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card #2 for less is more

March 1, 2011

While blog hopping through all the entries for this weeks Less is More I got so inspired by some of the techniques being used I just had to have another go.

This challenge blog has totally got me hooked and all the crafters are so friendly with constructive critism that you can’t help but improve in the skills of CAS cards.

A big thank you to Chrissie and Mandi for starting this wonderful blog.

Well here is my 2nd card of the week:


For this card I have done some masking with 3 3cm squares and some torn paper for the edges.

I inked over the masking with Pretty Color pigment stamp pad and a sponge. this is a 5 colour ink pad that my children have totally destroyed with there stamping but is great for sponging with.

The flower stamp is a large border stamp from Whispers that i got in a set when i first started stamping a few years ago and i haven’t used it in ages.  I have coloured it with watercolour pencils.

squares are bordered with a journaling pen.

Sentiment: Lizzie Anne Designs – Simply Sentiments.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2011 6:10 pm

    Oh my, this is great!
    You’ve really got the LIM bug too haven’t you!
    You’ve no idea how happy that makes me!
    You’ve used some fabulous techniques on this card and the outcome is superb!
    Well done you!
    See you next week!
    “Less is More”

  2. March 1, 2011 6:10 pm

    LIM and CAS – I’m loving this card and these techniques – FAB


  3. March 1, 2011 6:47 pm

    Hello Jillys thank you for visit my blog and post a comment, a really good job, i like work with watercolours too.
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca Spain

  4. March 1, 2011 7:51 pm

    This is stunning

  5. March 1, 2011 8:11 pm

    This is fab – I love the masking with torn paper.

  6. March 1, 2011 9:45 pm

    This is a great card. I love the masking too also I like the frames drawn around the squares.

  7. mandi permalink
    March 1, 2011 11:09 pm

    So delighted you feel so at happy in our ‘New Home’
    It shows in your FAB card
    Thank you
    “Less is More”

  8. March 2, 2011 12:13 am

    I know what you mean about the LIM challenge blog – such a nice friendly supportive bunch of creatives, and yes people do make constructive suggestions and this makes you want to go back and do it over, whilst we need to make sure we are not being overcritical with ourselves- this approach is making me a better crafter – and thats a good thing – there are some fabulous cards out there in the blogosphere that sometimes you think would be better if they just had a little less frou frou bling and focussed on the core stamp/image design, so I think the girls are on to an obvious gap in the market. Great card, and I am glad you are happier with your second attempt… I have so many LIM cards now that end up in the bin just at the last critical moment I stamp a sentiment wrong or get an inky finger on them LOL

  9. Susan permalink
    March 2, 2011 3:49 am

    Such a pretty LIM card!!!

  10. March 2, 2011 2:18 pm

    This is fab Jilly – I love the creative techniques you used. The sponging has given a lovely watercolour look and I love your hand drawn borders.
    Caroline xxx

  11. March 2, 2011 10:11 pm

    love both of your entries, great interpretation

  12. Aileen permalink
    March 3, 2011 9:37 am

    I know what you mean about having another go. I do think this site is only making us better crafters. Your card is gorgeous and i love the different techniques you’ve used. x

  13. March 3, 2011 11:22 pm

    This is so colourful and beautiful! Love your take on the LIM theme – wishI’d though of something like this (thanks for your kind comments on my card).
    Sharon xx

  14. March 4, 2011 2:30 pm

    This is a lovely bright card. I love the funly feel to it.

  15. March 4, 2011 2:30 pm

    Oops meant funky not funly LOL

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