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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Less is more

This my first entry to this particular challenge, so I hope it fits the criteria.  It was the eighth attempt to achieve something I liked and could use. At least three of them ended up in the bin as totally trashed.  Two others got partially reused to create more medallions. The base card is a white textured A5 card, folded in half.  I put things together and printed it using My Craft Studio.  The rose background came from Crafters Companion's Rose Flower Fairy, which I cropped to fit the bottom third of the card (front and back).  The border across the middle came from My Craft Studio (Papercraft Library) which I adjusted for size and changed the colour to tone with the background.  The medallion also came from the Rose Flower Fairy collection, and was edged with Krylon Red Shimmer pen.  The sentiment across the bottom was also printed at the same time as the rest, and then I went over it with a Sakura Bronze Sparkle pen to intensify the words.

If you would like to see lots more on the same design brief, just go to http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/
PS I am having problems today, getting my photos to show up on my blog.  In fact I had to go from using Firefox back to Internet Explorer to get to see it myself.  The original sketch is showing up but not my card.  I hope you have enough patience to find it.


Chrissie said...

It's great that you have managed to join our challenge!
That's a cute medallion, you sound really computer whizzy!
I hope you;ll join us again next time!
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Love the touch of sparkle...pretty card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Maggie
Thanks for your perseverance
Such a pretty fairy
for me I'd like to have seen the sentiment on the card. Seems a shame to cover the pretty paper Only my humble opinion of course, dont make me right!
Great to see you

kelly said...

what a pretty card, I only joined the challenge last week and I'm hooked already!!
Kelly xx

Lynne said...

Really pretty card. I have that Rose Fairy in stamp form, she`s gorgeous.
Lynne xxx

Faith A said...

Such a pretty card

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, lovely topper to your card, very pretty:0) xxx

Suze Bain said...

Super card, I love these fairies. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Maggie what a stunning card...love the topper.


Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very pretty and worth the perseverance!
Hugs, Sandra

Aileen said...

Oooh I'm glad I clicked on your ohoto cos i didn't see the fairy hugging the rose until I did. Gorgeous. x