Sunday, 6 March 2011

Less is More Challenge 5

I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday with some friends in their directors box at a football ground in Manchester - and before anyone asks me if I have forsaken my beloved Liverpool FC the answer is categorically 'NO'!!!  But it was a fab day - wined and dined beforehand with a fab meal - watching Manchester City play Wigan in a huge comfy chair, coffee and delicious cake at half time, more coffee/wine at full time and so I had no time to do any card making at all!! 
So this morning I sat and thought very hard about this weeks challenge at Less is More. Before I went out yesterday my brain just would not grasp the concept of 'Pastels' - this morning I got some inspiration from somewhere (maybe the Manchester City football strip????? LOL) - and this is the result.
The image is printed directly onto the textured card as is the sentiment which was printed in blue using two different fonts.
I coloured the birdie with watercolour pastels (I am getting hooked on using these I think!) and then spent an age trying to match up the colour with some pale blue paper!  I used a Martha Stewart punch and punched 3 layers, overlapping them and then added some gingham ribbon. 
I quite like this card and hope the addition of the ribbon hasn't made it into 'More is More' instead of 'Less'!   

36 comments:

Jan said...

aw love this so cute, great colours xx Jan

Jan said...

Love this little image and the concept of 'Less is More' is so clean and simple. Makes my cards look totally heavy and overloaded!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

what a cutie!! love your card :)

Joan said...

Love your little birdie and the pretty blue scallops

Stamps and Paper said...

Great little card, love that birdie.

Anne

Monica said...

So soft and soothing. The ribbon looks lovely and the borders look great.

xxx Monica

Frieda said...

Ja, was ist denn das für eine schöne zarte Karte ?

Wunderschön ist die geworden!
Wirklich zuckersüss....

liebe Grüße
aus Österreich
Frieda

georgina said...

OOOOOH Viv, you really had me going there, all ready to bring out the black,for one nanosecond i thought you'd crossed to the other side, how silly am i,seen the score yet today, luv Georginaxx

Chrissie said...

This is totally yummy.I love it!
Cute bird, fab sentiment, lovely colours and pretty scallops!
Sounds like you had an amazing day at the football match! I think that they are about the only conditions that I would contemplate before agreeing to attend a football match!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Michelle said...

such a cute little bird and a beautiful card. xx

Sherry Edwards said...

Such a pretty card Viv.

Sounds like you enjoyed yourself yesterday - and your team won today too! I was supporting them for once as it helped Arsenal's position in the league!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

OOh, I like! Great colour scheme and a cute image!
Hugs, Sandra

Pauline said...

This is so sweet! Love the little bird on the branch! The scallops work well too.

Suze Bain said...

Such a sweet card, very pretty.

C said...

very pretty indeed

Lynne said...

Wow this is fabulous. Such a cute image and teaming it with Man City blue is inspirational. ( they have to be good for something lol) I have to disagree with Chrissie though, you can`t beat the terraces.
Lynne A xxx

Aileen said...

Your card is fab just the way it is. x

Susan said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Love that little birdie...and the scallops really add a lot!

Anne said...

And even better, you beat the other Manchester side today LOL!
What a pretty card
Anne
x

Meggymay said...

A super pretty card, sounds like a good day out yesterday.

Faith A said...

Oh! this is sooooooooo lovely

Caroline Hallett said...

Such a cute card, and really clean and simple - love it

coops said...

gorgeous card viv.the image is fab and i love the punched scallop edges :D

xx coops xx

Mandi said...

Hi again Viv
your card is fabulous!
i adore that little birdie, it has a 'hand drawn' charm which is adorable!
Thanks for entering again
mandi
"Less is More"

Jackie said...

What a beautiful CAS card :o)
Jackie xx

Jenny said...

Fab card. I love the punched edge paper layers.

Jo said...

This is a lovely card, the image, the embossing, it's all lovely.

My hubby and daughter are big City fans and were at the match - not in comfy seats though :0) Jo x

Cazro said...

Love it Viv, it is so cute. Cheers Caz

Sue W said...

Cute as can be!!!!

kingstonmama said...

I love your sweet little bird, and that scalloped ruffle is wonderful.

Ange Lee said...

Clean, simple card, cutie pie image....I adore it!

...and Ohhhh get you lording it up in a directors box! Sounds like you had a great day.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your card is so tweet! Love the scalloped frill! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Maureen said...

A really cute card - lovely!!

Jan said...

Hi Viv there's an award for you on blog x Jan

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this card - the little bird is a cutie and your layered scallops work beautifully!

Shar said...

Tweet and sweet! Wonderful combination! Fab card!