Saturday, 2 April 2011

Less is More 7

The Less is More challenge has become one of the things I look forward to - cos it does exactly that - challenge! I don't know if I'll be able to manage them all during the summer bowling season (which starts officially next week), but am determined to try! 
So here is todays offering for the challenge - 'A Touch of Red'.
Poppies are always associated with remembrance and I originally hadn't planned to make this into a sympathy card.... but.... once it was stamped the condolence sentiment jumped onto the page! (well not literally but you know what I mean!!)
I may add a single line of embossing down the left hand side as I'm not sure if the finished article is too 'flat'.
I still find it really scary stamping direct onto the card - the sentiment isn't as defined as it should be but I think it looks OK - at least the poppy stamp behaved itself and turned out reasonable!
The stamp is from Elusive Images and I coloured it with watercolour pastels.

My blogging buddy Clarky currently has an appeal for donating poppy themed cards which are to be sold at a Charity event later this year so this will (eventually) be heading over to her. All proceeds from the sale of the cards will be going to the Poppy Appeal 2011.
If you would like to help the details are here.  

39 comments:

  1. Lovely poppy image, and the poppy fundraiser sounds a good idea.
    Gina x

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  2. What a super card for a super cause Viv.
    In fact I think the poppy could have been a tad higher, just to give a little more prominence to it and add balance to the design.
    Love that image!
    Have a great week.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. Don't you just love poppies. This is a beautiful card. Lx

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  4. Lovely card, well done.
    Maureen.........x

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  5. Hi Viv
    Fabby Card love poppies
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxx

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  6. Hi Viv stunning card
    I dont think it needs an embossed line at all
    Super splash of red
    Thank you
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  7. A lovely card and very suitable for the occasion too

    Kathyk

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  8. Loving the poppy , fabby card.
    Nicky

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  9. Beautiful card and really its says it all. Hugs Rita xx

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  10. Fabulous card - my first thought when reading this weeks challenge was Poppies (such delicate flowers)

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  11. I love that poppy card, Viv. (I still cannot see your pictures properly without changing browsers. I still have issues with Blogger.)

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  12. Great deckle edged card and stunning stamping. Poppies are perfect for this weeks challenge. So very elegant:-)

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  13. Lovely image and great CAS card.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  14. Yes, I love poppies too and, as I commented on another poppy thread, I almost used one myself. This is lovely. Hazel x

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  15. Very pretty - lovely colouring on your poppy. What a great idea for the fundraiser .. reminds me I'm sure I've got a poppy stamp somewhere ... ...
    Pauline x

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  16. This is a gorgeous card, very elegant. I love poppies and I love your card. Jo x

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  17. Gorgeous card Viv, I love poppies. Beautifully coloured. x

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  18. A lovely card. I love the image!
    Lizy x

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  19. Oh wow, this is so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

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  20. Super poppy image. Fits well with the sentiment. x

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  21. Super card and a fabulous cause!

    Ali x

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  22. This is a very simple tasteful design, perfect for a sympathy card.

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  23. Love the deckle edges...a very pretty card!

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  24. I love, love, love that poppy! xxx

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  25. Beautiful. just my type of card!

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  26. Great card Viv, I love poppies & this one looks lovely. Know what you mean about stamping direct to card, it gets easier I think :O) Viv xx

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  27. A lovely card Viv. I do love poppies. Sue.x

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  28. such an elegant card. I love it
    Kerry x

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  29. A beautiful and stunning card. The poppy is gorgeous.

    irene
    xxxx

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  30. Gorgeous poppies Viv, a super card
    Anne x

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  31. Beautiful card with a splash of red
    Jose

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  32. My fav flower.Beautiful card.xx

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