Sunday, 26 June 2011

Less vs More

Good Afternoon!

I have been a busy bee today, cleaning up our old house ready for viewings, very hard work! My hands were definitely build for crafting not cleaning. A couple of loads of washing (luckily the sun put in an appearance this afternoon so haven't had to put the tumble dryer on) and the food shopping, not a great experience on a Saturday afternoon but these things have to be done.

So I needed something nice to finish off the afternoon and what better way than the Less is More challenge.
Which this week is a sketch, I do enjoy sketches but I must admit that Less is More does not come naturally to me, here is that sketch that the lovely ladies have asked us to use

I decided to go for a monochrome card using one of the in-colours called Concord Crush, a gorgeous deep purple, one of the best things about Stampin' up! is that every is colour coordinated which makes monochrome cards super easy. I used Concord Crush card stock, ink, and patterned paper, all safe in the knowledge that they would all be a perfect match.
So here it is

I liked it, but I wasn't in love with it and I think it's because it was lacking something so I added just a few details, it's still simple (for me) but just not as simple as maybe the LIM ladies would have liked. Sorry ladies I really did try to keep it clean and simple, but my fingers got carried away, and my card ended up looking like this.

I'm much happier with it now, and I'll just have to accept the consequences of my embellishing actions.
Have a great weekend  xx


Chrissie said...

I like both verions, they're really great... I think that your embellishing actions will be forgiven!
Thank you so much!
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Fabulous card and stunning colours and papers. Must admit I prefer the first card (without sentiment) then maybe added a stamped sentiment just under the d.p. But Hey! That's my take on what is already a fabulous card. Love Sheila x

Kathyk said...

It's a lovely card Kelly


Mandi said...

FAB card ~kelly
I always think butterflies need gem bodies!
My hands weren't built for h/w or ironing!!
Thank you very much
Div aLIM mandi
Less is More

Debs M said...

they are both lovely, but in different ways x

fatmonica said...

It's beautiful-I like it with and without the sentiment!

Wishcraft said...

Great card - looks lovely both ways :o) Lisa x

Zoechaos said...

Gosh lovely cards, not being big on sentiments you can guess which I prefer but by a tiny margin XOXO Zoe

Sharon said...

I like both versions of the card & love the butterflys. I have a (nearly) 16 year old daughter who has finished school & loves ironing & housework!! I'm living in a showhouse atm which is sooo not me!!
Sharon x

Dana Leigh said...

I do like both cards but I prefer the second one. Nice job!

Sarah-Jane said...

Aww, lovely one Kelly! I too love to add that bit extra so I know what you are saying, I like it with all the bits on the best ;-)
Hugs xxx

Theresa said...

Both versions of your cards are fabulous!! Love the deep purple.

Lynne said...

Both cards are fab.
Lynne xxx

Susan said...

Love your color pretty! And I think the card looks great both ways! My Card

Aileen said...

Looks great either way. Super colours and the butterflies look great teemed up with the DP. x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card, love the butterflies on that background and first, plain and simple is my favourite LOL Gay xxx

Sally H said...

I love them both! Fabulous!