Friday, August 31, 2012

Count down 3...2...1

I really love this weeks Less Is More challenge. The recipe is to use a count system of 3-2-1. In total, there should only be 6 things on the card.  Now I've seen a few where the words are individually counted and others where it's counted as one under "sentiment".  I decided I best stick with counting the individual words just to be safe. :) 

The first was done this afternoon but has morphed from the original idea into this.  I started out using SU's Medallion stamp on yellow card stock and colored in the solid white areas with various yellows and oranges.  That was a huge failure.  So I switched gears and instead of using pencils on white craft ink, I selected an outline stamp and colored the leaves in the same color tones as the base using markers.  The idea is from a gorgeous card on Pinterest which used a blue base and flower stamp.  Unfortunately I didn't pin it and now I don't know who to thank for the technique.  :(

This second card was my first idea on Saturday morning however I didn't post it because Lynne had a lovely card using the same idea (Banners) so I tossed this idea to the side. Lynne's card is very pretty and elegant and includes a lovely flower stamp, while mine is very simple using only DP to give the card color. 


This last card is not part of this weeks LIM challenge, but from a few weeks ago.  This was one of those cards I made then had to give it 24 hours before I decided if I liked it or not; then real life got in the way and I missed the deadline.  I think this was a OLC challenge that called for "fur or feathers".  Since almost all of my animal stamps are birds, this was an easy choice.  LOL

Thank you for stopping by. 


  1. Gorgeous cards for this weeks challenge, love the colours. xx

  2. oh my word, carole!! all three cards are fabulous, but that first one is STUNNING!!

  3. Love them all Carole but the first one has the edge for me, love that shade of green.
    As for your question on my blog about the thunder... we don`t get that many good storms in the UK, I think it`s generally too cold. I do normally enjoy a good storm though but that one caught me by surprise lol.
    Lynne xxx

  4. All wonderful Carole, as we always expect
    LOVE the hello one, but, all superb
    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  5. Hi Carole, WOW I love your first card, that stamp has been a real favourite of mine for ages, you made it look so good:0)Pretty colours on your banner card and such a cute collection of birds, I love them all bunched together, great job all round!!! Gay

  6. Three gorgeous cards Carole. I really love the first one - the stamp is gorgeosu.

  7. All fabulous Carole, can't choose a fav :) Viv xx

  8. These are all so lovely!!!....and each is so unique. I couldn't choose either!!