Sunday, 27 February 2011

Less is more Challenge 4 - three squares

Less is More this week has challenged us to make a CAS card using three squares. I'd been playing with some Adirondack inks to make some backgrounds and decided that I'd use some for my Less is more project.
The stamps I used are from the Elusive images wild meadow theme plate, on a background of stream, twilight denim and aubergine Adirondack inks. I used Sheena's wow embossing powders, and I have to say I'm impressed! Here is a close-up of the shimmer and shine!

I also sprayed it with iridescent gold glimmer mist. I added a few embossed lines with my score-pal and a waltzing mouse sentiment (I think that should be a bit lower looking at it now).
I was delighted to receive an email from Chrissie this morning telling me that my card from last week has been showCASed. I am over the moon! I get to display this lovely badge now.
Thanks so much to everyone who visited, and to Chrissie and Mandi for setting up such a wonderful Challenge. Thanks for choosing my card too! May Less is more go from strength to strength!

35 comments:

Chrissie said...

These are really interesting tiles Sally, fabulous colours and beautiful textures... Individual little works of art.
I agree with you about the positioning of the sentiment. The old acetate trick works well for siting a sentiment!
Thanks for another great submission.
See you next week!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sue said...

a stunning card, love the images and the embossing looks fabulous

sue
xx

Paula said...

a beautiful card

TAM said...

Fabulous card - love the colours you've used in the background

Jane said...

Love this one, your tiles are lovely.

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card and like the way you have emblossed between the squares, well done.
Maureen.......x

Lynne K said...

Saw this IRL this morning, and it's even more beautiful than it looks in the photo. x

Maureen said...

lovely card with great colours!!

Susan said...

What beautiful squares!! Looks like a lot of work too! I love the scored lines. The card is beautiful!! I think you're right about the sentiment. I stamped my sentiment on a transparency and then laid it over the card before I decided where to put it. Works really well for me.

Jose said...

Love the backgrounds you made, and the embossing is gorgeous. Congratulations on getting your card from last week showcased.
Jose

Faith A said...

This is gorgeous so shimmery and I LURVE the colours.

Mandi said...

Fantastic card, those squares are wonderful
Thanks for joining us again and well done on making our showCASe, very much deserved
mandi
"Less is More"

Debgem said...

Congrats on being showCASed!!

I absolutely adore this card. I love the deep rich colours on the tiles, and the beautiful gold embossing!! Stunning!

Zoechaos said...

Stunning tiles Sally love the colours agree with you the WOW powders do just what Sheena says. XOXO Zoe

Linda said...

Lovely card. The tiles are fantastic. Another technique still to try out and not enough hours in the day

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Those tiles are just Wow. I love the colours you have used and those wow powders look great. Hugs x ChrisB

Gina said...

I love the background that you have made - fabulous colours. I love that stamp too but for some reason have never got round to buying it. I also agree with you that the sentiment might have looked even better a bit lower.
Gina x

Linby said...

This is just so gorgeous. Each little title is wonderful, love the colours and the embossing.
Well done on getting showcased for last weeks card.
Linbyx

Tracey said...

Stunning, the shimmer is so pretty and I like how you added the embossed details, thanks for sharing xxx

massofhair said...

Making your own background papers is something i really enjoy doing; your colour choice would have been mine too as these colours work so well together.
Great to see the WOW embossing powders as not seen them except on C&C, they look scrumptious!
A fantastic entry for this weeks challenge and well done for being showcased last week!!! :-)

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

ikki said...

Hi, lovely card! Great use of your crafting stash. Congrats of your showcase card - well deserved it was a beaut! ikki

Faye said...

I love inked backgrounds. These tiny squares are some of the best I've ever seen. I love the gold and the beautiful WOW powders (gotta get some!).

craftimamma said...

Congratulations on being showcased Sally. I loved the tuplip card myself.

This weeks card is a beauty too and I love the Adirondack colours you have used. The embossed lines really set off the squares too. Lovely!!!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

PS I'm really hankering after those WOW powders now!

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card love your embossing.

Anne

Lesley said...

I love the rich colours of the squares against the white background.
Lovely!
Lesley x

Lynne said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love the colours you`ve used and the gold embossing is fabulous.
Lynne xxx

Tameko said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossing!

Suze Bain said...

Another fabulous card. the colours are beautiful.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

That is one FABULOUS CAS card! Gorgeous colours and fab sentiment.
Congrats.
Hugs, Sandra

jillyscreations said...

I really love your squares they look fabulous

lisa said...

You really have got the CAS style off to a tee, Sally. I love these beautiful squares, such lovely colours. The WOW powders are great aren't they.
Well done on your success,so well deserved.
Hugs Lisax

Aileen said...

The colours on the tiles are fab. x

Viv said...

Yes I think we do have the same colour taste :O) thanks for comments on mine too !Just love the little squares here and that embossing looks so great on them too. Well done :O) Viv xx

joanne wardle said...

excellent. like three little works of art