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Monday, June 6, 2011

LIM- Week 18 Less is More

Another busy weekend- before I headed out to work and errands on Saturday, I checked theLess is More challenge to see what was on order for this week. Monochrome. Not something I am really comfortable with- or really work with. I enjoy participating in this challenge because it helps me get out of my comfort zone, and gets me exploring my inner creative soul.

I got this stamp set from Chapel Road Artstamps last summer, and it hadn't seen ink- in fact, the rubber hadn't even been cut. I loved the look of the stamps from Chapel Road, and wasn't sure what I was getting into with unmounted rubber- all of my stamps before ordering from them were either mounted or clear. I really like they way they ink up- I just attached them to an acrylic block with a little tape and that worked like a charm.

 This is a 5 inch square, stamped in black ink. The diagonal band was embossed with holographic embossing powder to give it a little shine, and the dragonfly was embossed with clear EP five times to give it dimension and shape. It was embossed then cut out, before it was placed on the dragonfly background, which was cut out and placed on top of a black square.

This card I decided to do in shades of brown- the stamp is from LaBlanche. I stamped it in sepia archival ink, then sponged all over with tea dye distress inks. The edges were rubbed with a darker (burlap, I think) distress ink. The sentiment was stamped in the same darker distress ink and sponged all over with tea dye. I think it needs a little something, maybe a couple of brads or something... not sure. 

7 comments:

  1. They are both super!
    I think the first would have worked without the added strip, its very striking. Love the dragonfly
    Your cards don't reflect that you are uncomfortable at all!

    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  2. Two cool cards - love the Santa and agree with Mandi that your dragonfly would have been just as nice without your strip

    KAthyk

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  3. These are both lovely, Santa does look all jolly and cosy!

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  4. Two smashing cards, Annette x

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  5. Two lovely cards, the black and white one is my favourite
    Beryl x

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  6. Lovely cards... with great images... I have to agree with Mandi about the strip on the first one, but they are bother super submissions, thank you so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  7. Wow! Beautiful cards! I don't think I've ever tried to emboss more than once...how do you do that?
    Susan@Keeping in Touch

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