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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Help - It's Infectious!

First of all, I'd like to wish the fabulous Jackie at Craft Designs a VERY Happy Birthday today - hope you have had a great one sweetie!  If you have not met Jackie before, do pop over and say hello - she does some wonderfully creative things with beautiful photographs that she takes herself.

I thought long and hard about Jackie's birthday card and I cannot get this Less Is More lark out of my head, it really is an infectious way of thinking about the way you craft.  It's all about placement, proportions and design - and when there is very little on the card, there really is nowhere to hide!  I still can't break free of the need to paint a stamp image though, lol!  Here's what I made (it's ok, I know she has already received it)....


I've used image stamps from the little Flower Girl set by H Cuppleditch and watercolour painted them with distress inks.  Kitty was a joy to colour but quite difficult for me to get the body shaping around her legs and tum.  I hope she doesn't look too much of a Ninja Mutant!  The sentiment is LOTV and the matting and gems are from stash.

I am enjoying these so much I am even thinking of adding a "Less Is More" range to my sale cards!  Chrissie and Mandi, you have so much to answer for, lol!

Hugs, Squirrel xx

19 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Squirrel
A gorgeous card love the image,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel .. love the CAS feel and white space of this.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Jo said...

What a fantastic card. I love the image you've used, the expression on her face says 'I know I'm gorgeous' lol. I'm sure Jackie loved her card. Jo x

Claire x said...

This is a fab card - love the image and finished it off beautifully with the cornered greeting. Hugs, Claire x

Samantha said...

really lovely card hunny! that cat is mega cute, hugs Samantha :0)

Debbie said...

I love it Squirrel. I have this image too and I have not used it yet, love the painting it's lovely. Nice and clean and Simple. PURRRfect. Sorry! Debbiexx

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is gorgeous, just adore the little puddy cat :)
Kelly.x

Kaz said...

Super cute card, love the sentiment and the flower corner detail.
Kaz xx

Sue W said...

Oh so sweet.....Love the little corner stamp!!!

Caroljenks said...

This is gorgeous and I just LOVE your corner detail - I'm also loving these CaS cards too :)

Carol x

Fluffles said...

Beautiful - I love less is more! Only my colouring doesn't always stand up to the challenge - your's certainly does! Brilliant. Jx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful, love the image really pops out on the white card.
luv
debby

Jackie said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful card Squirrel, you really have captured the CAS look very well. Thank you also fopr your glowing mention of my blog, I have gone quite pink :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

fantastic cas card squirrel.the cute kitty is gorgeous and amazing colouring :D

xx coops xx

tilly said...

a cute kitty, your card is fab, but mine never look right when I try less is more lol
Tilly

Dena said...

No, it doesn't look like a Ninja Mutant hahahaha! You did a great job with the shading!!! Such a sweet card and a beautiful, clean style!
Hugs, Dena

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a sweet image and you have done the less is more perfectly. Marianne x

Wishcraft said...

Oh it's gorgeous Squirrel! Love the image - coloured absolutely beautifully - and the fab corner detail :o) Lisa x

Mina said...

nope defo not a ninja kitty Squirrel lol...its beautifully coloured and I love the no paper, it makes the image pop
Mina xxx

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