Monday, 11 April 2011

Less is More 10

This week's challenge was a clean and simple card with the focus on the sentiment.
My sentiment is from TLC Creations and I think it is quite evocative and thought provoking.

So often after we lose someone close we feel pressured to 'pull ourselves together' and 'get back to normal' when this is sadly so very difficult to do - you feel OK then simple things like a song, a special day or just maybe like me when I was in a changing room at a store and someone in another cubicle shouted 'Mum, come and look and see if this dress looks OK', the bereft and lonely feeling comes back to you.
I think this quote reminds us that we are all different and we will cope in different ways and definitely 'in our own time'.

I coloured the butterflies with Cosmic Shimmers - Golden Pear, Pink Ultra,Tropic Blue, Violet Frost and used wax pastels on the two flowers.
I added a co ordinating coloured pearl to each of the butterflies and remebered this really pretty rainbow shoestring organza ribbon in my stash. I was cosidering just doing two simle lines of embossing but decided the ribbon was the better option.

Please go visit the fabby Less is More blog set up by Chrissie and Mandi  - there are some gorgeous entries this week as always - and if you're not normally a CAS person why not give it a go?

44 comments:

Netty said...

This is so beautiful Viv, the sentiment is so meaningful. Annette x

Jane said...

I love this sentiment, beautiful card xx

PetraB said...

The sentiment is so touching. this is a beautiful card.

Diane said...

Gorgeous...love the beautiful pastel colors...a wonderful sentiment...

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Jan said...

Lovely card Viv xx Jan

craftattack said...

Lovely card and sentiment! Valerie

Mandi said...

Beautiful card and what a lovely sentiment, it would stand alone on its own too, but i really like what you have done
thank you
mandi
Less is More

Zoechaos said...

Very pretty card lovely spring colours. XOXO Zoe

Susan said...

Viv, this is just beautiful!! I love that quote...and the butterflies are colored just perfect! (I love the touch of bling (pearls) too!)

Loli said...

Hello viv, thank you for to visit my blog.
Beautiful spring card, lovely sentiment.Good job.
A hug from Palma de mallorca

Valerie said...

Love your card Viv and I very nearly used the same one from TLC! Great colouring.
Val x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Viv. The sentiment is lovely. Hugs Rita xx

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card my namesake, I love it, well done :O) Viv xx

Wishcraft said...

This is so pretty! Love the colours and lovely sentiment. Lisa x

Maureen said...

Lovely Viv and you are so right about the sentiment!!

Vicky Hayes said...

It's a wonderful sentiment Viv and I think the rainbow ribbon was the perfect choice. I agree with you that we all need the freedom to grieve in our own way and in our own time. Vx

Carla said...

love the sentiment love the card!

Katalytic said...

This is a gorgeous sentiment and a pretty card

TAM said...

Simply fabulous card

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful sentiment.
jenjoy x

Lynn said...

This sentiment really pulls on the heart strings. I love the delicate colouring which superbly matches the sentiment. Lynn x

coops said...

this is so beautiful viv.i love the sentiment :D

xx coops xx

Chrissie said...

Great post Viv and a lovely card!
Thanks for being such a dedicated LIMette!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card Viv, the sentiment is lovely. xx

Lizy said...

This is such a beautiful card Viv and the sentiment is so true. And how fab that you had ribbon to perfectly match the butterflies...love it! :)
Lizy x

Anonymous said...

So pretty! x

Anonymous said...

wonderful card, great colors,

Bianca

massofhair said...

Very profound sentiment and stunning card:-)

Carla said...

it's a beautiful card, I love the sentiment

Jan said...

Such a beautiful delicate card Viv and the sentiment will touch everyone's heart in one way or another.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, such a lovely sentiment :o)
Jackie xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, this card is very special, I love the sentiment and the thinking behind, it's very pretty too:0) xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Beautiful in every way. Lx

Shirley said...

Beautiful card, really joyful x

Jules said...

Oh I love this very much Viv!!

Everything matches perfectly. The little butterflies and the rainbow ribbon .. . gorgeous.

Love Jules xx

Aileen said...

lovely card and love the rainbow colours. x

Irene said...

gorgeous card,love the rainbow colours

Rosemary said...

oh... this is just so pretty!!

My name is Erika. said...

Love this card. Its perfect.

fatmonica said...

Lovely butterflies and the sentiment is perfect.

Linby said...

This is just lovely, the colours are fab.
Linbyx

Cazro said...

Wow! Love the sentiment and the colours are so fresh. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Caz

Lee said...

Absolutely Stunning and i love the sentiment.x