Monday, 29 April 2013

More or less Less is more at Artful Times

Hi you all! I am happy to say that I did NOT get woken up by the postman this morning. No, it was a neighbour, having new cabinets put into his kitchen, and drilling holes in the walls! Well, never mind, I did get a lot done again.

I made 2 cards for the 'less is more' challenge at Artful Times - not really my cup of tea, but I have tried!
The first one has been made with some skeleton leaves mounted onto a scrap of silver fabric. The sentiment has been die cut.



The second one features my Leonardo lady again - I think her name was Leda. I stamped the background with script and flourishes in vintage photo, and she has been stamped with Adirondack Espresso. The sentiment has been die cut again.



I think both cards look rather better in real life.
You still have time to enter my little giveaway from yesterday!

That's all for today. Have a good day, take care, and thanks for coming by.


37 comments:

  1. I love both of the cards, they are different to your usual style, but beautiful! Hugs, sarah

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  2. You are in fast forward, Valerie. Everything you make is wonderful. I love those skeleton leaves - don't see them much these days. Really like both pieces - so happy people are waking you up early. ;o) hugs, Donna

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  3. Getting up early does have its benefits--I love those lacy looking leaves!

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  4. Lovely leaves! The other piece is nice too.

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  5. You've become quite the expert in card making, Valerie! They are both gorgeous!!
    xoxo

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  6. Well done Valerie they are both brill. Love the way you have arranged the leaves.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Großartige Werke sind das geworden, Valerie.

    Ich wünsche Dir morgen einen schönen Feiertag

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  8. zwei sehr hübsche Karten Valerie!
    ich mag den LedaKopf sehr... und hier ist das so schön romantisch alles!

    müssen wir quasi dem lästigen Nachbarn direkt dankbar sein..lol!


    liebe Grüße--
    Susi

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  9. What a positive thought - when you're given a noisy neighbour, make a card.
    I really like the second one with the background text, very effective. (I like the first one too.)

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  10. Gorgeous cards! Love those leafs. :)

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  11. Beautiful cards Valerie,
    I have to admit I love the leaves the best...they look so delicate. The gold one is gorgeous! ;D

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  12. They are so beautiful. Love the textured letters, too.

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  13. I think those skeleton leaves are quite pretty and I love the dream card. Unfortunately for all of us, our work looks better in real life.
    But then again I think the pictures do quite well.
    Sandy

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  14. Two fab pieces of art. Love those leaves.
    Yvonne x

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  15. Hi Valerie, love both of these and the clean and simple is excellent love how you arranged those leaves and perfect sentiment . Hugs Sandra X

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  16. These are both beautiful Valerie. I hope you don't get a headache from all the hammering! ~Diane

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  17. I came for PPF (yeah, I am so very very late) but got stuck here first. I LOVE your less is more. Of course, you used all my favorite colors, but I also think the simplicity of it is very classy (especially the lady), even if it is not your "cup of tea"
    :-) You handled the prompt very well and my eyes are feasting:-)

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  18. beautiful cards. Hugs Annette x

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  19. These are beautiful Valerie, I love those skeleton leaves, and the background on your lovely lady is gorgeous. Hope you get a lie in tomorrow :-) xx

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  20. these are both lovely. so fun to see what you are creating.

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  21. Your cards look gorgeous my friend..

    Hugs~

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  22. Just catching up on my online friends. Love both the cards - the one with the lady is really gorgeous (even if it is "less").

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  23. Are you serious, they look better in person. They look FANTASTIC on the page. Great and Creative works. Blessings, Janet

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  24. Just goes to show how versatile a crafter you are Valerie :) thanks for rising to the challenge at Artful Times with 2 wonderful cards :)
    Von ♥

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  25. Both are absolutely gorgeous, Valerie! Love those leaves and see them in the craft stores, but next time won't pass them up! Enjoy!

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  26. Your leaves are so pretty and your lady looks fab against the background. x

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  27. Your leaves are so pretty and your lady looks fab against the background. x

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  28. Beautiful rich colours Valerie the leaves are totally transformed !

    Marie

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  29. Great cards - the colour palette is so lovely on both, and I'm in love with that Leonardo lady...what a fabulous stamp!
    Alison x

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  30. What a fabulously simple but incredibly beautiful idea :0) Mo

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  31. Gorgeous Val, Darn it I missed your giveaway!!!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  32. No-one would know you were not happy making a CAS card - these are tremendous. Two gorgeous cards.

    Thanks you for joining us at Artful Times. Hugs, Neet xx (I have been away, sorry I am so late)

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  33. They are both beautiful cards!! Love the stamps you've used too.
    Ann-R xx

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  34. Both these are fabulous! I particularly love the leaves. Its cool the way they are both so different. I entered two too but they are very similar! xx

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