Saturday, 11 June 2011

"Less is More" Challenge

Week 19 over at the Less is More Challenge and it's a one layer week with the theme "In the Frame".

I've used a frame from an Inkadinkado Christmas set which has never seen ink before and have had a bit of fun playing about with Tim Holtz distress inks (my daughter will argue that these are her inks - but she's happy to share! - aren't you Emily! xx)


I stamped the frame using Crushed Olive and Dusty Concord and the centre of the frame is sponged with Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick.

I've left out a sentiment as nothing seemed quite right and I think it would have detracted from the main image.

Frame - Inkadinkado Doodle Frames Holiday Stamps
Lady's face - Inkadinkado Friendship Stamps
TH Distress Inks and Versafine Vintage Sepia

Happy crafting everyone, hope you all have a great week.
Suze xx

57 comments:

Chrissie said...

Great stamping Suze!
It's good to share anyway isn't it!
Thanks so much for joining us once more!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Margaret said...

Very pretty Suze
Margaret x

Loli said...

Hola Suze, fantastic work Suze, beautiful stamping, great job.
A hug from Palma Island

craftattack said...

Lovely LIM card, love the round frame. Colours are beautiful. Hugs, Valerie

Faith A said...

Suze another striking card, love that face and the frame is perfect.

Viv said...

Such a pretty card, nice sponging too:O) Viv xx

Hazel said...

That's great, love the image and love the frame. Hazel x

Jacqueline said...

Lovely - very pretty. - Jacqueline xx.

Kathyk said...

FAB - smashing choice of colours

Kathyk

CraftyB said...

Fab stamping

joanne wardle said...

great framing! clever card

Suzilou said...

Love your frame and gorgeous stamps, really lovely card :)

Ang C said...

A fab frame - gorgeous card

Aileen said...

Well done Suz, this looks great. x

dutchstamptramp said...

Wonderful, I love the nice subtle colours

Jenny said...

Lovely card Suze, very intricate frame and love the colours you've used too :)
Jenny x

Netty said...

This is such a lovely card, Annette x

Beryl K said...

Lovely card, great frames
Beryl x

Katina said...

Very clever card Suze! x

Mandi said...

Isn't that what Mother and Daughters are for lol
Mum calls her purse 'ours' when we are out cos I always seem to forget mine hehe
Fabulous card, gorgeous stamping
Thank you!
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Carolyn said...

Great frame. I wouldn't have thought of that. You are giving me some new ideas to try.
Carolyn W

Vicky Hayes said...

This is really gorgeous - this one is definitely not just for Christmas! I love the little portrait in the frame too. Vx

fatmonica said...

It's a beautiful card!

Sally H said...

fabulous card, Suze! I bet your Daughter borrows as much from you as you do from her!

Rosemary said...

beautiful image... and i do agree, i think a sentiment would have distracted from your fabulous stamping!

Debgem said...

I think this is lovely - the frame is really different!

Susan said...

I think it's great that your daughter shares her crafty supplies! LOVE the image on your card...and without the sentiment, it can be used for quite a few different occasions!
My Card

Gina said...

Lovely card Suze, the framing is gorgeous and goes so well with the muted image.
Gina x

Zoechaos said...

Lovely card. XOXO Zoe

bea said...

what a lovely vintage image

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love that you used 2 colors in the frame. Beautiful card!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Suze, This is fab love the colours and that frame is beautiful. I love how you found the perfect image for it too. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my cards, hugs Gay xx

Anne said...

That's beautiful, love the frame, very elegant
Anne
x

~ Ali ~ said...

this is fab suze, love it

ali x

Sue said...

A fab card Suze.

Isn't it funny how this challenge is getting us all to bring out those poor neglected stamps that have never seen the sight of an inkpad. Sue.x

Vicky said...

A difficult challenge and I think you've nailed it with this card - really pretty Suze. You've reminded me I've got that friendship stamp set somewhere! :)x

Janet said...

very unique card Suze

http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/one-layer-card.html

Diane J said...

I love the frame you have stamped its lovely. Had a peak at your blog and I love the dandilion bookmark you made. Thanks also for your lovely comments about my card this week :o)
Diane xx

Heidi said...

Love the colour combo and that frame is so intricate, beautiful card. Hugs heidi x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Wow - fab stamping.

Hugs, Sandra

Kathleen said...

Lovely different frame, great card.

Kath x

butlersabroad said...

Just wonderful Suze, and you're definitely right about the sentiment, anywhere you put one would have made the card off balance. I struggled to find a frame to stamp but seeing this card has reminded me that I have two of these Inkadinkado frame stamps too!! Sheesh! I tell you, I have no clue what I've truly got in that room of stash upstairs!

Hugs
Brenda

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen.........x

Debbie Carriere said...

Lovely OLC!!

Diane said...

Cool frame and a great image...and so much more centered then mine...I wear bi-focals and sometimes I just can't get it right...sigh!!

SannaS said...

beautiful!! such an elegant card!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Stephanie said...

Wonderful job, I love your combined stamps,they compliment each other so well. I must admit I admire your distressing abilities. Mine always look messy or I smudge just at the last minute. Yours look effortless.

Toulouse31 said...

Oh Wow, I love that frame!

Ruth M said...

Gorgeous - so soft and delicate!

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card. Such a gorgeous frame and great colours :o) Lisa x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Suze

Great card love it!

Hugs

Tina

Mrs.B said...

What a great image with this frame.
Avril

Sue - said...

Great card and I think you are right about the sentiment.

Sue said...

That's a great piece of stamping, very effective. Sue x

Jehkotar said...

Interesting Vintage-feeling!

lililinday said...

Lovely card. The colours complement each other perfectly.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful stamping. Love the colours you used.
Caroline xxx