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:

Gina said...

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

Chrissie said...

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"

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Lauren Hatwell said...

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

Maureen [docrafts] said...

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

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabby Card love poppies
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Mandi said...

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

Kathyk said...

A lovely card and very suitable for the occasion too

Kathyk

nicky said...

Loving the poppy , fabby card.
Nicky

Rita said...

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

TAM said...

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

MaggieC said...

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

massofhair said...

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

Faith A said...

FAB stamp, love the card

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Lovely image and great CAS card.
Hugs, Sandra

Hazel said...

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

Pauline C said...

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

Katina said...

Very elegant card.

Jo said...

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

Linby said...

Lovely image.
Linbyx

Suze Bain said...

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

Lizy said...

A lovely card. I love the image!
Lizy x

Jackie said...

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

Aileen said...

Super poppy image. Fits well with the sentiment. x

Shaz said...

Lovely card. x

Pooh Bear said...

Super card and a fabulous cause!

Ali x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

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

mariaadams said...

Simple and stunning!
Maria x

Susan said...

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

Princess4Wiz said...

I love, love, love that poppy! xxx

Ruth said...

Beautiful. just my type of card!

Viv said...

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

Sue said...

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

pickle said...

such an elegant card. I love it
Kerry x

Irene said...

A beautiful and stunning card. The poppy is gorgeous.

irene
xxxx

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous poppies Viv, a super card
Anne x

Jose said...

Beautiful card with a splash of red
Jose

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card.
jenjoy x

Lee said...

My fav flower.Beautiful card.xx