Friday, 11 February 2011

Less (energy needed) is more (cards made)... :D

Hello again!! :)

Yup, I’m back so soon!! ;) Didn’t expect to be myself but, as my post title suggests, I had a productive day yesterday making a very simple card... I’ve decided recently that I need to try to make some of my cards a little simpler as, although I really love making the more involved ones, they can take an awful lot of time and energy for me and, especially as I’ve been struggling even more health-wise, I’m finding it hard to keep up with the cards I need to make to give myself and not getting around to replenishing my charity box for others to choose from at all!! :S So, when  I came across a new challenge blog called Less Is More earlier this week, I was very interested- didn’t expect to manage to make anything for this week’s challenge but the colour-scheme was percolating around in my head and the idea suddenly came to me so I just had to give it a go!! :) Not often that spontaneously deciding to make a card that’s not on my list is an option for me, which is why I hardly ever manage to make a card as a direct response to a challenge that only runs for a week, but that’s another reason to embrace CAS!! ;)

I simply stamped another of my fab new Gorjuss Girls- Up, Up and Away- onto an 8” x 3” card blank and coloured her with Prismas and a bit of dark pink Sakura Stardust before adding a greeting along the side of the image and ‘Hey Presto!!’!!  Wasn’t sure if I should add anything like gems or pearls but, well I couldn’t decide and ended up thinking I’d leave it all completely flat for a change and really embrace the ‘Less Is More’ idea!! Was I right, do you think?! :) 

I tried adding a little grey and black to the inside edges of the images as I like the way the artist who created the Gorjuss Girls, Suzanne Walcott, colours them in quite dark, dusky tones and I’m not sure I’m entirely happy with the result but, again, I’ll keep trying!! ;) And I’ll maybe have a look for some Prisma tutorials, too, so if anyone knows of any I’d be grateful!! :)

The greeting is from Woodware’s Jane’s Script clear set again- I just love this set!! :)- and I bent it slightly to curve around the image :)

I’d like to enter this in these challenges: Less Is More – Black, White and Pink :) ; Totally Papercrafts – Clean and simple :)

Thank you for all the really lovely comments on my last card- each and every one is very much appreciated!! :) I hope you’re all well and looking forward to a lovely weekend making the most of the ‘better’ weather while it lasts... apparently it’s going to be much colder and wet again next week!! :S Ah, well, at least you can tell the days are already staying lighter for longer which is definitely a good thing in my book!! :) 

Ooops- think I'm going to go have a rest when I've linked this up... I just nearly hit the 'Publish' button without even uploading my photos first... which would've been an odd (and extremely dull!!) kind of post indeed!!lol The photos actually look a bit dull for some reason, too, so sorry about that!! :S



Kristel said...

This is really gorgeous Rachel! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Mandi said...

I absolutely love your design on the plain white card Very CAS!
Great work
Thanks so much for joining us this week, hope there will be many more to come
"Less is More"

Vicky said...

Just gorjuss hun! love the CAS look but I have run out of time to enter this challenge, maybe I enter the next one lol! Fab image and coloured beautifully and so is the sentiment :o)

Hope you are starting to feel a little brighter Rachel, hugs Vicky xx

Mandi said...

Back with my Totally Papercrafts hat on now Rachel!
Gorgeous card
mandi x

Mandi said...

....oo-er what happened there, think my fingers slipped
THANK YOU for joining us at Totally Papercrafts hope to see you again next week

mandi again lol x

Sue said...

Fabulous card.

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

beautiful card :)

Debs said...

Beautiful card Rachel. Love this less is more style. Thanks for your comments on my SN Hippie chick. I am sure you will be fine once you get started. I had to look at a few galleries to get inspiration before I started her. Debs xx

Jennifer said...

Hi Rachel. So glad you stopped by at my blog today, because that means I came across yours! You have a new follower :-) Adore your simple yet beautiful GG card. Your colouring is dreamy. I'll be back....xx Jenny xx

Chrissie said...

This is just great Rachel! Super use of the space! I love it!
I hope you enjoyed this challenge enough to come back for another tomorrow!
"Less is More"

Rachael said...

Oooo I love these stamps Rachel but dont actually own any! I may have to go and accidently purchase one ;) lol. Brill colouring and love the stardust sparkle on her dress and tights!
Hope the weather doesnt get too bad next week I hate the rain when I have to run for the bus lol!!
Love Rachael xx

Ellephantastic said...

Hi Rach, sorry to hear you're having health problems. I hope you get them sorted soon. I too love simple cards. I've not done any in a while. Your's is lovely. 'Gorjuss'!!!hugs helen x

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

This is just soooo sweet! I love the image, your choice of papers and your lovely coloring...
Thanks for the inspiration
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs Claudia x

TAM said...

A fabulous card - just love the image

coops said...

fantastic cas card rachel.i love this gg girl and your colouring is stunning.i love the card size too, it really suits the image.
take it easy hun :D

xx coops xx

jgaffneycards said...

Fab card, love the colour you've used on her, and the sentiment bent around the arm looks great, very gorjuss altogether,

Jenny :)


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