Monday, April 11, 2011

SENTIMENTtal Journey

This week's Less is More challenge is to use the sentiment as the focus of a one layer card.  It took a couple of tries, but I finally got there.  This was my first try.

As I was adding my watermark, I thought maybe it needed a frame around the sentiment.  It just looked kind of boring.  So I took it to my table and worked on it.  Totally ruined it! Grrrh!

So I started over with a different sentiment and this is what I came up with this go round....

Now this was a lot more fun!

This card works for the CAS challenge this week on SCS which is an inspiration challenge.  Here is the inspiration picture.

Don't you just love those bright colors?

Sometimes the  journey is round about and doesn't end up where we envisioned.  But then sometimes the detours and the final destination are better than what we anticipated in the first place!  I love it when that happens!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake, Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink:  Black StazOn, SU Markers (Brights & Subtles)
Paper:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Corner Rounder

Thanks for stopping in to visit and for the lovely comments you leave. 

Enjoy the journey!



Emily Keaton said...

Oh, I just love those birthday streamers, Bonnie! Good for you for recognizing the value of detours!!

Carol said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! I really like the father's day just as it is...not boring at all. And the birthday card...well, it's just plain fun!

Mandi said...

Hi Bonnie
i love the Happy Birthday one, its FAB!
the Father's Day one, for me, didnt need the springs in the corners. If you wanted to add a little something, maybe 3 black pearls or gems just under the DAY would work. I love the green you used
Thank as always
Less is More

Susan said...

I see you had to work at it a bit too, just like me! LOL! I think you did a great job on both cards. A small critique (sent with luv!!) I think I might have left off the little leaves in the corners of the first one and maybe embossed a frame around the sentiment and/or added a few dark green pearls.

The second card is just bright and cute and FUN!
Great job on your cards this week, Bonnie!

Rita said...

Bonnie ,your cards are great. Hugs Rita xxx

Wishcraft said...

Great cards Bonnie. Agree with Mandi that gems or pearls under the sentiment would've looked fab on the first one. Your second card is just perfect, love the bright colours :o) Lisa x

Jan said...

Lovely cards xx Jan

TAM said...

Both fabulous cards but the bright colours of the second one have the edge

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm a huge fan of that father's day stamp but my favourite card has to be that glorious birthday card! I love the bright colours and I think the streamers the strings of the balloons in the Crazy For Cupcakes set? That is truly inspired!

JeNjOy said...

Love them both.
jenjoy x

Chrissie said...

What I love is that so many LIMers don't just do a card and submit it... they put time, effort and a great amount of thought into what is produced, with fabulous results.
I love how suggestions are accepted, for the most part, with open minds.
I am SO proud of this challenge!
These cards are an example of what I was just saying!
Great submissions Bonnie... however I do tend to agree about the leaves in the corners... they don't really seem like your usual style!!
See you next time!
"Less is More"

The Anscombe Four said...

I love both cards.... but the balloon ties just make me SMILE! Thank you!
Karen x

Debgem said...

Both cards are super - I love the birthday one - the party popper streamers are the perfect accent. I love the simplicity of the Fathers Day stamp, but am not sure about the corners!!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Love those Birthday streamers Bonnie. Lx

Benzi said...

Bonnie, I am anxious to look at your next card and see what you did with your Father's Day card. I think I saw where you may have done it over. I'll comment on it there. I do love your very cheerful birthday with streamers card. I hated the one I did for that challenge so much that I won't even put it on my blog. Pretty bad. LOL

Shirley said...

Both cards are great, I love the birthday one, it's very festive x

Jenny said...

Love the streamers on the birthday card, what a great idea.
Jenny x

Aileen said...

Both lovely cards. I know what you mean about leaving something completely bare it's hard not to add extra. your birthday card is very colourful. x

Shobana said...

Awesome bday card! The first card looks good to me so its a thumbs up from me! :)