Saturday, June 4, 2011

Less Is More #18

So here it is Saturday and the LIM Challenge 18 from Mandi and Chrissie is a fun one.

I knew right away what image I wanted to use, as well as the color. Monochromatic speaks neutral to me. Here, I have used an off-white card base and shades of brown. Hopefully, the photo shows the variation. The card size is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. The A2 size would not have left me with enough white space. I stamped the cute mushroom from Stampabilities, in white pigment ink and embossed in a white fine detail powder. Then I rounded one side of each square and mounted them with thin tape. I argued with myself about rounding, but felt the squares needed a bit of pizzaz. I stared, and went away, and returned because I couldn't decide if a sentiment was in order. Finally, I decided that mushroom can lend themselves to anything so why not leave it blank writing inside as the need for the card became obvious.

So, there you have it.

Congrats to the Less Is More. I think the divas are a bit surprised at how many stampers are taking their challenge. I knew as soon as I found them, that success was theirs' (grammer?) for the asking.

Hugs & Blessings,
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Marlena M. said...

I love these colors! I have been thinking about mushrooms lately too, but haven't done anything yet. I love your take on them! ;)

Ang C said...

A great card - fab colours

Chrissie said...

Thanks for being so complimentary about our blog Erica, it's very sweet of you.
This is a super image and what better than to use it four times.
Thanks so much.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

What a cool card!
I agree about it not needing the sentiment. After all there isn't 'mushroom' for one lol

Thanks for your valued participation and comments Erica
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

I'm a sucker for natural colours too and i love your card. Great design...cute curve to the corners :)
Jenny x

Julie Halls said...

I love the mushrooms, they look really cute. The colours lend themselves very well to the stamped images. Lovely card

Julie x

Rita said...

Lovely card Erica. Hugs Rita xx

Hello From Texas said...

Wonderful, you nailed the challenge. I agree, no need for a sentiment; some cards are perfect without them.

Pauline said...

This is a great card, love that fab mushroom image in these neautral tones.

Lynne said...

Lynne xxx

Aileen said...

Super fun card. Love the mushrooms. x

Zoechaos said...

Love it! kinda mushrooms on mushroom. XOXO Zoe

Suze Bain said...

Love this Erica. Fab colour scheme and the rounded corners add interest. xx

Karen said...

Funky card! I love it. The rounded corner details really make it special.

Susan said...

First of all Erica....glad you joined my blog! I appreciate it! Your card is awesome! Now see, I would have put all the rounded corners on the outside....and you turned two of them to the middle...very clever!! And CUTE!!
My card is HERE