Sunday, 7 August 2011

Less is More week 27 - colour!

This week's challenge over at Less Is More is colour - to create something using the colours of your nation's flag, so for me it's red , white and blue since I live in England.

Red white and blue always make me think of the seaside and sailing so I've made this nautical notecard - hope you like it!

I must say thank you so very much for all the lovely welcoming comments last week. Limettes really are a wonderful bunch aren't they?

The sailor's hat is decoupaged with an extra layer for the brim which I coloured with a Copic pen. I had no matching red card so I coloured a scrap of white card with the same red pen and cut a fine slither to add a little more red. The layers and 'waves' are navy blue linen card which is so tactile.

Here's a close-up of the sailor's hat -

Card recipe:

stamps - Papertrey Ink Out To Sea

ink - Versafine Majestic Blue

Copic red pen

navy blue linen paper


  1. Brilliant!
    A superb Clean and Simple card, just perfect for this challenge!
    I love the added dimension!
    Thanks so much, I'm so glad you are enjoying "Less is more" and hope that you will visit lots of the new friends you are making!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here.

  3. Hi Penny
    Love this Gorgeous card sweet it ...i am a Follower now ...i know its nice to get more Followers
    Enjoy your Day!!!!

  4. Another fabulous CAS card Penny. The nautical theme is perfect for the colours of our flag.

  5. Gorgeous card Penny, love the CAS design. A really cute appropriate sentiment too :)
    Jenny x

  6. Brilliant Penny!
    Perfect for us, love it!

    Thanks so much, good to see you
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  7. A fabulous CAS card Penny. Love that versafine blue - mmm, don't have that one (yet!) xx

  8. Perfect card, love the nautical theme. The scallops are a great idea, they make great waves.

  9. I absolutely love this card!
    Stacex (48)

  10. A fantastic card, love the nautical theme.

  11. Well this is an island with a very special navy so your design is just so right XOXO Zoe

  12. What a great card, this is so effective

  13. Fabulous card, Penny. Absolutely perfect for the challenge. Lovely layout and your little hat so cute!!

  14. Wow, this is brilliant.
    Lynne xxx

  15. Lovely designed card. The nautical theme does look great in red, white and blue. x

  16. Beautiful CAS card. That little sailor hat looks wonderful in red and blue.

  17. I would love to receive this card. Beautifully constructed.

  18. Hi Penny! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I came over to visit you, and WOW - I really love your creation. It is so clean and crisp. That little hat is adorable. I love the way you used it, colored it, framed it! Fantastic!! I am trying to go with a lot of white space these days too. I will be back to visit!

  19. Such a great fun card,super sentiment & love the use of the little sailor's hat too :O) Viv xx


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