Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Less is More challenge - Use a Flourish

This is my first attempt at joining in with the "Less is More" challenge. The task this week is to create a one layer card and use a flourish.

It sounds easy, but I'm not used to working directly on to my card and I hadn't realised how often I cover things up, cut them differently or just change my plan as I go along to cover up mistakes. Working directly onto the card, it absolutely has to be right first time, and my wastepaper basket is now testament to how tricky that can be. But I was delighted with the elegant simplicity of my finished card, so I will definitely be joining the challenge again. Here is my card

I used masking tape to make a rectangle on the card and sponged yellow, ochre and brown ink into it to create a gradient. The flourish is  from an old Hot Off The Press set of stamps, and the birthday greeting from a grab bag I bought from the USA years ago. I finished the card off by inking the edges in brown and sponging yellow inside to show through the cut-out corners.


Karin said...

Beautiful card,lovely color!

Chrissie said...

Welcome to "Less is More" Jane, you chose a tricky week to join us for the first time, but this card is simply stunning!
Thanks so much and we hope to see you again next time.
"Less is More"

Linby said...

Nice to see you here Jane. Great card very CAS.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful work, love this card. The colors & masking is awesome !

Jane Willis said...

I think all the challenges I've joined in so far have been as a result of seeing that you have entered them - thanks for the inspiration!

Deanna said...

What a great card! Love the colors and design:)

Susan said...

we've all had similar experiences with one layer card week. glad you stuck with it, because your card turned out beautiful.

Maribel said...

Precious, I love the stamp and the colours.Kisses.

Kathyk said...

Love your card and inky background


Sue said...

A lovely card, Jane. The masking and composition are fantastic. Sue x

Mandi said...

Hi Jane
Welcome to our challenge
Your card is terrific
So striking

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

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