Tuesday 8 February 2011

Less is more

There's a new challenge blog on the block for those of us with a bit of a thing for the Clean and Simple style. Less is More has just launched and the first week of each month is a colour challenge. The very first combo is black, white and pink.

I'm combining challenges today - the member company forum challenge for Crafty Secrets over at Splitcoast this week is to use punches. I punched small circles from cardstock stamped with the script stamp and various images from the Artsy Banners set. I alternated the ink colour for foreground/background. The little hello is from Mini Memories and served as the perfect sentiment in terms of size and style!

I didn't want to mat the circles but I did want to define the edges so I ran a Copic Multiliner round each circle once it was stuck down.

Artsy Banners (plus sentiment from Mini Memories) - Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets

Smooth white

Versacraft by Tsukineko (Cherry Pink)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Copic Multiliner
Squeeze punch by Fiskars (small circle)
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by, do check out Less is More if you fancy a clean and simple challenge!


Kathyk said...

I really like this card


Hearts Turned said...

Good morning, Joanne!

Boy..."less is more" is a tough one for me--as you well know! Beautiful job on this one, my friend! That set is perfect for what you chose to do--love it!

Hope you're having a wonderful day, my friend!


Chrissie said...

This is what I call a fab job!
Great card Joanne!
Thanks so much for joining in our first ever challenge. I really hope you'll join us again next week!
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Cool design...love the card!!

Caroline Hallett said...

this is lovely - has a really nice vintage feel about it

Deborah Frings said...

Love it!! This looks like a row and postmarks!! I love the detail on all the images. Fab!

sam21ski said...

Lovely xxxx

Lynne said...

Fabulous card.
Lynne xxx

Mandi said...

Absolutely super card, love everything about it!Thanks so much for supporting our first week, hope to see you again for Saturday's new challenge

"Less is More"

Janice said...

oh how very YOU! Will check out the new challenge. Not that I have time to make anything at the moment.

Marlou McAlees said...

love your card :)

Donelda said...

this is so awesome ... great layers and details!

farmhouse-story said...

very sweet card-love the copics lining:)

Sue said...

love your card and such a fabulous design too:)

Thank you for visiting my blog


Laura Tee said...

Lovely card! And sounds like a great challenge, I'm going to join in as well. :)

joanne wardle said...

I adore this!! I love how each of the circles has so much interest.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant card! x

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Like it a lot :) Love the simplicity and the detail in it

Anonymous said...

Love this one, beautifully aligned stamping too
Please pop by my blog if you get time and grab the 24 hour freebie digi stamp (altered alice ) while its there.
Have a wonderful and creative weekend
hugs June

Lesley Edmonds said...

I really like this! Very elegant and stylish. Love all that white space.
Lesley x

Jean Franks Beck said...

Gorgeous, Joanne - love how it's clean and simple and vintage, too!

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning Joanne!!!