.... the first blog I check on Saturday morning is Less is More. Since this challenge started in January I think I've only missed the few weeks while I was in India - it's totally addictive and extremely challenging. It's also one of the most supportive challenge blogs about - lots of helpful hints and tips from Chrissie, Mandi and everyone who plays! We are on week 2 of the monthly rota and that means a one layer card - I rather like one layer cards, but there is always a twist. And this time, the twist is that Chrissie and Mandi us to be "in the frame". The frame can be a doodle, embossed, hand drawn, stamped, painted, which ever technique you fancy - but the main part of the image must be in the frame!
I've got great plans for this challenge and I will be posting more cards during the week, but this is my first card. I've gone to a set that I've only used a few times - don't know why, it's super. I went for the resist technique and stamped my image with Versamark and clear embossed it. Then I took several shades of pink/red and sponged over the image - and like magic the image appears!! For balance I added a swirly flourish to the bottom and top of the card. And that's it - done!!
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo - Boxed Wishes; Kanban - All Occasions
Inks: Distress - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door; Versamark
Accessories: Card and embossing powder from stash
That's all for now - I'm off to get dinner for us all. It's been a thoroughly miserable day here in North Wales - wall to wall rain!!! It feels more like Autumn today. The plus side is that I've done some reading, some more tidying in my craft room (and discovered a few "lost" items) and made one challenge card! I hope to get back with another later this evening. See you soon.