Monday, March 14, 2011

Less Is More Challenge Week 6: One Layer Card- "Off The Edge"

This weeks challenge over at the Less Is More challenge blog is "One Layer Card- Off The Edge." The guidelines are simple... create a card by stamping directly on the base- no layers or embellishments- and your image must go off the edge of your base. The following card is actually the second one I created. I used the peacock from the Fiskars "Plumage" clear stamp set and created the look by stamping the image twice- once in slate blue and once in purple. I did the same with the sentiment (Hero Arts). I then did some outlines of the feathers and also the sentiment with a gold gel pen (which is a very subtle accent). I felt the two colors on top of each other would create some visually interesting depth.

This next card is my Honorable Mention. It's actually the first one I created for the challenge. It also happens to be my favorite of the two. The reason I am not officially submitting it is I felt perhaps there was not enough "negative space" for this particular blog. Part of the reason is because I used a smaller card base than usual. I love how it turned out though! I created this card by using my new Hero Arts Flower Burst background stamp inked with white chalk ink. This was the first time I used this stamp so I was pretty happy for the excuse to give it a try. The sentiment is the same as on the card above (also Hero Arts). I added some touches of silver with a gel pen (if I make it again I don't think I will do the silver) and I finished the card off with a spritz of Tsukineko's Shimmer Mist. It's not visible in the photograph, but it is such a lovely touch!

I hope you've enjoyed this weeks submissions! If I get a chance perhaps I will try a few more!

As always



  1. your cards are beautiful, i quite like Peacocks, with all there beautiful colours.Your second card is gorgeous and the image is great and such a fab card...

    Babs x

  2. Loving both cards - but think my favorite is also the second one

  3. Oh these are fun, thanks for your comment on my card.

  4. I love both of these cards but my favourite is definitely the second and it certainly looks CAS to me. What a great design.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment,
    Gina x

  5. I love the way you placed the peacock image.

    Swap-Bot Phoerauf

  6. Fabulous cards. my fav is the blue one.
    Thank you for your lovly comment on my blog. The butterfly stamp is from an A4 theme plate by Elusive Images called Patchwork Butterfly. Sadly they no longer trade (which is why I didn't list it) but will be relaunching soon as Chocolate Barogue. it will be an online shop.
    Sue x

  7. Both cards are CAS and beautiful. You should enter both! :-)

  8. Hi Angela
    Love both your cards, the peacock one is stunning! Beautifully coloured
    Thanks for entering
    Great to see you
    "Less is More"

  9. Hi Angela,
    Both cards are absolutely stunning!
    I noticed that Mandi said she loved the peacock and I love the blue one, but when I look at your two cards they just about sum up the respective styles of Mandi and me, she is the peacock and I'm the geometric flowers!
    Superb submissions!
    "Less is More"

  10. Love both your cards - difficult to pick a fav!

  11. Love both your cards. I'm impressed with your double stamping on the peacock and I love the simplicity of your white geometric flowers. x

  12. Angela, both cards are so pretty...but I definitely am with you on the blue card...exquisite!

  13. Both cards are very elegant. It would be difficult for me to say which one i like best! bravo!

  14. While they are both great cards my favorite is the blue one, I love Hero Arts stamps and flowers. The peacock is very clever though.
    Thanks for your comments.

    Kath x

  15. Two fabulous cards. I love them both.
    Lynne xxx

  16. Two gorgeous cards Angela, the peacock is stunning.


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