, love the snowdrops with no sentiment, as it speaks for itself...just lovely
Thanks for submitting an entry, much appreciated
mandi
"Less is More"

Andrea said...

Gorgeous cards. Think my favourite is the snowdrops card, but I do love your crocuses too - they are my favourite spring flowers.
Love, Andrea xx

Viv said...

I love them both too, hard to choose between them really :O)Viv xx

Susan said...

Both cards are perfectly lovely! I love those flower stamps!!

Kat said...

Both great cards Fiona. Love the sentiment on the crocus card. I think my favourite is the snowdrop card, it's really striking.

Kat xx

Jo said...

I love both snowdrops and crocus and you have made 2 beautiful cards using these stamps.

Faith A said...

Oh! the promise of Spring, both cards are very beautiful

2pDesigns said...

lovely cards.....I ordered this stamp set yesterday & intend using it to make 21st cards for my cousin's twins ( & possibly enter in the Less is More Challenge)

Janet (Crafty Jay from CC forum)

Linda said...

Both beautiful Fiona. My favourite I must say is the crocus xxx

Pauline said...

Two beautiful cards, and I can't pick a favourite cos they are too lovely!

Lynn said...

Hi Fiona,

I too have these stamps, but not yet played with them. I love both cards, particularly the colour of the crocuses. Have only just found this site but will have a go.

Susie Sugar said...

Both Beautiful inspirational spring cards
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Lynne said...

Two fabulous cards, love them both.
Lynne xxx