Friday, February 11, 2011

Less is More Challenge Blog

There is another new challenge blog in blogland! This one is called Less is More — a clean & simple challenge blog, created by Mandi and Chrissie. The first challenge is to use Black, White and Pink.

The first card uses ruled lines for the border and a small sentiment (which I think should be positioned a little more to the right don't you think?)

The second one uses a slightly larger sentiment (that I think is too heavy for the design) and I have hand drawn the border. Not sure if I prefer the hand drawn or ruled border.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Just Believe (for the sentiment in the second card)
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red (which is not really red, but a very deep pink!)

With both cards, I drew a border in pencil first. Then stamped the sentiment along the pencil line using a stamp-a-ma-jig to position it correctly. Finally I went over the pencil lines with a black marker (with a ruler for the first card and freehand for the second) stopping on each side of the sentiment.


  1. Shelley both of these cards are terrific... it would be hard to choose a favourite, but I rather like the one with the freehand line. I also think that the variation in shade of the stamping in the second one is a little more subtle.
    I really hope you'll be joining our challenges on a regular basis!
    "Less is More"

  2. These are beautiful cards. Love the shading. I prefer the ruled lines, maybe because I am no good at freehand! Love Sheila (Cprus)

  3. Beautiful cards; they are both great cards in their own right.

  4. These are really fab cards. Love em.....

  5. hi Shelley, Just wanted to let you know that I love your work. I love the look of simplicity, while understanding that it is not always easy to achieve, although you have mastered it well. Really appreciate your style very much. Keep inspiring us all.

    Debby McGrath


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