Saturday, 15 September 2012

Week 85 at Less is More

Another week, another challenge at Less is More and this time it's to use an 
somewhere on a card.
In fact I love using simple shapes for mounting images. I have a whole heap of differently shaped Spellbinder labels, (more than I should have really) but really prefer to use simple circles, ovals, squares or rectangles. It probably goes with my love of Less is More values.
Isn't this a cute little boat from The Rubber Stamp Gallery, I simply coloured it with Promarkers and  drew a few random seagulls and added the waves, which were made from the scraps from my SU scalloped punch.
The letters are from the Sizzix Typeset die.
From the same company here is a fab sea bird, I'm not sure if it's a curlew or what, but I love it. If I had a cottage by the sea I would love one of these chaps sitting on the window ledge looking out at the waves.
More details are on the LIM blog.
This one does and doesn't have much white space if you see what I mean... because it is layered I guess, but I love the effect of the recessed oval. It's fun anyway. The image is from Hero Arts, I have the jacket, but I'm afraid I'm missing the boots from the set, if I find one I must get it... if any one sees one for sale somewhere, do let me know. The sentiment is from Studio G.
If I don't manage to comment on your cards from the Less is More blog, it will be due to Internet connection problems, so I'll apologise in advance if I don't get to leave you a comment for a few weeks.
I hope you'll understand.
Have a great week.


  1. Great inspiration once again. Thank you.
    Lynne xxx

  2. Fab examples - should set everyone thinking "oval"


  3. Those Rubber Stamp Gallery images are beautiful using the cut outs for waves is inspired and I love the monochrome of the seagull the sentiment embellishment is so in keeping with the image. Great idea for the Christmas card,

  4. Beautiful inspiration... Thanks Chrissie!

  5. Great set of cards , love the boat and so love the xmas one.

  6. These are all CAS-tastic, Chrissie, but I am particularly enamored with your "ahoy there" the waves, boat, and seagulls :)

  7. I hear you on the Spellbinders - all the wonderful shapes and it's my ovals that come out time and time again. (I also have more than my fair share of border punches and it's almost always the simple scallop punch that comes out.)

    Love all of your cards - that jaunty little sea bird made me smile. I love your basic coloring as it keeps the entire focus on him!

  8. Hola Chrissie, i'm sorry you can't read my little prince post,in my sidebar i have a translator.
    Very busy days for me, start school and return to the routine.
    Gorgeous cards Chrissie, thank you for your support every week.
    Fantastic cards, as always.
    Hugs from Palma
    I have problems with blogger too, the header of my blog has disappeared, horrible..

  9. Great cards Chrissie & my fave is the "ahoy" card. A super little stamp.
    Sally x

  10. Gorgeous cards Chrissie! I particularly like the second as I collect wooden birds like you collect chickens! Vicky x

  11. What a gorgeous cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. Hi Chrissie, the little boat is adorable. As always wonderful cards! Carole xox

  13. Great cards Chrissie - I'm going to have to check out that stamp company I love the bird stamp.
    I really like the ho ho ho card too.

  14. Hi Chrissie, I finally got around to playing this has been a bit crazy to say the least but I have a bit of frre time to catch up with blogger :0)
    I agree the simple shapes are the best for CAS cards and I love the bird and boat stamp.. great storybook style of images :0) All three are super cards.
    Jenny x

  15. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration....

  16. Fab cards. My fav is the second one, don't usually go for birds but I love the simplicity of this one.
    sorry to hear you are still experiencing internet probs - nightmare!

  17. Fabulous inspiration Chrissie! Hope your internet isssues solves soon.


  18. Soooo fabulous cards, all very elegant

  19. Lovely cards. Really like the seagull. They are such a pest up here in real life but yours looks adorable. x

  20. Hi Chrissie,

    Thanks for the kind comments on my card... You made my day and am so glad that you liked my creation.

    Your cards are simple and stylish... love the waves in the first, the baker's twine in the second and the hat in the third.


  21. Your cards are all adorable this week, Chrissie! I just love the little boat in the oval with the scalloped waves (great idea!). Have a wonderful week!

  22. Loving your seasidey cards - still waiting for summer so can't quite get my head round Christmas yet!!

  23. These are all so completely different, and all fabulous.

  24. All 3 of these are fantastic, Chrissie!

  25. Lovely cards! I think my favorite might be the Christmas card! So bright and pretty!

  26. You always have such lovely inspiring cards. Another week where you haven't let me down for inspiration!!

  27. Hi Chrissie, Fab cards again from you:0) I particularly love the bird it's a brilliant shape, I'm pretty keen on the boat too! You can't go wrong with Santa's hat, that's a super card LOL Love them all!! Again!! LOL Hugs Gay x

  28. Fab cards again Chrissie, so hard to choose a fav this time, I love the first one... so clever, but the second looks so classy, then again the Xmas one is so cute, won't choose this time lol :) Viv xx

  29. What a great set of cards Chrissie but I absolutely love the little boat card. The way you did the waves was inspired!

  30. Oh, these are fabulous, Chrissie. My favorite is the middle one with that great seabird. I love the classic beach-y feel of it.

    I didn't get a chance to comment last week, but I wanted to say that the foliage card with the sponging was absolutely beautiful. One of my favorites ever. Such gorgeous color.

    ann Y.

  31. Fab cards Chrissie. Your LIM link isn't working xx Jan


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