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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Less Is More - Sketch

Hi, Less is More have set a Sketch this week.  Cripes I thought, have never followed a sketch ever, in fact have avoided them like the plague...... Now I know why, this took me ages and ages as honestly hadn't a clue how to present my idea.  After the bits and pieces got accidentaly thrown on the floor in a tantrum I suddenly saw the light................lol

Stamps are by Joanna Sheen.  Inks used Stazon - Timber Brown and Olive Green, Versafine - Vintage Sepia.  The flowers were stamped on Gloss Card, cut out and mounted with foam pads. 
Because I didn't allow enough drying time the brown smudged into pink, but kind of thought that was a happy accident...... But now I have a question, where do I put the greeting as haven't got a clue?
Unfortunately in the photograph the colours look a bit black.

There are some amazing examples from Mandi and Chrissie and some equally amazing entries.
Hope you all have had a great day today in the sunshine.  Thank you for popping in, take care, Annette x

71 comments:

donna said...

Looks gorgeous Annette. Those are wonderful stamps. When in doubt put the sentiment on the inside.lol..hugs..Donna

Von said...

Wow Annette that looks good :)

Chrissie said...

The light certainly did dawn...this is fabulous... maybe you'll be a sketch devotee from now on!
Thank you so much!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your CAS card, love the flowers. Tracy x

Kathyk said...

LOVE IT! And loving your background stamp too

Kathyk

Sharon said...

Wow that's stunning Netty!!

craftattack said...

Lovely card Netty. I hate using sketches, too! But yours has turned out very well. Hugs, Valerie

~ Ali ~ said...

This is super!!

Ali x

Gez said...

Very pretty card. Great idea :)

Debs M said...

great card, love the background too x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is perfect!...fab card!

Suze Bain said...

Love your background stamps and the flowers are lovely. xx

Heidi said...

It's gorgeous!
Beautiful creation:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Suzi B said...

Know what you mean about sketches... I really struggled and don't like what I finished up with :) but this is gorgeous! love it.
Sue x

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous, as always hun. XOXO Zoe

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is stunning oh just love those flowers hun just perfect hugs cherylxxxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Stunning !!!!!!! Beautifully crafted piece and gorgeous colours you really nailed this.

Marie

Dana Leigh said...

Great job! The design is funky and mesmerizing on my eyes!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Annette, i like those flowers.
Kevin xx

fatmonica said...

That's fabulous!

Loli said...

Hola Annette, thank you for your visit.
a fabulous card Annette, beautiful stamping, wonderful design, very original, well done.
A hug from Palma

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Annette.xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Lovely card, great colours and a pretty stamp, hugs Gay xxx

Esther said...

Great card - love that you've used the bottom of the card and not just along the top/middley bit ! -I'd put a straight smallish greeting in the top right hand quarter if I had too but actually it looks so good without why not just put iot inside...Esther xx

Kim B said...

Fantastic. Kim xx

Carol said...

Fantastic card, love the background. Carol x

Theresa said...

Netty this is GORGEOUS! I opened your blog and it took my breath away. Just beautiful!! Thank you for creating something that made my day.

laurie said...

wow, thats really cool,, i've never saw anything like this,

Gerri Herbst said...

what a pretty card, dear Netty. Love the bold graphic black and white flowers. Hope you had a good weekend.Thanks for visiting me this weekend...take care, gerri

Anesha said...

Great card, love the mix of patterns. :)

Fliss said...

Absolute stunner Netty. Love the stamping you've done.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Totally beautiful, Netty!! I love it!!!
XO
Cindy

GinaA said...

This is so good, love the colour and the stamp set. Sentiment definately inside

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card Netty. thank goodness for tantrums! The lo is perfect.

Edna x

Debgem said...

Stunning - love the colours and the stamps - and turning the sketch upside down really works!

Paula said...

think youve done a wonderful job of the sketch - fab card Annette

Annes Art said...

Beautiful card!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is real fabulous netty. Love it very much. Beautiful stamps and the colours are perfect.
gr. Marja

coops said...

simply stunning netty.gorgeous stamps and design :D

xx coops xx

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Annette
Glad you were able to come up with this design for us!
it;s FAB
Id stick a small sentiment on 3d foam pads under the last 2 roses. You could always turn the card so your design is on the left and place the sentiment sideways on...like my white example
that would look cool! [but Im quirky lol]
Thank you
Diva LIM
Less is More

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful stamps and colours Annette. Do you really need a sentiment on this one? It's fab just as it is.
Have a good week, lets hope we keep some of the sunshine.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

NatashaMay said...

This looks really lovely. Very elegant I'd say. :)

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card Annette, reminds me of that art deco era - which I LOVE x
Do you have any clear stamp sentiments or single alpha's - you could make the greeting wavy along the top of your "tiles" - I love doing this with clear stamps - they are so versatile x
Thanks for the kind comment on my blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

minnie_mac said...

Superb card. Love it.

Marilyn

joanna said...

So elegant Annette! I love how you put the flowers on foam pads!!
xoxo

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love your stamps, sometimes we think to hard on things and tantrums help clear the air ;-) Does it need a sentiment? Wonderful card for writing whatever you want on the inside.

Linda R. said...

Looks wonderful.. It almost looks like you doodled it.. I don't really think it needs a sentiment.. It looks wonderful the way it is..

Lori said...

Beautiful Netty!

Violets Corner said...

This is beautiful Nettie, love it! The stamps and colours are fabulous. You made a really good work with the sketch, I tend to end up with something only slightly resembling a given layout.

Take care,
Maarit

Daniele said...

fabbie card hun, love the unusual border with the raised flowers.....gorgeous
hugs

nicky said...

stunning card , wow wow .
Nicky
P.s thanks for the comment on my card

Electra said...

Tantrums are OK as long as they help you make something as pretty as this!

Carolyn said...

Oh my, oh my....your card is gorgeous.

Chris said...

Fabulous Anette... love those stamps and you did a fab job with the sketch.
hugs
Chris xx

Sally said...

Hi Nettie, thanx for the smashing comment you left on my LIM card. I love your take on the sketch, very clever. You are like me avoiding sketch challenges but it's always good to get out of our comfort zone, don't you think?
Sally x

Lynne K said...

This is wonderful, Netty! A great take on the sketch, You should do more sketches!

Lynne x

Roban Studio said...

You definitely nailed this one! Beautiful card Netty! :-)

Gerri Herbst said...

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are doing well, take care, gerri

The Crafty Elf said...

What a great card. Wow - a tantrum and throwing stuff on the floor, I should try that. I'm a bit like you with some of the sketches I seem to draw a blank and I'm not sure why. It usually works itself out by the time I'm done but a bit stressful none the less. ;)

aquariann said...

Beautiful card! The frustration was definitely worth it.

Janet said...

It looks beautiful just as it is.

Terry said...

I can see your seeing the light is just gorgeous! Fabulous creation! Have a great evening!

Jules said...

Hi Annette

I love the finished look of this beautiful creation.

The flowers are gorgeous.

Love Jules xx

Aileen said...

Beautiful take on the challenge. Lovely stamps. x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Less is more is really difficult for me. Your card looks fantastic.

Zuzu's Blog said...

Just saw a beautiful card of yours in the online gallery of craft stampers blog. had to come and say ... beautiful work. I love it.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Annette, and super stamps. Yvonne xx

Bonnie said...

Don't you just love it when you throw your images down and they fall into a beautiful card? And this is a beautiful card! Well worth the frustration! BTW, I try to stay away from inspriation challenges. They are super hard for me!

Lynne said...

Absolutely fabulous.
Lynne xxx

Susan said...

The fun thing about no sentiment on the front is that you can make it any occasion you want to when you stamp the inside! Beautiful work!

Ang C said...

A beautiful card