Saturday, April 23, 2011

less is more- off centre




An easy-peasy challenge this week at less is more, all you have to do is make something "off centre". However, that's almost too easy..... where to start?? Well it's such a gorgeous spring day today that I felt that I just had to start with this lovely quote. Then I decided to add some leaves... but then a strange thing happened, I had an urge to revisit a technique that I haven't done for ages...chalking... mostly because I just didn't have the right shade of green ink to stamp the leaves, lol. I stamped the leaves in versamark ink and used three shades of green chalk applied with a cotton wool ball. I finished with some spring flower soft.


All of the stamps are available from Scrolls work stamps
The quote (springtime #1607)
the leaves (vine #45305)

50 comments:

  1. A beautiful card - using the chalks has given the leaves a really subtle tone and the flower soft is pure magic

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  2. Total beauty, like the sentiment very much. Flower soft works perfectly here on your card, just lovely:0) xxx

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  3. Love this card, Joanne. The Flowersoft is a lovely touch.

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  4. Fabulous card. I always forget about my flowersoft, might have to get it out again. You have inspired me.
    Lynne xxx

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  5. This is so delicate and pretty.
    Heather T

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  6. absolutely beautiful!!! love the addition of the flower soft!

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  7. Lovely card

    Happy Easter

    Kathyk

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  8. Gorgeous card, love the added flower soft.

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  9. This is gorgeous Joanne! I might try this challenge as so many of my cards are ever-so slightly off centre!! Jo x

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  10. This is a very striking card but oh so subtle at the same time. The sentiment is perfect as is your card , the leaves and flowers are gorgeous and those chalks certainly add a beautiful soft touch.

    Marie

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  11. Gorgeous card Joanne :-) the sentiment is lovely and the flower soft is just perfect ! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  12. Wow this is a stunning LiM card! That quote is fab but your chalking of those gorgeous leaves is perfect, and made even more so by the flowersoft accents. LOVE IT!

    Carol x

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  13. Stunning card. I just love it, Joanne! Beth. xxx

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  14. The flowersoft is a beautiful addition to your fab card Joanne. Have a great Easter with the family and hope you get an Easter Egg, Annette x

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  15. This is so pretty and feminine. I love the flower soft on the card

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  16. Hi Joanne, the use of chalk for the foliage was the perfect medium, allowing the text to show through the colouring... super idea,fabulous card.
    Enjoy your week.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  17. Reminds me of the old script work that you would find in a monastery with the leaves over stamped. Beautiful.

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  18. Beautiful card & I love the effect of the chalk & flower soft, clever idea.
    From one 'Leeds Lass' to another!!
    hugs
    Sharon xx

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous, Joanne. It reminds me of a script plate too. The flowersoft finishes it off beautifully.

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  20. A beuatiful card, stylish and elegant....I forget sometimes that I have a draw full of word stamps...mm maybe I ought to have a rummage...

    Anne

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  21. Gorgeosu card Joanne
    Love the sentiment and the leaves, perfect
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    Diva LIM

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  22. love the way you've coloured the leaves and added dimension with the flowersoft Joanne.

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  23. Beautiful card Joanne, I used chalk on mine too, so used to using my Copics I forget about my chalks. Love the use of flowersoft , sets it off nicely......I forget to use mine too lol :O) Viv xx

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  24. So elegant and beautiful in so many ways. Love it Jo. Hugs Cherry XXX

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  25. Stunning card Joanne. Love the quote and your flowers are such a superb touch

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  26. Joanne, this turned out fabulous!! I love the flowersoft...and what a wonderful quote!

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  27. Love this, chalks are so subtle. Elaine

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  28. Such a lovely card and as a new follower to your blog...can't wait to see what you will be sharing in the future!
    Hope you're having a lovely long weekend.
    Emma x

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  29. Hi hun
    the easier it seem the harder it is! lol, gorgeous card you have done,lovely sentiment, luv the colour n flower soft, sue,x

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  30. This is a stunning card Joanne, I love it. Jo x

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  31. Really gorgeous Joanne, I love the leaf stamp. x

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  32. Love this joanne - the softly coloured foliage and flowers set of the quote perfectly
    pauline x

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  33. Gorgeous Joanne! I love the graduation of the colour of the leaves...very clever!
    Lizy x

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  34. Gorgeous card I love the sentiment.. Chris x

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  35. So pretty! I always love the finished design when I dig my chalks out. They are so versatile.
    Thank you for sharing and the inspiration! :)

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  36. Love the layers and subtle colour choices - great design!

    Thanks for sharing your work.

    Sarah at 182

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  37. Lovely card:) very classy!
    love
    michelle x

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  38. Gosh you have made a beautiful card, lovely image and sentiment xx

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  39. Beautiful! I love the framed sentiment and the soft leaves with textured flowers!

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  40. This is perfect - love the sentiment, and the chalks work perfectly on the leaves. It's fab!

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