Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Less is More 35

Challenge 35 at Less is More is to make a CAS card using the color of your eyes as the predominant color. My eyes are hazel, so I pulled out a few shades of green that I felt were the best match.


I think big, beautiful images can hold their own on a card, and Hero Arts three ferns worked perfectly for this. I used sage ink and rolled it in a little bit of Sahara sand along the edges. I love this image.


I couldn't figure out a sentiment placement on this card. I used a darker green ink and didn't feel I could place the sentiment in amongst the stems like I did on the first card. I wanted to do some kind of sentiment strip with a button, but nothing looked right to me. I may keep playing with this one.


This card is based loosely on last week's sketch, with the image in the upper left corner and the sentiment in the lower right. I really hated to miss last week's challenge, but nothing I made seemed blog-worthy. It was one of those weeks where my ideas didn't translate well to paper and ink. Oh, well!

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts three ferns, PTI sentiment
Paper: PTI ripe avocado, rustic cream, vintage cream
Ink: Versamagic chalk ink sage, Niagara mist, Spanish olive, Sahara sand

23 comments:

Katina said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all of these. You do this style of card brilliantly! xx

Mandi said...

These are terrific, I love them
Wonderful stamp, I often mean to buy it!
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Carol said...

Three wonderful cards Ann, that fern stamp is fabulous. Carol x

Lynne said...

Fabulous, love them all.
Lynne xxx

Anne said...

Whew what a lovely stamp and beautiful elegant cards.
Anne
x

Jenny said...

You can't go wrong with that beautiful stamp Ann, love the composition of the sympathy card :)
Jenny x

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards...amazing how you can change it up just by moving the stamp around...love all 3!!

Chrissie said...

Fabulous stamp and fabulous cards!
I saw this stamp for the first time today on another site and loved it... now here it is again.
Beautiful!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Rosemary said...

good grief... all three cards are absolutely GORGEOUS, ann! i think i need to get out my "three ferns" stamp and ink it up!!

Debgem said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. I really like the ferns and the colours are so calm, so pretty!

Sarah said...

love them all - the colours and purity make them all so beautiful - lovely work! Sarah at 92

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, Beautiful, clean and so effective, I love these, Gay xxx

Carol said...

Oh, how I LOVE your cards! They are simply beautiful! I have that stamp and never quite know what to do with it, but you've provided wonderful inspiration!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Stunning!

Vicky Hayes said...

Perfection Ann!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful stamp and you made some very classy cards with it!

Ang C said...

A beautiful stamp - great cards

Jean Straw said...

Your cards are lovely, it is a fabulous stamp. Jean x

Sue said...

Fabulous cards. I love how you've made subtle changes to each card to create completely different looks. Sue.x

Pauline said...

These 3 designs are wonderful! The image is a beauty, and the sentiments placed perfectly.

Lisa A. said...

You have used this stamp beautifully...I LOVE all three!!

Judy1223 said...

CONGRATULATIONS on having this card showcased at LIM! Way to go!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Every time I see a card made with that stamp I fall in love with it all over again! I really MUST buy it! Love what you've done with it. xxx