Friday, 18 February 2011

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall ...

I have decided to try to keep up with the new Less Is More Challenge each week - I find it really interesting as when working with white space the main challenge is to keep finding something "different" as the main focus. This week the theme is a one layer card (eek!!) with flowers or trees ... so I decided to try a "four seasons" friendship card, to convey the idea that friendship lasts forever.


Now although I say so myself I was pretty pleased with the concept, though I'm not so sure about the execution. It doesn't help that for some reason this card was very difficult to photograph, and the light here is really dull today. But never mind - today's the last day of this week's Less is More challenge so I thought I'd better bung it up here and hope for the best :-) I'm really hoping that my "white space" cards will improve as the weeks go on!

Recipe:
Main image: Art Impressions bare branch tree, stamped four times. First three trees coloured by stippling with watercolour ink from Marvey brushstroke pens, last tree decorated with Art Institute Pee Wee Fine Art glitter;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Salutations" transparent set;
Supplies: coloured gems from my stash.


Challenges:
Less Is More #2 - One Layer Card with Flower or Tree
Creative Card Crew - Friendship
Dutch Dare #100 - Sparkle, Glitter and/or Bling
Cute Card Thursday #152 - Shiny Happy Cards
PaperPlay #7 - Add Shine

That's it for today :-)

14 comments:

  1. This is a really good idea, but difficult to translate into reality... so great job!
    Thanks for joining us again and hope to see you next week!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Gorgeous, one-layer card! Great design!

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  3. What a clever idea, stamped great!
    Particularly like the winter one

    Thanks for joining us Hope to se you again week after week
    mandi
    "Less is Moore"

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  4. what a great idea to portray the 4 seasons using the one stamp.
    beautiful
    Lisa ;)

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  5. What a fab idea for your card Pauline! I love it. xx

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  6. Super card and very imaginative.
    Lynne xxx

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  7. Cool card! Love the different effects you achieved on the trees!

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  8. Very nice "seasons" card. Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

    Julie

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  9. Hi Pauline, this is beautiful. S x

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  10. Great card & very clever!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
    Marilyn

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  11. Such a pretty card! Thank you for sharing your talent at Paper Play this week. Love that shine!
    Alicia xx

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  12. Very clever, lovely card.
    Kaz xx

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x