Tuesday, March 1, 2011

3 Squares: "Less Is More" blogspot challenge

I'm absolutely addicted to the challenges on this blog!

This is a plain white 4x6 card base.  I punched 3 1 1/2" squares from the same cardstock.  I inked the squares with a direct-to-paper technique in the primary colors, and inked around them and the card with black ink, and affixed the squares to cardstock, using foam for the yellow square.  Yellow square was stamped with sentiment. Its hard to see, but I scored two lines with my ScorPal underneath the yellow square, but then added black lines with a pen for more contrast. 

Ink - Memento, Dandylion; Distress Inks in Broken China and Barn Door; ColorBox Black ink; Black Sharpie marker.


Card also good for Sketch Spotlight- STVSKSP15 on Stamp TV.

Here's one more that fits the LIM challenge.  The stamps are from a very old "quilt" foam stamp set of coordinating sizes of squares, rectangles, and triangles.  I just overstamped the squares with Distress Inks as mentioned, adding Spiced Marmalade to the mix.  The sentiment is only half of the image (I masked off the other words), and is from Serendipity Stamps.


Jose said...

Welcome to blogging - Thank you for the comment sent to my blog. 2 great cards you have made, and both using 3 squares, I think the second one is my favourite, but not sure you have entered that for the 'Less is More' challenge. Looking forward too seeing more of your cards in the weeks to come.

Chrissie said...

Oh how exciting Bernadet... you have your own blog!
Congratulations... this is super!
Two great cards here... on balance I think I prefer the clean cut look of the second one. What a great idea to overstamp the squares.
It's so good to see your super submissions each week and even better to see them on YOUR OWN blog!
See you next week!
"Less is More"

Caroline Hallett said...

hey happy new blog - tried to comment last week as you had been to see me, now I can leave a message.... nice card, love the second one more

Mandi said...

Hi Bernadet, great to see you on a blog of your own
I do love the background you have chosen
I love your cards, specially the second, what a clever, effective idea!
the colours look super

See you again
"Less is More"

Paula said...

like the primary colours and the inking around the edges.

Kathyk said...

I too am loving the primary colours in your card

Welcome to the world of blogging from me too


Faith A said...

I love these cards, they are so vibrant.

Brenda said...

Both cards are Super!

Lynne said...

Two super cards but the second one is my favourite.
Lynne xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bernadet
two stunning cards ...very nice ...

Aileen said...

Hi Bernadet

Thanks for your kind comments on my entry. Love your bold coloured squares. x

JeNjOy said...

Hi Bernadet
Lovely cards, great design and colour.
Thanks for my comment.
jenjoy x

Sue said...

I like both cards but the second one is my fave, very clever and very clean and simple.

Shirley-anne said...

Love the first card although both are FAB .The first is BOLD and is like saying I am clean and simple but am putting myself out there to say HI.Want to follow your journey too.

Maureen said...

Two good cards, first one is my favourite!!