Saturday, 5 January 2013

Quick post

The rain has finally stopped and the sun is shining so am off to take advantage of the dry weather - quick post for this week's Less Is More challenge which is Black,White and a touch of another colour.

I may have overdone the 'other colour' so will no doubt have to sit on the naughty step but the card didn't look right without something to define the two colour areas and highlight the flower - the pink seemed to make the flower stand out more.

So grossgrain ribbon it was -  added to black cardstock clear embossed with a paisley pattern, the flower is from Personal Impressions and I used Spun Sugar DI.

Popped a pearl in the middle - wanted a black one really but couldn't find one big enough in the stash and didn't have time to colour this one.. may remove it later and put some liquid pearls in the centre instead?

Hope you too are all looking out onto blue skies and will catch up with you all later. x


Alessandra said...

Quick but soooo very beautiful! If only I was good at being simple!!
xoxo, Alessandra (still have no place on MY chair because the daft cat needs it for her nap...)

Chrissie said...

Bright pink with black is such a winner...I love that embossed texture on the black card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Smashing - love your black embossed panel


Stamps and Paper said...

GOrgeous CAS card the embossed black card.


Di said...

Hi Viv! Oooer, I love this card so much. The vibrant pink with the black and white are perfect soulmates.

Laughed here about the LIM naughty step, I've been there for having a branch hanging in mid-air and not 'grounded' in some way :) I learned from that but I can't see that this isn't LIM.

Good luck and if you get sent to the naughty step let me know and I'll send some snippets playmates over to keep you company :))

Hugs, Di xx

Susan Flynn said...

I think its gorgeous Viv, love that pink with the black and white and I don't think you've used too much pink! x

nicky said...

Love the shot of pink on your card.
Happy new year
Nicky x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous Viv

jacqui x

Abi said...

Hi Viv, Happy new year to you! I like the grosgrain ribbon, finishes it all off perfectly! Blue skies here to, gotta be out in them while you can, have a good day xx

Viv said...

Great card Viv, loving the touch of pink of course too.Grey skies here boo hoo. Happy New Year, hugs Viv xx :)

Jen said...

hi viv... love your bold card

Thanks for Joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Viv, lovely design & fab colour combo.
Wendy xx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Viv, Love the colours and the simple look of the card.

Wilma x x x

Pia S said...

Your card is so elegant - the pink, together with black and white, is such a beautiful color combination.

Meggymay said...

Stunning colour combination. Its a great card.
Yvonne x

Anne said...

That black on black embossing looks really elegant, what a fab card and I see what you mean about needing the ribbon.
Happy New Year

Mrs A. said...

The pink just pops out at you on the card. Super.I think you will be forgiven. Hugs Mrs A.

coops said...

so stunning and classy viv.i love the pop of hot pink :D

xx coops xx

Scrapmate said...

The embossing looks so elegant and the black & pink combo is great.

Diane said...

Lovely design and colours xx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is so elegant! Lovely make. Kim

Hillie said...

Great work and I think yu made a wonderful card!
Regards, Hillie

Caz said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the pink ribbon.
Caz x

Paper Junkie said...

Love this card Viv. So suitable and useful for so many occasions with a quick change of sentiment. X

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oooh, pwetty!

LIke this striking coloursheme very much. xxx

Mau xx said...

Hi Viv, hope you are ok lovely lady.
I don't think you will be on the naughty step for this one :) I love the embossed section and the Pink is perfect.
Hugs Mau xx

MaryH said...

Nope, don't think your 'other color' is a bit overdone. It sparkles and makes the card so cheery. Just perfect & great job, and glad you got some sunshine. TFS