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:

Debs M said...

it looks lovely and the pearls are an added bonus x

Lyndsey Marie said...

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

Chrissie said...

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"

Claire x said...

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

Lorraine said...

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

Cazro said...

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

Em said...

Less is more! Love the card, very pretty!

*Vicki* said...

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

craftymum said...

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

Cazza said...

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

Mandi said...

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

Thanks for entering again
mandi
"Less is More"

Michelle said...

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

Donna said...

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

Kathyk said...

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

Kathyk

Susan said...

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

Joan said...

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

Jane said...

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

Kelly Schelske said...

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!

Little K Smith said...

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

TAM said...

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

Crafty Chris said...

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

Silli said...

awwww, wonderful!!!!

Kathleen said...

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

Katina said...

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

Jan said...

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

Faye said...

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

Vicky said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

A very pretty card.

Anne

Love to Doodle! said...

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

Molecraft said...

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

xGemmax said...

Simply Stunning sweetie :o)
hugs and xxx

coldwaters2 said...

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

Bea said...

what a lovely card - so pretty

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Lisa
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sarah said...

I love this and think the swirl is gorgeous x

S Jane said...

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!

massofhair said...

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

kingstonmama said...

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.

debby4000 said...

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

sari said...

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

Jules said...

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

kimmie_35 said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful!!! Hugs Denise xx

Notes by Nina said...

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

melsanford said...

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

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

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

Sue said...

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

Faith A said...

You are sooo creative, your card is really beautiful.

Jackie said...

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

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Love this!
Hugs, Sandra

Nannieflash said...

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

MARY B said...

Fabulous card. Mary x

Anonymous said...

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

Viv said...

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

Lindsey said...

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

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. Love everything.
Lynne A xxx

Aileen said...

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

Rachel x said...

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

Michele said...

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

Cherry said...

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

christine3m123 said...

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