Thursday, March 6, 2014

Less is More

I decided to try the challenge at  "Less is More" challenge blog.  I have been admiring the work of the owners and followers for some time now. : )

The challenge this week is to use Green and Yellow on your "clean and simple" card. 

There are a few "firsts" on my card.  My background was created using my new die plate from Papertrey Ink. Love it!! This is the first time I've used it.  This is also the first time I've used this Dahlia image from Stampin Up's "Regarding Dahlias".  this is the first time I've used sequins and this is the first time I've used Gamsol with colored pencils to color an image! : ) It's amazing this card turned out at all LOL.

I stamped my Dahlia with Versamark then embossed it with a white embossing powder.  The detail in the image combined with the embossing made this a poor choice for this technique.

the embossed lines on some of the petals kept me from shading as I wanted and therefore makes the flower look like it has unnatural light and dark on the petals.  I will try it again. : )

Please check out the "Less is More" blog and let me know if you join this weeks challenge I'd love to see your card!

 I have been giving away a free card each month.  Please see THIS POST for details of how you could be selected to win in my March 17th drawing. 

Have a great day!


Pear Pizzazz cardstock from SU
Image - Regarding Dahlias from Stampin Up
Sentiment from the Papertrey Ink "Doodlie-Do" stamp set
Cover Plate - Chevron by Papertrey Ink
Image colored with Prismacolor colored pencils


Vicki Hodgman said...

The embossed dahlia is glorious.

Jen said...

great card

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
Less Is More

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your dahlia is very pretty! Love your embossing folder too!

Carole Z said...

Love embossed Dahlia and great colours, gorgeous card, Carole Z X

Beverly Ann said...

Some of what you said is greek to me, but... I love the flower and think the coloring is perfect :)

Anne said...

Love that chevron background!

Thanks for joining this week’s Less is More Challenge
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Viv said...

Wow, gorgeous card Patti. I just love that pretty Dahlia too :) Viv xx

*Vicki* said...

Hello Patti!! WOW!! I love this gorgeous bright flower with that embossed chevron background!! Beautifully done! HUGS :)

Asha said...

This is just what I need on a dull grey day like today. Again, i'm loving the background... must get that die plate. You've put this card together so well and good on you for breaking out and trying so many new things.
hugs, Asha

Manuela said...

Hello Patti,
thanks for your kind comment on my blog.
This card is wonderful, i love the big bright yellow flower on the chevron background.