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Monday, 28 March 2011

Less is more - Version 12 ish

I got a bit hooked on this challenge and using DL cards (especially when I found I had a whole box of them that I had forgotten), so I had yet another go.  The stamps on this card are from a set on Jane Austen (from http://www.happy-daze.net/) , called New Jane's Countryside.  I used Vintage Photo Distressed Ink.  I stamped the main image and then used a blender to soften the lines and "paint" in between them.  The sentiment was from the same set, as was the little cameo.  Again the cameo was "painted" in, allowed to dry, then sprayed with Crafters Companion gold glitter spray to give it a sheen.  The ribbon was out of my box and was part of a Laura Ashley set and just seemed to fit the idea and them. of Jane Austen..  I slit the spine of the card to slot the ribbon through, and secured it with a tape runner at the back.

If you would like to see lots more on the same design brief, just go to http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/   where you will find more than 100 other cards in this challenge.  Like many others, I am still having trouble with the pictures on blogger.  Lets hope it gets sorted very soon.

16 comments:

Susan said...

A very elegant victorian card!! Love the gold sparkle!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, I like this card, the ribbon does suit the vintage theme and I do like the sentiment. Elizabeth x

Chrissie said...

I like this one Maggie... I'm glad you're hooked!
Great to see more of your work!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Smashing and elegant card

Kathyk

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, you read correctly - a Christmas card. I resolved to make one a week this year so that I don't get into a tizz like I did last year trying to get them all done in a few short weeks. So far, so good, I now have 12 completed cards in stock :) Elizabeth x

simplylessismoore said...

So glad you are hooked Maggie, it will mean you will keep coming back!
Super card, very different
mandi

Faith A said...

Oh! I really love this, and the sentiment firts it perfectly, just gorgeous

Lynn said...

Hi Maggie, I love the Victoria look - a beautiful and elegant card.
Lynn x

mustavcoffee said...

OOh I like this, it's very different too, nah, love it actually:0) xxx

TAM said...

Such an elegant card

Aquarius said...

I love the period style of this card and it works well in this DL format which was a bit of a challenge to start with I found

Suze Bain said...

Ooh, this one is gorgeous. Love the vintage style. x

kelly said...

love it, very vintage!

Kelly xx

Lynne said...

Really elegant card. LiM is addictive isn`t it?
Lynne xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great to see more of your lovely cards. It has been a good sketch this week hasn't it?
Hugs, Sandra

massofhair said...

Very different and lovely to see something like Jane Austen images here.
Such beautiful cards:-)