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:

IMG_1501and here it is! (and if you knew the trouble I’ve had trying to work out how to turn the photo the right way round, I promise you’d give me a round of applause!)

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:IMG_1505I 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:IMG_1503This 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.

IMG_1504I 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.





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8 Responses to “Less is More Challenge: My Front Door”

  1. kathyk Says:

    Super cards – your door looks fabulous too btw


  2. Pom Pom Says:

    Oh, I very much like your front door!

  3. Chrissie Says:

    SUper LIM card… great script again!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  4. Zoe Tant Says:

    I love your card and I love your front door. Zx

  5. TheCraty Laydee Says:

    I just love your front door ! Pretty design on your card-love those swirls 🙂
    I think this has to be the most fun challenge yet at LIM and i am really enjoying visiting everyones Blogs (and front doors!)this week.
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  6. Monica Says:

    All three cards are wonderful and so different from each other.

  7. Linby Says:

    LOVE your door! Fab card too and beautiful script.

  8. Jen Says:

    I’m really sorry for my late visit.. just wanted to pop over and say Hi
    Thanks for joining us this week
    “Less Is More”