Saturday, 14 July 2012

Less is More week 76 - one layer

I was delighted to be picked for the showCASe at Less is More this week and am very proud to have added the badge to my blog.

This week is the One Layer challenge and the theme is three of anything. I chose to do three flowers, but ended up doing them in three colours and using three words - so that's THREE lots of three. I have a mathematical brain - I like making patterns with numbers!

The flower stamp is one I bought in the USA, made by Just for Fun, and the words also came from the USA, from Raindrops on Roses. I  stamped the flower three times,  masking each before stamping the next, then coloured them in with Marvys and a water brush. We have so many colouring techniques available to us now that I sometimes forget how effective the old  familiar ones can be! Finally I cut out the card from above the flowers to give a shaped edge.

This is the card I am submitting for the Less is More challenge


Last week lots of you commented on the second photo I showed, which hadn't worked out the way I intended, so following on from that I will 'fess up to this week's blooper. On my first attempt at the card, I left stamping the words until last and then accidentally stamped them at an angle, leaving the card unusable. I'm not used to the precision needed for one layer cards yet, and hadn't realised how essential it would be to use a stamp positioner. (Lesson learned!)

So I cut off the bottom of the card. There wasn't really enough white space left to call it clean and simple any more, so I treated the flowers completely differently, colouring them in with Promarkers for a vivid finish, then after cutting away the top of the front I added a die cut greeting.

27 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your well deserved showcasing Jane. I think it was so clever to make this into a shaped card, and both styles are lovely. In fact I think I prefer the more vivid one - so cheery.

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  2. fab card the flowers are really lovely - thinbk I prefer the 2nd one but that is because it is a summery colour - just need it in this rotten weather lol!

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  3. Congratulations on being showCASed! These are terrific cards! I never think of doing anything except an 'ordinary' card when it's one-layer week, so thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  4. Big congrats on being showcased Jane! These cards are so pretty, love how you've cut around the flowers and super colouring too. xx

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  5. Smashing card - lovely image and a gr8 idea to cut round the edge to shape the card

    Kathyk

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  6. These are perfect for the challenge! Love your design.

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  7. Love the shape of this card. Both colourways work for me.

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  8. Fabulous cards, loving them both

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  9. Lovely cards - both are super. Ruth :)

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  10. Hi Jane, such a cool idea with the flowers, looks great.
    Hugs Claudia

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  11. Super original card and love the coloring on the daisies.

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  12. LOVE that daisy stamp
    Terrific card
    Well deserved showCASe
    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  13. what a clever, clever card!!

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  14. Congrats on being showcased it's a great feeling! and I'm going to be different and say that I love the subtle colours of the first ! x

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  15. Fab card, love how you've done the flowers
    http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/one-layer-challenge.html

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  16. What a fabulous design. The daisies look great cut out like that!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  17. A great idea to cut around the daisies, it makes the card all the more different. I like both versions but the second one is my fave 'cos of the bright colors.
    Sally x

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  18. Great job cutting out the daisies - adds loads of interest. Like both of them but the bright one is my fave!

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  19. Lovely cards. The daisy stamp is really pretty and what a great idea cutting round the egde. Congratulations on being ShowCASed too! xx

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  20. Amazing fussy-cutting... both lovely cards I think (but I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who encounters hiccups in the CAS process!)
    Alison x

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  21. Great job on the fussy cutting. I've found that turning bloopers into usable cards is a handy skill when crafting. Well done :)

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  22. So, so, so (3) clever you are!! Unique and fantastic cards!

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  23. Love the daisy stamp and the way you've created the cards, both are fab!
    Val x

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  24. Great fun with your daisy cards, adaptability comes with the turf LOL They are both lovely:0) Many congrats on your showcased card too, xxx

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  25. Two great cards, I love how you've cut around the petals to give a shaped edge.

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