Sunday 12 August 2012

Less is More!!!

Hope you are having a lovely restful Sunday,
the weather has been lovely here today, so good in fact, we took a little walk along the beach to the ice-cream van at the harbour!! It was very nice too :)

I am really getting into these less is more challenges - I think they take a lot more thought than the 'pile it on' cards!!
The challenge is to make a one layer card with fur or feathers on it.  I think I did quite well because my daughter ran her finger over it to check it really was one layer! :)

 I have found that DL card blanks are really good to use for clean and simple cards - not too much space to use.  
First, I stamped the bird (from my new stamp set - bird script, by Papermania)
Then masked it and stamped the music over the top.
I then masked the top and bottom with post it notes and used distress inks to colour the band across the card.
I dabbed black around the edges of the bird to lift it off the background a bit.
Lastly, I used a thin black pen to do wiggly lines top and bottom a la Barbara Gray!! lol!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks very much for visiting

Jolanda x


  1. I agree with your daughter - hard to believe its one layer, it looks so intricate. Brilliant and I do like that bird stamp.

  2. absolutley stunning use of masking, most excellent.EE

  3. I love this one Jolanda... it's a favourite layout of mine and I love your stamping!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. What a fabulous design. The way you have used the text stamp and the music stamp is really clever.
    Heather T


  5. Good morning Jolanda,

    Just amazing how you have created 3-D effect with just masking an inking, very effective and clever crafting.

    It's great to see you at Stampalot challenge this month, thank you very joining in.

    B x

  6. Gorgeous card, well done :) Viv xx

  7. Jolanda, you've achieved a great 3-D effect with your coloring...FAB card!

  8. I just love this card! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month with this beautiful creation.

  9. What a wonderful CAS card!I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us for our take Flight theme at Stampalot this month and good luck!

  10. Beautiful inky card! Thanks for joining our August challenge at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

  11. What a very beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  12. Brilliant card Jolanda
    I really like tall cards

    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  13. Wonderful card! Hard to believe it's one layer. I love the colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, and good luck.

    Lynne x