Friday, 3 August 2012

Less Is More Challenge

The "Less is More Challenge" this week is to create a card using the following sketch:

Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

I used Hero Arts Layering Paper for the card base. This particular colour came from the Floral package. I love this paper because it is only coloured on one side and it is nice to have a plain white background inside the card for stamping a greeting or for writing in a personal message.
I used a Martha Stewart border punch and Whisper White Stampin' Up paper for the scalloped edge, which I also scored above and below the coloured layer for some extra dimension. The coloured band was stamped with a Studio Calico Lattice background stamp and embossed with white Tsukineko embossing powder on watercolour paper. I used sponge daubers and Distress Inks (Broken China and Seedless Preserves) to blend the colours. When I was pleased with the effect, I misted it with Perfect Pearls and allowed the colours to blend further. When it was dry, I trimmed it to fit and mounted it on the white band of paper. The little butterfly was stamped and embossed with black embossing powder and coloured with Tombow watercolour markers and blended with a water brush. The final step was to stamp the sentiment with black Archival ink.

Until next time,


  1. Just got in under the ire with this one Carol... it's simply gorgeous!
    What a wonderful transition of colour!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Should say 'wire' Carol... sorry about that!


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