Less is More 52 and Stampin' Royalty 108

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I don't usually do inspiration challenges.  In fact, the card that I've made here may just be the first card I've made for an inspiration challenge!


The challenge is courtesy of Stampin' Royalty.  Despite my trepidation I wanted to participate so I decided to really look at the challenge picture and break it down into elements.  


For me, that's not as easy as it sounds.  I'm a number cruncher by day so I'm not used to dealing with subjective elements like what you find in an inspiration challenge.  Give me a sketch and I can follow.  Give me some colors and I'm ready to get inky.  But give me a nice colorful picture of some flowers and a birdcage and some fruit and I'm well on my way to information overload.

But I think I pulled it off.  I combined the elements of flowers with some of the colors in the picture.  I used Lucky Limeade for the leaves, Pacific Point for the flower and a Daffodil Delight button for the center of the flower.

I used the Less is More sketch because I think I need the simplicity of a good CAS sketch to keep me grounded.


It took me FOREVER to make this card because I waffled a hundred times (or so) about which flower to use for this card.  I had high hopes that I was going to be much more productive in my stamp room today but there's always tomorrow!

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16 Responses to “Less is More 52 and Stampin' Royalty 108”

Jenn Picard said...

You more then "pulled it off"! Fantastic CAS card with great impact. I am so glad you decided to do an inspiration challange:) It's so funny how everyone is so different; my favourites are the inspiration challenges. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Royalty

Chrissie said...

This is stunning!
A superb creation, so obviously inspired by the picture and a perfect interpretation of our sketch!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jen said...

Gorgeous Jen x

Kim S said...

It's lovely and I can so relate! I rarely do inspiration challenges...probably because I spent 15 years working as an actuary and am now picking up an accounting degree....it has to be that affinity for numbers that steer us toward the more defined challenges.

Annchen said...

beautiful bright colors and a lovely card

Annchen said...

beautiful bright colors and a lovely card

Beryl K said...

Great card
Beryl x

Victoria said...

WOW! Stunning use of both sketch and inspiration photo to make a showstopper of a card!

Victoria said...

WOW! Stunning use of both sketch and inspiration photo to make a showstopper of a card!

Mandi said...

Awesome card Jen
Terrific interpretation of the picture
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Colleen said...

Beautiful job, Jen. Love your card!

Aileen said...

Love your take on the sketch and the inspiration photo. Your flower is fab in those beautiful colours. x

Aileen said...

Love your take on the sketch and the inspiration photo. Your flower is fab in those beautiful colours. x

Vicky Hayes said...

You certainly have pulled it off Jen - this is jaw droppingly stunning!

kingstonmama said...

This is beautiful. I love it! :) Ann Y.

STASIA SLOMA said...

Less is more!!! What a great card! Thank you for taking the Stamping Royalty challenge this week!