Less is More meets Colour Me

I combined two challenges to make this card. A sketch challenge over
at Less is More and a color challenge at Colour Me...!  It always 
amazes me how difficult a card can be when things like color and layout 
are already decided for you. It isn't always like that but sometimes...

The idea I first tried was a total flop - it's sitting on my desk 
challenging me to make it into something - I'm just not sure
what that will be yet. I decided to go with flowers. I mean,
really, you can never go wrong with flowers. A simple greeting
and some clear sequins (that seem to look purple in the photo)
and a few score lines under the image - not sure if you can see 
them in the photo but if you look close you should be able to.

What I loved about this challenge most is the color combo. It is
not one I would have chosen on my own and I really love it. So
much so that I decided to make another card while I had the
supplies out. For this one I made the background with a stencil,
stamping and sponging - my daughter thought it was DSP - YAY!

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Jinny Newlin said…
Beautiful cards, Susan! I adore that stenciled background so much! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Colour Me...!
Craft-E-Place said…
Beautiful cards. Your first card is so clean and crisp.
Neha said…
I liked that the card is Clean & Simple yet very beautiful!
Sazzle Dazzle said…
A stunning and elegant take on our sketch and love the colour combo you've challenged yourself with too Susan. thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More
Liz said…
Two beautiful cards. I especially love the CAS design of the top one. xx
Cardsbymaaike said…
very nice colours indeed, i love the sprinkling of flowers, well done
Anne said…
Your CAS flowers look super stylish, I do LOVE your creative overall pattern, looks amazing!
Thank you for joining us
"Less is More"
suzARTe said…
Such a gorgeous CAS card :)
Chrissie said…
What a super take on our sketch at LIM!
Lovely creation!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"
Neets B said…
I love your cluster of flowers, some of them remind me of the spirograph I had as a child. Great take on the sketch.
Sorry for the late visit!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Jinny - I love it when I can use a product in a way other than what it was intended for.
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Anita :) I thought the same thing about the spirograph :)
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Chrissie :)