Wednesday, 18 April 2012


The Less is More challenge this week is to create a one layer card with hand drawn doodling. What a fun project! Here is my entry:

I started with a plain white 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" card made of Neenah card stock. In order to add a hand drawn background for this sweet little kitty, I started by creating a mask to cover the area where I intended to place the stamped image. I used an Avery Label Pad sticky note to create a mask. I love these sticky notes because they have a solid sticky area covering the entire back of the note. I also masked off the left side and bottom of the card in order to add some detail afterward. Once I had the masks in place, I used my Copic markers to draw a grassy field as a backdrop for the cat. Once I was happy with the background, I removed the mask and stamped the cat image, using an adorable stamp from The Stamp Barn. I stamped an image with a Stampscapes rubber stamp. This is a terrific stamp and has many uses. On this card, I used it to create a bush and added a little colour to give the impression of a flowering Spring plant. I added some colour to the cat and made her look like a calico in memory of my sweet little cat, Sunny that passed away several years ago. I added some detail with a fine black Copic Multiliner and then added a bit of colour with a couple of Gelly Roll sparkle pens along the left side and the bottom edges. I added a sentiment from Papertrey Ink from their Script Sentiments set and as a final touch (although I'm not sure you can see it in the photo), I added a tiny bit of Ranger Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the flowers of the bush.

Hope you like it!

Until next time,


  1. this is a wonderful card,

    your background looks fine

  2. I really like it ! Your background is awesome, great card !

  3. This is very clever Carol!
    What a sweet kitty too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. What a beautiful scene and fantastic art work!

  5. Very beautiful card!
    Greetings, Karin

  6. Superb scenery Carol
    Terrific card
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"


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