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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

In the Frame...

...for the "Less is More" challenge 19.

I am still struggling with the concept of 'less is more' - I so want to add layers, bling and a ribbon or flower here or there LOL

This is my third week of giving it a go as I do like to try things that take me out of my comfort zone...and boy does this do it.

Trying to meet the challenge requirement of using a frame but also only one layer - this is what I've come up with...
I've used a Thomas Kinkade stamp that I've stamped onto a tent-fold card blank in Memento 'London Fog'. I then just highlighted a few areas with my Copics because I didn't want to colour the whole image. It was at this point I wanted to attack it with stickles and other forms of bling but I held back.
The stamp is quite a formal image so I wanted something different for the frame. I decided to go with a bit of doodling which I kept to shades of gray - not sure that I am totally happy with the result but hey, I gave it a go and I've tried something that I normally wouldn't do. Sometimes it is all too easy to stick to what we are comfortable with but that doesn't help us grow.......................

13 comments:

Chrissie said...

I think you have a brilliant attitude towards your crafting...we do sometimes need to step out of our comfort zone... it looks as though you are doing pretty well too... and we wouldn't tell you off for using Stickles and a bit of bling... in moderation!
Keep up the good work!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Nothing wrong with using a few stickles here and there. Love that TK stamp...so pretty!
My Card

Lynn Stevens said...

looks great, I just can't seem to do the less is more. your inspiring Toni!
hugs Lynn

Virginia said...

Toni this is gorgeous although I appreciate the need to add more layers LOL you really don't need to with this - says it all!

Mandi said...

That's a gorgeous image, coloured beautifully
Well done on doign somehting out of your comfort zone, that's what LIM is all about
thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

fatmonica said...

It's great!I love the colouring and the doodles.

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful scene - love the sparkle
Lisa x

Dan said...

I think the doodled frame works really well! Kudos to you for trying something new, it's good to shake things up from time to time :)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous card, love the frame :)

Kathyk said...

It's not too late for the stickles!!! Fab card and love you doodling frame

KAthyk

Claire said...

I like the Less is More challenge as it makes me think also... sometimes it is easier than others..
This card is lovely, just the right amount of colour, and I don't think it needs anything else at all..
I would be one proud bunny if I had made this.

Good luck in the challenge
Claire x

Suze Bain said...

What a fab stamp and a great card. Go on, add some stickles, you know you want to.. Lol x

Debbie said...

That's lovely, well done for trying a new challenge! I like the doodling too!

Debbie x