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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Less is More - Stripes

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Hey there!!!  Back with my card for the brand new Less is More challenge.  This week it is a one layer card challenge and we are to use stripes on our card.   Now... when I started out thinking about what I was going to do I had originally planned to use my PTI Distressed Stripes set.  But after doing a test run I didn't like how things were looking using the various stripes in the set.  I had planned to pair it with an image from the WPlus9Design set Woodgrain Silhouettes set.  As I was looking at the Woodgrain Silhouettes set I realized the perfect image for the challenge was right there!  However... I will admit that I'm stretching the idea of stripes a bit!




So I inked up the long woodgrain image from the set using SU!'s Certain Celery and stamped it across the card as you see.  I then stamped the floral image over that using SU!'s Pear Pizzaz.   The sentiment was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.   After I finished the card I went to take my photos of it and as I was choosing which one to use I realized that something was definitely missing on the card.  I needed some rhinestones in the upper corner to complete the eye-pleasing design triangle!  Once I did that things looked much better.   My card layout is based on the current Sketchbook Saturday sketch.

Thanks for stopping by....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  WPlus9Design; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Rhinestones:  Hero Arts

33 comments:

Barb said...

I would call those very creative stripes, Rosie! It's a beautiful card! :)

Sue said...

There is definitely an allusion of stripes Rosie, and the warm celery green is perfect. A lovely CAS Card.
Smiles:)

ThinkInk Creative said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love those greens from SU too.

Well done.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Dana said...

Great job, Rosemary!

Chrissie said...

We said to be as inventive as you like... this is a great interpretation Rosemary... and a very beautiful card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Super stripes Rosie
Terrific card
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Faith A said...

This is beautiful Rosie, love the sentiment too, LOVE those stripes - yes stripes :)

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card
Beryl x

Heather Maria said...

This is such a gorgeous CAS card, Rosemary!

Scrapmate said...

What an elegant card.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Rosie
Fabulous card very nice ........ Love the colors you have used....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Viv said...

This is lovely Rosie, just noticed your card and mine is almost the same layout.....I promise I didn't see yours first....we must be very in tune this week :) Viv xx

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful card Rosemary, clever stripes! xx

Elaine said...

Very creative using woodgrain for the stripes. Its a lovely card!

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunning card Rosie.

Katina said...

Look like stripes to me Rosemmary! Great interpretation of the challenge.
xx

Loli said...

Hola Rosigirl, fantastic cards!!!! Rosemari the second is wonderful!!!the inking is fab, well done Rosemary.
Have a nice week and a hug from Palma

Christine said...

You've maded this card like it's nothing, I was the whole afternoon buzy with it! Great result Rosy!
Christine

gg nurse said...

Wowzer! How you make awesome 1 layer cards just amazes me!

Lin said...

Stretching it or not, this is really lovely, Rosemary!! Wish I could do this kind of card......my problem is that I don't know when to stop :))

kingstonmama said...

I think those are great stripes, Rosemary. It's a beautiful card, and the little gems do finish it off perfectly. I love that image, too. Ann

Kathyk said...

Your LIM card is simply beautiful

Kathyk

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour
Margaret x

Angelnorth said...

Lovely calm feel to this - great job!

Eloise said...

What a beautiful card and sentiment.

Elizabeth Allan said...

So striking - love it!

Carol said...

Beautiful card Rosemary. Carol x

Jenny said...

they're definitely still stripes....natures stripes!
Beautiful card and such a lovely sentiment too :0)
Jenny x

Tiffany said...

I really love this! The green looks so fabulous!

Stamps and Paper said...

beautiful card...love the green..

Anne

Aileen said...

I think you get away with the stripes and have made a fantastic card. x

Susan said...

Rosemary, this looks awesome! I love the way the black sentiment pops. I wouldn't have thought to use the woodgrain..very creative thinking!

Lisa A. said...

Simply lovely, Rosemary:)!! Love yuour use of not only stripes, but combining the flowers with the woodgrain and the two shades of green...so pretty!!