Saturday, June 4, 2011

Less is More Challenge - Week 18 - Monochrome













Another glorious morning here in the Loire. Thank you all for the lovely comments on last weeks card.

Had to be Black and White for me this week. Inspired by "The Swallow Family" The swallows have nested in my neighbours garage as they do every year. Mr and Mrs Swallow have reared 5 babies and yesterday afternoon they bought them all over and settled them down on our Banana Plant on the edge of the swimming pool to feed them all. What a sight swooping and gliding overhead. The parents even came down to drink from the swimming pool water. Good job there are a lot of insects for a family of that size. We've even got Black Redstarts again nesting in an old baked bean tin lodged between the beams in the barn.


Back to my cards, I used Black Linen Card, White Hammered and silver Mirror for the one. Marianne Die cut Lady and white peel off. Tiny black feather and 3 tiny black gems.


The white card is hammered, silver holographic card, white feather and 3 tiny black gems.


Off to the garden now to assist in the chopping down of a huge Yucca which is past its sell -by-date.





33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, beautiful silhouettes.

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  2. HI
    aNOTHER STUNNER ...LOVE ALL YOUR CARDS ...
    HUGS
    SYLVIE
    XXXXXXX

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  3. Two lovely cards, I'm a huge fan of black and white !
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  4. Pretty cards Sandra!
    Thanks so much.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  5. Ooo love these cards, both of them beauties, think my fav has to be the black and white and what a gorgeous place you live. How lucky to see the family of swallows :)

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  6. Hello Sandra, fantastic cards, great idea.
    A hug from Palma

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  7. Very pretty and different cards...I clicked on them to see them better...love those feathers on them!!

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  8. Striking cards Sandra
    Bet Mr & Mrs Swallow are happy birdies
    Enjoy the garden
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  9. what gorgeous silhouettes! kelly xx

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  10. Stunning cards Sandra. Hugs Rita xx

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  11. Two fabulous cards. Very elegant.
    Lynne xxx

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  12. Fabulous card very elegant.........:) Sandra H

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  13. Love them both and in particular the cute feather detail on the second. Zx

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  14. Sandra, these are both lovely cards! Love the silhouettes!
    My card is HERE

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  15. Lovely cards Sandra.
    jenjoy x

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  16. Both terrific cards, Annette x

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  17. Lovely cards Sandra I particularly like the 2nd one. I Loved reading about the swallows, having recently come back from Montbolo in Rousillon and experienced swallows dipping in the pool with me!!!
    Val x

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  18. These are really beautiful cards

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  19. What lovely elegant cards.
    Linbyx

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  20. Hi Sandra

    Love both your cards.

    Happy crafting (and relaxing by that lovely pool.........)

    Tina
    X

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  21. I love silhouettes and your card is beautiful, Gay xx

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  22. A very dramatic and elegant card Sandra - love the silhouette and the die cut. Fabulous!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  23. Beautiful cards. Love the silhouette. Sue.x

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Thanks for looking and your lovely comments.