Thursday, 17 February 2011

Less Is More - one layer card

If I had time I'd photograph and blog all the failures that came before this:  First card, liked but messed up the sentiment.  Second attempt, changed colour of one of the inks, disliked it.  Then I remembered challenge used tree or flower, so first two had a lighthouse and some sand dunes.  OK...  Out with some pretty Artemio flowers and a butterfly, but they looked very clunky and too busy.  First try at this, just in green, was BEAUTIFUL.  So how exactly did I get a big green blob above the birds, just left of centre?  This is the final try before giving up and getting stuck into the blackcurrant gin, thank goodness it worked!  Fifth time lucky...
Paper Artsy border and sentiment stamped in green Versafine, I masked and added some Distress Inks because too many of the same cards with the same silly mistakes get tedious lol!  You know I've just thought...  would these be very understated flowers or very twiggy trees??  Whatever, it is late and we go away tomorrow, it is what it is!

My card is for the following challenges:
Less Is More - One layer, flower or tree
Charisma Cardz - Spring has sprung
Crafts & Me - Wings (birds)
Forgotten Scraps - Spring


  1. The perseverance award goes to you! I don't think I would try it 5 times-way too impatient :) You did get a beautiful outcome. hugs~

  2. Beautiful inking...and beautiful scene!! LOVE the sentiment!

  3. this one is very pretty, love the soft coloring - thanks for sharing about the "failures" - nice to know i'm not the only one (lol)

  4. This is lovely, glad you persisted with it! Laughed at the gin comment, too funny. Beautiful one layer card, very elegant and a cool senti too. Enjoy your get a way!

  5. Whoever said Clean and Simple was a quick way of knocking out a card?
    If you want an interesting effect it needs thought, care and effort... thanks for doing all that with this card... and the prototypes Anne... but the finished result is great. That's a lovely band of colour and the images are super(be they tree or flower)!
    Thanks so much for joining us again this week.
    "Less is More"

  6. It was worth all the effort - this is really lovely. The sunset sky and tree tops work beautifully. I lvoe the little birds!!

  7. Aww Anne what perseverance!
    Thank you, its very much appreciated!
    your card is super, that stamp looks very effective as does thr back ground colour

    Thanks for joining us and do hope you will come back again week after week
    "LEss is More"

  8. Lovely card Anne, who would think how hard it is to make a simple card!!

  9. It always works in the end. A lovely card. Elaine

  10. This is beautiful. Have a lovely break.


  11. Super card and well worth all that hard work.
    Lynne xxx

  12. Anne this is so lovely, well done :O) Viv xx

  13. such a creative card and very spring like.Goodluck at charisma

    clare x

    hope you can follow us too!!

  14. Wonderful card- I love the colors you used. Your creation story is funny.....

  15. This is beautiful...sometimes less IS more!! Great job!

  16. Just dropping by to check out your great card! Thanks for playing along in the "Spring or Flowers" challenge at Forgotten Scraps. ;D

  17. Trust me, it looks like all that perseverence has paid off !! Your card is gorgeous !! With all toys and pp available these days, its hard to find ladies using only inks !! You've done and incredibly beautiful job with the stamp !!! Love it/



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