Monday, 11 April 2011

Creativity -v- Art


I am away from home and my stash at present and have very limited crafting goodies with me on my travels, but I have got into the habit of making at least one entry each week for the Less is More challenge.  This week we are asked to create a one layer card and focus on the sentiment.

With the few items I do have with me I put together this one layer card using stamps from the 'Circle It' set by Recollections and Tim Holtz 'Visual Artistry' from Stampers Anonymous. 

I inked up the circles image with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa, Rhubarb Stalk, Desert Sand and Potter's Clay, applying the colours randomly over the surface of the stamp.  I don't have a large enough acrylic block with me so just laid the inked up stamp on the card and pressed with my fingers, which produced an uneven image - exactly the effect I wanted!  The sentiment was stamped with Rich Cocoa ink and I added Gold Stickles to parts of the circles image as highlights.  I would have emphasised the sentiment more using a darker colour if I had my own stash, but hey this is the best I can do with what I have !

I hope you like it - to any of you kind enough to leave me a comment, I'd like to say a huge thank you - I don't have much internet access time right now so may not get around to commenting on your entries.  I will try to check as many of them as possible though.

18 comments:

massofhair said...

Gorgeous sentiment and love how you have coloured your circles. Fab card:-)

Susan said...

Wynneth, that a great sentiment..and I see that you were definitely creative when creating your card! I love that you just laid the stamp on the card and pressed with your hands...I probably wouldn't have thought to do that! LOL!

Hello From Texas said...

oh do I ever love that sentiment. I also love your image stamp and the way you colored it. Beautiful card. TFS
Carole

Erica said...

This is unique. You did well with your limited supplies IMO.

Mandi said...

Oh this is super, although the sentiment is taken over slightly by the fantastic circles pattern
you've done a sterling job with that, specially having limited supplies
a True LIMette!!!
Thanks as ever Wynneth
mandi
Less is More

Jan said...

Great card, love the sentiment xx Jan

Lauren Hatwell said...

Smashing card Wynneth. The sentiment is so great and I do love the circle pattern and the gorgeous colours you've used. A keeper for sure. Lx

Viv's Visuals said...

Brilliant card!

Kathyk said...

Now I'm wishing I'd got that set in Michaels too!!! Great job with limited stash too Wynneth - sometimes it's a real challenge to make cards away from home ..... but fun too! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful vacation - I know I am!

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

What a brilliant sentiment and I love the gorgeous image too... even though it is quite prominent I love it enough to overlook that fact!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jayne Hayward said...

Oh wow this is stunning. You are so talented to use basic supplies and come up with something totally amazing.

Hope your holiday is going great and you are enjoying the sunshine!

Jayne xx

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card.
jenjoy x

Diane J said...

You have made such a stunning card, i love the sentiment, but especially love the stamped circles image and all the different colours xx

Annie said...

oh yes, I like it! I love the soft mix of colours and the sparkle - less is certainly more with this one!
hugs, annie x

Aileen said...

Super job with the panel. It definitely looks a work of art. x

Lynne said...

Fabulous card, lovely sentiment.
Lynne xxx

clare said...

hi wynneth. gorgeous panel and fab sentiment. ideal card for a crafty pal. hope you are well. xx

Cherry said...

Wynneth this is fabulous darling! Love the effect with the pattern using different colours and stamping without the block. Love the sentiment too. Hugs Cherry XXx