Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Less is more?

My challenge card is really late this week because sometimes I need to remind myself that "less is more." My friend (Julie, HRR to most of you out there in stamping land) and I agree that the just one more thing syndrome is sometimes very compelling. You know, "this card looks good but it needs one more thing." Well I have been struggling to get this card just right all day until I heard Julie's voice saying, "don't do it, don't add one more thing!!!" So I didn't. This card is simple and monochromatic but I think I like it. You might think that the challenge this week is to make a monochromatic card but you would be wrong. The challenge is to ink up that stamp that has been hanging around your craft area. The stamp that hasn't seen ink since you brought it home. Use that stamp!!! I brought home a few new stamps on the shopping trip with my chicka Jane, you know the shopping trip back in August that gave birth to our chicka challenge, and haven't used them. It is such a shame to leave them in that box or on that shelf. Time to get that unused stamp out and give it a whirl. Let's see what happens when you put some ink on it and create. I got out a new stamp from A Muse's fall release. I just love every stamp they make and the new shimmer papers, well they are to die for. The patterned paper in my card is one of them. So sparkly and shimmery they are perfect! Check them out at your local stamp store or at amuseartstamps.com. You won't be sorry. Don't forget to leave a post here or there and show us your stuff. I also want to send big thank you to Victoria who took the challenge last week and got out that special paper.


Roxanne said...

Less IS more. Unless you're from Green Bay, where more is more. Great card and wonderful story. Thanks, Dawn.

Jill Grace said...

Lovely card Dawn! Great color combo

anthonette said...

Hi Dawn! My sis (Armie) tells me each week to try and I finally did it! So here it is: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1542167?nocache=1

Thanks! I had fun!

cheiron said...

Simple and beautiful! Love it.

Victoria said...

Hi Dawn! Another fun challenge! Hope you have a great week!


Armie said...

Hi Dawn,

Hope all is well with you. Sorry my take for the challenge is late. Just started working again and this week has been sooo crazy for me..anyhoot, hope you like the card. Love your sample tho'. Just darling! And yes, LESS IS MORE!! TFS :o)