Saturday, 7 May 2011

White on white - Less is More challenge

You know I think everyone is right when they say you can get addicted to the Less is More challenges... I'm back again this week!  The theme is white on white, something I have never done before but I love using white for my base cards so I thought I'd give it a go. 

I had a bit of excitement on Thursday as my younger brother (who I haven't seen for six years) came home from Australia for a short visit.  He brought with him a surprise present from my friend Meryl and it was this Marianne bird die. I think it's gorgeous and it will be used often.


To make this card,
I embossed the base card with a Tim Holtz Damask embossing folder in the Big Shot.
I cut a smaller piece of white card and machine stitched around the edge.
I inked the sentiment with black ink, stamped once on scrap paper and then on the white card (so it wasn't as stark against the white).
I die cut the bird twice, keeping the first intact and only using the leaves and wing from the second.
Then I layered these on the card leaving the leaves free to move.
To finish I used a white pearl on the sentiment.

I have enjoyed this weeks challenge and thank you to all who visited last time and for all your lovely comments.  They mean a lot to me :)

Sarah xx

As soon as I can get them uploaded, I will be back with pics of party boxes I made for Caleb's birthday.......

55 comments:

Kathyk said...

Super, a lovely entry

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous Sarah, it looks as though you had great fun making this one!I'm so glad that we have managed to inspire you to do something new!
Simply superb!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Craftilicious said...

This is really pretty - what a nice gift to get :-)

Mandi said...

Utterly fabulous!
How wonderful to see your /Brother after so long
Thank you Sarah!
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Jenny said...

Wow, this is just beautiful Sarah. Great layering the bird and branches, a lovely surprise gift from Australia too:)
Jenny x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sarah
Stunning card ...love it ..love the marianne dies ....Fab card....
hugs
sylvie
xx

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Sarah! It was my first time doing white on white too! x

Cazro said...

I love the way you have made your card, fabulous result. Caz

Sandra said...

This is beautiful, love the layering

Toulouse31 said...

Lovely card, I feel another Marianne shopping spree coming on now that I have seen your beautiful bird!

Hazel said...

It's beautiful and the embossing on the base card is brilliant - it sets the whole card off beautifully. Hazel x

Sonia said...

Love it, love it the embossing just sets it off nicely.
Hugs Sonia xx

Sylvie said...

What a Beautiful card! I love the bird on the branch.
Hugs Sylvie

sandra said...

Fantastic card - love this die! Sandra

Helene said...

Super card. The Marianne die is great... must go shopping...

Sara Mac said...

What a beautiful card Sarah! Great idea to stamp off the sentiment.

Zoechaos said...

Congratulations, this might just be the perfect card it is so very right. love it XOXO Zoe

Ruth said...

This is a beautiful card! I have that die cut too and use it lots...sometimes just the leaves and sometimes just the bird. Ruth x

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. How lovely to see your brother after such a long time and what a lovely gift to recieve.
Lynne xxx

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

This is fab, love it

Ali x

Ciara said...

Just gorgeous, so elegant & pretty!

Debgem said...

Such a lovely card - love the embossed texture and the stitched detail. So pretty!

Meggymay said...

Love the die cute you used, its a great card. Yvonne x

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous card!!

My name is Erika. said...

Nice springy entry. I love how you made a fun card that's beautiful but doesn't feel too formal. Great job.

Susan said...

Beautiful card, Sarah! Love that bird!

Christine L said...

Absolutely stunning card... I love all the textures!
Hugs
Christine x

Molecraft said...

Fabulous card, love the bird!
Helen x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card !! :-) the brid is stunning ,, what a lovely gift and perfect timing for this challenge !! :-)
Enjoy the time catching up with your brother :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Gorgeous!
Hugs, Sandra

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Hello From Texas said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. I love the die-cut bird and branch.
TFS
Carole

Viv said...

Such a pretty card, love the bird and branch:O) Viv xx

Faith A said...

So beautiful, I love the stitching you have used.

Vicky Hayes said...

Sarah this is utterly beautiful! There's so much movement and texture and I love the single pearl. Hope you had a good time with your brother! Vx

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card, love the branch and the stitching. (despite also being a sewer, I've never yet stitched on card, must give it a go!). xx

Aileen said...

Love your textured card base and stitched rectangle. It shows off the branch and bird perfectly. x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card - love the bird diecut and the embossed panel. Very classy indeed. Hugs, Sylvia xx

IsaNorris said...

Love it!! beautiful card
Isa

Loli said...

Hello sarah, thank you for your comment, i'm happy to see you in my blog.
What beautiful card, romantic and very elegant.
Fantastics boxes! for the party.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Sarah, love the cute bird too :O) Viv xx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous!

Valerie said...

Beautiful card Sarah, love the branch and bird. Funny how we all rush off to use new craft goodies. Hope your friend gets to see the result of her gift!
Val x

kingstonmama said...

This is gorgeous. I love that bird and branch. so pretty.

choupynette said...

superb card. This die is wonderful and very effective!

kelly said...

this is lovely, especially the embossed frame!
kelly x

My name is Wynneth said...

Quite lovely Sarah ! love the bird on the branch and such pretty embossing on your bottom layer.
hugs
wynneth
x

mustavcoffee said...

Fabulous card, love that die, your card works brilliantly with it and cutting 2 from the die made it really special. The background's lovely too:0) xxx

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Sarah. Love the embossing and fab design :o) Lisa x

nicky said...

So pretty
Nicky

Jo said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the stitching.

Sally H said...

Stunning! What a beautiful card

GoonerGirl said...

Fabulous card... Chris xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sarah

Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog - very much appreciated! I love your card and I've now added to my never-ending craft list
that Marianne die!

Tina
X

Flowergirl said...

Such a lovely card, very elegant x
wendy x