Friday 7 August 2015

Berry Merry Thanks

No, no berries and its not Christmas theme either I just thought 'Thanks' was a bit boring and as I made this card to go in  the Less is More Colour Challenge : Berry Shades Thought this title worked.

okay here comes the card.

This is another last minute card. I was down looking after mum and dad, got home late this arvo. Unloaded the car, got Elysha settled, unpacked, takeaway (ahh bless Friday) and sat and looked through Feedly. Too much to catch up on, then saw the Less is More Challenge had only 10 hours left so I couldn't go to bed and do in the morning. I had another of those ideas or six stewing in the old brain but with shortness of time and tiredness setting in I went with the easier of the ideas.

I love how this card turned out but there was no way to get the camera to show the true depth of colour in the blended distress inks panel. Night time, lights, flash etc so you will just have to believe me. The colours are deep and rich and remind me of berries, boysenberries, blue berries, raspberries.

I used the Hero Art background stamp again, this one was actually embossed on watercolour paper but I distress ink blended and will have to try with watercolours another time.

I have used a third of the panel and cut two white panels same size. the watercolour panel is flat and the white panels a lifted ever so slightly. I then cut out the 'Thanks' word 3 times in white and glued together then the purply berry colour once. In a couple of photos it looks splotchy, don't know why because IRL its perfect, no glue marks. Maybe reflection.

Even the 'Thanks isn't showing up true colour here, I am disappointed.
Okay thats it. I hope this fits the bill. Still feeling my way these days.

Marybeth was kind enough to point out another Challenge I could enter this in.
Since the Die cut 'Thanks' is a Serendipity die I will enter this in their  Monochrome Challenge

Thanks for coming to visit & I hope you come again.


Hannelie said...

Your berry shades looks so beautiful paired with gold Aileen!

lostinpaper said...

Verry Berry luxurious!

Ruth said...

Wowser! Absolutely stunning colours in that panel and with the metallic? Gorgeous! Love how you can come up with these at the very last minute! Xx

Marybeth said...

Wowser is right! This is stunning Aileen and the panel is gorgeous! Love the Serendipity Stamps word die ( right? ) over the stunning panel! If you want you could link it up to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog .

Chrissie said...

This looks SO rich and opulent!
Simply superb!
Thanks so much
"Less is more"

Neets B said...

Card photography can be a real pain sometimes but I can tell how rich the colours are. Such a classy design.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Marybeth said...

Thanks for joining us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog! :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Ooozing elegance, drama and the exotic Aileen!
Great Berry-licious shades and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Jeanne J. said...

Hi Aileen! Wonderful CAS design with so much gorgeous detail.. that fancy embossed image and stunning shading are like candy for the eyes!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Wow I love your card! Love the beautiful background and especially they way the white layers highlight the Thanks diecut. Thanks so much for joining us in the Serendipity Stamps Monochrome Challenge!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous distressed background and perfect to top with the Thanks die!! So glad you joined us at SSCB!!

Jenny Gropp said...

This is super striking! Love the berry color comparison and I hate when the pictures aren't showing off all the beautiful details that you can see in person! I love everything about this card from the rich combo of colors, the dimension of the tri-panel, and clean design lines.

Kim Heggins said...

This is simply stunning! I love your gorgeous center piece, it adds so much beauty and elegance to your card.

Anne said...

I'm catching up on last week's Less is More cards, sorry to be so late with my visit!
What gorgeous berry shades, set off by the gold, looks fab
Thanks so much for joining us this week
Less is More