Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Limettes Challenge No. 10



I just love the title for all who participate in the Less Is More challenges each week. Gotta admit though, it does sound a bit like a girl group from the 60s. Hmmm, if you are 50/60, you do remember the Ronettes, right. Now don't go asking me to post the words for any songs they sang. But let me tell ya' when they do come on the oldie station, I am blasting it and singing at the top of my lungs. So, here is my submission for Less Is More. where we were to make a one layer card with the sentiment the main focus. As usual, not too much bling. I used all Stampin' Up images. The bird is from Notably Ornate. Would you believe, I actually bought this set because I loved the bird more than anything else. The sentiment is from a large set (love the height of it), called Word Play. I feel like these two images are perfect for each other. I stamped on Papertrey Basic white...my fave white base cs and used Versifine Ink's midnight blue. There are three score lines spaced 1/4 inches apart under the sentiment and then 2 spaced the same running vertically. Pity I wasn't able to get them photographed properly, because, they do lend character to the card which did need a little something else. I added the crystal star in hopes this would help, but, as luck would have it, it is prettier IRL. LIM almost reached 300 last challenges last week. I think Mandi and Chrissie should have a bit of a celebration when they do....hint, hint.

23 comments:

Susan said...

Erica..this is AWESOME!! I love that sentiment...and the bird is the perfect accent! I can't for the life of me get things I stamp in "color" to look right. They usually end up blotchy! You did a GREAT job with this!

massofhair said...

Great sentiment and like how you have used blue ink to stamp everything. You can see your embossing and it does add to your card.
Great card:-)

Mandi said...

FAB card. what a super sentiment. I would have said It have angled the bird different, but he does need to be flying in the same direction as the arrow...well done! [I'd have messed that bit up lol]
Ys, we couldn't believe all the entries last week. Was so hoping for 300!! mind you then we will be hoping for 400 lol
Thank you Erica
See you net time
mandi
Less is More

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Jane said...

WOW stunning card xx

Tricia :O) said...

WOW - GORGEOUS!!! Lovely Card :O)

Viv's Visuals said...

So you're longing to be part of a girl group then???? LOL
Here's a few memories of when you sang using the upright hoover as a microphone...or was it only me that did that????
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAllQBDVJw

Terrific card too!!

Kathyk said...

Classically elegant card

Kathyk

Rita said...

Beautiful card and the sentiment is lovely. Hugs Rita xx

Katalytic said...

Love the bird, it goes so well with the sentiment

Dori said...

that's really nicely composed and the stamps are very well suited to one another. like the little silver star too!

Chrissie said...

Super card, great post Erica!
Thanks so much for being a true LIMette!
See you next time.. we may make 300 this week... we'll see!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

JeNjOy said...

Lovely card, lovely sentiment.
jenjoy x

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, your card is perfect for the challenge, I love the sentiment and the bird sits well on the top right. Great balanced card:0) Thank you for visiting me and your kind comments on my card:0) xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Perfect. Lx

Scrapaddict said...

Just lovely. Love the blue would never have thought to use it.

Linby said...

Just fabulous, so stylish.
Linbyx

Diane J said...

Lovely card, I really like the sentiment xx

Aileen said...

Love your combination of stamps. The bird is perfect for it. x

Carol said...

That sentiment is superb! Like the blue ink on the white....I always am stuck in a rut with black ink....thanks for the inspiration!

Jenny said...

Fab card, the stamps really compliment each other.
Jenny x

Lynne said...

Fabulous card.Love it.
Lynne xxx

Suzi B said...

Great sentiment! love the card:)