Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Less is more - Off Centre

Hi there! The theme at Less is More this week is 'Off Centre', which means Mandi and Chrissie are
 ' looking for cards with little or no symmetry but perfect balance, which doesn't necessarily mean gems in all four corners, or any corners for that matter.'
I tried several different designs and finally decided on this one.
Both stamps are Elusive Images (Chocolate Baroque) and the butterfly has been coloured with promarkers.
Yesterday we spent a few hours walking in some less busy areas of Clumber park and saw quite a range of real butterflies. Photos courtesy of Megan (on my camera, because she forgot to take hers!)
 A small white and a peacock...
This Comma is looking rather  battered and tired, but I'm guessing it has been hibernating until very recently. You wouldn't normally see them until June.

It was a beautiful warm and sunny day, unlike today. I reached for my fleece this morning!
Thanks for all the lovely comments last week and can I say how great it is to be a part of the LIMette community! Thanks for looking!

35 comments:

Carla said...

I love all your buterflies!

brenda said...

Stunning colouring of the butterfly Sally and beautiful pictures.

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card...love the butterflies

Anne

Chrissie said...

Wonderful post, fabulous card!
I love your colouring too!
Thanks for joining us and see you next time!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Rita said...

Your card is really stunning. Thank-You also for the wonderful photos of the Butterflies. Hugs Rita xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what a gorgeous butterfly .. i love the colours
Lisa x

Kathyk said...

Fab photos, super card and lovely colours

Kathyk

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful photo's and such a gorgeous card with fantastic colouring.

Marie

Lynn said...

Wonderful, realistic colouring of the butterfly. I like the sentiment. Butterfly pics fab. Lynn x

Mandi said...

Love your card, the butterfly is gorgeous!
As are your photos
Thanks so much
mandi
Diva LIM
Less is More

Ruth said...

The butterfly on your card is gorgeous (and I love the others too!)

lisa said...

You've used some of my favourite stamps here, Sally. It's gorgeous. The butterfly is coloured beautifully, you must have taken inspiration from the ones you saw on your walk.
Not sure I like this chilly weather!!
Hugs Lisax

Suze Bain said...

A lovely card, the butterfly is fab. x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I really love your take on this challenge... they butterfly is colored so beautifully and I love its placement and that of the sentiment as well...

craftimamma said...

The butterflies are all fabulous including your stamped one Sally. Megan's very good at the photography lark isn't she!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lynne said...

Your butterfly is fabulous, the ones in the photos are not too bad either lol.
Lynne xxx

Lesley said...

Love this card and gorgeous sentiment.

Lovely photos too.

Susan said...

What a beautiful card! Love the butterfly!

Anonymous said...

Your colouring is very impressive and the whole card is lovely.

Kasey said...

I just love your butterfly. Beautiful card. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

Jo said...

This is a gorgeous card, fab colouring of the butterfly. Jo x

Anonymous said...

WOW the colouring of the butterfly is stunning!

Lesley said...

very pretty x

GoonerGirl said...

Wonderful card and beautiful colouring..Chris x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Beautiful butterfly photos. Love your card too, fab colouring.

Hugs, Sandra

Sasha said...

Love your card. The sentiment is lovely and your colouring is perfect and so vibrant.

Linby said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colouring. TYFS the photos - haven't been to Clumber for ages.
Linbyx

Violets Corner said...

Wow, your colouring is stunning, the card is so beautiful.

Hugs
Maarit

Jean Straw said...

I love your card,the butterfly is beautiful. Jean x

Sue said...

A beautiful card, what a stunning butterfly. Sue.x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.
luv
Debby

Sue said...

This is a beautiful card Sally, your colouring is amazing! You've really cracked the CAS cards.
Meg's photography is brilliant, a real talent. Sounds like you had a fab day x

Aileen said...

Super butterfly and love the sentiment. x

Jules said...

Hi Sal

What a gorgeous card.

Love the butterfly and the sentiment is beautiful too.

Hope you are having a good bank holiday break.

Love Jules xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A stunning CAS card Sally - the butterfly is beautifully coloured and I love the photographs. Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xxx