Sunday 10 July 2011

Less is More - Week 23 - OLC

Hello there

Glad to report things are starting to get back to normal here, Emily is fully recovered from the viral infection and back to her normal self.  So I got a chance to make a card yesterday evening as she slept soundly through the night for the first time in a week.  She got 11 hours, bliss!

My card is for the current Less is More challenge, which I missed last week as I didn't get a chance to craft while Emily was ill.  This week Mandi and Chrissie have set the challenge of a One Layer Card featuring something with legs!  Well I will no doubt come back to this again and try something more arty - but my first thought was this:

The little girl does actually have legs in the stamp, but I thought it looked quite good with her at the bottom of the card, so I just stamped off the edge.

The stamp is a Kanban one which I coloured in with a mixture of Prisma and WHSmith artist pencils.  The greeting is part of another sentiments stamp set.

This is not my original attempt at this card, that one I had coloured in only with Prisma pencils.  I don't think you can see from the picture but I've added a touch of 3d gloss to the buttons on the phone and when I did this originally the gloss smeared.  So I re-stamped and coloured again, using my WHSmith pencils and that card I ruined by smudging the sentiment.  So as not to waste it I put a Craftwork Cards sentiment over the smudge - therefore making it ineligible for this weeks' LiM.  So I set about again stamping and colouring again, this time I got the card above.

The difference in the look of the images, using the different pencils, is really interesting.  I thought anyway, I might just be being a bit geeky here!  I thought I'd pop up the other cards so you can see what I mean.

Just with Prismas:

Everything, apart from the skin tones, with WHSmith Artist pencils:
I must admit I really like the way this one has turned out, but know it can't go into the challenge as it has the 3d greeting on.

So glad to be able to participate in LiM again, really missed it last week and off now to say hello on Mandi and Chrissie's blogs and have a look see at everyone elses entries.



fatmonica said...

I love these cards-what a gorgeous stamp!

Ang C said...

A lovely card - such a sweet stamp

Wishcraft said...

Fab cards Sarah. Super cute image and your colouring looks great on all of them :o) Lisa x

froebelsternchen said...

beautiful cards!

Kathyk said...

Lovely cards, great color selection too


Beryl K said...

I love these cards, such a cute image
Beryl x

GinaA said...

having the legs disappear is a great idea, fab card

Netty said...

So cute and good design, Annette x

Jayne A said...

Love it. Stamping off the bottom worked so well with this stamp.


Wendy said...

Lovely cards Sarah,such a cute image.
Wendy xx

coops said...

fantastic cas card sarah.i love this sweet kanban image. :D

xx coops xx

Susan said...

What a precious card! I love it!!
My Card

debby4000 said...

oh I think they're fabulous Sarah.

Mandi said...

Adore the placement
So glad your Emily is better

Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

ninarsku said...

yep, I love these. So cute!

Suze Bain said...

Super cards & great colouring. xx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is lovely Sarah! I like the way you've stamped off the edge of the card. So glad Emily is better now.

Sarah-Jane said...

What a cute stamp. I like the way you have stamped the image over the edge, I think it works well. Glad your little one is feeling better now. xx

Maya said...

Ohhh these two are gorgeous!!
Wonderful coloring of the gorgeous image ♥
Hugs from Maya

Aileen said...

She looks really sweet at the bottom of the card. x

Juls said...

these are just gorgeous!! love the C&S look! Hugs juls