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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Less is More # 14 White on White

Happy LiM day every one!!!

I was so excited this morning when I checked the Less is More Challenge this morning to find it was " White on White" this week. I adore white on white cards, they always look so classy.
I ran through some ideas while shopping and doing the housework and as soon as I could I started on my masterpiece. And that`s where it all came to an abrupt halt.
The image in my head just doesn`t match up with the end product I`m afraid. I`m posting anyway because I have to have something to show but I`m pretty certain there will be at least one other entry this week.

Somehow it just doesn`t seem ....right...There are already so many fantastic entries I think I might have to throw the towel in and admit defeat.
I embossed the card with a Crafts Too Damask EF then cut the card to size.
I made one large and four small roses which haven`t turned out as good as they could be.
The sentiment is from Joanna Sheen Wedding Cake stamp set embossed in detail silver then cut out with circle nestie.
I cut a scalopped circle and placed the other one on top then placed using foam pads.
I arranged the roses around the circle.
And that`s it.

My daughter has just arrived so I`d better make her a cuppa. Be round you all later.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

56 comments:

  1. This is lovely Lynne, I can't think why you're not pleased with it... I thought form the thumbnail that you had added lilac flowers, but it's simply the way the light falls on them.
    The odd leaf or two emerging from behind the flowers might soften the look a little, as Mandi did. .. but it's simply fab as is!
    Chrissie
    "Lady LIM"
    "Less is More"

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  2. I like it lynne. I particulaly like the flowers. xx Jan

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  3. As I see it Lynne, I think maybe 2 roses one side and one the other may have balance better?
    Or maximum of 3 a couple of leaves maybe
    Oh sorry Im not meaning to pick holes in it at all!
    Fab embossing and design...Super!
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  4. Hi Lynne
    Stunning card ...love the flowers.....Fab!!!
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  5. Lovely but, since you're not happy with it then perhaps it may be a little heavy on the flowers . . . perhaps 3 might work better? Just a thought

    Kathyk

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  6. I think this is just lovely Lynne - however you could maybe put three roses just along the bottom or less down the side - but really it is lovely as it is.
    Lynn x

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  7. Oh you are hard on yourself Mrs - its just lovely! I think its a shame the dies didn't come in 3 sizes - I would like one smaller than the small one so that you could graduate the flowers down in 3s (one large, 2 medium and 2 tiny). Perhaps we should email marianne d and ask for another :-)

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  8. Its beautiful and I love your flowers. Yvonne x

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  9. Lynne, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this at all; it's beautiful and so very elegant!! I love the whole layout and the flowers are gorgeous as they are. I've just linked my card and yours was the one that stood out for me to visit first! ..

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  10. Hi sweetie this is stunning, hugs pops x

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  11. A lovely card and the flowers are gorgeous, as is the embossing. Hazel x

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  12. Loving all the embossing on this card, a very elegant card.
    Hugs Sonia x

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  13. What a Beautiful card! you could try a leaf or a swirl with the roses but it looks lovely as it is anyway.
    Hugs Sylvie

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  14. Lynne this is beautiful. Embossing is fab and I love your flowers. Hope you enjoyed your cuppa! Zx

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  15. oh... just GORGEOUS, lynne!! those rolled roses are perfection!

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  16. Lovely card. The roses are super.

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  17. WOW! It is great! I love it! So beautiful and elegant!
    Beate

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  18. It is a lovely card but perhaps you like me got so excited by the challenge that we both will find having got our first one done we will settle down and do a second that matches our expectations. Mind you, your bar is set high! XOXO Zoe

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  19. Hello Lynne, thank you for to visit my blog last week, i'm happy to see you...
    Well, your card is so beautiful, specially your roses ...Lynne, perharps, do you need to made another with caaaalm and relaaaaaaax....
    But...is a lovely card.
    A big hug from Palma island
    Take care.good luck with your challenge this month

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  20. Are you kidding me? This card is stunning!!! Oh how I wish I could make roses like the ones you have made here!! Thank you for sharing...I am really loving being subscribed to Less is More!!!

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  21. This card is beautiful Lynne! the damask and the roses are very elegant together. Sarah x

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  22. Beautiful Lynne, I love it..very classy xx Mau

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  23. You really are your own worst critic! I think your card is lovely!

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  24. Absolutely stunning - maybe make the flowers in felt for a softer look - but I love it.....

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  25. nice flowers - lovely card !

    Carol

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  26. Oh Lynne - this is just so beautiful. I love the rolled flowers and the embossing backing - very elegant!!

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  27. Gorgeous card. Those roses are lovely and your tutorial makes it look so easy. xx

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  28. Fab card Lynne. Thank you for your comment on mine. Linda x

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  29. Hi Lynne

    Your card has a gorgeous finished look. I don't know why you are unhappy with it.

    Love the embossed background and your flowers.

    Love Jules xx

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  30. Lovely card, I agree is't not as easy to make these cards how you imagine sometimes :)
    Jenny x

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  31. Lynne, the embossing looks awesome! I love your flowers, but perhaps if you had only used 3 flowers? I think it might be "lighter" looking. Not being critical...just a thought.

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  32. Wouldn't change a thing about your card except to add a couple of swirly leaves. Five is a great number and the roses are balanced perfectly. A stylish and elegant card:-)

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  33. This is beautiful and love those roses.
    luv
    debby

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  34. Well i LOVE it with the five roses exactly where they are and the card exactly as it is! It looks superb to me... and I love those handmade flowers...
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  35. Hi Lynne, Well, I love your card and think you don't need to change anything, it's pretty and totally CAS.
    So glad to see the elf's back, all tea'd up and ready to go? LOL :0) xxx

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  36. It's lovely just the way it is!

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  37. Gorgeous card :-) It is lovely as it is but I do think Mandi's suggestion would be an idea too :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  38. Hi Lynne . . . I'd be VERY pleased if I'd made this card! I think it's fab.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  39. This is a beautiful card!!!

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  40. Beautiful card and I love the roses. I am very rarely satisified with what I make , yours is gorgeous and what,s one rose to many amongst friends I say you can never have to many flowers.

    Marie

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  41. Oh Lynne - do not throw in the towel; your card is lovely. I really love the embossed background that then popped die-cut with sentiment. It's very simple and elegant.
    I like Chrissie and Mandie's ideas to add sprig of leaves and maybe cut the flowers back to three instead of five will make it seem more pleasing to you.
    TFS
    Carole

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  42. Another great card Lynne, looks fab :O) Viv xx

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  43. I love this as it is, just beautiful

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  44. This is so lovely Lynne, but I guess if we aren't happy with the end result ourselves, we're not happy ~!!! I'd be happy if I'd created this card myself - nuff said ;o)
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  45. Another beautiful cration...wow...stunning!

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  46. Okay you have got to stop with these flowers they are fabulous and making me want some. ha ha They are wonderful, this textured background is beautiful.

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  47. Nonsense!! Your roses are lovely and the whole card looks lovely.

    What do they say, "never over till the fat lady sings".

    Where did that saying come from? anyone know?
    love
    michelle x

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  48. Your card is beautiful Lynne, I love it.

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  49. I think it's gorgeous! I love those roses - I've made quite a few of those recently.

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  50. Well I agree its a Beautiful card... Chris xx

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