Wednesday, March 30, 2011

simply Less is More #8 - sketch challenge

Sketch challenge over at Simply Less is More. This challenge blog by Mandi and Chrissie has grown from strength to strength. There is always a tutorial, lots of inspirational cards and a very talented and comment-happy community supporting it. This is definitely one of my favourite challenge blogs.

I'm not used to the DL card so keeping the "balance" was a challenge, even with the sketch already provided which happily follows the rule of thirds. Because it has to be clean and simple, there's the challenge to fight the urge to fill all that space.

I initially wanted the bottom to be embossed for texture; a white-on-white effect - which I might still do. In the meantime, here's what I've got:

stamp: Stampin Up Just Believe
ink: SU Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
punches: 1 3/4" scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle
others: SU Pear Pizzazz ribbon and pearls

Using just one stamp set is rare for me but I set that as a personal challenge this time. The teeny-weeny pearls, the littlest of embellishments, were a last-minute addition which I think add a sweet and elegant touch. Don't you think?

Right, off to go visiting the lovely creations of this Less is More community.

19 comments:

  1. What a delicate and beautiful card. I love the subtle colour scheme.

    Heather T

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  2. A very stylish card...so elegant...and love the muted colours.

    Anne

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  3. Lovely card and great choice of papers and colours. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

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  4. This is lovely Malyn. I love the stamps set, I love the colour and after zooming in... decided that I love the tiny pearls too... actually I'm a bit of a pearl girl... I just love them!
    There's something just softly pleasing and serene about your card... lovely!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  5. Gorgeous card, and love the way you have used the colous and wow! what tiny pearls, excellent
    Jose

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  6. What a sweet card! Love the monochromatic, peaceful feel of it!

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  7. This is gorgeous. I love the soft effect and how you have stamped the lower third of the card. I'd like to make this card....x

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  8. Fab! Job done. Lovely ink colour too.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Super card Malyn, love the colour. x

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  10. so lovely! very nice card!
    http://ya-dla-joie.over-blog.com

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  11. Hi again Mayln
    Thanks for your comments, we do our best! lol
    Your cards i s beautiful, lovely soft green tones
    Thanks for entering
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  12. Malyn, this is just perfection! I LOVE that stamp!!

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  13. A beautiful card, very elegant!
    Clairexx

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  14. Both of your cards are very beautiful, i really liked the one you did yesterday, very elegant and fab design.
    Today's has a great stamp and great colouring, again elegant and lovely:-)

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  15. Such a beautifully delicate card. I love the stamping below the ribbon. X

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  16. This is a lovely card,, gentle colours, very elegant. Jo

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  17. Absolutely fabulous.
    Lynne xxx

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  18. Pretty colour. very soft card. x

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  19. Beautiful! And if you have to pick just one stamp set, 'Just Believe' is a good one!
    Xx Michelle

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