Monday, 13 February 2012

Less is More - one layer, stripes

I must admit to being slightly horrified when I saw the latest challenge at Less is More - one layer and stripes?!  Now I'm fine with stripes, I like them, but on a one layer card... eek!!!  Honestly had no idea what I was going to do, and then I noticed Helen mention border stamps on her entry, and I had an idea...


I'm not sure if it's a bit of a cheat though?  Are they really stripes?  Let me know if it passes Chrissie and Mandi, I'll make something else if not... no idea what though!

I've used a set of Kelly Panacci border stamps that I've had ages, but I think I've only used once.  The zig zag, wonky stitching and row of dots are all separate stamps.  The bicycle stamp is from Little Claire, sentiment and cardstock is Stampin' Up and I added a black pearl on each wheel centre.

Off to have a huge commenting catch up now, I'm sooo behind with you all again!

45 comments:

Teresa said...

Wow Lisa, simple yet very effective, love the bike. Hope you're having a good day, hugs Teresa xx

Tina said...

such a cute card...

Tina

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa what a lovely card, I love that image and your stitching looks fabulous. hugs Shirleyxx

Vicky said...

It's wonderful Lisa...love the image and great border stamp too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Lisa - inspiring idea for the stripes - perfect :o)
Have a great evening.
Debs xx

martina's kaartjes said...

this is fun ! great card !
greetings, martina
x

Di said...

Totally brilliant! It's bound to be fine :) Di xx

Squirrel x said...

Great idea hun (I had to "adapt" for my stripes too) - love how you have composed this one and I am coveting the bicycle image! Hugs Sxx

Gemma said...

Super card! Hugs Gemma

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous! Great job with that challenge!

Debs M said...

looks great, fab stamps and i love the off the page effect x

Sue said...

Hi hun
a fabulous card, luv the placing of the bike, oh i have some of these stamps, somewhere! lol, sue,x

Chrissie said...

Of course it's fine... but far be it from me to stop you from doing another... I'd love to see what you'd come up with.
This one is terrific!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

jo said...

Fantastic! Brilliant idea for stripes!
Jo x

Janette said...

Hi Lisa,I think this is gorgeous, just love cards of this style but never seem to pull it off well...lol...yours are always perfect.xx

Eloise said...

great card! love the road stitching and bling for the wheels.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant once again! xx

Aileen said...

Love your stripes Lisa, and the bike is fab. x

Anonymous said...

I love how the bike is creeping in the side of the card!! VERY COOL!! :)

Whisper said...

Superb and classy, Luv Sam x

Angelnorth said...

Very effective, love the detail of the black pearls in the wheel centres!

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, great card! Wonderfully simple, but so effective.

Sarah

Kat said...

Fantastic card Lisa. Love your stripes!

Kat xx

Victoria said...

So elegant and so effective! A really stunning OL card.

CraftyC said...

Love it Lisa, great stamps!
Clairex

Sarpreet said...

such a beautiful card, I am so sorry i have not been able to keep up with your blogs recently. I hope all is forgiven.

heidy said...

Fab card Lisa!
Hugs Heidy

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous Lisa and definitely stripes! Glad I managed to inspire you and thank you so much for mentioning me!
Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

This is fabulous Lisa I love those stripes/lines at the bottom of the card and that image of the bike is terrific, love it
Hugs
Lorraine x

Beryl K said...

Terrific card, love your stripes
Beryl x

Faye said...

I love this card Lisa and I 'need' everything on it. You bad! xxx

Jenny said...

genius idea Lisa and the stitched effect makes an interesting grounding for the bike! Brilliant card :0)
Jenny x

Jackie said...

A superb LiM card, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

Anja said...

You did it great. It`s fabulous how you combined stripes and one layer card!
Anja

Anja said...

You did it great. It`s fabulous how you combined stripes and one layer card!
Anja

coops said...

fantastic card lisa.really love the fab design :D

xx coops xx

Denise and Louise said...

Love this - the image is great and the border looks like stripes to me!!
Hugs
Denise xx

Lorraine said...

Love the CAS design, Lisa! And yes, looks like stripes to me! Happy Valentine's Day!

kingstonmama said...

LOVE this. I adore bicycle stamps and those stripes are perfect for grounding it. Fabulous card. :) ann Y.

Cazza said...

You sooooo totally rock LIM Lisa, love this!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Mandi said...

No one said the stripes had to be straight Lisa, they can be wobbly lol
superb card, love the stripes
Thank you
mandi
"Less is More!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card and it has passed inspection, what more can you want lol.

Kath x

Sue said...

Its fab Lisa. What a great use of those border stamps, they look great with the bicycle stamp. Sue.x

Susan said...

Love that bicycle image. I've picked up bicycle images several times and never purchased them...might have to rethink that! I like your "stripes"!

Natali83821 said...

what a nice greeting card!