Monday, 14 March 2011

Less is more....


I have made these cards for the *Less is More* challenge blog. The theme is *Off the Edge*. The card also has to have little or no embelishments, lots of white space, just one layer, must be clean and simple etc. This is not usually my cup of tea, I prefer to put more on than less. But I wanted to try it, so here are my 2 cards. They have both been stamped with TH forest moss and bundled sage, lightly distressed around the edges, the image is partly off the page, and there are no extra embellishments. And I decided to keep them just one colour, as that is something I do like.
The first one has been stamped with a hedgehog from LaBlanche, and the sentiment means *Paths are created by walking along them*. The seond one is also from LaBlanche, and the sentiment from Dark Room Door.

I suppose it does us good to do something different once in a while, and at least I can now say that I tried.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

24 comments:

  1. Wow.... I love the first card with the hedgehog. Beautiful, I love every thing about it.

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  2. That first hedgepig card is just lovely and the second suitably arty to match the sentiment.

    Kathy

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  3. Love them both, but I am sure the ML card is more you! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. These are both lovely cards, I'm very fond of hedgehogs so that has to be my favourite :0) Jo x

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  5. These are stunning! I love the hedgehog one, if I had to choose
    Fabulous submissions!
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  6. These are both gorgeous Valerie. Love the colour and the stamps you chose.
    xx

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  7. 2 great cards, I love 'em both! Barb

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  8. And a very good try it was! These are both lovely, you did a great job with the white-space.

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  9. They're both great, Valerie, you did a smashing job. I've been well impressed with all the Less Is More cards I've seen recently and am wondering whether to have a go myself but don't know where to start yet, I think it's probably a lot harder than it looks. Still, it will be something new to try.

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  10. Beautiful cards, Valerie! I especially love the Mona, she's one of my all time faves :)

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  11. Yvonne, she is my fave, too! It's a great stamp.

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  12. These are really fantastic!!!

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  13. These are both amazing and I love that you only used one colour ink.

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  14. Both are gorgeous! I am so drawn to one layer cards like this... probably because I find them difficult to do (can't resist those layers of ephemera I like so much), but so very beautiful. I love to try it every so often, too... but I have to be in the right creative mind, or it ends up with embellishments, LOL! Yours are so very beautifully done!

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  15. Hi Vallerie ... great job, for someone like myself who likes the more is better technique! Simple can be so beautiful and you have captured that feeling. Loved your last 'stamping on tin' post as well. Love popping over here ... you inspire me.

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  16. Beautiful cards Valerie, they look like little masterpieces! Love your blog background, the birds are gorgeous :)
    Val x

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  17. They are gorgeous Val :O) Chris xx

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  18. Both these cards are simply lovely (!!!) I'm rubbish at clean and simple but you seem to have mastered it, well done.

    Hugs - Carole xxx

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  19. Ohhh Valerie, these are simply stunning. your less is more cards are fabulous, you always inspire me so very much
    hugs June xxxx

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  20. Beautiful cards Valerie, the hedgehog is just gorgeous and a great quotation for it. Annette x

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  21. Two beautiful artistic cards. x

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  22. yet more lovely cards val, well done...

    maria xx

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