Saturday, March 12, 2011

Less is More - Off the Edge

Our challenge this week at Less is More is a tricky one. We are to make a ONE LAYER CARD with the theme OFF THE EDGE.  What they want to see is part of our image off the edge of the card. One restriction is there must be NO SCORED LINES.

Wow! Now, I stamp off the edges of the card a lot, but for some reason, my brain just wouldn't kick in gear this week.  I finally came up with an idea! Putting it into play was a totally different thing! 
I have these beautiful stamps from Flourishes that I wanted to use.  A quote with the collection seemed the perfect choice for a sentiment.  I'm not sure if I'm just fumble fisted or if I'm a natural klutz, but I must have stamped this image 6 times before I managed to get it stamped without messy ink blobs!! I was ready to put it away and just forget it!  Then when I finally got the image stamped without an ink blob, I managed to stamp the sentiment totally crooked!! GAAH!!!

Needless to say, I finally got a decent stamp job done, and colored it with my Copic markers.  WHEW! Glad this one's done! 

I finished a layout this week and wanted to share it too.  This was a little something I challenged myself to do...and I did it!























Photos of my darling granddaughter, Helen Grace, taken in Oct 2010. I wanted to try my hand at creating a layout with absolutely NO patterned paper. In fact, I only used one sheet of white card stock for this layout. I cut the title letters from scraps of white card stock. I used Quikutz Diesel font for the word Sandbox and tunnel was cut with the Silhouette. To make the background, I tore a piece of copy paper and then used it to make my "hills" by placing the torn edge on my white card stock and inking the edges to make the "hills". I just moved the paper across the 12 x 12 card stock until I had the whole background completed. The umbrellas and shovel and pails are OLD stickers from my stash that I mounted on white card stock scraps and cut out. I cut the background paper to slip the pails into so that they could look slightly buried in the sand. I rough cut the end of the single shovel to give the appearance of being in the sand. Around the base of the blue pail and the group of embellies at the bottom, I added some inking shadows. The title letters were all inked and adhered to the background paper, then I added some dots with two different brown pens, and a touch of glitter with a glitter pen. Journaling is handwritten across the bottom and reads:

A beautiful fall morning, bright sunshine, and a huge mound of sand with a tunnel. What more could a girl ask for! At the Corn Maze - October 30, 2010.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I so appreciate all the wonderful comments that everyone is leaving for me!  You really help brighten my day!  Until next time...

Hugs!! 


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61 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

What a beautiful image . So peaceful and calm and the sentiment is perfect
Lisa x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely LIM card Susan, beautiful stamp.

Anne

Kim Singdahlsen said...

Just gorgeous! Totally clean and simple yet the stamp and your coloring make is simply stunning!

Erica said...

Hi Susan,
Your card is beautiful. That Flourishes set is on my wish list...so many possibilities.

Loli said...

Hi Susan, i love your card so romantic, but your sentence!beautiful!! i love it.
Your scrapbook page...fantastic, good job!!!
A hug from Palma de Mallorca Spain

Lizy said...

That's a really lovely card Susan. It's a little unusual and I like that :)
Lizy x

Loli said...

hi Susan, i love your card so romantic, but your sentence...beautiful!!!, i love it.
Your scrapbook page is a really good job,fantastic!!.
A hug from Spain

Margaret said...

Loved your card. How did you colour?
Certainly was a hard challenge but so worthwhile I thought.
Hugs
Margaret

Bonnie said...

I feel your frustration, Susan. That has happened to me more times than I like to remember. The finished project makes it all worthwhile. See, all that practice paid off! This is beautiful!

Rosemary said...

so... WOW!! beautiful, beautiful card!! the image is perfectly colored!

Jess said...

absolutely stunning!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh this is so pretty! Beautiful coloring - great placement of your sentiment also!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Hi Susan, thanks for visiting me . . . I've come to visit you too!

I really like your card and especially the way you've coloured it. Well done for persevering!

Hugs, Sandra

Mandi said...

Hi susan
your card is fabulous! Why does that whole 'blob thing' happen!
your card turned out gorgeous
Thanks so much for entering and your kind comments
mandi
"Less is More"

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card....well worth the time it must have taken to get it just right, I think that sentiment is beautiful too, it works perfectly with the image....

Lovely scrapbook page, thats one thing I have never had a go at.

Thanks for dropping by
x
Vicky

Pauline said...

Hi Susan, I love your card and the layout is fab! Please pop across to my blog, I have something for you ;-)

Chrissie said...

This is a super composition Susan, The image looks perfect 'off the edge'. I'm really glad you got there after all the trials. I dropped an ink pad on one finished version of my card... which of course landed ink side down!
Make the final one all that more special!
It's great to have you as one of our regulars!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jo said...

This is a stunning card Susan, such beautiful colouring. Jo x

Vineyardstamper said...

Just Gorgeous love the colouring & sentiment.
Fiona

Linda said...

Beautiful Susan. Well worth all the effort!! xx

JeNjOy said...

Wow Susan, what a beautiful image and the colours are also beautiful.
Thanks for my comment.
jenjoy x

Diane said...

Really lovely card, Susan. You asked me about 5"square envelopes ~ I get most of them in packs with cards from Hobbycraft (cream or white)£4.99 for 50.Sometimes if I want a particular colour though I make my own using a scoreboard.HTH. xx

Linby said...

oh Susan this is such a beautiful card from you this week. Love the gentle colouring - amazing.
Linbyx

Faith A said...

Stunning card, beautiful sentiment

ding said...

Despite all the frustration your card was worth the perseverance because it's gorgeous.
Glad it's not just me who suffers from the curse of the dreaded inkblob!!!
Diane x
P.S thanks for popping by my blog and your lovely comment
P.P.S Wonderful L.O

Toulouse31 said...

A lovely LIM card, caught my eye straight away x

joanne wardle said...

oh that's beautiful! gorgeous colouring!

Lynne said...

I love this flourishes stamp. It`s on my wish list.You`ve coloured it beautifully and the sentiment is perfect. Well worth putting all that effort in.
Lynne xxx

Angelnorth said...

Great card, that sentiment is wonderful! Well done on persevering, sometimes things just don't stamp right, do they?!

Gina said...

I love this card, it is so peaceful.
Gina R x

Lynne K said...

This is really lovely, Susan, such a gentle image, and so worth persevering with. Lynne x

Michelle said...

Another beautiful card Susan you are so talented. I love your scrapbook page too xx

Meggymay said...

Love your card pure tranquility.

TAM said...

Beautiful card Susan - well worth your perseverance - the image is gorgeous.
Loving that layout of your grandaughter as well

Beryl K said...

Your card is beautiful. The number for my yellow flower is Y06
Beryl x

Caroline Hallett said...

really beautiful card - and it is very well coloured - they work really well x

Susan said...

Your card is simply stunning!! I've been eyeing that set and now you've made it a must have. Love your scrapbook page too! It's adorable and your granddaughter is just precious.

I can't thank you enough for visiting my blog today. I found your gorgeous one and the Less is More blog because of you. THANK YOU!!

Sasha said...

Beautiful card! I love everything about it!

Joan said...

A very beautiful card, lovely colours and sentiment.Thank you for visiting my blog.

Cheryl Nelson said...

lovely, lovely work miss Susan!

Jose said...

'GORGEOUS' card, and I love the sentiment
Jose x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

the card is gorgeous. love the shading.

the page is stunning. that background is fabulous!

hugs :)

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautifully coloured image and a stunning card! I love your scrapbook page too - no need for DP! Looks like your grandaughter is having a wonderful time!

massofhair said...

Susan, i am speechless... your card has to be my favourite so far this week!!! I am totally blown away by your stamping, choice of colours and i really think the script stamp makes the whole thing WORK.
Thanks for your comments especially about the cake card. I totally agree with you and will work on this next time i make a LIM card.
Take care:-)

Jane said...

Thanks for your lovely comment...your card is gorgeous...beautiful image!

Aileen said...

Good for you to keep at it. Your card has been worth the effort. Love your scrapbook page too. x

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring is wonderful.

Maureen said...

Love this card and just think you have all those cards with 'blobs' that you can cut up without feeling guilty.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

WHat a gorgeous coloring job! Do you want an enabling link for that bicycle stamp? http://www.practicingcreativitydesigns.com/stamps/the-whole-cycle.html
Oops, out of stock... but worth the wait.

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Susan, your card is beautiful I'm so glad you stuck with it:0)
The scrap book layout is magic too, clever you with the sand ripples, love it:0) xxx

Sandra said...

Such a gorgeous card Susan....that image is gorgeous and just the perfect sentiment too!

San x

Kathleen said...

Superb card, lovely image and really nicely coloured.

Thanks so much for your comment.

Kath x

Simply Shaz said...

This is really lovely Susan :) I normally have the same problems that you mentioned...lol That's why i've always hated stamping directly onto me card blank, normally even if i manage to stamp it correct, one of my fingers somehow manages to find it's way onto the ink pad and then onto the card :(
Shaz x

Suze Bain said...

Another fabulous card. The image and sentiment are truly beautiful. x

Oddesigns said...

I have "those days" too, where everything I try to stamp comes out blurry, crooked, blobbed with ink , or uneven. Congrats for pushing through it, because you ended up with a beautiful card. I particularly love the light blue background on the image - it really gives it a little extra depth which comes in handy on one layer cards.

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Susan, thanks for your lovely comments on my card. Yours is absolutely gorgeous - I will definitely being making more of these if they can look as good as this!!! Hugs Denise xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I can empathize with the stamping hiccups, but your perseverance paid off - this is gorgeous.
I love the pale blue background and (what I think is) liquid pearls on the flowers.
Caroline xxx

lisa said...

Your card was worth all the struggle, it's just beautiful and i love that sentiment.
Love the LO too. How clever to make the background by inking paper like that, it's so effective and the way you've done the titling to match works brilliantly.
You have some beautiful things on your blog.
Hugs Lisax

Margaret de Witt said...

Stunning

Mau xx said...

This is So pretty Susan, Love the sentiment too.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Mau xx

Sonia said...

Wow what a beautiful card, love the stamp and sentiment sets it off.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Sonia xx

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