I was delighted to be picked for the showCASe at Less is More this week and am very proud to have added the badge to my blog.
This week is the One Layer challenge and the theme is three of anything. I chose to do three flowers, but ended up doing them in three colours and using three words - so that's THREE lots of three. I have a mathematical brain - I like making patterns with numbers!
The flower stamp is one I bought in the USA, made by Just for Fun, and the words also came from the USA, from Raindrops on Roses. I stamped the flower three times, masking each before stamping the next, then coloured them in with Marvys and a water brush. We have so many colouring techniques available to us now that I sometimes forget how effective the old familiar ones can be! Finally I cut out the card from above the flowers to give a shaped edge.
This is the card I am submitting for the Less is More challenge
Last week lots of you commented on the second photo I showed, which hadn't worked out the way I intended, so following on from that I will 'fess up to this week's blooper. On my first attempt at the card, I left stamping the words until last and then accidentally stamped them at an angle, leaving the card unusable. I'm not used to the precision needed for one layer cards yet, and hadn't realised how essential it would be to use a stamp positioner. (Lesson learned!)
So I cut off the bottom of the card. There wasn't really enough white space left to call it clean and simple any more, so I treated the flowers completely differently, colouring them in with Promarkers for a vivid finish, then after cutting away the top of the front I added a die cut greeting.