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:

  1. aw love this so cute, great colours xx Jan

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

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  3. what a cutie!! love your card :)

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  4. Love your little birdie and the pretty blue scallops

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  5. Great little card, love that birdie.

    Anne

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

    xxx Monica

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

    Wunderschön ist die geworden!
    Wirklich zuckersüss....

    liebe Grüße
    aus Österreich
    Frieda

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  8. 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

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  9. 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"

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  10. such a cute little bird and a beautiful card. xx

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  11. 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!

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

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

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  14. Such a sweet card, very pretty.

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  15. 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

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  16. Your card is fab just the way it is. x

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

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

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

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  20. Oh! this is sooooooooo lovely

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

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

    xx coops xx

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  23. 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"

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  24. What a beautiful CAS card :o)
    Jackie xx

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  25. Fab card. I love the punched edge paper layers.

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  26. 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

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  27. Love it Viv, it is so cute. Cheers Caz

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

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  29. 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.

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

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  31. A really cute card - lovely!!

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

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

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  34. Tweet and sweet! Wonderful combination! Fab card!

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