Thursday, September 27, 2012

CASology & Less is More

This week, I combined the CASology "shoe" challenge with the Less is More take three challenge.  For the shoe challenge, I used these baby booties, the only shoe stamps I own.  I used these shoes on my youngest daughter's birth announcements seven years ago and I don't think I've used them since.

The Less is More challenge is to combine three past challenges.  I chose the following challenges:

Week 5 : pastels
Week 68: baby or child
Week 12: off-center
Week 34: sketch 3 also works, I think

I used a Close to My Heart stamp set called argyle backgrounds to stamp the strips that hang behind the shoes.  I first made this card using different colors of inks for each element.  I much prefer it monochromatic, so I made one in light blue and one in lavender.

Unfortunately, I had a terrible time photographing these.  The pastel colors look very washed out and the baby booties don't stand out enough.  They do look much better in real life. :) 

Paper: PTI white
Stampes: All Night Media, Close to My Heart argyle backgrounds, PTI sentiment
Ink: memento lulu lavender,  VersaMagic Sea Breeze


onecraftymama said...

Trying to photograph those light colours is a challenge indeed! I love those baby booties - so pretty! And the monochromatic look totally works :)

Ardyth said...

Love the pretty soft colours! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Jenni's Jems said...

Great minds think alike! and love the soft colours you have used fab baby card x

Susan said...

Love those baby booties, in fact, I just finished a card I was going to submit to CASology! LOL! Great minds, huh! I realized when I started trying to make a card for CASology, that I really don't have any stamps that are "shoes"....except the bootie! Good for you combining two challenges!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, such pretty color choices and such soft designs...perfect baby cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's a super sweet card, Ann, and a perfect take on the challenges!! I have that bootie stamp, too, and just love it.

lostinpaper said...

I would never have thought of a 'baby' shoe, such a great idea and such a sweet card Ann! loVe it!

Faith A said...

Aw! how VERY cute, and delicate.

Mandi said...

Love the subtlety
Pretty cards, great layout
Thank you
mandi LIM

Tracey McNeely said...

Sweet baby shoes. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Rosemary said...

both cards are so sweet, ann.. the perfect baby card! love the layout and that little touch of argyle! thanks so much for playing along with CASology each week!

Jen W. said...

Glad we could help you get that stamp out of retirement - these cards are totally worth it! Thanks for playing along with CAsogy this week!