Monday, 11 April 2016

A Geometric One Layer card for 'Less Is More'

It's been a long time since I entered any challenge because I was making other kinds of cards for orders. This time of year can be less busy and I do like the odd challenge to keep my brain sharp. I hmmmd and haaad over this one 'what stamps do I have that fall into this category?' etc . I've ended up with Papertrey's Quilter's samplers (not having ever P'd and Q'd you'd wonder just why I ever bought this set) The larger square fitted in vertically three times (not perfectly spaced but there you are). It is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black. The top and bottom square inserts are stamped in Versalolour Cardinal - I find this to be the reddest red with no pink undertones. The sentiment is also Papertrey - needed to choose the right size to fit inside the middle square. The filling in of the squares and the roundels is worked in Dr Phil Martin's Spectralite Liquid Acrylic 18 carat gold 'ink' with a pointed pen nib (the sort one uses for copperplate calligraphy). In reality it gives a lovely sheen but this may not be visible on screen. To me the card then looked too bare, even for LIM, so I drew on lines in the red and black. I hope it fits the bill for the challenge this week.

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  1. That's a great stamp set Joyce! I like your colour scheme and the touch of gold ink makes it so classy.

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  2. Cool design. I like your color combination. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  3. Great design for your card !! Love it and I have become your latest blog follower !

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    1. Thank you Sid - hope I'm worthy of following LOL !!

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  4. Great to see others commenting and joining your blog dear sis, how great is that!!!
    Lovely card...and great work at stepping outside the comfort zone here, so know what that means. But you carried it off so well!!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  5. This is beautiful Joyce - thanks for dropping by my blog - regarding Bible Journaling - I purchased a separate bible for doing this - loving it and it sure brings the Word to life in my opinion - learning and crafting and the same time - focusing on certain scriptures - such a blessing! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Yes, Gail, I have been looking at them too!!

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  6. A lot of beautiful stamping on this card. I like the look of that stamp set.

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  7. This is super, although if the base of the card is the green part, then it sadly doesn't fall into the parameters of a one layer card which is our challenge this week!
    Do join us again!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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    1. No, Chrissie, the green is my Cuttlebug embossing mat! Sorry about that...I didn't want to photograph it on the next layer down which was an orangey red cover on my desktop!

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  8. Lots of great geometrics here and an interesting design.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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