Saturday, 4 June 2011

Less is More - Monochrome Colour Challenge

For this week's challenge I decided to do an interpretation of my blog background as the subject for my card.
The stamp, as many of you will recognise is the freebie from Craft Stamper magazine,which is so redolent of the animated one I added to my blog from Blogamation.
The side panel was masked and sponged using Stampin' Up Sahara Sand ink before stamping with a bunch of stamps similar to the designs on my background. A script one from French Foliage, a flourish from Joie and a Music manuscript stamp I've had for yonks. I embossed some of the white ink with clear embossing powder and also sponged a little darker ink in places to add interest. Its all very random and is a technique I really enjoy doing.
The chandelier stamp itself plus the sentiment were stamped with Timber brown Stazon to ensure good coverage over the embossing.
DO join in the fun at "Less is More"... we had an amazing 325 entries last week, Mandi and I can scarcely believe the phenomenal support we're receiving for our challenge. If you haven't joined in as yet, maybe this week is the time to give it a try.
OLW 56 - Father's Day

52 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card, love how you have made your background and that stamp is lovelly. Might have to try and get that magazine for that freebie. :)

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  2. Lovely card Chrissie xx Jan

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  3. Hi CHRISSIE
    fABBY CARD.....GORGEOUS ....
    MY MR bLOGGER WORKING ok.....unticked where you Sign in ....soooo simple i had a few Followers telling me so thanks to them .....i have been away for a week so only just got on to Comp.......
    Hugs Sylvie
    xxxx

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  4. So clever Chrissie, love the background and that chandelier is the spitting image of your animated blog image :)
    Jenny x

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  5. Hi hun
    gorgeous card, near perfect match for ya blog, classy as always, sue,x

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  6. wow, when you click into the picture, there is so much detail its really beautiful. Love it!
    Bet you had your work cut out with over 300 entrants last week - so glad its still growing!
    Tara x

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  7. WOW! I had to double-take in fact as I did recognise it. For a while I thought, "how did she get her blog animation on the card?" Very well done.

    cheers,
    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  8. So classy and subtle
    Thanks for the inspiration
    Hugs Posh x

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  9. Hello Chrissie, thank you for your comment, i'm happy to see you again.
    Fantastic work, fantastic challenge and fantastic cardmakers
    A hug from Palma de amllorca

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  10. Pretty and elegant card...and very classy, too!

    Great blog background as well :>)

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  11. Your card is fab-tastic!
    You never cease to blow me away with your wonderful stamping techniques

    Such a pleasure to work with you x

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  12. I so love the chandelier! Is it a stamp or a download for free?

    Many congrats on the success of your challenge blog -- your going to have to hire help! LOL

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  13. Lovely card! How versatile is the lovely chandalier image.

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  14. Wow classy or what, this is beautiful Chrissie
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  15. Thanks for the inspiration! Great card !

    Carol

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  16. A wonderful card, I love how you have re-created your blog banner! Beautiful and elegant.

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  17. A really stylish, elegant card Chrissie. Love the theme.

    Kat x

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  18. This is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog. ;)

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  19. This is just fabulous - what a cool idea!

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  20. I Love that little chandelier! How nice it must be to get free stamps with a magazine! Love the inking you did here...and the music and text faded into the background is awesome! You did a great job mimicing your blog! This challenge has certainly grown...and I'm wowwed by all the talent here. If it keeps growing, I'll never get around to all the blogs!...but I'll keep trying!
    My card is HERE

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  21. Wow - this is, as always, awesome! I just love the antique style against that white space xxxx *swoon*

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  22. This is so pretty, Chrissie. I love the way you masked your panel along the right edge, and all those lovely warm shades of brown. Thanks for another great challenge!

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  23. A wonderful card, Chrissie.

    Have a nice Sunday

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  24. It's a fabulous card Chrissie, and a perfect match, so beautifully stamped and positioned, love it! It's very inspiring.

    Enjoy your weekend,

    hugs
    Maarit

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  25. Great idea to take inspiration from your blog and it's turned out just great x

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  26. Great card and lovely blog background too!! xx

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  27. Another great card Chrissie! I love the background with the subtle stamping! It really makes the chandelier pop!

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  28. Such a beautiful card Chrissie. xx

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  29. Love this card Chrissie, many thanks for your comments
    Beryl x

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  30. Hi Chrissie, This is a beautiful card, I love the chandelier stamp (eerily similar to your background) and the random stamping behind, you've used gorgeous muted colours too, lovely! I'm having a computer prob at the moment so fiding it a bit difficult to get all done, hope to join in with LIM soon. Thank you for dropping by :0) xxx

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  31. Very elegant card Chrissy, very spooky how it matches your blog!
    Helen x

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  32. Love your inked/sponged panel. Your card design is very elegant. Love it!
    Kaz x

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  33. lovely card Chrissie.ove the colour tones & the sentimentis petfect for your blog.
    hugs
    Sharon xx

    p.s putting the H off centre on my card would have driven me up the wall ll! ! xx

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  34. Oh wow, I am loving this chandelier with the birds! What a pretty card!

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  35. Love the colour and layering on the background. Lynn x

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  36. Well, Lady LIM, this sure is one elegant and ladylike card. Seriously, it is jaw dropping in it's gorgeousness. That panel is a dream.
    Hugs,
    Sharon xx

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  37. Wow I think this is the first time I have looked at your blog and the chandellier hasn't blotted out your card.
    Lovely card, thanks for a great challenge.

    Kath x

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  38. Now that would be a great challenge - make a card to coordinate with your blog! (Mine's just white so perhaps that would be slightly too much less is more!) I love your blog background and the chandelier looks gorgeous against it on the card. Vx

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  39. Love your design Chrissie and it does match your blog perfect. Fab. xx

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  40. Another fab creation again Chrissie, what inspiration you both give us each week! it seems the LIMettes are growing week by week aren't they, you must be thrilled :O)Viv xx

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  41. This is so elegant and classy Chrissie - love your neutral colour choice, and the chandelier is fabulous.
    Thanks once again for an awesomely challenging challenge!! I'm addicted!!!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxxxx

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  42. I just adore the backdrop on your blog and it made a stunning card too!

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  43. I absolutely LOVE your card Chrissie. Simply STUNNING !!
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog.
    isa

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  44. Great card Chrissie, love the colours. Music and script are always a hit with me, and that CS chandelier stamp is fab this month. Love your blog background. Judith xx

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  45. Hi Chrissie

    What a stunning card and I do so love that freebie stamp and agree it is so like the Blogamation one (which you would have seen on my blog too). Love the panel you've created never thought to do that but it is so effective that might have to give it a go.

    Take care

    Tina
    X

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  46. Your card is elegant. I love the chandelier.

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  47. Stunning. I love that it echoes your blog 'decor'. This has such an elegant feel about it.

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  48. I do love your card Chrissie and the inspiration each week. Thanks for all your comments each week, I do appreciate them. You're right about the topper and base not matching on my music card but they do tone together irl. Carol x

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  49. Hi Chrissie, love your card - hope it's OK have used it as inspiration for one of my cards this week. Got really stuck with the theme this time! Sarah

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  50. Love this Chrissie. Sounds like fun how you've created your background. It's really effective. Really like that chandelier stamp - may have to get the Craft Stamper just for this. Sue.x

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