Saturday, March 12, 2011

Two for One

The card I made today is for two challenges; Less is More's week 6 challenge, Off the Edge, and Mark's Finest Papers Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #46, to use lime green and gray on a one layer card.  (Thank you Susan, a.k.a. LateBlossom.)

I got out some previously uninked sets from my New Stamp Basket, and stamped away.

Susan has used this color combo before, but I had never tried it.  Now I can see why she loves it so much.  I will definitely be using it again.

The tree might be a little small in scale for this layout, but I think the placement of the sentiment helps to balance the card.  And bling because a little bling never hurt anyone.

Stamps - Forest Friends, TPC Patterned Borders, PTI Sentiments
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - Memento pear tart, London fog
Accessories - London fog marker, rhinestones

A little note about word verification for the Less is More crowd...I turned off word verification last week and was inundated with spam comments, so I turned it back on.  If you don't wish to comment, I'm ok with that.  I don't judge my work by the number of comments I get, I only hope you find inspiration from my creations.  Thank you for understanding.

Have a great weekend, everyone!



Stamps and Paper said...

A really lovely card...


Victoria said...

lovely card Anne - you're right about the lime green and grey combo, I'll have to give that one a try.

Beautiful stamps

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card, so simple but perfectly placed
Super card
Thanks for turning off WV, how odd you get so much spam, I've never had a problem. how annoying for you. Thanks for trying, greta to see you
"Less is More"

My name is Wynneth said...

Just delightful and such an effective colour combo.

Anne said...

I agree about the bling and the colour combo is great - must give it a try!
Anne x

Caroline Hallett said...

very good card, and the colour combo is really effective

Maureen [docrafts] said...

A lovely card, well done.

Lynne said...

Fabulous! Great colour combo.
Lynne xxx

Susan Raihala said...

Oh I love how you used that smaller tree and made it work on a standard card...nicely done with super placement and balance!

Thanks for playing with Speedy's friends, Karen.

And how weird that you got spam comments. I've had my WV turned off for months and haven't received any. Now, I've jinxed myself...but it's still strange. Wonder what the difference is.

Chrissie said...

I don't get spam comments either and haven't used word verification for years. You must be really unlucky. Did you have blog owners comment moderation switched on?
I love this colour combo and you're right a bit of bling never hurt anyone!
"Less is More"

Jo said...

A lovely card, those colours are great. Jo x

Harriet Skelly said...

I love your OLC Karen!! I think the sentiment really does balance the card out - so beautifully done! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Susan said...

I do love this color combo...and thought about playing with Susan's challenge...but just haven't done it. I love the tree...and that stamp you used for grounding it is awesome as grass.

I have my verification turned off, but I have turned on moderation...meaning that I have to approve the message before it will post, that way I could just delete any unwanted posts. I've never had any spam though and I have had a blog for several years now.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great job on the color challenge! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!
No spam for me either. I have verification off and I don't moderate either. However, I do not allow anonymous commentors- could that be how spam gets through to you?

Elaine said...

Lovely - will have to try the colour combo now.

Kathyk said...

FAB card and so clever to combine both challenges so effortlessly - brill


Linda said...

I just love your card. So simple but so elegant xxx

Lynne K said...

A really lovely card with gorgeous colours. I think the tree is just the right size, and the whole card is perfectly balanced.

I got spam comments when I turned off WF, but realised that in my blog settings, under "Who can comment" I had it set on "Anyone". I've changed it to "Registered Users", and haven't had any spam since then.
Lynne x

Faith A said...

Just lurve this and the colour combo is one of my absolute favourites

Michelle said...

i love this stamp and what you have done with it x

Sasha said...

Lovely card, with great stamping and colours.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Isn't it a fun combo! Love your Hello- Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Aileen said...

A beautiful card and the colours are fab. x

Julie Hoffman said...

This is so pretty! Love the gorgeous scene you created here! I left an award for you on my blog today :)

Debgem said...

Love, love this colour combination - that the design is super. I might have used a slightly bigger tree - but that me being picky! It's lovely!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely delightful card!!

Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Viv's Visuals said...

Size is everything! And I think the tree is the right size! Great colours, lovely layout.... and 'bling' is good!!!!!

Suze Bain said...

What a lovely clean, fresh card. Colours are great.