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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Less is More - Sketch

Well what an absolutley fantastic week Less is More had with their 1000 card challenge, I have never seen so many entries, really brilliant effort and hats off to Mandi & Chrissie to commenting on every entry you girls are amazing!!

This weeks challenge is a nice easy sketch and I had already got bits ready for cards last week, but i got hit with a nasty cold so didn't get to complete them all!!
Used a Polkadoodles stamp and for the first time got out my brayer, which I have had for months. Used a big & juicy and brayer to create the background, Barbara Gray makes that technique look so easy, took me a couple of tries and to be honest it's still not the best but thankfully only need a small piece of the card. I didn't have a stamp that says anything about home or new home and didn't really want to computer generate anything and stick it on the card so used some See-Ds letters which I have had for years and again never used, why do we purchase these things?!

Not overly sure about this card, but will be adding it to the collection I am making for my mother. Have a fab weekend and thank you for looking :)


22 comments:

Katina said...

This is fab Suzilou! Love the stamp and the colours you've used. The curly letters match the roof on the house so well! Think we're all guilty of buying stuff that never gets used, lol!! xx

Loli said...

Hola Suzilou, beautiful job Suzi, your technique with brayer it's so good, and your stamp so sweet, i love this house!, well done.
A hug from Palma

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card. Your brayering is definitely better than mine - just can't seem to get the hang of it despite the wonderful Barbara!!
Hugs
Denise xx

Chrissie said...

Thanks so much for your kind words!
This is terrific, your use of the brayer looks excellent... mine could do with refining!
The card is super and I know what you mean about See Ds... I have some sculling around in the bottom of a drawer somewhere, but this looks tremendous.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Fabulous Suzilou. Great stamp and super colours.
Lynne xxx

Margaret said...

Brilliant!
Margaret x

Anne said...

I like this, looks like a postage stamp, one of the very decorative ones that the PO never seems to stock anymore:)
Anne
x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is beautifully done and the sentiment looks great to me! Vx

Debgem said...

Great minds think alike!!! I adore this sweet Polkadoodles house.

Check out my card!

xxxtglxxx said...

Ooh, that brayering technique is perfect for these kind of images and cards - so effective! :)

Love this one Suzilou, as the image is really quirky and brilliant for this time of year :)

Glad to see you have had a productive day! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Fiona Platzer said...

Fab Card Suzilou love the colours & image.

Jane said...

Great image and colours, cute curly sentiment.

Suze Bain said...

That house is fab. Great brayering too. xx

Mandi said...

Thank you Suzi, much appreciate your comments
FAB card, love that house, your colouring is,a s always FAB
thank you
Mandi LIM

Jose said...

Gorgeous card and love your brayering

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

Princess4Wiz said...

This is gorgeous, Suzi! Your colouring and brayer work is just stunning. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Beth. xxx

Rosemary said...

oh what a sweet little house!! great card...

Lisa A. said...

This is a sweet card!! LOVE your house...there are a bunch of houses in the gallery this week...yours is adorable!! Love the brayering...haven't figured that out, yet:)!!...very nice:)!!

ribenaruby said...

Lovely card, it's just fine! Ruby x

Marlena M. said...

I love that whimsical house! ;)

Sue said...

A fab card. Well done with the brayering - it looks lovely. Sue.x