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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Less is More - Colour Challenge "A Touch of Red"

This week's challenge over at Less is More is A Touch of Red.

I am in the middle of doing samples for our next craft club night where we are having a Stampin Up evening so thought this was an ideal opportunity to not only make a sample but to do it on the lines of the LIM challenge.


I have taken a blank DL card and stamped the flower from A Touch of Nature stamp set using Memento ink.  I then stamped it again on a piece of post-it note, to create a mask, and cut out the image.  I then cut an aperture in a sheet of copy paper using a nestie and attached it to my card, centering it over the flower over which I had placed the mask.  I then inked up the French text background stamp with Memento ink and stamped through the aperture.  I coloured the flower with Promarkers.  The sentiment is from the Wonderful Words stamp set.  To finish off I punched the four edges of the card using my Martha Stewart corner punch.

Thanks for stopping by.

32 comments:

  1. Very artistic. Lovely.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  2. Such a lovely image, the flower really seems to pop out from the card. Sarah

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  3. Very pretty I love this technique. Fab!

    Ali x

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  4. I love the way you have interpreted the challenge this week - a vibrant touch of red and two birds killed with one stone!!

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  5. Hi Karen
    What a gorgeous flower
    I think it would work without the punched corners too...only saying, not a criticism
    Thanks for your entry
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  6. Great card Karen that flower looks so vibrant.

    Anne

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  7. A wonderful effect- very dramatic.

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  8. Your card is gorgeous. Very elegant too. Hugs Rita xx

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  9. Your card is gorgeous - I love the script stamped behind the flower. I am thinking that I really NEED a script stamp. The vibrant red makes your image really pop. Lynn x

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  10. I can understand why Mandi and I run this challenge together... I looked at your card and decided what my comment would be only to discover that Mandi had already said it!
    It is a lovely card Karen.
    Have a great week!
    See you next time!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  11. Wow, very beautiful. Striking actually, it has an elegance to it.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE that flower and the script works so well with it!

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  13. A beautiful card, the central images are fab. x

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  14. This is a stunning card, I love it. Jo x

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  15. Karen, this is simply gorgeous!! I love how it turned out!!

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  16. Wow, gorgeous card and i love how rich in technique it is. I hope you don't mind me saying imho that i wouldn't have punched the corners as your card is just perfect and didn't need any more embellishments:-)

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  17. Such a beautiful card.
    Cathy xx

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  18. Lovely card Karen I love the idea of using the nestie as a stencil, very effective!
    Val xx

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  19. Thanks everyone for all your great comments. I'm really up for constructive criticism and I do agree - after I had punched the corners I wished I hadn't!!! A lesson learned.

    Hugs.

    Karen x

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  20. Such a great card, punched corners or no punched corners lol :O) Viv xx

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  21. What a striking card, I love it!

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  22. I love the text around the brilliantly colored flower - gorgeous!

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  23. Gorgeous card Karen, the flowers pops
    Jose

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  24. I really like this card. The flower stands out beautifully from the shaped text (great idea) - it's simple, clean and elegant. I love the card. (I might not have used the punched corners though). I'd love to see this done again, but without the corners :)

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  25. this is an amazing card, very artistic and delicate!
    Ch.
    http://ya-dla-joie.over-blog.com

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  26. Gorgeous card! I'll have to try that.

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