Sunday, 13 February 2011

"Less is More" Challenge

Well, it's week two over at the Less is More Challenge and this week it's a one layer card (i.e. stamping straight onto the card with minimal embellishment) and the theme is trees or flowers.

Well I don't know how some have found this an easy challenge because I've had to do a fair bit of playing around before I found something I was happy with, so here it is:


I stamped the first tree with Versamark then embossed it with copper embossing powder, masked it and then stamped the second tree and sentiment with Kaleidacolor ink.  I then framed it with a double embossed line.

I'm fairly happy with it, though the stamping isn't perfect (but maybe that's just the virgo in me!)

(Tree from Kanban Spring Silhouettes)

Happy Crafting
Suze x

29 comments:

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Well, I think it's LOVELY! Another perfect CAS OLC! LOL!!!!
Hugs, Sandra

Chrissie said...

Great card Suze!
I agree with you, OLCs are not always quick to make and sometimes many efforts end in the bin before I'm satisfied! Often things are too large or too small or too far to the left or right or whatever. However, this one looks wonderful... just right!
Thanks for joining us and do come back again next week!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Caroline Hallett said...

this is lovely - great colours and technique - going to have to practice this masking thing as it really does make a good use of a stamp.

Sue said...

Hi Suze,
Clean and Simple look is not always easy to achieve, in this case you have done, just that... Lovely card.
I just love the KanBan stamps you have used. I have these in my stash but haven't used them yet, by the look of your card I think I should.
Regards Sue

ikki said...

Hi, your card is great - it's you being a Virgo! I'm the same!! ikki

Sue said...

Hi suze, wow your card is beautiful, i love the shimmen of the embossed copper trees and the embossed square frame finishes it of beautifully:)

sue
xx

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

this is just fab!! love those trees, very different :)

Aileen said...

Lovely card Suze, and the techniques you've used. x

joanne wardle said...

fantastic, love the embossing

KatheD said...

this is stunning! i LOVE the combination of copper embossing with the Kaleidacolor ink - great choice. now where to find copper embossing powder for my stash...

S Jane said...

Beautiful, beautiful love the embossing on this little treasure!

Susan said...

So pretty! Love the embossed frame!

Mandi said...

What a super stamp!
Great CARD
yES, LESS IS MORE ISNT quick at all. Its easier to cover a dodgy bit with an embellie but there nowhere to hide with OLC or CAS
You;ve done great!
Thanks for participating in our second challenge, hope you will continue to do so its so appreciated
mandi
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

A stunning little card, love your colours.

Anne

Kellylouj said...

Beautiful card, love the stamp wish i could emboss x

Emzie said...

Fantastic
I love the colours you used how you embossed the edge to give the affect of a layer

Emz xx

Debgem said...

Love, love these trees!!

Carol said...

Hi Suze
Thank you for your visit. I love the copper colour you have used and the embossing effect is so apt for the trees. Copper is one of my favourite colours. So much warmer than Gold or Silver.
Hugs
Carol
xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Great idea to emboss the tree and I love the colours you've chosen.

massofhair said...

The stamp is one of my favourites and i have yet to purchase it from Kanban. Maybe next time i visit their shop i will get it. A fantastic card:-)

Abi said...

Yep, definitely the Virgo in you! I curse that perfectionist streak frequently! I really love this card, those trees are fab x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Ha! Ha! I am a virgo too - so I know where you're coming from. This is gorgeous though. Love the enbossing and the colour is so beautiful.
Caroline xxx

Kathleen said...

Love the colours you have used and very different tree. I too threw so many cards away, mostly because of the colouring, even the one entered was not as I would have liked.
Kath x

Margaret de Witt said...

Wow - copper embossing powder? That looks amazing.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colour you've used for the embossing.Sue.x

Gina said...

The embossing looks great and such warm tones too.
Gina x

Craftilicious said...

Love how you've embossed just the front tree, makes it pop against the background one, great idea. Overall effect is gorgeous.

Pauline said...

I have this stamp set, it's lovely. Like the frame around the edge, very effective.

Faith A said...

Really beautiful card