Monday, 7 March 2011

Less is More - pastel colours


I've ended up with a bit more on this card than I intended so I hope it still qualifies for Less is More!  The silly printer blobbed a bit of black ink next to one of the flowers, so I've added the pearl swirls to cover it up... it would probably have looked better without them.  Of course, I should've just scrapped the smudged printing and printed again, but I thought I could cover it....

I've used one of the new flower images from Digistamp Boutique, available in a set here, used photoshop to put 2 of the flowers together and then printed them onto linen cardstock.  I've used my Stampin' Up 'dot' stamp to add random dots of pink, green and blue Memento ink, then embossed a line above and below the dotty section (this isn't really showing up on the pic).  I printed out several of the flower images and 'coloured' them with the ink pads, then cut them out and layered them up.  Added a computer generated sentiment, punched out with the Stampin' Up word window punch, to finish.

I'm also entering my card for the 'pink polka dots' challenge at Cupcake Craft.

Huge apologies if I've missed visiting your blog this weekend, I didn't have time to do much crafting or blogging.  Planning a big catch up session this afternoon when I get back from picking Morgan up from school :o)

62 comments:

  1. it looks lovely and the pearls are an added bonus x

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  2. Love the card, the flowers and pastel colours look fab. The swirl looks lovely and finishes off the card.
    Lyndsey xx

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  3. Lisa it looks fabulous I think the pearls are great and no-one need have known about the blob!
    I love the layering and the merging of the images is really clever stuff!
    All in all a fab card!
    Thanks for joining us yet again and we'll see you next time!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Well I think this is lovely with the pearls - gorgeous images and colours hun. Hugs, Claire x

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  5. This is lovely! Love the pastel colors - so soft - and I love the pearl swirls, too!

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  6. I love your card, it is so spring like and fresh, I think the blob of ink was a very happy accident for the pearls absolutley complete the card. Cheers Caz 82

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  7. Less is more! Love the card, very pretty!

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  8. WOWZER!! Lisa, this is so gorgeous!! I love the soft pastel colors and the dots added to the middle are perfect!! :) HUGS

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  9. less is more.............marvellous!This is so elegant
    hugs Sarah x

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  10. Lisa this is stunning hon!! Love the simplicity of this card and the pearls are fab :o)
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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  11. LOVE your card Lisa, those flowers are prefect
    i do love swirl too lol

    Thanks for entering again
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  12. This is a stunning card the pearls go so well, I love the digi stamp too Iam very tempted to buy it now ive seen it on such a lovely card

    Hugs

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  13. Wow Lisa, this is sooooooo pretty and I'm loving the pink polka dots and little pearls....thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

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  14. No such thing as a mistake only a happy accident - the pearls are great - as is the card

    Kathyk

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  15. Great save on the card! It turned out so pretty...love the pearls!

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  16. A very pretty card and I love the pearl swirl. Merging ands layering is beyond me wish I understtod how to do it !

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  17. Very pretty card, love the pearl swirls, no such thing as a mistake it is a design feature lol

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  18. It's fabulous Lisa!! The pearls look wonderful! I just read an article by a lady commenting on boo boo's just like this! http://www.fleurtyscrapper.com/2011/03/no-mistakes-only-room-for-embellishment.html

    Interesting as usually when I made an error or my chubby fingers smudge something, I'm ticked off and then toss it...but, you embellished away and it looks great!

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  19. Oh this is soooo pretty Lisa! Just love the whole design! Lovely pearly swirls too :)
    Kelly.x

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  20. A fabulous card - especially the pearly swirl - that was a happy accident I think

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  21. Hi Lisa This is gorgeous love the colours and the swirly pearls really adds a touch of elegance.
    Chris x

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  22. Now I just love this card, it has the balance that I really like which is more - not too little - not too much, not that I ever achieve that.

    Kath x

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  23. An absolute stunner Lisa, just perfect!! Love it xxxx

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  24. Wow it's so pretty, I love it xx Jan

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  25. Oh lisa, this is absolutely lush, I love it. The dots and swirls look great to me. xxx

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  26. I love it Lisa! gorgeous image and the pearls really finishes of the card nicely hun ~ a perfect CAS card sweetie :o)

    hugs Vicky xx

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  27. Wow - simply fab! And I love the pearls too - a megga stunner!...xx

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  28. Really pretty card, the pearls finish it off nicely, no need to worry!
    Helen x

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  29. Simply Stunning sweetie :o)
    hugs and xxx

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  30. Awesome and classy card Lisa I love it.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  31. what a lovely card - so pretty

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  32. Beautiful card Lisa
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  33. I love this and think the swirl is gorgeous x

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  34. Beautiful little pastel card.......Love the added polka dots with these pretty pastel flowers and the pearls are perfect!
    You have a very pretty blog too!

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  35. Pretty perfect pastel card, another one of my favourites from this weeks entries:-)

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  36. This is gorgeous! I love your two flowers and I think the pearls are wonderful. I stamped dots on my card, too, although larger ones.

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  37. Oh this is gorgeous Lisa and I love the pearl swirl.
    luv
    Debby

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  38. Hi Lisa! Ooooh..This is simply adorable! Just love your card! i wish i could do less is more...but...nope! *lol* Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs/Sari GDT

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  39. Hi Lisa

    Wow!!! This is amazing. I love it very much and I think the pearl swirls are just gorgeous!!!

    I have been having a good look at your blog to see what I have been missing.

    Firstly, many congratulations on your permanent DT position with Digistamp Boutique .. .. very well deserved!!!

    Next, I wanted to say how well I think you are doing with your Cricut. I have had mine quite a while (managed to get it half price when a craft store was winding down) but you seem to be experimenting with yours far more than I do. I very sadly use mine for the most basic shapes and letters .. .. but I love it!!!

    So many lovely posts.

    Thank you for visiting my blog whilst I am temporarily "off the scene".

    Thankfully my lappy is now back in action .. .. yippee!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  40. Wow! I love this card! It's simplicity is so beautiful!
    Hugs
    Kim
    x

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  41. stunning card lisa.fab flowers and i love the beautiful pastel colours and pearls :D

    xx coops xx

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  42. Beautiful card, love the soft colours. The pearls are a perfect touch.

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  43. Oh this is just gorgeous! Love the flowers and the colours and the swirl is lovely! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  44. wowie this is really a great card for less ismore, i love it!

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  45. Hi ya hun
    wow this is a beautiful card, luv ya design, the pearls look fab, sue,x

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  46. You are sooo creative, your card is really beautiful.

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  47. What a beautiful LiM card, maybe the gems were meant to be there so that's why the printer blobbed the ink on :o)
    Jackie xx

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  48. Hi Lisa, what a lovely card, love the stamp and the way youve decoupaged the heads. with hugs Shirelyx

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  49. Less is more pastels came CAS beautiful topped in pearls. As in clothing pearls complete the outfit, so it is with your card, decoyed smudge and all. Lisa, that is papercrafting, all about the smudge and hairline tearline coverup to emerge as the prettiest card of the crafting day. Well done.
    Keep Looking UP!
    mt23stamperatyahoo

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  50. Such a pretty card & I love the pearls too, just sets it off nicely :O) Viv xx

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  51. I am im in love with this card! I can never get digi's to print out directly onto a card blank where I want it to so I am very impressed. I think the pearls are an ingenious idea and look great!
    Linds x

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  52. Fabulous card. Love everything.
    Lynne A xxx

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  53. Beautiful card with a modern feel. Love the pearls. x

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  54. Oh, sooo gorgeous- I love the colours and the dotty panel and pearls go perfectly... definitely meant to be imo!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

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  55. I really like your card, and who cares about the blob of ink? You covered it perfectly with the pearls, LOL!! I had the ink blob issue today, but mine was with a rubber stamp. Hate when that happens!

    Hugs!!
    Michele R.(CA)
    LuvkittysFandF at Gmail dot com
    Butterfly Whispers

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  56. Love this card so much. The colours and design are so delicate and I think the pearls look lovely and certainly not a cover up! Hugs Cherry XXx

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  57. I love your card! So simple, and yet so elelgant
    Hugs
    Christine x

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