Sunday, 6 March 2011

Pastel Challenge



This weeks Less is More challenge is Pastels, I decided to make text the focal point of my card, which turned to cards as I made two, and use my palest distress inks - Bundled Sage and Spun Sugar. I used a Marianne die for both, i'd had trouble cutting this with my Cuttlebug but it worked perfectly with the Grand Calibre.On the 'green' card I coloured the ribbon with the sage distress ink. Am I happy with these two cards - I don't know!!

20 comments:

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Maureen, these cards are both beautiful :) love them :) x

Chrissie said...

Hi Maureen,
These are lovely, but I think I prefer the green one, I like the fact that the sentiment is gently coloured too, particularly as it is the focus of the card.
In comparison the dark print of the pink card seems a little harsh.
Those frames are really pretty!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Heather said...

Both cards are simple yet very elegant. They are different from your usual style, but still lovely.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Maureen, I like the soft colours.
Kevin xx

Jan said...

Great cards xx jan

Lynne said...

Two fabulous cards. Love those frames.
Lynne A xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Maureen both yours cards a really lovely.

Anne

Susan said...

Maureen...they're both beautiful! LOVE the die cuts...and I love that you made the sentiment the focus of the card!

Anne said...

Lovely cards, you are a lucky beggar to have your new cutting machine!
Hugs
Anne
x

Caroline Hallett said...

Lovely sentiment on both of them - they are very elegant

Jan said...

Both are beautifully soft and elegant..... I love the colouring and the sentiment of the green one in particular.

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Maureen
Love the fact you did two for us!
Very pretty
If I had to choose, I like bits of both! Whilst I like black with pastels I think if there was a hint of the baby pink in the black font it would have softened the effect But that's if I was picky! lol
Super work
Thank you
mandi
"Less is More"

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely cards - I like the green one too!!!

Jo said...

These are both lovely elegant cards. Jo x

massofhair said...

Nicely done using the Distress inks, they colour ribbon very well don't they and then you always get the perfect matching ribbon or embellishment.
Both cards are lovely but i prefer the green one as it looks soft and delicate:-)

Janet said...

Lovely cards Maureen. Its nice to do something different for a change

Ange Lee said...

I like very much...but then I like white cards with just a hint of colour. These are very elegant and the green is my fav too.

Craftilicious said...

I like both cards. I have that Marriane D die and hadn't found a use for it as most of my image stamps are too big to fit. Using it as a frame for text is a brilliant idea!

Pauline said...

Two very lovely cards, I really like the shaped labels.

Vicky Hayes said...

Both cards are lovely but the green is my favourite. I love the layered die cuts and such a lovely sentiment too.