Monday, November 14, 2011

Less is More 41

It's a one layer challenge at Less is More this week and the theme is leaves.  I love nature images and have accumulated a number of leaf stamps, but I decided to use this delicate leafy branch from PTI's Turning a New Leaf set.  I used it recently on these cards for a PTI background building challenge, and I loved it.  I don't know why I've neglected it in the past.

I masked a horizontal panel and sponged it with a variety of browns and purplish reds.  The branch itself is rock-n-rolled in Memento potters clay and rich cocoa .  Then I simply pulled back the masks and stamped my sentiment.  I thought I might add a few pearls or rhinestones, but it just wasn't working for me. 



Supplies:
Stamps: PTI turning a new leaf, communique curves sentiments
Ink: Memento, Colorbox
Paper: PTI white



18 comments:

Chrissie said...

Simply stunning!
A beautiful card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely perfect as is, ann... simply stunning!

Judy1223 said...

Ann, this is simply lovely!

Mynnette said...

What a fabulous card--love that panel across the bottom of the card! Fantastic!!! :)

Anita said...

Gorgeous card!
Anita

Cath Wilson said...

Very pretty and beautifully simple x

stempelomi said...

clean and elegant! Great work!

Mandi said...

Just fabulous Ann
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Heather T said...

Simple, elegant and perfectly balanced. I love that layout.

Jenny said...

Oh you do One Layer so well Ann, another stunner from you :)
Jenny x

Sally H said...

Stunning ! So elegant - perfect!

Marrigje said...

Beautiful elegant card. I love the colours you used.

Viv said...

Lovely card :O) Viv xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Ann, Beautiful card, love the subtle browns:0) Thank you for the get well wishes:0) Gay xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your economy of colour on this one Ann! I've fallen way behind with commenting this week but I want you to know that I've been catching up with your blog with great pleasure.

Lisa A. said...

Oh, Ann, this is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the leaves you chose, lovely colors...wonderful get well card:)!!

Faith A said...

a gorgeous card, love it

Laurie said...

Love this CAS layout! Those leaves are gorgeous!