Sunday, March 27, 2011

Less Is More: Sketch

The sketch for the Less Is More challenge came out on Saturday morning and I had this card made within 15 minutes.  Then I started second guessing myself on its total simplicity and i tried different colors, branches, ribbons, embossing etc.  But I kept coming back to this original card and realized that it displayed sympathy best without any other embellishments.


This is my third post today so be sure to keep reading...
  • Stamps: Bird from Memory Box clear set, sentiment unknown
  • Ink: Papertrey Fresh Snow (on edges), Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy
  • Paper: Papertrey Fine Linen, Stampin' Up Mellow Moss
  • Accessories: Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist, Sizzix die, circle punch
  • Challenges: Less Is More sketch

40 comments:

Susan said...

Seriously....I NEED that die for the branch!!! What a fabulous card! I love what you've done! Is the bird a stamp? Awesome card!

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Wonderful take on the sketch. Sympathy cards sort of call for simplicity, don't you think? So very well done.

Margaret said...

This card is just so beautiful in its simplicity.
Hugs
Margaret

Chrissie said...

Kim, this is simply exquisite!
Absolutely beautiful!
Did you receive your showcase badge? I've tried to send it several times, I hope it's finally reached you!
You give inspiration to so many of our challenge participants, thank you SO much!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Dori said...

that is a really lovely interpretation of the sketch - and a beautiful card.

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely stunning card...

ANne

Shirley-anne said...

Awesome creation , worth visit to your blog!

Papillon said...

Such a beautiful, stylish card-STUNNING!

Jo said...

A very striking card, it's lovely. Jo x

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Kim. Simple and elegant.

Kathyk said...

A very tasteful card to have for such a sad occasion - lovely

Kathyk

simplylessismoore said...

Fantastic take on our sketch Kim
i love it
Thanks so much
mandi

kelly said...

beautiful, birds are so on trend at the moment, and it's not hard to figure out why, with gorgeous creations like this!

Kelly xx

AsAlwaysAngela said...

Not sure what your other attempts turned out like, but I think this card is perfect! Sometimes it really does pay to go with your first instinct!

Lynne said...

Absolutely stunning!
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

To me, this card is perfect in every way.

Lynne K said...

How lovely! What a wonderful take on the sketch. Lynne x

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, fabulous card, love the colours and the images, I agree it has everything, stunning success:0) xxx

Faith A said...

Beautifully simple and perfect for a sympathy card, love the bird "in the moon"

Fiona said...

Exquisite work Kim.

Von said...

Beautiful card very elegant :)
Von x

Tamie said...

Kim this is simplicity at it's best. Stunning sympathy card!

Joan said...

Stunning !

Craftilicious said...

what a fantastic interpretation of the sketch - simply beautiful!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Beautiful ... and simply perfect! Hugs xxaxx

jo said...

Stunning card - perfect as a sympathy card.

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. x

Jenny said...

Your card has the wow factor, I love it. I'm going to try and re-create it if you don't mind X

caroline said...

What a beautiful card, stunning really. The simplicity of the design is perfect and so elegant!
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Lesley said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Lovely and clean and simple.

Rachel x said...

What a lovely take on the sketch- and I think it makes a very good sympathy card in it simplicity, colour and subject :)
hugs, Rachel x

shobanarravi said...

What a card! Oh my! Brilliant silhouette and what an effect! Super card! :)

massofhair said...

CAS at it's very best. Stunning leaves make the whole thing work so well:-)

PetraB said...

Your card is stunning in its simplitcity and so elegant.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS. LOVE everything about it.
Hugs, Sandra

Aileen said...

This is lovely and perfect for an in sympathy. x

Pauline C said...

Fabulous card - perfect balance as it is CAS and serene but the flourish banch gives it so much interest. Love it!
pauline x

Kaz said...

Stunning card, just perfect!
Kaz xx

Sally H said...

wow,wow,wow! This is just stunning!

Ruth said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the branch and bird.
Ruth