Monday, 21 February 2011

"Less is More" Challenge

It's week 3 over at the "Less is More" challenge and oh my goodness, this week has been even tougher than last week.  The theme is Spring.

I decided to go oriental and do cherry blossom (that was the easy bit!)  Oh my, trying to find a suitable sentiment to go with it.  I spent ages on the internet and eventually came across this quote by William Shakespeare (who'd have thought culture and crafting would blend together so nicely! Lol), then of course printing it out took a bit of time too!

The image is stamped and clear embossed, then coloured with promarkers and a touch of Sakura (Japanese for cherry blossom, don't you know!) Gelly Roll pen.

(Added Note: The image is the same stamp, stamped twice and it's a stamp which was purchased quite a few years ago from Lakeland (Kitchens) who I don't think do craft supplies anymore.)


(Further Note: I notice Beryl  (entry no 131) has used a blossom stamp from the same stamp set I've used.  She says hers is from the English Stamp Company, so I've checked their website and it's exactly the same stamp set and it's still available to purchase - obviously ESCo made it for Lakeland!).




Hope you like it.
Happy Crafting
Suze x

40 comments:

Jane said...

Beautiful card and lovely sentiment

Chrissie said...

Simply stunning Suze!
What can I say?
Superb image, beautifully coloured and a totally fitting sentiment!
Quite a triumph!
It's great to see you again and we look forward to more stunning creations soon.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Craftilicious said...

I think this is my favourite card from this weeks challenge - love the image and the sentiment. Really stunning.

Aileen said...

Your cherry blossom is lovely Suze. x

Viv said...

Looks amazing , well done again .Still struggling with mine atm ! Viv xx

Sue said...

I love everything about this card. It is just beautiful.

Faith A said...

I want to be under that blossom, it is so beautiful

S Jane said...

Wow suze this is lovely!! I spent ages playing today and couldn't print a sentiment in a colour........Can't give up though!!!

Caroline Hallett said...

AWESOME !!! best card ever - you can be very Proud of this it's brilliant

Viv's Visuals said...

Oh how lovely this is... please can you tell me whose the blossom stamp is? It's beautiful.

Mandi said...

Yes, I do love cherry blossom, your card is stunning!
Whose image is that, may I ask?
Thanks fior participating, great to see your work
mandi
"Less is More"

Larissa said...

Such a pretty card! Love the blossom and the sentiment is perfect for it!

Hugs,
Larissa

Sue said...

Like it...I LOVE IT Suze, gorgeous blossom coloured beautifully and a fabulous sentiment :)

sue
xx

Debgem said...

I adore the cherry blossom and the lovely embossing - so very pretty!! The sentiment is absolutely wonderful - fits the image perfectly - great choice of font. I might have tried the sentiment on the opposite corner.

Suze Bain said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments and Debgem, now that I look at it with fresh eyes, I think you may be right!

Kellylouj said...

wow this is amazing x

Jo said...

Beautiful card, love the image and what a perfect sentiment. I'm not able to print onto card, you've done it brilliantly.

Susan said...

Suze...the card is stunning! Your coloring is awesome...and I really love that stamp! Overall AWESOME card!

Thanks so much for the visit to my blog! Appreciate the nice comment! Hugs! Susan

Angelnorth said...

Such a pretty blossom stamp and it looks great stamped like that. Well done on persevering - you got a beautiful card out of it!

Stamps and Paper said...

Juat love your card....really pretty and spring like.

Anne

Lynne said...

Such a beautiful card. I can almost imagine standing beneath that cherry blossom.
Lynne xxx

weewiccababe said...

wow, a stunner Suze! and all the trawling for the sentiment was well worth it - it's perfect.
Debz
x

sasa said...

I really like this - great design, lovely pink and brown tones. Sentiment is just perfect...
Sarah

linda said...

Suze,
Simply stunning!!!!
Linda

Sally H said...

Wow, Suze! This is totally gorgeous! Perfect image and wonderfully coloured. Just beautiful

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, a stuning image, and words from the bard - perfect!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is really gorgeous. That cherry blossom looks amazing and the sentiment you found is just perfect.
Caroline xxx

butlersabroad said...

Quite simply just a beautiful card, old Shakespeare knew what he was talking about didn't he??!

Hugs
Brenda

Kathleen said...

Stunning card, love it.

Kath x

Babs said...

A beautiful and delicate card
Babs x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card...love the image you have used and just the perfect sentiment for it!

Take care
San x

Jess said...

this is so so so so beautiful!

Sue said...

A stunning card Suze. I love how you've added the glaze to the blossom and the verse if perfect. Sue.x

kingstonmama said...

Oh, this is beautiful. I love those cherry blossoms, and the quote is perfect!

Dianne said...

Very pretty card Suze, I still haven't done mine yet!

Pauline said...

Hi Suze, thanks for your feedback and you are so right! Looking at my card on my mantelpiece and it totally draws the eye away from the sentiment and design!! I will try this again without the gems and a smaller card! Xx

stempelplatz said...

Wonderful card, so lovely!

Bianca

Fiona said...

Beautiful blossom and a perfect quote.

Wishcraft said...

Oh how pretty! Love the cherry blossom stamp and perfect sentiment. A gorgeous card :o) Lisa x

Vicky Hayes said...

Very impressed that you found the perfect quote to go with that show-stopping blossom!