Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Little Note




My time for art has been so sparse lately.  Today I had a few hours alone, which is very unusual.  I went right to work on this week's "Less Is More" challenge, which I have not been able to do for a couple of weeks.  It's the first week of the month and so it's a color challenge: NEUTRALS.
This could be anything from off white to black with any shade of beige, brown or grey in between. 
I used Clean & Simple FTL180 as inspiration for my layout.  When I looked at it, the lamps from PTI's Lighten Up came to mind.  I die cut the lampshades from scraps with the matchng die.  The border is cut from PTI's Filigree Border.  The edges of my 5 1/4" card base are inked with PTI's Vintage Tea Dye.

Thanks so much for coming by today.

15 comments:

Flutterby Creations said...

Beautiful card, love this stamp and die set from PTI! Xx

Chrissie said...

Super job Stephanie... what great images!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Love your choice if fabrics for the shades! Great way to combine both challenges, those lamps are just so pretty :0)
Glad you found some inky time Steph :0)
Jenny x

Tenia Nelson said...

I just love this!!!

kingstonmama said...

I love this, Stephanie! Those lamps look wonderful, and I love the border strip you've place them on. Great neutral colors and patterns. Ann Y.

Borqna said...

Your card is perfect!
Great idea! I wish you good luck!

Mandi said...

FAbulosu card Stpehanie, great take on the sketch too
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Joyce said...

Great card. I love the filigree die as a shelf for those lamps.

Susan said...

I just placed an order from PTI...glad I didn't see your post before, or my order would have been MUCH larger! LOL! LOVE the lamps and that border punch is one I've been dying to get for a while, but it's always out of stock! :(

Beautiful card (and now I need to go shopping AGAIN!)

smittenstamper said...

Fab card,i so want the border punch its the first ive seen it!and the lamps i just adore!Wilma x

Meadie said...

Beautiful card, I love how you made a shelf for your lamps:)The sentiment is lovely too, hugs x x

Lizy said...

I love this Stephanie! I love those lamps and the way you made a shelf for them! I used this sketch for my last LIM card too! :)
Lizy x

Valerie said...

Fabulous layout, love the lamps so original!
Val x

Aileen said...

Brill card. love the lamps and the sentiment is so appropriate. x

Mynnette said...

I ADORE those lamps--and the sentiment goes along perfectly with it!!! This is fabulous! :)