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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Less is More - Week 170 - any three colours or shades

 
This week the challenge at Less is More is to use any three colours or shades.  Things in threes always seem to work well for me and I really enjoyed making my cards.  First up are balloons cut using my Portrait from three dotty shades of pink papers.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and I've used a Pigma permanent pen to give the balloons strings and to extend the sentiment off the page.
 
My second card uses three colours of Inktense watercolour pencil, scribbled onto cream hammered card and then spritzed with water.   I treated myself to a set of Stampin' Up Wetlands stamps recently, having fallen for them in a big way when I played with Chrissie's set and I have then stamped these onto my background panel.  There's lots of texture from the cardstock, what do you think?

23 comments:

  1. Anne, I always find myself drawn to your cards. I absolutely love your choices of colour and composition, time after time. So inspiring!

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  2. Great cards - your balloon one is so simple but I love your wetland. I think the textured paper and watercolours fit the bill perfectly.

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  3. Love the dotty balloons card. It's a perfect birthday card for any age. I have the wetland stamp set and it does need speciality paper to be effective. Yours is great. I predict lots of entries for this fun challenge.

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  4. Both card are gorgeous Anne, the balloons are cheerful and the wetland scene is very beautiful.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  5. Gorgeous cards Anne :-) the balloons are fabulous, love the dots and it almost looks like they have a glossy finish ! the wetlands scene is beautiful ! love the texture effect :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  6. The balloons are nice quick and easy birthday card and your scene looks great!

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  7. Thank you so much for commenting on my entry - and in coming here to show my appreciation: WOW!! I've discovered a gallery of wonderful cards here! Your polka-dot balloons are fabulously fun, and the sentiment font...swoon! Your second card = work of art! Amazing inspiration!!
    c

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  8. Love your cards, Anne! Such a fun balloon card with your whimsical sentiment, and your beach scene is gorgeous! Thank you so much for inspiring us once again!

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  9. Really lovely cards , can't chose a fave as they are both fabby
    Nicky x

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  10. Love both of your cards Ann - the balloons make such a happy card and I too have long admired the Wetlands stamp.

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  11. I love how your balloons and greeting work on your first card! And I am still in doubt to buy that stampset of your second card; it looks so great on this card...
    I hope your wisteria while bloom full shortly, so you can enjoy the fine perfume of those flowers... (and than I will be jealous, becourse ours will be gone by then...) Warm greetings, Gerrina

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  12. I love both your cards, but I think your second card is extra special. The colour choices blend perfectly and work so well with that stamp set. It is a beautiful card! :)

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  13. Anne I want to thank you for your comment on my post over at Less is More. I also want to say you make beautiful cards witch have inspired me many times!
    Greetings, Annie

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  14. I love that beach scene - so soft and textured. I may have to try this!
    beesmom at splitcoast

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  15. Two lovely creations. The balloons really give and impact and the scene is so delicate. x

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  16. These are both fabby cards Anne, but I really love the balloon one! :)
    Lizy xx

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  17. These are both fabby cards Anne, but I really love the balloon one! :)
    Lizy xx

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  18. Your water coloring on the second card is beautiful. Would look good in a picture frame....

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  19. What fun and festive balloons, Anne ... and the wading bird scene is lovely ... such fabulous texture! Anita :)

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  20. These are fabulous :) love the balloons

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  21. Two beautiful cards Anne, love them both :) Viv xx

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  22. The balloons are so cute! And the wetlands card is awesome...I love how you did the background.

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