Saturday, 23 April 2011

"Less is More" - Off Centre

Happy St George's Day everyone!
Here I have used red and white, the colours of St George's flag for our challenge at "Less is More", which this week is entitled 'Off Centre'.
I chose to make a card using the emboss resist technique. The precise method is described on our challenge blog, do pop over and have a look and hopefully join in with our challenge this week.
I made the sentiment ... a little quote from Shakespeare, on the computer.
It's possible to have balance within a card even if there is no axis of symmetry, but by careful positioning of the elements, balance can be achieved. I think this looks balanced don't you?
If you haven't tried a Clean and Simple challenge before maybe now's the time to try!

47 comments:

  1. This is really striking Chrissie...love it! I may try resist emossing next...

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments every week, and for the inspiration too. I have tried new techniques and dug out otherwise un-used materials thanks to these challenges so keep them up!
    Lizy x

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  2. Gorgeous card Chrissie. I love the resist embossed look, and it makes for a very striking card.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  3. Hi hun
    fabulous card, striking colour, will miss not joining in when im away, boohoo wanted 10/10 for attendance, lol have lovely weekend, sue,x

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  4. Gorgeous card Chrissie - love the way you "stretch" us every week with the Less is More challenges

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  5. Such a great card Chrissie, such a lot to live up to already now but I will get my thinking cap on and ponder:O) Viv xx

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  6. I am loving the layered images and embossing. The image really pops with the vibrant reds. Never tried layered images with different embossings before - must have a try at this one. Another challenging challenge this week. Happy Easter. Lynn x

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  7. Brilliant - love the colours and the reason why you've used them. The image looks fantastic! Great challenge this week.

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  8. Great card Chrissie and the sentiment goes beautifully with the images. Thanks for the inspiration and the challenges.
    Linbyx

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  9. Lovely card Chrissie, like the St Georges colour theme too :)
    Jenny x

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  10. gorgeoau card Chrissie :-) I haven't used this technique for ages ,, I must get my heat tool out too :-)
    Thanks for your advice on my card, I went back and stamped more leaves and think it does look better even though I didn't manage to get the margins quite right :-)

    Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  11. sorry ,, I did mean gorgeous !!! :-)

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  12. Gorgeous card Chrissie. Love the colours and resist technique you've used. This week's challenge was much easier :o) Lisa x

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  13. Gorgeous card and the use of red certainly makes it dramatic , I love it.
    Marie

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  14. This is really striking Chrissie and makes me want to go and do some resist embossing!

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  15. Another stunning card My Lady LIM

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  16. Hi Chrissie, such a stunning card - love the colour. I thought at first look that 'off centre' would be easy, but I'm beginning to wonder! Sarah

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  17. Black, Red and White, very much a wow combo. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

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  18. Love this card Chrissie, the emboss resist gives a very dramatic effect.
    hugs
    Sharon x

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  19. Very nice...great idea for a challenge...thank you!

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  20. Beautiful card Chrissie, the embossed panel is fab. Have a great week. x

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  21. I love this card, and do appreciate that you include detailed instructions on how to do the techniques.
    Ruth C

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  22. Love it - it does look very balanced to me, I think it's the opposite positioning of the sentiment taht balances it so well.

    Thanks for continuing to show not just fab cards and great challenge ideas but new techniques each week too.

    Love
    Victoria
    x

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  23. Chrissie, this card is just beautiful. I love the embossing...and I love the red...which happens to be one of my favorite colors! Thanks for the detailed instructions on how to make the card!

    Thanks again for a great challenge!

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  24. The quote matches the image perfectly! what a terrific valentine's day card ~

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  25. lovely! i always enjoy the less is more challenge. thanks

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  26. Striking card, love red white and black:0) Happy Easter and St Georges day to you. Thank you for commenting on my card, love the challenges that you're setting for us all:0) xxx

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  27. Brilliant techniques and well executed - not that I'm an expert or anything. :-) I just wanted to say how I appreciate skillful work as it's what I aspire to do.

    I very nearly used this sketch for my entry but maybe another time.

    I love this card.

    cheers,
    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  28. Stunning and clever card, not used this technique for a long time so might try it out again soon:-)

    Thanks for your lovely comment and i'm glad you liked the chocolate card without the stars. Always great to get excellent feedback. Thanks for another brilliant challenge:-)

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  29. It's always good to read the thought behind your cards Chrissie! I really like this weeks entry......keep them coming!

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  30. This is a lovely card, Chrissie!

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  31. Very pretty stamp and the elegance of the sentiment is a perfect match!

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  32. Simply stunning as always Chrissie, love it

    Happy Easter

    Ali x

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  33. Love the Shakesperian quote Chrissie and think your embossing resist technique looks awesome and perfectly fits your card. Thanks for the inspiration and fun. Hope you have a good week. Hugs Cherry XXX

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  34. LOVE the colour scheme and the card in general. Very inspiring.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  35. What a lovely card like the red and white also thanks for all the comments each wk ok my cards.
    Nicky

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  36. This is a fabulous card, love the white on the red and thanks for the tech stuff. Keep up the good work.

    Kath x

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  37. Gorgeous card, love the sentiment, and interested about the emboss resist technique
    Jose

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  38. Beautiful card Chrissie I love the image and colour. Hope you had a lovely Easter.. Chris x
    ps got fed up keep typing chrisseieann lol so Chris from now

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  39. I love this card - especially the way you used only a touch of black with the red and white.

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  40. It is gorgeous, Chrissie! I love it!

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  41. Black, white and red are always classy and elegant - that sentiment adds more elegance too. A truly lovely card and perfectly balanced!

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  42. Your card is so pretty. I've never done the emboss resist technique, but you've inspire me to give it a try. I almost never break out my embossing powders!

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  43. This is so pretty Chrissie, I love the colour combo, really striking xx

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  44. Chrissie, I just love your card. You've inspired me to try embossing resist again after a long time. I am so loving the LIM challenges. Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

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  45. A fab card Chrissie. The resist technique is not one I use much, but is so effective I may have to persevere a bit more with it. Sue.x

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie