Sunday, 27 February 2011

Three squares

The Less is More challenge this week is asking us to use three squares on our cards - details here.

I found this one really difficult! I had differently sized die cut squares scattered round the desk, tried turning them to make diamonds, overlapping to create "movement", I pressed a Distress ink pad onto cardstock three times - nothing looked right!

I'm still not quite convinced by this but I've decided it's probably the best that's going to happen after that much experimentation - lol! I stamped the little square frame three times in black and then added the flower head in magenta, turning the stamp so the flower is at a different angle in each frame. Lots of white space and a little bit of black for "pop".

Stamps:
Inchie Style (Cornish Heritage Farms, retired)
Sentiment from a HOTP set

Paper:
smooth white
black

Ink:
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Chalk ink by Clearsnap (Dark Peony)


Thanks for stopping by!

34 comments:

Effie said...

Doing simple can be so difficult! Love the pink with the black.

Meggymay said...

Love your colour combination, great card.

joanne wardle said...

well I think you did really well. it's frustrating though when things won't quite go right. I know it happens to me all the time.

Janice said...

Nicely understated. They look like photo negatives but in colour IYSWIM!

Chrissie said...

Works for me... and obviously for you after all that experimentation!
Thanks for joining us... see you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Laura said...

Great card! Love the photo negative border stamp, and those colours are always a good combination.

Sue said...

beautiful card and a gorgeous colour:)


sue
xx

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card and great colours. well done.
Maureen..........x

TAM said...

Lovely card - very effective layout and that pink is just "yummy"

Rosemary said...

love this... perfect with all the white space and the pop of color from the black and hot pink!!

Susan said...

I struggled with this challenge too, so I feel your pain! I love what you ended up with...very clean and very pretty!

Hazel said...

I think it certainly works well - I always love this colour commbo x

Cazro said...

Works for me, so much so I will be borrowing the idea LOL! Love the colour Cazro

Mandi said...

REally like your card Joanne, love the layout The oink and black is so striking
Thanks for your support and correspondence
mandi
"Less is More"

Faith A said...

lovely card, certainly makes a statement

joanne wardle said...

lol, hi again, thanks for the comment, from now on I'm calling it "an embellishment opportunity" brilliant lol

Jose said...

Lovely card, great colours
Jose

Debgem said...

Classic colour combination - and I really like these squares! Lovely!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

LOVE that colour combo, and I'm a sucker for a flower stamp! I think your layout works well.
Hugs, Sandra

Viv's Visuals said...

Like the layout of this - I always bother about lots of 'white space' but you've proved that it can be really effective - lovely card.

Viv said...

I love it too, I think we are all finding these cards hard to make now as we all get more critical of our work lol :O) Viv xx

Lynne said...

Super card. Love the pink and black together.
Lynne xxx

massofhair said...

Like your colour choices and stamp, think i would have put the sentiment above the dividing line as it looks a tad cramped in that bottom right corner.

Very elegant and clean, fabtastic card:-)

Jan said...

Love this, colours are fab xx Jan

Sue said...

very clean and crisp looking, love the bright pink with the black.
Sue x

Stamps and Paper said...

Simply elegant.

Anne

Lesley said...

So stylish. Love the pink and black against the white.

Suze Bain said...

I love the magenta colour and the black ribbon really finishes it off.

Traceyr said...

Very fresh and clean feel to this card Joanne. :)

jillyscreations said...

I really like this card I never thought about just doing the bottom bit but it really works

Paula said...

love the black and pink colour combination

Craftyanny said...

oh I stuggled with the squares this week too. It's not as simple as we think is it?
Love your colour combo, it's very striking
Anne x

Aileen said...

I've struggled too. Love the pink, your card looks really classy. x

Vicky Hayes said...

I like your layout and know exactly what you mean about when things don't go right - usually when there's a deadline!