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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Stripes...

EDIT: I have now also entered this card for the challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey-a challenge using stripes and a Papertrey product...perfect!

The girlies over at Less Is More sure do know how to set a challenge. This week is a one layer card using stripes. Having created a stripey card a few weeks ago I wondered what else I could come up with. Then I remembered my Promarkers-perfect for creating stripes with the chunky chiselled end of the pen.

They key to getting nice smooth lines is to sweep the pen across in one go, no stopping and starting or the ink will be uneven.

stripes 1


I've used Promarkers in Petrol Blue, Soft Green and Pastel Blue. The lovely flourish is from SU's Bliss stamp set.

The great thing with creating your own stripes is that you can play around with sentiment placement. I've split the sentiments to create a bit of balance. The first sentiment is by Hero Arts and the second is from Papertrey's Simple Sentiments stamp set.


stripes 2


Well the girlies don't think this challenge will be popular, I have to say I loved it! Right I'm off...thank you again for stopping by!

46 comments:

Elaine Stark said...

Very elegant. Elaine

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Sarita I can only say: I LOVE YOUR WORK. Beautiful and elegant.
Have a nice weekend and lovely greet
Marja

Kathyk said...

Fabulous idea and beautifully done

Kathyk

Margreet Havinga said...

I lovely card.

Margreet

Chantal said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Michelle said...

Great card Sarita, what a great idea using the pens for the stripes! Love the colours and the black against them xx

Joyce across the Pond said...

This card is a stunner....well lined - I know what you mean about stopping and starting...it's just not on if you want a perfect line....I don't have Pro Markers but it applies to any marker. Well done...and love that Anna Griffin look alike damask style stamp....great work!

bakeandmakeinbristol said...

This is a fantastic card - I love it

Gibmiss said...

Hi sarita
Wow this is gorgeous .... Love it .....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Aimes said...

You could enter this beauty into our challenge on a Passion for Papertrey, Sarita! Those stripes rock!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Diane said...

This is a gorgeous card!!! I am with you...loved the challenge, too!! Loved your sentiment placement!!

Linny said...

Brilliant Sarita! A great idea.Linda x

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Ever so chic. Love your take on this challenge.

Jo Street said...

Gorgeous card Sarita, the colour ways are endless!
Jo x

nicky said...

Wow wow , what a fab idea using PM's. Have seen so many fab ideas from everyone , hope no will mind if I use there.
Nicky

Mandi said...

Exquisite as always Sarita
Will have to give that a bash!


Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

fatmonica said...

It's a great card.So simple yet so stylish and elegant!

Chrissie said...

Brilliant idea, perfectly executed!
A superb card Sarita.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning I love what you have done, Love Hazelxo

Suzilou said...

Great promarker colours, work so well together and love the stamps :)

cardz said...

Wow, your stripes are so even and perfect and your card very classy.

Suze Bain said...

Very elegant Sarita. xx

Sharon said...

Lovely card & great take on this weeks challenge.
Sharon x

Faith A said...

Oh! so pretty, love the stamp on it too

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous Sarita, love the colours
Margaret x

Sue said...

Hi Sarita
wow a stunning card, perfect stripes, luv the flourish & sentiment, sue,x

Marlena M. said...

I love this-it's so clean and crisp!

cathi139 said...

very beautiful, very elegant
Cathi from Germany

Dana said...

A perfect card!

Beryl K said...

Great card, excellent idea
Beryl x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh way to add the perfect stripes on your card! Fabulous look!

TAM said...

So simple, so effective, sheer genius - love this one

monika said...

this is stuning

I love your card

Monika (basteln.co.at)

Pat Jandacek said...

Beautifully done! It's not easy making a long stripe in 'one easy' movement and you were successful three times in a row! Your sentiment placements are fabulous, too. TFS

Linby said...

Fab card Sarita, love how you placed the design and the sentiments. Linbyx

Scrapmate said...

Great card!

Andrea said...

What a fabulous idea for the stripes, and I love the added scroll and sentiments.
Love, Andrea xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Sarita!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Kerry said...

Hi Sarita,

Beautiful less is more card!

Great way to use the promarkers.

Love Kerry xxx

tinadotcom.com said...

Such a beautiful card!

Hugs, Tina

Georgia said...

This is sooo gorgeous Sarita - I love the stipes theme and the sentiment is lovely, wow! :) Love, Georgia xx

Vicki said...

Wow, so simple and looks so elegant, I always forget about my promarkers.

Great idea ;)

hugs
Vicki x

Angelnorth said...

Great way to create your stripes - lovely stylish card!

Viv said...

Another great card Sarita, well done again :) Viv xx

Beverley said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the one layer design layout.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

FANTASTIC. Like Marja's comment . . .I love your work. Always inspiring. x