Sunday, February 27, 2011

less is more week 4 - three squares



Another brilliant theme at Less is more this week: three squares.
I decided to revisit the technique I did for the craft stamper article back in October.
This time I masked off squares using post it notes-in fact I managed to mask the first and then pick up all of the post-it notes joined together and reposition them (that made it alot easier)
The top square is inked with bundled sage distress ink and a little bit of peeled paint at the bottom. the middle one is peeled paint and a little forest moss, and the bottom one is just forest moss.

The twig and sentiment stamps are both Hotpicks from Paperartsy.

and in case you are wondering, yes, the ribbon is covering a smudge!! -- thanks angelnorth, I shall henceforth call this "an embellishment opportunity"

63 comments:

  1. Very pretty, i envy anyone that can do cards like this, i just can't do it, i keep wanting to add more and more and well you get the point lol

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  2. I love the transition of colour down through the squares... it's lovely. I bought some more distress inks at the craft show in Farnborough and desperately need to have a play!
    The overstamping of the twigs is beautiful
    Great card
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. Smashing take on the three squares Joanne

    Kathyk

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  4. I believe that's known as an embellishment opportunity" - we don't do smudges ;o) Lovely card, your overlapping squares look like what I was trying to achieve with my Distress pad but yours worked and mine didn't!

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  5. ooh that works really well Joanne. love those twigs.

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  6. oooh i love this card, absolutely fabulous and simply stunning:)

    sue
    xx

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  7. A fabulous card, just love everything about it (including the added extra of the bow)

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  8. Stunning card I love the way your squares overlap xx

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  9. Lovely card, well done.
    Maureen.......x

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  10. This is a great technique Joanne

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  11. Fabulous card, love this technique!!

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  12. During my "experimenting" trying to come up with a card, I did this same type of layout...only mine looked yucky! I LOVE how you've done this...and as for the inky blob...I do it ALL the time! Hadn't thought to cover it with a bow...very creative!

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  13. You never fail to inspire me, stunning card. hugs Caz

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  14. Gorgeous, a perfect male card. x

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  15. I really love this technique - simple yet stunning, and this card is a gorgeous example.

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  16. Beautiful card, love that technique!

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  17. Great card Joanne, I actually love the squares and the twigs enough on their own
    But the overall effect is FAB
    Thanks for joining us again Joanne
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  18. Wow just love this card, definitely an idea to case!! X

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  19. great take on the 3 squares challenge

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  20. Oh my goodness, this is simply stunning ... ♥ it.

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  21. very striking card Joanne, I loooove it!!! :)

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  22. Stunning card - and I'm glad someone else uses other things to cover up their mistakes!

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  23. Brilliant!! Would never have know about the smudge!! This is stunning!

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  24. It's perfect well done ! wouldn't have noticed the smudge, I use gems or a ribbon too if that happens:O) Viv xx

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  25. This is fabulous. I love it...alot.
    Lynne xxx

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  26. So natural. Lovely use of colours and stamped image

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  27. ohh perfect. Love that colour combo!

    Leandra

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  28. This is very eye catching. Gorgeous stamp and you have used it effectively...x

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  29. I loved the simplicity of this technique and love trees and Paperartsy so it's a winner for me x

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  30. Ha ha, glad it's not just me then.
    Such a striking card and your masking is brilliant. Liking those Paperartsy stamps too.

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  31. Hi Joanne
    Love this card ...great use of Squares ...love it....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xx

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  32. Hi Joanne, thanks for dropping in to see my three square music card and for leaving such a lovely comment. I can definitely return the compliment as I love the delicate branches in your card and your very artistic placement of subtle coloured squares.
    Heather T

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  33. Love the Paper Artsy Hot Pick stamps and have most of them. Going to start collecting again when the new plates hit the retailers!

    Tried the distress squares and couldn't quite get the look you have, liking the shading down on each square.

    The twig stamp is one of my favourites and you have brought it to life. Fantastic and elegant card:-)

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  34. Great card and lovely background.

    Anne

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  35. You are so right, this is stunning.

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  36. I remember that technique and it works here perfectly, and i love the embellishment opportunity lol!
    Lesley x

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  37. A great idea with the overlapping squares and the colours fit so well with the stamp and I just love the "embellishment opportunity" *lol*
    kaos

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  38. Lovely card. The shaded squares are beautiful and set the twigs off well. x

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  39. Wow Joanne, this is a gorgeous card. I really love your style (so I've become a follower!)x

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  40. Really, really stunning! I love the colours and the twig is a great stamp. Fabulous!

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  41. I love this card. You always do such wonderful cards

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  42. Wow, this is super! This is gorgeous hun, great layout and stunning use of the squares. Hugs, Sxx PS. I have blogoversary candy if you might be interested.

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  43. The card is absolutely stunning, a fabulous use of the squares.

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  44. Hello Joanne, thank you for visit my blog and post a comment.
    Really nice technique and clever idea for the squares.beautiful work.
    Regards from Spain

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  45. Stunning card, love the colours...

    Babs x

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  46. A great card Joanne, that technique is fabulous and I really like that twig stamp. Very effective colours too.
    Gina x

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  47. Stunning card. A different take on the 3 squares! x

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  48. love your take on the 3 squares, totally different from anything I thought of.
    Anne x

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  49. Classy card and one of my favourite colours :)

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  50. Joanne I adore the this card. The composition is beautiful,
    Kerry x

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  51. Oh stunning Joanne! Love the sentiment with the squares and twigs. Smudges are also a work-out opportunity in this house as I throw myself round the room in a strop, yelling...

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  52. This is an utterly fabulous creation....wonderful in every way.

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  53. Love those squares ! Was taken with the sentiment too.

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!