Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Less is More 71 & Dynamic Duos 6

It's a one layer challenge at Less is More this week and we're asked to use a flourish.  I didn't think I had any flourishes, but I rummaged through my stamps and found a couple that I hope will qualify! :)

First up are these ornaments.  I believe they are by Stampendous, although I don't have the original packaging.  Aren't those flourishes on the ornaments?  I used the beautiful pink and grey color combination from Dynamic Duos and made my first Christmas card of the year.  Woo hoo!


Supplies:
Paper: PTI white
Stamps: Stampendous, Hero Arts sentiment
Ink: Memento rosebud, London fog
Other: Casa Collection ribbon

Second, I used this sentiment from a TPC Studio set called butterfly collage.  I'm hoping that those brackets on either side of the sentiment are considered flourishes.  I used the butterfly from the set and did some simple masking.


Supplies:
Paper: PTI white
Stamps: TPC Studios butterfly collage
Ink: Memento grape jelly, sweet plum, lilac posies, lulu lavender


Dynamic Duos #6


24 comments:

GinaA said...

Love the pink and grey colour scheme and your card is just gorgeous, the ribbon is perfectly placed for the design.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Anne, Gorgeous cards, the first flourishes on the baubles are perfect IMO and now you've got another Christmas card LOL I think your brackets are beautiful on your second card they frame the pretty sentiment, xxx

Katina said...

Two beautiful cards Ann! I'd say they were definitely flourishes. I love the colours on the baubles card - beautiful!
xx

Mynnette said...

This is GORGEOUS! LOVE the CAS design--and the ribbon up on top is fabulous! :)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Those Christmas ornaments are gorgeous. I love that you have non-traditional colours for a Christmas card. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hey, nobody could stretch the meaning of "flourish" any more than I did with my teeny weeny grape vine! I love both of your cards and your flourishes are totally flourishes! I also love your use of the colors for the DD challenge. Aren't they so pretty together?!

Jenny said...

The tree ornaments are beautiful and definitely have a flourish on them..... Gorgeous colours for a Christmas card, love the contemporary look :0)
I'm trying to get my ideas around this challenge :0)
Jenny x

Lynn said...

Definitely a flourish and I love that gorgeous gray bow!

Rosemary said...

your cards are always so very elegant, ann. both of these are just lovely!

Kim S said...

Those ornaments are lovely in pink with the simple gray bow! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous ornament images. Lovely CAS card. Thanks' for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

Chrissie said...

These are super Ann, they are most definitely flourishes and a beautiful colour combo too. I love the frame for the sentiment on the second card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

onecraftymama said...

Definitely flourishes! Hurray for getting started on Christmas cards :) Love the pink & grey combo - super fun for Christmas! and the butterfly card is simply gorgeous. I love how they appear to be fluttering across the card!

Vicky Hayes said...

Both are gorgeous Ann but my favourite is that wonderful Christmas card with the exuberant bow!

Valerie said...

Two gorgeous cards Ann, I love the pink and grey for the Christmas card and that fabulous bow!
Val x

Mandi said...

Love those flourishy baubles Ann
Terrific card
the other is juts lovely too
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Lesley said...

Wonderful job with the Less is More Challenge and I love that you used our colours for Christmas...Thank you for playing along at Dynamic Duos!

Susan said...

Ann, those Christmas ornaments are beautiful. I might "need" them. And...you're already ahead of me on the Christmas cards. I haven't even started mine yet. Love that second card too.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Anne, what a great idea to use those fabulous Christmas ornaments with the flourishes for the LIM challenge. The pink and gray from the Dynamic Duos challenge is perfect for your concept. I just love it!

Deanna said...

Beautiful Christmas ornaments and color scheme!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful Christmas card in non-traditional colors! Love that pretty satin ribbon!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

lostinpaper said...

Such beautiful cards! Love those baubles and the colours you have used on the butterfly card are superb!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wow, those are some beautiful and elegant ornaments! I love how you paired the color combo for a fabulous holiday card in non-traditional colors. Love that! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Bonnie said...

Great job on that first Christmas card of the year! Beautiful ornaments! And those butterflies are gorgeous!