Sunday, 24 April 2011

Less is More is Off-Centre

I have been playing about with a couple of new stamps, and thought I would enter my attempts at Less is More.  I decided to keep both as one layer, although i was sorely tempted to make the first one up with a mount for the image!

On the first card  I masked the edge of the card and then stamped a Hero Arts Crackle Stamp with Distress Ink.  I then stamped over it with a Penny Black Stamp which I have just acquired.  I used Stampin' Up ink in black.  The poppy is coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up.





With the second card I used a very old Hero Arts shadow background stamp with several colours of Distress Ink on it.  Then I overstamped with a stamp from a set of stamps by Artemio.  i don't like the sentiment placing on this, and think I will have to play about a bit more with this idea.



Both cards are stamped on to cream cardstock.

I am entering this for the following challenge:

Claudia & Co - Clean and Simple
Stamp, Scrappin'Central - Anything goes


I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


38 comments:

  1. Hi! Val...your Poppy stamp is one of my favorites.I have used this over the years for wedding invitations...birthdays and even sympathy..wonderful stamp...and a wonderful card, very pretty. Not familiar with the next one.. but you have done a great job with it.very pretty colours.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. Great job, I'm drawn to the colors in the second one.

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  3. Both cards are fabulous. Love the poppy. The second one is gorgeous too, but I agree about the sentiment. Maybe a litle lower and more to the left.

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  4. They are both wonderful Val.. but the fave has to be the poppy as they are very special to me
    Lisa x

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  5. Val, you've created two beautiful cards...but I think my favorite is the first one. I lOVE the colors on it...and that crackle background!

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  6. Fabulous cards Val, so balanced and gorgeous colours.
    Hope you have been enjoying your Easter weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  7. I love both of your cards, but the poppy card is my fav x

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  8. Two super cards but your second one is my favourite

    Anne

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  9. Beautiful cards, Val. I think the second card is my favourite.
    Maria x

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  10. Hi Val!
    I find CAS so hard!
    I particularly love the first one with the beautiful poppy! Both are lovely!
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs, Lesley

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  11. Both your cards are gorgeous, love the stamps you used especially the poppy.
    Happy Easter.

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  12. These are both really beautiful cards Val. Jo x

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  13. Hi!
    Just a quick comment, to let you know i like both your cards, looking fab!

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  14. Great cards but that second one was just so eye-catching. My first reaction when I saw the thumbnail was 'oh wow!'

    cheers,
    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  15. Great to see you again Val!
    These are both super cards, I have both the stamps and love them.
    I really like your treatment on the second card, the colours on the background stamp are fabulous and you have stamped them so carefully!
    I tend to agree about the positioning of the sentiment, I often stamp onto a piece of acetate and move it around over the card to see where best to position it!
    Thanks so much Val and we hope to see you next time.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM

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  16. both are great ,but the colors of the second one are beautiful!

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  17. Two super cards - love to see the second one when you move your sentiment but the first is my fav. Gorgeous poppy and lovely background. x

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  18. Hi Val
    Those are both FAB cards, for the second I think the Bloom should have gone lower inline with the stem of the flower. Love the box panels you have created
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    Diva LIM

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  19. Beautiful cards both of them and seems the vote is fairly even I prefer the second love how you achieved the background colour on this one.

    Marir

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  20. Great cards - both are really lovely. I love the poppy card, but the second is my favourite. I think it fits the "off centre" theme perfectly!

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  21. I love them both but have to confess to a weakness for the second one!

    Kathyk

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  22. Two lovely cards Val, can't choose between them :O) Viv xx

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  23. Two beautiful cards Val, I love the colours of the stamped panels in the second one. x

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  24. Oh Val, these are both gorgeous. Very elegant and very you. Hope you've had a fabby Easter. xxx

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  25. Two lovely cards, love the colours on the second one. Carol x

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  26. Oh wow Val, you really rocked the less is more theme. These are amazing. Pami x

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  27. Love both cards, but the second says WOW to me :)

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  28. Wow! these are both gorgeous, Val! I particularly love the second one. So beautiful!

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  29. I love both of your cards but the second has such beautiful colours in the background to show off the silhouette stem :)
    Jenny x

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  30. two fab cards, love the poppy one and how you have stamped the panels on the second one

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  31. Hello my sweetie wow gorgeous beatiful cards hun love them both. My less is more cards never ever look as good as these......I need tips & help I think lol. The poppy one is my fave I'm not a flower stamp buying person cus colouring them kinda makes me nervous but this is just stunning & I may have to think about getting this one.......Absolutely beautiful.
    Hope you had a lovely easter weekend shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  32. Just gorgeous cards Val! I especially like the second one (although I agree with you about the sentiment!)

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  33. Two fab cards. My fav is the second one - I think it's the colour. Sue.x

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  34. Ah ha I can leave a comment!

    Fabulous cards Val your style and flair makes lovely projects time after time. XOXO Zoe

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  35. So glad to have found your blog. Your cards are both beautiful and unique.

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  36. I like your second card very much, nice to see stamping as a focal. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the SSCC 'Anything Goes' challenge. C2

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Love and big hugs
Val xx

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