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:

  1. 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"

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

    sue
    xx

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

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  4. Love this one, your tiles are lovely.

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

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

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  7. lovely card with great colours!!

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. This is gorgeous so shimmery and I LURVE the colours.

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  11. 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"

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  12. Congrats on being showCASed!!

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

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

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

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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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

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  19. 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!!! :-)

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

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  21. 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!).

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  22. 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!

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  23. Very pretty card love your embossing.

    Anne

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

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

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  26. Beautiful card. Love the embossing!

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  27. Another fabulous card. the colours are beautiful.

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

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  29. I really love your squares they look fabulous

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  30. 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

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  31. The colours on the tiles are fab. x

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  32. 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

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  33. excellent. like three little works of art

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