Wednesday, 10 August 2011

An Aussie Christmas


Hello!

It's a colour challenge this week at "Less Is More" and we have been asked to create a card using the colours from our nation's flag.  You may or may not know that I am Australian.  The Australian flag is:
Blue, Red, and White

The card I posted yesterday was my first effort at answering to this challenge, but as you can see, it became "More" rather than "Less" the more I worked on it, so I submitted it elsewhere, LOL.  I really wanted to do the navy blue card base, but every attempt I made didn't quite work for a "Less is More" card.

So, I reverted back to the first idea that came to me, and I am so, so happy that I did.  I'm not sure the photo does this card justice.  In real life it is a beautiful card (and you don't hear me say that very often about my own cards).

Here it is:

What I used (all SU):
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
Card: Whisper White
Stamps: Snow Swirled, Four the Holidays

I'm loving this card so much, I might make some more. What do you think?

Michelle
xxx

18 comments:

Chrissie said...

This is terrific Michelle, a really super card!
I love your take on the challenge!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Cassandra said...

Stunning simplicity Michelle and perfect for Aussie Christmas cards. May have to "borrow" this idea.

Debgem said...

Absolutely stunning!! A crisp, clean image with a little bling and a wonderful sentiment - wish they could have peace in England at the moment! I really like this card - you've done a fab job!

Sian Ridley said...

That tree is absolutely gorgeous! I'm a little obsessed with flourishes and swirls :)

It makes a good aussie Christmas card too. I have a friend over there that I send cards to and I hate sending her a cold-themed Christmas card because you guys are slap bang in the middle of summer! I shall have to come back for some more warm inspiration :)

Suze Bain said...

What fabulous stamps, a great festive card. xx

Aileen said...

I definitely think you should make more, beautiful Christmas card. x

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and a beautiful image

Kathyk

kingstonmama said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card. Really beautiful.

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Michelle
Beautifully crafted
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Amazing card Michelle, I just love that tree it's so intricate and you've stamped it perfectly with the sentiment too. It would take pride of place on any mantelpiece :)
Jenny x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Michelle, I agree it's totally beautiful, Gay xxx

Tracy said...

Love this card :)

Charlotte said...

This is such a nice LIM card! Well done!
Greetings,
Charlotte

Pauline said...

Yes a beautiful card, I love the font on the sentiment. A cracking card!

Viv said...

So simple and yet so perfect, I love it :O)Viv xx

Kaz said...

Oooh this is a real stunner! I LOVE your image.
Fab card.
Kaz xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh this is definitely one to make more of! Love the design in those colours!

Judy1223 said...

This card is a perfect example of why sometimes "less is more." This is simply stunning! I love it!