Saturday, 5 February 2011

"Less is More" begins today

Here it is, my first card for our new challenge at "Less is More".  As it is the first challenge of the month it's a colour challenge and for our first combo we have picked Pink, Black and White.
We have been totally overwhelmed by the fabulous response and support for our venture from bloggers from all around the world, and Mandi and I hope you will all enjoy joining in and visiting each other's blogs and leaving a few kind words.
This card uses an image from a Stampin' Up set which Mandi gave me, bless you Mandi, and a sentiment from yet another of her donations to me!
There is lots of white space here and  the sentiment and the image balance each other along the bottom of the card. Notice that I moved the image to the right of the mount to achieve this.
When there are minimal elements on a card the positioning of these elements is all important and sometimes it helps to move them around until you see an arrangement which is pleasing to the eye!
Trial and error is a good way to find out!
The joy of using acetate to position a sentiment is a great asset as you can move the stamped acetate around your card to see where the sentiment would be best placed.
Take a look at the challenge blog to see how I did this one.
Wish us luck on this very exciting day for us, we can't wait to see what you produce.
Paperplay challenges - Stamp it out!
Charisma Cardz - What! no embellishments!


  1. Love those wellies Chrissie and what a fantastic sentiment stamp! It's perfect for you. A beautiful card, as always.
    Sharon xx

  2. Hi hun
    beautiful CAS card as always, luv the wellies, got mine with me! lol, sue,xx

  3. Ahh, I knew you would be a good fit for this team! I am pea green with envy at your CAS skills :)

    Beautiful card, as ever!

  4. FANTASTIC card Chrissie

    Isn't it exciting!

  5. Fabulous card Chrissie....loved this weeks theme and looking forward to further challenges and inspiration.

    Ali x

  6. Absolutely fabulous. Love it! Love Sheila x

  7. Gorgeous card, I am sure I will learn a lot from your challenges, thank you

  8. fab CAS card
    thanks for playing with us at Paperplay this week

  9. Love this card - it's so striking. Good luck with the new challenge blog - and thanks for sharing your great tips with us.
    Caroline xxx

  10. Chrissie, this is just stunning. Love it's simplicity... beautiful.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our "Stamp it Out" Challenge. ♥

  11. just LOVE IT! the tiny images and the simple sentiment - such a fabulous CAS creation! thanks for sharing this with the Charisma Gals this week! :D

  12. I really love this card. Thankyou also for sharing the tip about using duplo as a stamp positioner on "Less is More"...saved me some pennies. x


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