Sunday, 23 January 2011

Beauty...

...is in the eye of the beholder...

This week's One Layer challenge over at Simplicity was definitely created with me in mind I'm sure. The challenge is to use a sentiment only to create card, so no images...

Those of you who follow me regularly know that I rarely use images in my card making, although not all of them are one layer cards.

This sentiment by Rhonna Farrer is my absolute favourite of all time...probably meant more for scrapbooking as I don't know on what occasion you could use this sentiment for, but hey, I just love the aesthetic beauty of the stamp, and this was a fab opportunity to use it.

beauty 2
Yet again I cut up my stamp so that could stamp it in two colours, and I have added a little bit of Glamour Dust to the "B" to make it stand out a bit more.


beauty
Unlike my last couple of creations that I haven't really been happy with, I really like this card. Of course, I've topped it off with some big and blousy ribbon I bought ages ago from Clinton Cards.
Well, I hope to be doing a marathon blog hop next week to catch up with you as I have some time off, not least because it's my birthday next Wednesday! Not saying how old I am lol...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

34 comments:

joey said...

Hi Sarita

this is beautiful and so elegant! Wishing you a lovely Birthday for Wednesday

Joey xxx

Denise and Louise said...

Simply stunning!!! Happy Birthday for next week. Enjoy your time off - Denise

Fiona said...

Gorgeous as usual Sarita. I'm giving this challenge a miss this week as I just don't have any suitably large sentiments. Love your sumptuous ribbon, which really finishes the card off.
Happy birthday for Wednesday.

Eve said...

just love your work ...very inspiring

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

This is absolutely beautiful :) and very elegant too :)

gina g said...

Hi Sarita this is pure beauty, Happy Birthday for Wednesday. luv gina xx

Lynne said...

Simply gorgeous as always. So glad you`re back with us, I missed you over Christmas.
Happy birthday for wednesday and enjoy your time off.
Lynne xxx

Paper Pixie Wedding Invitations and Handmade Cards said...

Sarita, this is such a pretty card and your ribbon is gorgeous, your stamping is great, mine...not so good!but you have inspired me to try it a bit more...........K x

Mandi said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Happy Birthday for WEdnesday, hope you have the best da!

Enjoy our time off

mandi xx

Debgem said...

Stunning!! Super colours and great sentiment.

angelwhispers said...

Your cards are always so elegant and beautiful Sarita and this is no exception just love it and the colours and ribbon perfect!! Love Chanelle xxx

Sue said...

Hi Sarita
totally gorgeous card as always, Happy Birthday for wens, i hope you have a lovely day, sue,xx

cbuswell said...

Stunning, love the big pink bow!

Julie said...

Hi Sarita - you are the queen of stunning simplicity!! So elegant and that sentiment stamp is a beauty!! Juliexx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Sarita.

Hugs Riet.x

Vicki said...

Ooooh it's simply gorgeous! So love the simplicity of it, never thought about making a card with just a sentiment on it but it sure does work ;) I love the colours too, just adore pink!

Hugs
Vicki x

Merry said...

This is so stunning. What an interesting challenge I really don't think I could just have words on my card.

Janelle said...

That is a really, really beautiful card! What a great idea to cut a stamp apart so that you can easily stamp in two colors. (Hitting my head and saying, "duh!") :) The embossing and, of course, the bow are the perfect finishing touches. Have a happy birthday!

Linny said...

Stunning card. I always look forward to seeing what you do next.
Happy Birthday too. Linda

Linby said...

ooh fab card, I love that ribbon too. I tried to cas your style earlier this week - see if you can spot it when you have time!
Many happies for Wed.
Linbyx

Susan said...

Sarita, What an elegant card! Love that sentiment stamp...and making the first letter a different color really makes the sentiment "pop"!

patriziawithaz said...

Beautiful ! Simply Beautiful xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

If I forget to pop back on Wednesday, I hope you have a lovely birthday. It was mine yesterday!
This is a beautiful card, Sarita. Can I ask how you get the embossed effect around your sentiment?
Hugs, Lesley

José said...

As always, your card is gorgeous. I didn't see any card of you lately, so I hope you are well.
Happy Birthday to you on wednesday.
Hugs José

Crafty Katy said...

Beautiful!

Rufus said...

Yup, that's a Sarita card! Classy, elegant yet simple = gorgeous!

Happy Happy Birthday! Enjoy your time off, indulge yourself.
R/

Jackie said...

Another stunning card Sarita, you are the mistress of simplicity and elegance.
Have a wonderful birthday :o)
Jackie xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Another stunning creations Sarita. Have a wonderful Birthday when it comes. Hope you are keeping well.

Ali x

Chrissie said...

Stunning!
Chrissie

Carol said...

This is so elegant...love the embossed rectangle around the sentiments...gorgeous!

E.T said...

so gorgeous Sarita! A true beauty!

Juls said...

wow this is just stunning! Hugs Juls

Jennifer said...

You've got a whole bunch of gorgeousness going on here!

Beautiful card!

SasSa said...

Gorgeous card!! Just love the way you stamped the stamp and very beautiful stamp it is!

Sorry missed you birthday last week. But a little Happy Birthday now instead! :)

Hugs SasSa