Monday, March 7, 2011

Less is More Week 5

This week at Less is More, they gave us the challenge of using pastels. While I often reach for more natural and subdued colors, I just happened to buy a pack of chalk inks in spring pastels a couple of weeks ago, so this was the perfect opportunity to use them.

I made several failed and frustrating attempts before realizing that what I really wanted to do was use all four colors on a card! What to do?

I pulled out my small dot stamp, and stamped a random polka dot background across a piece of white paper. Then I gave it a very thin mat in a matching blue. On a separate piece of paper I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment and carefully cut out around the frame. I mounted the sentiment on pop dots for added dimension.

When I finished this card I literally jumped for joy. Silly, I know, but it's a very happy card. And isn't it great when you have an idea that actually translates well to paper and ink?

Stamps: Hero Arts Three Messages, Small dot from Rubber Soul
VersaMagic Chalk Inks: spring pansy, sea breeze, aloe vera, pixie dust
Paper: PTI White, blue from scrap box


Mandi said...

Your card is stunning!
CAS to perfection
If that was a dp Id buy it! Superbly created
Thank you for entering our challenge
See you again
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee said...

Yay, brilliant, love it:0) xxx

Susan said...

This is just adorable! I LOVE the stamped cheerful!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love this, as I get use to CAS, I will have to try something like this, so pretty and soft.

massofhair said...

Gorgeous balanced card which would cheer anyone up... I really like circles:-)

Chrissie said...

It's surprising how difficult creating a random pattern can be and you have completely nailed it. Not only that, you have made a stunning card with it too!
Well done you, it's fabulous!
"Less is More"

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

choupynette said...

it is indeed a very happy card! it litteraly pops!

Jo said...

This is such a lovely card, what great colours. Jo x

Valerie said...

Fabulous card made me happy just looking at it!
Strange how lots of us struggled this week and then produced beautiful cards :)
Val x

Jenny said...

Brilliant, just goes to prove the most simple ideas are the best. Love it :)

Vicky Hayes said...

I absolutely LOVE this card - the stamped polka dots, the colours, the beautiful sentiment in that fabulous frame - it's all perfect!

Liza said...

Such a pretty card, I love the polka dots and the fresh colours.

Liza x

Aileen said...

I thought this was dp until I read your post. Well done in creating a lovely card. x