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.