Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Less is More - Week 91 - Sketch 7

Afternoon folks - well, it's a pretty grey day now after sunshine earlier but it's quite mild so that's good.

The Less is More challenge this week is:

We haven't had many sketches since beginning "Less is More". It's difficult to think of original designs which can be interpreted in a variety of ways, yet keeping to the Clean and Simple ethos.
We have one for you this week which consists of  band down the card which in turn is sub-divided into three sections. 
You may add a sentiment if you wish and the sketch can be rotated if that orientation inspires you.
We must be able to spot the original, simple sketch however.

As Mandi is still working really hard on her new business Chrissie is hosting solo again this week.

For my card I've taken a Michael Powell stamp - don't you just love them - and stamped onto card.  I've then used Distress Inks, both pads and markers, to colour in the image.  I cut out the image and split it into 3 and mounted onto matching card.  I then took an A5 pearlised card, scored two lines and added another strip of card across, then popped up the three images on top.  The sentiment is a favourite from Hobby Arts stamped in DI Peacock Feathers.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Love your MP scenes Karen, beautifully coloured!
    Val x

  2. What great colouring Karen.
    Super job.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  3. Karen
    Simply gorgeous I'd never have guessed that was a stamp!!! so prettily coloured too.

  4. I love your LIM creations great little images and gorgeous take on the sketch
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Karen ... what beautiful stamps!! And the coloring is fantastic! Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Great job on the sketch. Love the strip in-behind ... makes a lovely background to showcase your three gorgeous panels

  6. Lovely card Karen and you have coloured it beautifully


  7. This is a stunner Karen! I love the way you've coloured the scenes with these bright colours. Vicky x

  8. Hey Karen ... thanks for your visit and comments :) This is just fab, the MP stamp works so well ... doesn't it just evoke feelings of chilling out in sunny ports?! And yes, I too love these stamps ... they're still on my wish list for now! A la prochaine ... Anita

  9. OMW, Karendipity! This is stunning! It looks like a wonderful watercolor painting. Drew Ewl!!!! I thought you were going to be doing other things, so I was surprised AND VERY PLEASED to see this!!

    (Hope other things are going well!!)

  10. A clever idea with the Michael Powell stamp - they are fab I agree.


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