Sunday, May 22, 2011

LIM Challenge #44

Posted by PicasaWhat a Saturday I've had. In spite of not feeling very good, my mojo was working and fingers were flyin' to complete challenge 44 from Less Is More before Sunday. I'm not sure if I have quite enough white space, but this is a kind of ethereal floral piece, so white shows through right?

I stamped neenah solar white with the image, flying stars from Penny Black in Memento tuxedo black. I then decided not to add color so that the white would stand out. Next, I put it in an SU textured impressions folder. Then I cut out a 1 1/4 inch circle at the top of the card and glued some MS punched butterflies onto the inside panel created by the punched out circle. I felt like they just weren't standing out, so I added a black thin frame. Here, I'm afraid I didn't do a very good job and had to snip here and there, resulting in a less than perfect frame. If I were to send this out, I'd work on that a bit. On opening the card the butterflies are on the inside panel. My card needed a little something more, so I added the white satin ribbon in the popular pleating fashion.

I've had another try too, but when I went to add butterflies, I realized the design didn't lend itself to butterflies. You'll see that one tomorrow, but only here of course.

Happy Sunday,

Hugs & Blessings,


Mandi said...

What a striking card Erica
The simplicity of the image makes for a great CAS i say!
Love the white butterflies, subtle addition
sorry you weren't feeling so good, hope yo feel better soon
thank you for entering and your loyality
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Rita said...

Beautiful card, I love that stamp. Hugs Rita xx

Margaret said...

Gorgeous, Erica
Margaret x

Beryl K said...

A gorgeous card, I do love these Penny Black stamps they are perfect for this type of card, must go shopping lol
Beryl x

Jan said...

Love it that ribbon is gorgeous xx jan

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Simply lovely.

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Jo said...

It's a gorgeous card Erica. Jo

Kathyk said...

Smashing card


Susan said...

Erica, you've created a fabulous card! I LOVE that embossed of my new favorite folders! Love the way you did the butterflies too...very creative!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, full of wonderful texture.

Lynne said...

Super card. Love the spotlight effect.
Lynne xxx

StampingStace said...

Very lovely card!
Stacey at 8

Janine said...

Gorgeous Erica!! Hope you are feeling better!