Sunday, 3 April 2011

Less is more - a touch of red

Happy Mothers day everyone. Hope you are having a great day. I have had some lovely crafting time this morning and  managed to come up with a couple of cards for the Less is More challenge.
First up is a long thin card (A5 folded lengthways) stamped with a set called tranquil by ISC.
Initially I made it without the sun (or is it a moon?), but I couldn't resist adding it. I'm also not sure about the red flowers at the bottom, but it looked a bit strange without them.
I had been playing with those roses again and there were three red ones on my table, so I quickly embossed a white card, punched the edge and embossed some lines in the gap. This then is my second card.
I was going to put a sentiment on it, but in the end I didn't. What do you think? thanks for visiting x

39 comments:

kelly said...

I love the sun/moon it add great moodiness to the card!
oh and those roses are fab!!
How did you make them?

Kelly xx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

ooooo I haven't used that ISC stamp set for a while, I'd forgotten how gorgeous it was. You've created a beautiful card with the stamps.
Fab second card too.

Sarah said...

I think both cards are brilliant, but the first one is just stunning. Love the stamps used. Sarah

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Both fab cards.

I think one of those Craftwork Cards oval mini sentiments could be stuck on the second one with foam pads just by the flowers IF you want to add something.

Hugs, Sandra

Jess said...

I love the first one... the second doesnt do much for me... but thats just me i think....

Pooh Bear said...

My they are both fabulous. loving the handmade flowers so effective.


Ali x

Mandi said...

Hi Sally
For me Id say the red flowers at the bottom detract a bit from the stunning sun you have created. Because I see CAS easy I can imagine it with just the one bird on the branch too...scarey lot of white space eh lol
FAB work
Thanks for your entry
mandi
"Less is More"

Fiona said...

Your bird card is gorgeous-fabulous stamps! Your second card is lovely too, fantastic roses.

Lynne K said...

I actually like the red flowers at the bottom! Although it might have been more CAS without them, I think it needs something there to hold in the eye. You could try them in black instead of the red, then the eye would be drawn back to the gorgeous red sun.

Love the second card too - beautiful roses, and I don't think it needs anything else. xx

Carla said...

beautiful card

Zoechaos said...

Stunning love the DL card so elegant in its simplicity. The second embossed card is also elegant and beautiful. XOXO Zoe

Stamps and Paper said...

Two really stunning card but the first one is my favourite...

Anne

Ildiko said...

Sally these are gorgeous, I have to say I really really love the moon/sun one
hugs
Ildiko

Debbie said...

I think both of your cards are gorgeous Sally. Love the red sun/moon. Debbie x

Lisa Jane said...

Happy mothers day sally - i love them both but think the top one just has the edge
Lisa x

Valerie said...

Love the 1st card it has a lovely oriental feel to it!
Val x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Both cards are great Sally but the first one is the star of the show. It's really fabulous. Lx

Chrissie said...

Both cards are super Sally, but I kinda go along with Mandi in that the first one would be fine without the red flowers and the bird on the branch could stand well all on its own (with that fabulous sun/moon)!
Superb submissions.Have a great week.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Hello From Texas said...

Gorgeous!! both of your cards a gorgeous. I love the embossed card with the roses the best, but if they were on a rack at a craft, I'd buy both. Well done.

Carole

Faith A said...

Love the first one, however I also love the second one, Oh! alright, I think they are both great.

craftimamma said...

Wow Sally, I love both these gorgeous cards. The first one is very atmospheric and I think it's perfect as it is, red flowers and red moon/sun.

Totally different style to the second card and it is really elegant. Love the richness of the deep red against the white.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sue said...

Both cards are stunners but my favorite is the first one with the red moon or sun just fab Luv Sue x

Paula said...

two wonderful cards!

Suze Bain said...

Love the top card Sally (don't think it needs the flowers - but it's still fab!) x

Jo said...

These are both super cards, the sun/moon is amazing. Jo x

Lynne said...

Both your cards are fabulous,I especially like the roses on the second. I keep promising myself that I`ll make some of these but never get around to it.
Lynne xxx

Susan said...

Sally...that two fabulous cards...but I'm loving the flowers on the second card!

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Two gorgeous cards.

I love the little red roses on your second one.

They look scrummy on the white embossed background. Nothing more needed on this one .. .. just perfect as it is.

Hope you had a good Mother's Day.

Love Jules xx

Lesley said...

2 beautiful cards. I particularly like the first one. The stark black and white then the red really stands out. Lovely.

Rachelxx said...

2 lovely cards.

I particularly like the first - very atmospheric with an oriental feel :-)

Aileen said...

Your top card is my fav. Reminded me of an oriental feel. x

Viv said...

Such a great card, I love it :O) Viv xx

Fluffles said...

Love your cards - especially the birdy one! Jx

Sandra said...

Love both of your cards!

pickle said...

lovely x

lisa said...

I'm glad you had a lovely Mother's Day and managed a bit of crafting.
These cards are stunning. I love the big red ....sun I think!!
And the embossed card is stunning. It shows you need very little to make a gorgeous card. I really must have a go at these roses!!
Hugs Lisax

Lizy said...

Wow these are both gorgeous Sally! I agree with Lynne tho, perhaps the flowers would look better in black, then the moon would really stand out! How did you make the flowers on the second card?
Lizy x

pinky said...

Amazing, I especially love the first one, the red really pops.

Vicky Hayes said...

They're both gorgeous but for me it's the second card that caused the wow! Those spiral-cut flowers are beautiful against the laciness of the embossing folder and the punched edge.