Saturday, 12 March 2011

Less is More challenge.....

Like a lot of people I am really enjoying the challenges from Less is More Chrissie and Mandi have certainly made us think about our cards for these challenges.
I was just about to post my card when I saw that my friend Karen had used the same stamp that I had used so had to start again.....
This weeks challenge is 'One Layer - off the page'.  For this I have used the lovely Asian Poppy stamp by Hampton Art Stamps.  Coloured with Copic pens and I have used a sentiment from one of the Stampin up Sets called 'Whimsical Words'.

Kathy asked what about the copics coming through the card.  I dont normally colour with copics directly onto my card but I will put some decorative paper inside.

73 comments:

Fiona said...

What a fabulous stamp and great placement.

Valerie said...

Stunning card Anne the poppies are beautiful.
Val x

Victoria said...

gorgeous card Anne, love how you've managed to use such vibrant colours and still pull of a perfect CAS card
Hugs
Victoria
x

Loli said...

Hello Anne beautiful card so bright and zennnn, i love it, in Palma we have fiels of popies in the spring and then i love your card.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

themessycraftroom said...

Lovely card and beautiful colouring. Hugs x ChrisB

Pauline said...

Lovely card Anne, I like the coloured poppies printed just off the edge. I looked at this challenge this morning and my poor mind went blank! You have made it look so easy! I am going to give it a go now xx

sharingthepassion said...

Stunning creation Anne, love everything about it

Ali x

Hazel said...

Love it. Hazel x

Paula said...

very elegant!

Linda said...

This stamped image and your colouring are fantastic Anne.xxxx

FionaJ said...

Beautiful, I missed out last week as poorly, so raring to get back into this week, stunning card, will have to pop off and rummage through my stamps and see what i can come up with, PErfect card, Love it xx

Kathyk said...

Fabulous vibrant card - what card did you use that your copics didn't show through?

Kathyk

Mandi said...

Oh Anne this is absolutely delightful
It would even work without the sentiment, its that beautiful Your placement is perfect, as is the colouring
Thank you!
mandi
"Less is More"

Lisa Jane said...

wow poppies are one of my favourite flowers and this is stunning
Lisa x

Linby said...

Love this but then Poppies are my fav! Love the colouring really pops against the white.
Linbyx

Jan said...

This is stunning I love the colours xx Jan

Katina said...

Hi Anne, your colouring of this image is fabulous - very striking. Lovely CAS card indeed! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. xx

Jo said...

Wow Anne, this is such a stunning card. I love poppies and you've coloured these to perfection. Jo x

Mandi said...

Hi Anne
I've come back again, to make sure you realise I meant that about the sentiment as a total compliment
Your card is so stunning, your stamped and coloured image is so perfect that it makes such a perfect statement I meant
Don;t want you to think I was criticising!
mandi x

Lynne said...

I have a similar stamp to this one. I never would have thought of using it for this challenge but it works wonderfully. Your colouring is fabulous. A very vibrant but CAS card.
Lynne xxx

Sande said...

Oh my, Anne! Your card is so beautiful! Less IS definitely more!!

Hugs, Sande

CraftyC said...

Love your card Anne. Less is more looks good!
Clairexx

chris richards said...

Hi Anne, this is beautiful !!
You should win this challenge, you are a worthy
contender ....!
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxx

Caroline Hallett said...

beautiful card - love the image and the sentiment - my dad would love it as he is a big poppy fan - might try and do something similar for his birthday card x

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card and the colouring is perfect, well done.
Maureen......x

Fabiola said...

j'ai admirée ta superbe carte sur le blog de Less si more, moi j'adore, elle est fabuleuse de beauté simplicité et criante de vérité, wouah! biz

Lizy said...

This is just stunning Anne! So classy and vibrant!
Lizy x

Chrissie said...

Anne, this is lovely, this image works really well 'off the edge!' Well done you!
Thanks for another great submission!
See you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely beautiful Anne, I love it.
Kevin xx

Craftilicious said...

This is just gorgeous Anne! Really love the placement and the colouring - just stunning!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - I LOVE your stamp! It really stands out against all that lovely white space. Congrats, you nailed this week's challenge . . . even if you had to do it twice! LOL!
Hugs, Sandra

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wow this is one classy CAS card GF! Stunning!

Susan said...

Anne, that stamp is scrumptious! I definitely NEED it! Love your card...your coloring is impeccable!

Dena J said...

That poppy stamp is marvelous ( I want it!!) Using the left side of the card is different and it works perfectly with the design of the stamp. Lucious colors.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just stunning! Nice job~

Vicky said...

Anne your card is gorgeous, I just love that poppy stamp...

Beautiful
x
Vicky

Elborgi said...

fantastic card! Compliments!
Elma

Aquarius said...

That is a lovely card and such a nice stamp you've chosen too - poppies are always good for impact.

Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, this is gorgeous - the poppy is so bold and vibrant against the white, and the sentiment is fab. You were brave to use such strong colours but it works so perfectly. Love it. Hugs Sxx

Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, this is gorgeous - the poppy is so vibrant and bold against the white, it really leaps out, and the sentiment is fab too. I do think you are brave to use strong colours but it works so perfectly. Love it! Hugs, Sxx

Lynne K said...

Very striking - a beautiful image perfectly placed, and wonderful colouring. Lynne x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, love the poppy stamp.

Viv said...

It's such a pretty stamp, love how you placed and coloured it too, well done :O) Viv xx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, I just adore poppies and this is and especially beautiful one. Elizabeth x

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous card!!

Maureen said...

A really beautiful card, a perfect image for off the edge.

Babs said...

Beautiful card just stunning...

Babs x

Faith A said...

Absolutely stunning card and image

ding said...

Glorious card - love poppies and love the rich red and green you've used.
Diane x
thanks for popping by my blog and your lovely comment.

Suzi B said...

Anne this is fabulous... I just love it!

Beryl K said...

This is just beautiful. Nearly used that stamp myself
Beryl x

Joan said...

a really beautiful card, I love poppies and that is a fabulous stamp!

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful card I love the stamp and how vibrant the colours are. The seniment is great too.

Gina said...

Beautiful card - the image looks perfect there.
Gina x

Sasha said...

Your card is beautiful, Anne. I love the stamps you used and your colouring.

Please forgive me if I commented twice. My computer is acting strange - LOL!

Patty said...

I love this card, it is stricking in it's simplicty.

Carole of Brum said...

Just beautiful! Love the stamping off the page, that looks very contemporary to me. You LIM girls are really producing great work. CoB

Tricia :O) said...

Gorgeous!!! Just Gorgeous :O)

Rachelxx said...

Stunning card! Beautifully coloured & a lovely stamp :-)

Jose said...

Gorgeous card Anne, and excellent colouring too.
Jose x

Aileen said...

I just love poppies and your red is very vibrant. Lovely card. x

Cazro said...

Beautiful I love anything with poppies, you have coloured it so well. A winner for me.
I hope you don't mind but would you be kind to look at this appeal for poppy cards?
http://cazroscraftycorner.blogspot.com/p/poppy-card-appeal.html Thanks Caz

Kathleen said...

A lovely image, beautifully coloured and very CAS, love it.

Kath x

Jenny said...

Lovely card and the image is so detailed and well shaded x

Debgem said...

I love poppies, and this is stunning. The colour is so vibrant and the words are lovely.

Erica said...

Love the coloring on this image. Hampton Arts is one of the best image makers.
Thank you for your comment on my card.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

beautiful colors on this, so detailed and simple at the same time.

Viv's Visuals said...

Simply a gorgeous card - love everything about it

val090 said...

That is beautiful Anne. And good to know we live so close. Val xx

Sandra said...

This is just perfection!...love the stamp you have used and it's coloured beautifully too.
Brilliant work.

Take care
San x

stempelplatz said...

absolutely stunning! Wonderful stamp and great colours.

Bianca

Gibmiss said...

hi Anne
This is Gorgeous ....love it ....Stunning .....
Hugs
sylvie
xxxxx

Margaret de Witt said...

Your card is gorgeous Anne.