Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Less is More challenge



There's a new 'clean and simple' challenge blog, Less is More whose current challenge is One Layer and a theme of flowers.

Now, CAS is a real challenge for me, because you can't use embellies to cover mistakes! I had a go yesterday, since in my Grand Tidy Up I have found my chalks, which had been put away 'in a safe place.' So I versamarked this Hero Arts stamp ('Pastel Petals', it's a set of 4) and got to work with cotton wool, blue and purple chalks - and a rubber to clean up the bits of chalk that went over the edge. The faux stitching gives it a bit more definition, I think. (The stitching is meant to be wobbly and rustic, honest!!)

Sentiment is PB. It was a very quick card - it took me longer to nerve myself to stamp on the card than to colout it! Also my hubby likes it!!

Anyway, have a look at the blog, I know it's going to be inspiring for male and non-cute cards!

Thanks for looking, and have a good Wednesday!

luv, Mags x

PS The photo is PANTS. That card is white, not grey!

11 comments:

Chrissie said...

I'm so glad you found us Mags, this is a lovely card and it makes me want to get out my chalks! White cards are always difficult to photograph, but if you drop them into Picasa or some such similar editing software you can sometimes brighten them up.
I do hope you'll join us again next week for another challenge!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Thanks for your comments, we are blown away with the early success we've achieved!
your cards is super, very effective
Nice to see the reverse negative image for a change

Thanks for taking part
mandi
"Less is More"

melsanford said...

This is a beautiful card! LOVE the colours :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Lynne said...

Lovely card.
Lynne xxx

Netty said...

Great effect, love your card. Annette

coops said...

stunning cas card mags.the image is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

KatheD said...

i LOVE the wobbly rustic faux stitching - i thought it was part of the stamp before i read your description :)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I love this card!
Hugs, Sandra

Debgem said...

Lovely!! I really like the bright blue - makes the image really stand out.

Christine L said...

Fab!
Christine x

Susan said...

Love the bright blue...and the doodling around the edges!