Saturday, April 28, 2012

Less Is More....Having a Go

I haven't had a go at the Less Is More Challenges since my dh passed in January.
It was a bit of a ritual for me. He'd know exactly why I wasn't paying him much attention early on a Saturday morning and would wait a bit more patiently than he ordinarily would. This is because he had been the only witness to my utter glee when I was showcased. He knew exactly how much it meant to me. He watched me grow from my inept first submission attempts to finally earning a compliment here and there. He truly was happy for me.

So here we go, I caught up with Mandi and Chrissie at 12 AM, USA time in Arizona, just after I'd posted about Simply Create Too, where I am on the design team. I decided not to wait until my life has changed.

I love this trio of southwestern clay pots from Stampmania. They specialize in images of the Southwestern and can be difficult to find. However during my adventure to a Stamp Convention, I found them and treated myself. Afterall, I am a Southwesterner some 15 years and I do love many aspects of desert living. To continue, the LIM Divas gave us a sketch which can be found here with all the deets. I have colored the pots with copics mainly and a Letraset or two....first time really playing with likely. The sentiment stamped in Memento cocoa brown is from Our Daily Bread. I agonized a bit about the sentiment. I wanted the font to be perfect more than anything and then too, to be only one short line.  My photo skills haven't improved much. And finally, white is, IMO, so tough to get right. Alas, I love a white card base. Well, I'm not tickled pink, but it's been a while, so I'm happy.

Hugs & Blessings,
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Anonymous said...

Beautifully simple. Love the colours

Chantal said...

I love your card. It's elegant and clean and simple, just as I like!

Chris said...

A beautful CAS card!

Sandra H said...

Hi Erica, Your card is beautiful Simply but oh so lovely:)x

Carole said...

Hi Erica, love the colours and it truly is a delightful card.

Chrissie said...

Hi and how are you?
I'm SO pleased to see you back at "Less is More" Erica. We've missed you!
This is beautiful... what lovely colouring!
Thanks so much and see you next time.
"Less is More"

Marrigje said...

I am glad you are back Erica.
I think your card is beautiful elegant.


Scrapmate said...

A lovely card. It's funny how we are affected by changes in the daily rhythms of our life and the repercussions this has on totally unrelated aspects. I'm glad you felt able to take part once more.

Viv said...

I always think your cards are great Erica, sure I have seen them elswhere too. I hope you are able to keep on with these LIM challenges now, can't be easy now things have changed for you. I find all the LIMettes are so encouraging, keep on making your lovely cards :) Viv xx

Rosemary said...

your card is just beautiful! i love the clay posts paired with the ODBD verse...

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just beautiful!

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Just beautiful Erica, and I love the verse. Sarah x

Scrapaddict said...

Perfect CAS card!

Mandi said...

Hi Erica
Great to see you again
You were missed
Superb card, fabulous
Thank you very much
"Less is More"