Sunday, 29 May 2011

simply Less is More #17 - Pick a square

Simply Less is More has a new fun challenge - Pick a Square.  Lots of white space this week. I was much inspired by Chrissie's thumping technique. With new techniques, I usually think "I'd better try that some time". Well, this time, I decided, "I better try it right NOW!"


So here's my entry - completely and unashamedly fashioned after Chrissie's - including the Baja Breeze colour (best form of flattery right?). I went for a more subtle contrast using Marina Mist and it still looks mottled.  This thumping thing is going to be part of my regular repertoire methinks (so thanks Chrissie).



Still on the subtle side, I used a clear Spica pen to add just a hint of sparkle to echo the silver embossing. I had to edge this Stampin Up Upsy Daisy stamp a bit to the left so as not to go over the square too much....needs a bit more height I think.


There is so much white space here I feel like I need to add something but that would break the guidelines. I'm leaving it as is.


Maybe I should have another go.


Thanks again to all those who leave comments and tips. 


cheers, 
Malyn
Chrissie's inspirational card

30 comments:

  1. Wonderful card Malyn, Chrissie will be chuffed she inspired you
    Thanks very much
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  2. Smashing card ADN colour

    Kathyk

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  3. Fabulous card. Hugs Rita xx

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  4. Oh it's so beautiful - such a pretty, delicate card! Love the daisies!

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  5. Love your card and this stamp set, it's fab. A xx

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  6. these are gorgeous guess you got that technique then! XOXO Zoe

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  7. It's gorgeous!!!
    Margaret x

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  8. Great card. Enjoy the weekend, Annette

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  9. This is a perfect stage for this Upsy Daisy! I love it stamped off the page a bit and with the sparkle!

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  10. Hi Malyn, love your card and you've nailed the 'thumping' technique completely, fab glittery image :)
    Jenny x

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  11. Beautiful colour and sparkle. A lovely card. xx

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  12. Have always loved this image - I just never use it! Looks fabulous in the corner!

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  13. Really love the thank you card, lovely image and a great colour choice.

    Kath x

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  14. Gorgeous; so delicate and pretty! xx

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  15. This is such a pretty card, I love it. Jo x

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  16. This is just perfect - works really well with the LIM theme. Jx

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  17. Two lovely cards , well done :O) Viv xx

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  18. A gorgeous card, I love the subtle glitter addition :) Very beautiful :)

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  19. Beautiful, soft image. Love it! ;)

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  20. Malyn, I am truly flattered... thanks so much for the mention. I love your card too. That stamp is simply gorgeous, I've admired it many times on other's cards, but I don't think it's available in the UK.
    If I'd had a greater choice of markers I would have gone for a more subtle contrast too!
    Thanks so much.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  21. Malyn, I can't tell you how many times I've "almost" bought that stamp! I love it more every time I see it! This is beautiful!
    My card is HERE

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  22. What a beauty absolutely gorgeous.

    Marie

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  23. I can see why you were inspired - lovely interpretation of Chrissie's card

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