Monday, 8 August 2011

Simply Said Less is More


This week is a colour challenge at Less is More and we have been asked to use colours from our Nation's flag.  

In the UK we have a choice of the Union Jack representing the whole of the United Kingdom or the individual flag representing each country.  As I am Scottish I decided to choose the Saltire also known as St Andrew's Cross for my card above. 

I had this idea in my head for a few days and as it is based on a monochromatic colour scheme it was perfect for this weeks challenge.

I've used Pacific Point card and stamped the flowers from Simply Said and the heart from Tiny Tags in Versamark then embossed using white embossing powder.  I then mounted it on Whisper White.  This panel is popped up on Dimensionals before attaching to a Pacific Point square and placed on a Whisper White card base.

Now originally in my minds eye before seeing the challenge the panel was red so I decided to make cards representing my fellow nations. 


The red and white is for England - St George's Cross and Northern Ireland - St Partrick's Cross and it's these 2 flags along with the Scottish one that make up the Union Jack.  Wales wasn't represented in the Union Jack as it wasn't a Kingdom but a Principality (amazing what you learn on google!) but I couldn't leave it out.   


The colours are from Wales' national flag - The Red Dragon.  

All the above cards were made using Stampin' Up! supplies which you can purchase by contacting me on ails300@btinternet.com.

 Thanks for looking, I'm off to check the other entries.  I'm sure there will be lots of colourful ones.  x 



Saltire
The Red Dragon











St George's Cross
St Partrick's Cross

34 comments:

Debgem said...

Love this set of cards - you've got the nation covered!! Really lovely image and super design!

Pauline said...

Oh these are fab! I really like the one for the Welsh flag, the pop of green really finishes it off! Great stuff!

Kim S said...

What a fun idea! I love that one little more solid stamp amidst all of the dotted flowers.

Vicky said...

These are fab Aileen! Love how you've heat embossed the white images. They really pop off the vibrant backgrounds!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Suze Bain said...

Love the use of these stamps Aileen and clever idea to do three cards. The blue one is my fave though! xx

Katina said...

Fab cards Aileen!! Love them all but the blue one is my favourite. xx

Chrissie said...

Super post Aileen, I really appreciate you including all the component countries of our nation!
The cards are simply terrific!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Wow you have been busy and i love your informative post too. Fantastic set of cards, I love the touch of green on the welsh flag representative :)
Jenny x

Beryl K said...

Fabulous cards
Beryl x

Valerie said...

Fab cards Aileen, I thought at first it was one large stamp. I love how you've used a mix of stamps to create such a beautiful image:)
Val x

Sandra said...

Lovely cards - thank you for including Wales!! Sandra

Mandi said...

FAbulous cards Aileen, FAB designs
Love them in the colour variations
Interesting info too!
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Diane said...

Beautiful cards....wonderful details and the addition of the heart or crown in each one!

Margaret said...

These are gorgeous Aileen, love them all!
Margaret x

Sue W said...

Oh Way to go you have the Bristish Isles well covered!!!!! I Love your blue and white ......oh and the red and white ......and the red green and white's pretty too!!!!! Think I just love the stamp you used!

Maja said...

That's amazing! Thanks for sharing some infomations about flags in GB.

Anne said...

What a clever idea to cover all the flags!
Anne
x

Lins said...

Hi Aileen,

your cards are all fab, it's so great how you combined different stamps to make this gorgeous composition.

Lins ;)

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

fabulous set of cards!

ali x

Linby said...

Great cards for the challenge.
Linbyx

massofhair said...

Wonderful cards and images. Love the monochromatic look but all three are great:-)

Stamps and Paper said...

Aileen great cards for this challenge...they are all lovely.

Anne

Vicky Hayes said...

Look at you - covering the whole of GB! I love your design Aileen, the little solid stamp in among the dotted line stamps is a great touch. Vx

Folly said...

Aileen, these are such lovely cards. I love the design you have used.
Michelle.

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous CAS cards! Love the tiny detail of crown and heart. ;)

Lisa said...

Great set of carda, love them all xxx

Faith A said...

A fantastic assortment I love how you have done them and thank for including the "Dragon" I was showing my husband the thumbnails and I picked yours as the Scottish card before I thought about it. Well done for trying Welsh by the way LOL

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful cards. I love them all. The white flowers look beautiful embossed against the colored paper. Very striking.

Diane J said...

Lovely cards, the flower images are gorgeous x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a wonderful take on this challenge! I love the way all of your cards turned out! All bright, crisp and beautifully CAS!

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards - a wonderful take on this challenge. Lynn x

Jen W. said...

I love these cards - the white embossed on the colours is gorgeous! I had no idea Wales was a Principality. Thanks for the tidbit! (and thanks for the comment on my blog!)

Mrs.B said...

Great cards, love all the different colour combos.
Also, love the Medallion card.
Avril

Lisa A. said...

What wonderful cards...love them all:)!!

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