Sunday 16 June 2013

Hexagon hello and a little giveaway

I haven't played at Less is More for ages but the planets have aligned this week - I recently got some Hero Arts goodies including a set of dies with hexagon shapes and as the theme for this week's challenge is hexagons it seemed right I should play! I have a brand new set of Hero Arts stamps to give away too.

I've gone monochrome for a slightly masculine feel although I think this would make a reasonable hello card for just about anybody!

I stacked black and white hexagone die cuts in two sizes, trimming them flush with the edges of the card. The pointy finger is cut out and popped up on foam pads. It's from a set with various vintage style transport-based images and I think it's a nice size!

Past Times by Hero Arts
Essential Messages by Hero Arts

Paper: black and white

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine by Tsukineko

Other: Geometric Shape Frame Cuts dies by Hero Arts

Now for the giveaway bit! When I got my stuff from Hero Arts, I received a stamp set that was having a bit of an identity crisis. It believed itself to be a set of script stamps where in actual fact it was a chandelier-based set (a little packaging hiccup). Having alerted them to the issue, Libby and the lovely folk at Hero Arts sent me the script stamps and said I could gift the extra set rather than sending it back.

Here it is - it's called Chandelier with Birds.

If you'd like it, just say so in your comment and I'll pop your name into a hat - comments on the card are, of course, very welcome so if you don't mention the stamps I'll assume you're not interested in the draw. I'll draw one at random next Sunday so leave a comment by midnight GMT on Saturday  22nd June 2013.

Thanks for stopping by!


Kath said...

Gosh. This is totally different from your usual style. How clever! Very dramtic.

sam21ski said...

Oooh lovely card, sometimes the LIM style is so classy, and this just proves it!!

Sam xxx

Netty said...

Loving your fab LIM card, Annette x

Deborah said...

That is one fabulous card - in a style I love but can never achieve myself (inky fingers!)

Kaz said...

I adore this card Joanne, it's so classy xxx

Kathyk said...

Fab card, great idea and, yes please, I'd love to be in the draw


Kathy said...

Great card, Joanne. I'm a sucker for a B&W theme!

Hazel said...

Love the look of the monochrome and that hexagon die is so useful - I hadn't taken part in LIM for ages either, but did a couple of cards yesterday, but all I could find in my stash was some vellum that had honeycomb hexagons on it. Oh, and I would love my name to go in the draw for the HA stamp set. x

Adele said...

Very dramatic and stylish! Love it! xx

sally said...

Love your LIM card!


GinaA said...

Just love the hand coming out of the honeycomb, very arty, and the monochrome looks brill with the stamps. Thanks for your comment on my blog and I would be delighted to go into the draw for the stamps, they look super.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful take on the 'Less is more' challenge. You have such original ideas.

I have been popping online to visit your blogs and other forums members, but haven't been able to comment much as Mr L is poorly.

Good luck one and all in the draw for those fantastic stamps - they definitely would be perfect for a 'Less is more project' that's for sure

Unknown said...

Silly forgot to say - please may I be entered into the draw for the fabulous stamps

Thank you

Chrissie said...

This is brilliant!
Love the way the finger points to the sentiment!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Gerrina said...

Just had to peek back... Like the black and white; so simple but so clever desigened!

Nelda said...

Oh, I'd love to have that set of stamps - Chandalier w/birds! Love anything with hexagons too and having a hard time finding the right dies so thanks for your info.
Nelda Deakins

Janet said...

Your hexagon card is brilliant! I love its simplicity and the hand stamp certainly packs a punch!! Please enter me in the draw for the stamp set.


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very beautiful CAS card Joanne!


Victoria said...

Fabulously elegant and classy. Thanks for popping by my blog :)

gardenpinks said...

I always admire your CAS style cards - something I struggle with, also love the black and white. A fab card and would love to be entered into the draw for the stamps.
Lynn x

Jen Nelson said...

this is simply fabulous it

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen x
"Less Is More"

The Hardy Stamper said...

Your hexagon card is lovely. Please may I enter the draw for the stamps? Many thanks.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Well I love those Chandelier stamps - and I love your card too! Thank you for the chance to win,

Lucy x

Beverley said...

LOVE your card, it really stood out to me in the LIM gallery. The bold hexagons and pointing hand makes my CAS heart sing! Hugs Bev x

Viv said...

Gorgeous monochrome card,always looks so classy too I find.Thanks for the chance to win the stamps too :) Viv xx

Caroline said...

Live that set of stamps, hope you pick me. Love your eagle and hexagon cards

Anonymous said...

I have a weakness for Hero Arts stamps and would love a chance at winning the set. Thanks for the opportunity :)

I really enjoy your blog BTW because it is more quality than quantity, and your cards often make me think.