Sunday, 21 October 2012

Less is More Week 90 - Theme

Hi bloggers! Long time no post. The reason being my daughter is now studying  to pass her LPC (Law Practice Course) before starting her training contract at a law company in Birmingham, so she is using the desk I usually craft at.  

She's gone off into town today for retail therapy and a much deserved rest from her books, so I've taken the opportunity to make a card for this week's Less is More challenge which is:


You can take your inspiration from colours, festivals, seasonal images... whatever... but don't forget to keep it simple and retain that white space!

And here's my card:

I started off by printing the quote directly onto the card.  I then used a background stamp from Stick and Stamp using Tea Dye Distress ink first and then re-inking around the edges with Aged Mahogany and overstamping.  I'm not sure who made the leaf stamp (it's been in my stash for many years).  I used a selection of inks to colour the leaves but then went over with Prisma pencils as the paper was beginning to buckle with the water brush. 

I hope the card doesn't look blurry to you as it does to me (not got my glasses on).

And just before I go I'd just like to wish Mandi the best of luck in her new venture - it sounds very exciting.

Bye until I don't know when.



Sue said...

Beautiful inking and stamping, Sue and the sentiment is perfect.

Chrissie said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue, wonderfully done.
Thanks so much
Less is More

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card.

sassy said...

wow love this and those colours really do reflect autum gorgeous card sue hugs sassyxxxxxxxxxxx

Vicky said...

Beautiful Sue...:o)

Big hugs Vicky xx

Joey said...

Sue this is really beautiful. Joey x

Annette said...

Beautiful card x

Glittertastic said...

This is gorgeous and the sentiment is lovely!

Jackie said...

What a stunning card, it is so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful card - love the colouring and the slightly windswept feeling to the background!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Sue! Gorgeous stamping.

Lynne said...

Beautiful card Sue. It looks so rich.
Lynne xxx

Loli said...

Hola sue, gorgeous card, great colouring, i like your leaves, a perfect autumnal card and the sentiment is wondeful, well done.
Hugs from Palma de Mallorca and i hope to see you soon.

Linby said...

This is really beautiful, I love how you printed the writing directly onto the card.

Chris said...

Just beautiful....

jane brown said...

A wonderful card, love the sentiment and the background stamping is beautiful!

Aileen said...

Beautiful Sue. Love your placement. x