Monday, 28 March 2011

"Less is More" Challenge

Week 8 over at the Less is More Challenge, and this week the criteria is to follow a sketch and produce a DL sized card. Well there's another couple of firsts for me - never done a sketch before and surprisingly never done a DL card either (I like my squares!).

I've gone with Chrissie and done a male & female version.

The male card is oriental and was inspiried by a circular dragon stamp.  I printed the sentiment straight onto the card, stamped the horizontal border then mounted the dragon stamp.


Shanghai font from Dafont.com
Bamboo stamp - Inkadinkado Asian Influence
Dragon stamp - make unknown
Versafine Olympia Green ink
Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves Ink & Clear EP

The female card is so NOT my style - I think it's the bolder colours and it's a bit fussy - but I suppose that's good that I've done something different.

Sentiment stamped and clear embossed onto card base, Tim Holtz tattered floral mounted onto horizontal strip.


Base card from local Paper Mill Outlet
Sentiment - TPC Studio, Boho Blooms
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die
Bo Bunny Paper
Versafine Vintage Sepia & Clear EP
Little bit of glitter & bling

Great inspiration as usual from Chrissie and Mandi and of course all the other entries. Thanks and hugs to everyone who takes the time to visit me.


Happy Crafting
Suze x

50 comments:

craftattack said...

Both cards are good, but the oriental one is really stunning! Valerie

sharingthepassion said...

Super cards, I like them both.

Ali x

Susan said...

Both great cards..but I'm with you...I think I like the guy version best...it's very CAS...perfect!

Stamps and Paper said...

Two really lovely cards....

Anne

Beryl K said...

Like both cards, but the Oriental one is by far my fave

Kathyk said...

Both lovely but I think I'm sold on the first one because of the bamboo border, smashing!

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

Just like with mine Suze, I prefer the masculine version, it is a real stunner!
Thanks for your participation yet again!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

kelly said...

ooohhh love the oriental card, very stylish!!

Kelly xx

Jo said...

These are both lovely cards Suze, I couldn't pick a favourite. Jo x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, both cards are great but I love the oriental bamboo border, perfect:0) xxx

mandi said...

Hi Suze
The Oriental one does it for me!
Great to see you again
mandi

Linby said...

Both are lovely cards, but the first one has the edge for me, very striking.
Linbyx

Faith A said...

Both great cards, but I have to go with the top one, it is fabulous

Maja said...

They are both great cards, but the one with the dragon is the winning one.

Katina said...

Two great cards! The oriental one is very striking. xx

MaggieC said...

That is a lovely card with the dragon and bamboo.

Debbie said...

I like them both, but wow, the dragon card is fab!

Curlybear said...

OMGosh such beautiful cards, I love the Luck dragon and the flower is very elegant too,

and thank you so much for your lovely comment,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Sue said...

Both lovely lovely cards but the oriental is my favorite hope it gives me the inspiration to use mine again thanks for sharing Luv Sue x

nicoleqmullen said...

Beautiful cards, I love the Asian theme of the 1st one especially, I love all things Asian inspired!

Maureen said...

my favourite is the oriental card but both are great!

Vicky Hayes said...

For me too it's the first card that really grabs me! The curled up dragon is amazing.

Lynne said...

2 great cards. The oriental one is stunning. Love the dragon.
Lynne xxx

massofhair said...

Superb dragon and bamboo card, very different and very masculine, well done...

Your female card is fantastic, i REALLY love the tattered florals die cut from TH and aim to purchase it very soon:-)

hazel said...

Love your cards especially the oriental one.
xxx Hazel.

Jose said...

2 great cards Suze, but the first one is stunning!
Jose x

Ruth said...

These are super cards..both so different! Ruth x

Sarah said...

Hi there, I think both cards are wonderful, but agree with everyone else - the first one is just stunning! Many thanks for your comment on my blog for my first step into Less is More. Sarah

MonicaB said...

Wonderful cards! It's great to step out of your comfort zone. That's why I love challenges. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kathleen said...

I am not just going with the flow but I do prefer the male version, which is a first for me. But the female is great too.

Kath x

Suzilou said...

Both cards are gorgeous but I have to admit I love that dragon stamp.

Thank you for popping by my blog :)

Lesley said...

Two very gorgeous cards. I just love that dragon.
Lesley x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Both are lovely, but my fave is the oriental one. It's so unique.
Hugs, Sandra

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two beautiful cards Suze, I think my favourite is probably the one with the Chinese theme - that really is awesome. Thanks so much for popping by my blog today - Sylvia x

Sharon said...

Two fantastic cards! I really like the male one - it is very striking.

PS I see that you are from Aberdeen - small world as I am from Fraserburgh!! Thanks for popping by my blog :-)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Suze

Thanks for your lovely comment on my card for last week's Less is More challenge - very kind of you. Just having a peak at your entry for this week -love both your cards that dragon in red on the first is so different and really stands out... and the flower on the second gorgeous.

Tina
X

Katalytic said...

I love the contrast of the bamboo with the image. Great card: just became a follower

Sue said...

Two great cards Suze. The oriental one is very striking. Sue.x

Aileen said...

Hi Suze

Oriental does it for me and it is so your style. Love it.

Aileen x

Valerie said...

both cards are great but the oriental one is stunning and so different!
Val x

ding said...

WOW love your dragon card suze, and the flower one is gorgeous to. It's great you have made two such different cards from the one sketch!!!
Diane x
thanks for your lovely comments this time and last week.

Liz, said...

Two brilliant cards,

Liz x

Cheryl said...

Suze, Love your oriental card. Very clean and simple. Love the bamboo border.

Angelnorth said...

Fab stuff - my taste obviously coincides with yours since I like the "masculine" version best (although I'd be more than happy to receive that so might take issue with the "masculine" tag!)

Viv said...

Love them both Suze,liking the oriental theme too :O) Viv xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Suze love your male and female cards used with the sketch!
Hugs Lynsey x

Fiona said...

Great cards - love the oriental one! Thanks for stopping by my blog. x

Liza said...

Two fantastic cards, I love the flower you have created.

Liza x

weewiccababe said...

gosh I was scrolling down for ages there to do my comment :)
2 fabulous cards Suze, the 1st one is my favourite - although it's very close because I love the Bo Bunny papers on the 2nd one
Debz
xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous bright and cheery pages Valerie.

Marie