Sunday, 13 February 2011

Less is more challenge 2

I have to do some blogging now as I am working away for a couple of days next week.  No blogs, no crafting, not even any craft shops.  I've enjoyed some crafting this weekend and had a few cards to make for friends, including some "man" cards. Ugh! after all these years I still struggle to be inspired, but I will post them later.  I have had some great comments on Samantha's Goblins (thanks to all of you who took the time to comment) and welcome to my new followers; glad to meet you and I will have a look at your blogs too.
One of my shorter term objectives is to take better pics of my cards.  My sis says the photos don't do them justice and the one below is a case in point, I couldn't get is right, so I beg the use of your creative imagination.
So folks: this is a funny shape cut out so I could brayer in the background.  I used Adirondack Latte and Cappuchino for this and I wanted to see a definition of layer in the colour as we dont have it with the materials.  I stamped Spring is in the air at the bottom of th image (it's a teeny set of stamps I got for ATC's and I don't have the packaging) and I have stamped a Kars flower along the bottom.  The main image is Pansies by Art Kure.
What I love about this challenge was that it made me play with stamps and inks I hadn't even looked at in ages.  I'd had the ArtKure one for years, bought it in Hexham and had never used it.
This is for the lovely Less is more challenge
I'm off to watch Barbara Gray now, and get inspired, I know I will.
Catcha later


  1. Hello
    Lovely card ....Fab

  2. This is just lovely!
    The shape is great and the sentiment perfectly placed. Your use of those colours of ink is superb and the card works beautifully.
    I like to try to take pictures of mainly white cards against a black background.... it doesn't seem to overface the camera with all that white!
    Thanks for joining us once more, it's greatly appreciated!
    "Less is More"

  3. really lovely!! you've definitely created the effect of layers.
    Have you tried taking your pictures from further away and then cropping them. This is what I do when I photograph really small items. otherwise does you camera have a macro mode (a little flower icon) it makes all the difference,

  4. Fabulous card, I love a tall shape! Probably because I am lol
    Super effect

    Thanks for your support, much appreciated

    "Less is Mo32"

  5. Thanks for the comments and tips ladies, I will have a go.

  6. I like it!!! Unusual shape, great colours and pretty flowers. Fab!

  7. It's a beauty.......wonderful colour......fabulous shape and so interesting.

  8. Great card! Love the masked image!

  9. Gorgeous card, love your colours.
    Lynne xxx

  10. beautiful card - love the use of colours caroline x

  11. Beautiful card! Love the colours

  12. Lovely card, really like the colours you've used.

  13. I thought I had commented on your lovely card, then realised my SIL was visiting and we were looking quickly through Less is More together, my apologies, I so admire people who can stamp and get great results, not one of my things I'm afraid.

    Thanks for your comment on my cards.

  14. A really lovely CAS creation am sure the colours are gorgeous..if I am taking pics of a white card I try to use some coloured card behind that compliments the colours in the creation..if you know what I mean..& I use paper flowers & glass beads..I even used real Jelly Beans as a photo prop for a House Mouse creation SEE HERE

    smiles Christine xx

  15. I love the 'odd' shape you've masked off and the way you placed the sentiment to balance it perfectly. The layered colours are fab too.

  16. Love this . The unusual shape of the inked panel really adds soemthing special to the design.
    Kerry x

  17. Great shading! I failed miserably at it
    love the card
    Sue x