Saturday, April 02, 2011

less is more : a touch of red


This week's challenge at Less is More is "a touch of red" I made this card for my son's birthday as he has a really cute grey rat as a pet. I fell in love with this Lili of the Valley stamp as soon as I saw it.
it's a really really quick make, simply stamped, coloured with pencils, a glued on knot (no, this one isn't covering a mistake either, it's just sort of become a signature) and finally I highlighted the cherries with glossy accents.


I know this card also has blue on it, but I think it's the red that really makes it "pop"

55 comments:

  1. The Cornishware pot looks so different in red! What a cute image, those little chaps look really busy!
    Thanks for another super card!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. I love this Joanne, the red looks fab and I adore the image. Love your bow
    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  3. What a fabulous stamp. I love this card.

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  4. What an adorable stamp... yet another for the wish list! Your card is gorgeous and totally proves that less is more! Jo x

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  5. such a cute stamp, gorgeous card xx

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  6. Fabulous! I so want that LOTV stamp. You may just have tipped the balance. I can feel my credit card running for cover already.... Fantastic card Joanne. Lx

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  7. So simple but so much to look at.

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  8. Fabulous card - the image is gorgeous makes me regret not getting this one at the NEC recently - there was just sooo much choice it was impossible to get everything I wanted

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  9. I like this stamp too...great card!

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  10. Sweet card - I'm sure your son will love it especially as it features mice. x

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  11. Beautiful card - a wonderful image nicely accented with your colouring - thanks!

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  12. Excellent. That stamp is gorgeous.
    Gina x

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  13. Brilliant card and a great image, well done.
    Maureen.......x

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  14. Love the image you have used on your card. certainly cheered me up anyway. Hugs Rita xx

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  15. This stamp is recently acquired but not yet used! Love what you've done with it. Great card

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  16. I LVOE your card Joanne
    The touch of red is perfect to me
    There was no stipulation on other colours only that red was the highlighted colour
    FAB job
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  17. Lovely card Joanne, with such cute cherries - you're not wrong about the glossy accents

    Kathyk

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  18. Those little mice look there having a fab time and your card is also great , like the knot.
    Nicky

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  19. Looks like the mice want to make their own cup cakes.Fab image and really loving your colours:-)

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  20. Love this stamp and how you have coloured it, lovely little story in that image.

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  21. Fabulous Joanne, love it:0) what a great image and your little bow, aawww!:0) xxx

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  22. I love this image and your treatment of it is fabulous. Gorgeous card.
    Lynne xxx

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  23. Brilliant; the glossy accents look fab! x

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  24. What a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. x

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  25. Oh I love this card Joanne! I too have this stamp and sold the one card I have made with it today!
    Lizy x

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  26. Oh wow Joanne your son is going to love your card, its magic. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  27. How lovely. The Red bow is just perfect. x

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  28. LOL what a cute card!

    Kelly x

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  29. Love this image, Joanne. I think the blue touches are gorgeous they complement the red

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  30. Oooh I have this stamp too and would never have used it for Less is More but it looks fabulous with just the hint of colour. Mine would have been Pro marker soup. It's a great card

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  31. Joanne, you're really on the ball this week getting your card done so quickly! I LOVE that adorable image!

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  32. GORGEOUS Stamp, I love lili of the valley too!! your son is going to love this card :O)

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  33. Fabulous card! Those wee mice are just so sweet. xxx

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  34. What a lovely card Joanne :-) Simple but lots going on! :-)

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  35. Fab Card, love how you have coloured the image xx

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  36. A fab card. Love the image. Sue.x

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  37. A real beaut..love it!
    Kerry x

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  38. What a fun party Joanne! Love your card

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  39. Love this so much, the stamp itself is cool but love how you have put it all together.

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  40. Got this stamp, I love it too. Fab card

    Kath x

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  41. The red definitely stands out above the blue, lovely card and a cute image.
    Jennie X

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  42. Beautiful card, love the image.
    jenjoy x

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  43. Awww, this is so cute! Cheeky little mice :-)

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  44. Utterly adorable! The image is so very pretty, and the red jar really stands out!

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  45. So cool! Love your touch of red!

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  46. wow...love your card and the stamp is so lovely

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