Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Less Is More Challenge 32
Hi Stampers. I had a good weekend...that means I got lots of stamping done. I've decided on the little giftie I will make for my DH's co-workers this Thanksgiving. I'm so tickled as they appreciate the thoughfulness, often emailing me to say so. According to my DH, several have them lined up on their desks for a decorative look. I'm honored. It's a good thing they don't check the blogs out there with amazing work that makes mine look amateurish. Oh well, it is the thought that counts and I think they know that.
So over at LIM, the Divas are rolling along and are back around to the one layer card. I believe this is my most difficult to think up. I have to pour through my stamp sets...not a bad thing to do, but it can be time-consuming.
I thought of the many coffee drinkers in my life and how much I enjoy this year's Mother's Day present of a Tassimo coffee maker. It makes incredibly strong coffee, so I make it in my Starbucks' tumbler and use the "add water" feature. It makes a satisfying brew which I enjoy thouroughly as I catch-up on email and stamp in my room each morning.
My card recipe follows:
Neenah solar white A2 base, folded on the 4 1/4 side
Stamp set...Fiskars Latte Love clear stamps
Button and stripped twine from my stash
Images stamped with Memento tuxdo black
colored with various Copics
A few issues I had with my card were (1) how to color the steam, (2) should I or shouldn't I ground it by coloring underneath the cups. I did, but think I overdid it, and (3) did I achieve balance when placing the images?
My conclusion...a lot of white space requries a lot of practice and regular checking on the pros' blogs. I will return almost daily for the remainder of the week with quite busy cards to share.