Sunday, 31 July 2011

Less is More - Lucky Dip

This week at Less is More the challenge is a lucky dip and Mandi & Chrissie want something Fruity!

Don't know why I make these cards so difficult for myself, I should have just stuck with the strawberries, but I wanted to do something different. I found this stencil that I have had for years, came with an embroidery magazine I used to collect and have never done anything with any of them!
I used a selection of inks to sponge through the stencil, something that was all the rage about 20 years ago hehe and cut the image out. Now this is a fairly big stencil and even cut out it didn't fit on my 8x8 card and it just didn't look right on white anyway so improvised and made a black card. It then needed some text on it somehow, after rummaging for ages through my stash looking for something suitable, I knew I was going to have to freehand it with a white pen. I did cheat a little and printed the words out and then traced them onto the card before going over it with the white pen.

Not overly sure about this card, does it pass as a C&S, not much white space on this one hehe. Anyway let me know what you think, can always go back to the strawberries :)


Kathyk said...

Well I think it's just great


Denise and Louise said...

This is just lovely. Great colours.
Denise xx

Jan said...

Fab card TFS xx Jan

Jenni's Jems said...

Great idea and you can see how much work went into it.The writing is fab x

Marlena M. said...

No, don't go back...this is WONDERFUL. I love black striking! ;)

Suze Bain said...

Wow, that is one fab bowl of fruit. I love it and it looks great on the black. xx

Beryl K said...

This is just brilliant
Beryl x

Chrissie said...

This is beautifully done... no mean feat to keep all those colours pristine!
There's enough black space too!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Susan said...

What a great bowl of fruit!! Awesome card..and the white writing looks awesome! My Card is here

Margaret said...

Gorgeous and I'm sure looks better on black rather than white - very elegant!
margaret x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Great card, love the soft colours on the image, well done for keeping it light! I don't think I'd be able to do that writing I'd mess it up, well done you, Gay xxx

Dana said...

I like the black background which looks great with all the beautifully colored fruit. Nice job.

Mandi said...

It's FAB Suze
I love it against the black. All Id say is you could have placed it off the page a bit, if you think it's too large But, you may not like that look. Having said that I really love it! It caught my eye on the thumbs.
Thanks so much, have a good week
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Definitely an eye-catching card, I love the pop of the colours on the black...I love stencilling too :)
Jenny x

Sasha said...

Love your fabulous fruit bowl! Your sponging is great! The colours are perfect!

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here.

Aileen said...

Superb bowl of fruit. Looks fab against the black. x

fatmonica said...

It's a great card!

xxxtglxxx said...

This is so original Suzilou :) Really dramatic card and has great impact.

You are so brave hand-writing on your card (however you do it) but it looks amazing.