Saturday, May 28, 2011

less is more- pick a square



I love this week's challenge at Less is More. You have to pick one of the corners or the centre square of a card and only use that square, leaving the rest as white space.

I decided to pick the square I thought would be most difficult. Top Right. I decided that I needed something to either float or hang there to make it work.

So I made two. A full size (5") card with a hot air balloon from the frantic stampers own range of stamps, and a 2 inch mini card with bow heart from Stampotique (also available from Happy Daze)


I used Jenny Bowlin inks on both (they swipe really nicely) from Happy Daze and basic gray papers (from The Frantic Stamper)

I'm also entering this for Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge where the theme is Clean and Simple

56 comments:

  1. nice cards - must check out the Jenny Bowlin ink pads, thanks for the info.

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  2. I intended doing this square Joanne, but once Id stuck the flower I found I was on the bottom LOL
    Fantastic card, totally FADB
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  3. Simply fab, Joanne, love them both

    Kathyk

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  4. In answer to your question of is the new CS issue a good one? I have no idea yet as I was thinking of the LIM challenge when it landed on the mat and I went off at an immediate tangent - haven't even opened it yet!!!! You are right though, it will make a great top corner image - I promise not to pinch that idea!

    Enjoy your B/Hol weekend - typical weather here, wet and windy!

    Kathy

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  5. Lovely cards but the balloon is fantastic!
    Val x

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  6. Great take on the challenge Joanne, Jo x

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  7. Fantastic card Joan. Hugs Rita xx

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  8. I love that image its fab. Great idea with the layout too.

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  9. Fabulous Joanne, love the whole idea, very clever:0) xxx

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  10. VERY impresses by your comment: "I decided to pick the square I thought would be most difficult"! It really paid off anyhow - both cards are beauties. Vx

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  11. Both are perfect.....fantastic ideas!!

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  12. Love both of these, Im still thinking what to do! Linda x

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  13. Wow! Thie ballon card is especially beautiful! Love it!

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  14. I love the image and perfect placement for an air ballon! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  15. I agree the top right and top left are probably the hardest areas - but you've made it work! Love the hot air balloon!

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  16. Beautiful cards. So unusual and the technique works perfectly.

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  17. Lovely cards, well done.
    Maureen......x

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  18. Lovely cards I love the image.. Chris xx

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  19. Hi Joanne
    two fabulous cards, the balloon works perfect, have lovely weekend, sue,x

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  20. Both of them are smashing Joanne, especially love the hot air balloon. Annette x

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  21. gorgeous cards ,,, both of them are fabulous !! I love the inked background ,, very arty :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  22. Fabulous choice of image, lovely cards, prefer the balloon. looks great in that top corner.

    Kath x

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  23. Lovely images, lovely cards, both of them. Hazel x

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  24. Two super cards. Really like the hot air balloon. How brave to choose the most difficult square! x

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  25. Very Clever, Gorgeous Tricia :O)

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  26. Both are beautiful cards, love the colour combos.
    jenjoy x

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  27. Fab cards Joanne, great sky in the first one but I just love the little heart one. xx

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  28. This is great, fab positioning on the card for your image. The sky is very effective too :)
    Jenny x

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  29. wow, wow, wow. Lving that hot air balloon stamp!! What a fab card!
    Kelly xx

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  30. This is lovely Joanne, great idea. Jo x

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  31. Beautiful cards - the balloon is fantastic

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  32. Fabulous! I think I need that balloon stamp lol.
    Lynne xxx

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  33. Stunning

    Thanks for joining our "Clean & Simple" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  34. Two fab cards, love the balloon paper piecing and the hanging heart is lovely.

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  35. Joanne, that patch of blue sky behind the balloon couldn't be more perfect! Love both card...but I think the balloon is my fave! My card is HERE

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  36. Awesome ! I love how you did the sky in the first one and a great idea with the paper piecing. The second one is also gorgeous.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  37. Awesome, awesome. That little swipe of color creates such a wonderful base. Love it! ;)

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  38. How brave of you to pick top right it indeed is the most difficult corner. I being a coward went for the middle lol. Both cards are beautiful love th swiping fabulous.

    Marie

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  39. You did a wonderful job on both cards they are equally fab!

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  40. I love your cards, especially the balloon one, a great use of the recipe at LIM, great cards :)

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  41. Just super Joanne, I love the balloon image!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  42. Oh My Word these are just perfect for our challenge this week and fabulous paper piecing,


    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 136 Clean & Simple

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.
    SCSC DT

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  43. these are BEAUTIFUL! i love the way you tackled the Less is More challenge - quite a fun and REWARDING jump when you challenge yourself like that! it definitely paid off! :)

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  44. Super stuff! Love both the cards! :) Awesome swiping too! :P

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  45. love the images and subtle colour tones - you've really created a feeling of movement - love the mini one too - great inks!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Sarah at 281.

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  46. Love that balloon stamp Joanne :-) Love the movement in the card as depicted with the sky :-)

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  47. Great cards - a good take on the challenge x

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