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Monday, 25 June 2012

Less is More - and not last minute!

I have missed the last couple of challenges over at Less is More and and sometimes I am in there by the skin of my teeth!   So I thought I really must make an effort this week as the theme is 'Paper Piecing' something I enjoy, but haven't done for a while.

I have used  Hero Arts Gracious Lady, and I am sorry to say that this lovely lady has been neglected lately due to new additions - I am really going to make an effort to use ALL of my stamps.  She was stamped onto white card and I sponged a little Antique Linen DI around the edges.  Decided to mat her on the same red paper used for her coat and hat, but something was missing, so added another layer of black - matches with the black Hero Arts stamped sentiment!

I am also entering this card in Crafty Ribbons - CAS

That's it for now, and thanks for all the lovely comments re DD and the Celebration Candy

Avril xx

23 comments:

Kathyk said...

A very sophisticated image for a lovely card

Kathyk

Terry said...

Love this Lady in Red! Your LIM is very elegant and classy! Lately, I am getting in by the skin of my teeth! I guess it is Summer!

GinaA said...

Very chic, that frame is just perfect and love the stamp.

Susan Flynn said...

Love your stamp Avril! The red paper looks like material so its a brilliant choice for her hat and coat. Hugs Susan x

Lisa Jane said...

Just wonderful.. and that image reminds me of my Aunt.. she wore a Hat like that to my parents wedding..
Lisa x

Suze Bain said...

What a lovely stamp and a super card. xx

Mandi said...

Lovely elegant lady
Super card
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Avril, its a real stylish image, love the colours as well.
Yvonne x

Joan said...

love your gracious lady card Avril

Joan

Linda said...

Gorgeous card Avril. What a great image for paper piecing. She looks stunning in red. xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've done her up just right, Avril!

Buttons said...

You are a bit of a master at paper piecing Avril! Had to look really closely to see it as it looked like a complete coloured image! A gorgeous card. Hugs, Buttons x

Marrigje said...

She is great. You did a fab job at this card.

Marrigje

Deanna said...

Stunning Avril!!
love the image and the frame around her~Beautifully done :)

lisa said...

Congrats to your daughter, Avril, that's brilliant news, you must be so proud.
Congrats on all your followers too.
Love your Tim tag from the last post and I knew this was your card as soon as I saw it with such an elegant lady , she's a beauty.
Hugs Lisax

Emma said...

A very sophisticated and beautiful card...gorgeous work!!
Love Emma xx

Emma said...

A very sophisticated and beautiful card...gorgeous work!!
Love Emma xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

The Gracious Lady is one of my all-time fave. stamps Avril. Love your card - the paper piecing is perfect. Gorgeous sentiment too!

Have a great week - hugs, Sylvia xx

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Avril. I love this wonderful image.
Debbie x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm popping back to thank you for joining my site. I happily return the compliment!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous! What an elegant lady, makes a really beautiful card Avril, love it Gay xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic LIM card, great image.

Crafty Kitten said...

Excellent card, fabulous image and great colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
hugs
Dawn xx