Less is More Challenge: My Front Door
This week the challenge from Less Is More is colour: my front door. I suspect there may be quite a lot of brown based cards!
I have taken a photo of my front door:
As you can see the door is brown – although there are lots of windows too. I may try another card using squares as well, but for now this is my offering:I didn’t have any brown card to use as a background, but the stamp is done with a Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Tea Dye”, and the brown paper I used as a backing is suitably shabby – rather like our front door! The two jewels were (of course!) picked up on discount as Noz!! The handwritten sentiment reads “Friendship”
While thinking about what I could do for the challenge, I created a couple of other cards:This one (“In Friendship”) uses some paper I bought to create a Wedding card for a friend – which I forgot to take a photo of. Rats! It was really nice! – plus other bits and bobs bought in various places. And the following one uses a technique, which I’m sure is familiar to most crafters but which was new to me – a stepper card. It’s quite simple, but creates quite an interesting effect.
I used a topper from June’s “Cardmaking & Papercraft” which was brought as a gift by a friend who came to visit, together with various embellishments – again, mostly bought on discount! It’s a little pale and wishy-washy for my personal tastes, but I think it works as a card. It’s not too over- embellished either. If there’s one thing I have learned from trying the LiM challenges it’s that I prefer the simpler designs for cards.