Saturday, 10 November 2012

Less is More - One Layer Houses

My gosh what a long week, so glad it is the weekend.  Had a fabulous day yesterday at the NEC with one of my friends and thankfully didn't spend to much money.  Saw the marvelous Barbara Gray and the Create & Craft team and chatted to the very lovelly Michael Powell, love his images and didn't realise they started out as cross stitches.  Brought a couple of his stamps as I haven't managed to buy them from anywhere else.

Anyway on to this weeks Less is More challenge, one layer with a houses theme, not scared of these anymore, infact more and more of my cards are now just one layer. The very talanted Jen has stepped up to help Chrissie while Mandi continues the set up of her new business venture. Look forward to seeing lots of her fab creations :)
Used some kraft card that I treated myself to yesterday, not really used this card before so am stepping into new territory. Used white ink to create a bit of a snow and used Clarity stamps to make the rest of the scene.  Used a white gel pen and some diamond sticklers but can't really show the sparkle on the photo.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend :)


Denise said...

Love this gorgeous snowy scene.
I remember seeing Michael Powell's cross stitch kits years ago but never managed to buy any so was really pleased when he brought his images out as stamps.
Denise xx

Monica said...

Just stunning. Did an excellent job with kraft.

Caggy said...

Gorgeous. Loving the white on the Kraft card, gotta try this. Caggy x

Caggy said...

Gorgeous. Loving the white on the Kraft card, gotta try this. Caggy x

Kathyk said...

Glorious project - this technique is so perfect for a Christmas card


Loli said...

Hola Suzilou, thank you for your congrats!!!:D.
Ooooh suzilou, what fantastic secene i love white and craft colours, fantastic job!!!.
Hugs from Palma

Lynne said...

Lovely scene you`ve created. All that snow is making me feel cold :-)
Lynne xxx

Anne said...

Oh how beautiful! Kraft and white looks so classy. Glad you enjoyed yourself at the NEC, I had fun on Thursday with Chrissie

Glittertastic said...

The white looks lovely against the kraft - so pretty!


Skye said...

A lovely Christmas scene. It works so well on kraft card

Karen said...

Brilliant card - perfect for the challenge.

Karen x

GinaA said...

Stunning card, love the white on the Kraft.

Chrissie said...

This is a tremendous little scene, the white works so well on the Kraft base.
Simply gorgeous!
Thanks so much
Less is More

Sue said...

Beautiful card, the white on kraft looks amazing! Sue x

Jen said...

girl after my own heart.. the white on the kraft is fab Suzilou

Thanks so much for joining us
Less Is More

Valerie said...

Love the white against the kraft card, gorgeous card!
Val x

Linby said...

wow this is such an effective look, thanks for the inspiration, only hope I can achieve such wonderful results.

Daen'Ys said...

White on the kraft card,'s so beautiful.
I love this magnificent winter scene!

Rosi x

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow! This looks wonderful! :) Stunning effect and gorgeous image! :)



Viv said...

Fabulous card Suzilou, I love the simple colour looks almost magical too :) Viv xx

Samantha Elliott said...

This is gorgeous Suzilou. I remember seeing the cross stitches years ago. We missed seeing each other at the NEC - I went on Thursday and spent a fortune! Oops!