Saturday, 11 June 2011

Less is More - One Layer in the Frame

The challenge at Less is More this week is to make a one layer card, incorporating a frame, which can be embossed, doodled, stamped or masked. I used my fleur de lys squares to make my frame, then masked with  post-its and sponged a little background in wild honey, Victorian velvet and crushed olive distress inks. I used a stamp from an Inkylicious set called Meadow Breeze with black versafine for the image. 
I know, I'm skiving. I took a little break after tea and will get back to the reports after Casualty. I'm skiving tomorrow too, as Lynne and I are off to Doncaster. Thanks for looking!

54 comments:

Zoë said...

Sally this is really lovely and framed so elegantly.

Suzilou said...

WOW this is stunning, that fram is just gorgeous and love the scene you have created inside :)

fatmonica said...

It's beautiful.I love the frame,it's so pretty!

lililindsay said...

A fabulous,inspired card.

(I remember all to clearly the stress of those reports. And they say teachers have it easy!)

Chrissie said...

This is simply beautiful Sally, such careful masking and colouring... absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks so much for a fabulous submission!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

craftimamma said...

I'm off to Donny tomorrow with my buddy Jo and we are meeting another Craft Stamping Quartet member, Judith there too. Hope we bump into one another.

Absolutely love this card Sally. I would never have thought of using my squares to make a frame I don't think and the little scene you have created is beautiful.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

lililindsay said...

Oops! I meant -too- not to.

Tracy said...

Hi Sally,
Gorgeous creation, beautiful scene, and a fab clean card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

My name is Wynneth said...

Just beautiful Sally, that frame does look fabulous and I love the bright colours in your image.
hugs
wynneth
x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i have those fleur de lis nesties.. i must try this .. it looks absolutely stunning
Lisa x

Beryl K said...

This is just beautiful
Beryl x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sally Gorgeous card....love it .....
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Lynne K said...

Wow! Lovely picture, and stunning use of the nestie. Guess what I'll be looking out for tomorrow! xx

Suze Bain said...

What a fab frame and you've created a beautiful scene. A lovely card. xx

Katina said...

Absolutely beautiful Sally! Weekends are for doing what you want to do - the reports will still get done! Why do we teachers feel like we're skiving if we're not working at weekends?!!! xxx

Kathyk said...

Oh this is lovley, your composition and colour superb

Kathyk

Netty said...

Wonderful card, Annette x

Zoechaos said...

Delightful, beautiful delicate work stunning result. XOXO Zoe

Valerie said...

Stunning little masterpiece!
Val x

Debgem said...

STunning!! The scene is beautiful and the frame looks wonderful!

Susan said...

Sally, your masking and the embossed frame are amazing! Beautiful card!
My Card

CraftyB said...

wonderful frame and card.

Carla said...

simple and beautiful, thats how a LIM card sould be

Fliss said...

Sally this is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous frame and such beautiful stamping.
Love it!
Fliss xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Sally this is stunning! So elegant. I love how this nestie embosses as a frame.
Hugs, Clare x

Mandi said...

Breathtakingly beautiful Sally!
Perfectly executed
Thank you very much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Sandra said...

Very elegant, love the embossed frame.

Lesley said...

Oh Wow Sally this is absolutely fabulous!!
x

Lizy said...

Wow! This is stunning Sally! I just love that frame!
Lizy x

Bea said...

stunning card - love the frame it really sets off your image

Fiona said...

What a beautiful frame and brilliant sponging. Fab work.

Viv said...

Very pretty card Sally, we both used the same nesty but in different ways.I am so lazy, can't be bothered with post it notes I just use my eye lol :O) Viv xx

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sally. Sue.x

Kaz said...

This is so pretty, love the colours.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Sally - this is so beautiful. I love the ornate Nestie frame, and the meadow scene is fabulous.

Hope you had a great day at Doncaster. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jenny said...

This is fabulous, love the intricate frame with the pop of colour inside it :)
Jenny x

kingstonmama said...

What a pretty frame, and the coloring inside is lovely.

Vicky Hayes said...

Just stunning Sally! I love the way your image pops against the white card and frame. Vx

Carol said...

This is stunning Sally, that frame really pops. Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Sally this is one classy card I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jose said...

Fabulous card, I love your frame

Hazel said...

Brilliant. Hazel x

Anita said...

Beautiful card!!!

Aileen said...

Fantastic scene in your frame. x

lisa said...

This is beautiful, Sally, I love the embossed frame.
I hope you had a great day with Lynne yesterday, did you indulge in anything exciting?
Hugs Lisax

uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Waw,, It works very nice, beautiful and creative,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

pinky said...

Wow its just gorgeous Sally, I am having bother trying to understand how you can emboss without cutting never mind the gorgeous centre stamp.

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is stunning ! Fabulous stamping and the frame is delicious. Love it

Marie

Ruth M said...

Beautiful, love the ornate frame and the bold scene just looks stunning surrounded by the white space!

Lisa A. said...

This is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! Wow...I love this...amazing work:)!!

GinaA said...

Gorgeous picture frame that really suits the tiny scene inside

Faith A said...

A fabulous card, love the frame and the image and colours, love it all.

Congratulations on being showcased on Less is More, well deserved

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning Sally, I love your card.