Saturday, 2 April 2011

Seeing red!

My heart sank a little when I saw the theme for this week's Less is More Challenge. The word RED leapt out at me! Now, I use red in my cards even less than pink. I much prefer cool colours - blues, purples and greens. I might stretch to yellows if I'm feeling a bit chilly. Hey ho, I thought, guess it's all part of the challenge. Then the red mist cleared a bit, and I saw "Touch of". Phew! The theme is a Touch of Red, which I decided meant that I could get away with as little red as possible. So I did!

If you look closely (might have to click to see a bigger pic), you can just see a dot of red in the flower centres! I hope that's enough to qualify! The stamp is one of the first I ever bought. It was made by Stampendous, in 1992! That's nearly 20 years ago. Have I really been stamping that long? I used it a lot when I first bought it, but it's been languishing in a drawer for years, and so I decided to bring it out of retirement. The sentiment is by Paula Pascual.

When I'd finished the card, I decided I really liked it, in spite of the red. Or, just maybe, because of it. Hmmm...

44 comments:

Rosemary said...

the little dots of red are just perfect!

massofhair said...

Glad someone else has the same issue with red and pink... I have found this weeks challenge particularly difficult.

Your card is very beautiful, elegant and classy. The red dots are just the right amount of colour... :-)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card Lynne! Love the teeny weeny red dots :)

craftimamma said...

Wow Lynne, this is wonderful. I'm another one who definitely doesn't like pink and although I'm not so averse to red I use it less I think. You have have given this lovely card your usual superb, elegant treatment and have every right to like it, red or not.

That beautiful image is really lovely. No wonder it's still in your collection after all this time.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Mandi said...

Hi Lynne I think your card is stunning!
Perfect amount of red
I'm not a red person either!
Great to see you
mandi
"Less is More"

Suzi B said...

Lovely card ... just right1 :0)

Chrissie said...

It seems that we may be converting lots of people to lots of different things... who knows, you may even use red again sometime!
We asked for a touch... and you gave us a touch... perfect!
Super card. Have a great week.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is so elegant and beautiful Lynne. I love it!
Clare x

Jo said...

This is a lovely card Lynne, very elegant. Jo x

Linby said...

Well done on finding out this stamp, it suits the challenge perfectly -so stylish. Lovely sentiment, I find her sentiments are right for so many cards.
Linbyx

Lisa Jane said...

wow i love that stamp Lynn. Its funny i don't ever wear red even though it suite me .. but in my card making i love to use it .
Another fabulous design
Lisa x

Netty said...

LOL loving your dots........brill Annette x

Michelle said...

Beautiful despite the res Lynne. Love that stamp!
x Michelle

Pooh Bear said...

Beautiful! Love it.

Ali x

Erica said...

Such a lovely image and sentment. I don't ever wear red, but I love to play with it on cards. Don't be afraid...do more....pleezzze.

Susie Sugar said...

OOOOOH !! I love your card darling that hanging basket stamp is lovely
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Absolutely perfect! Well done for getting past your red mist!

Hugs, Sandra

Fiona said...

Lovely card and I love your hanging basket. Great placement of stamps too. I use red a lot but hardly ever any light blue.

Stamps and Paper said...

Stylish and classy.

Anne

Shaz said...

Aww, this is super. Love it. x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Love your placement here. Lx

Valerie said...

Stunning card Lynne, it's having the confidence not to keep adding more!
Val x

Angelnorth said...

A lovely stamp that hasn't dated at all - great card!

Jan said...

Stunning card xx Jan

Aileen said...

My goodness, it is just a touch but perfect for this challenge. Well done, love how your placement and the flowers look great with their dot of red. x

Stella said...

I know exactly what you mean because I'm always in "trouble" with red. I guess it's just not my color.
The way you added a little splash of red to this card is just brilliant. And so creative. Your card turned out gorgeous; I think it's perfect for the challenge!
Hugs,
Stella

Suze Bain said...

Super card Lynne, love the hanging basket stamp. x

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE that hanging basket! I borrowed your idea of making the centres of the flowers red on my branch x

Faith A said...

So effective, love that stamp and the centres of the flowers

Susan said...

Lynne...I can see the red...and it looks perfect to me! Cute stamp!

shobanarravi said...

Stunning card! Beautiful stamp too! Shows you that good stamps never age! :)

Tricia :O) said...

GORGEOUS STAMP :O)

Ruth M said...

It's a perfect card for the Touch of Red challenge! What a fabulous image - an oldie bur definitely a goodie!

Princess4Wiz said...

Simply stylish and elegant. I love it! xxx

Viv said...

Such a pretty card, love it :O) Viv xx

pickle said...

absolutely beautiful xx

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful and I love the quotestamp

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is fabulous Lynne - the corner stamp is so beautiful, and perfect for the challenge. Love the sentiment too.
Sylvia x

Lizy said...

A lovely card Lynne :) Love that stamp!
Lizy x

Sue said...

Just beautifull Luv Sue x

kissinia said...

I love this card. It's a very tricky style. But your card is just perfect!

pinky said...

You always sound stressed when you do the less is more and yet every single one, including this, are absolutely gorgeous Lynne!!

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card.
jenjoy x

fatmonica said...

I love the image.It works so well on this card.

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