Monday, August 22, 2011

Things .....

......that move is the challenge over at Less Is More this week. 

Here is what Chrissie and Mandi, the authors, of Less Is More have to say about the challenge and it's a good one!

This could be interpreted in a variety of actual moving component on your card, so a pop up, a shaker, a spinner, a charm, a tag... we could go on...
On the other hand your card could have an image of something capable of movement, so the scope for that is almost infinitesimal!

My little birdie friend here is the thing that moves on my card.  I played around a bit with the image on a piece of paper before actually making this card.   I had to figure out how to get the colours and the branches just the way I wanted them before making my card.  I used a Hero Arts stamp Big Pine Bough.  I love this stamp because I think it's so versatile.  For this particular look I stamped the image 3 different times using different mixes of colours from the Memento Dew Drops inks each time.  The first was stamped using a mix of Black and Cottage Ivy, stamping the image straight.  The second time I stamped the image using a mix of Cottage Ivy again and Bamboo Leaves stamping just slightly lower than the first image and on a bit of a downward angle.  The third and final time I stamped the image I used a mix of  Bamboo Leaves again and New Sprout stamping the image a little farther out than the first time.  The image of the bird and the sentiment are from Inkadinkado and stamped using Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler.

Do pop over to Less Is More and join in the movement.

Wherever you are in your day, I hope you're enjoying it!
Wishing you many wonderful creations.



  1. I love that pine bough - what a fab stamp.

    Beautiful card my friend - the colours in the stamping work really well.

    Toni xx

  2. Gorgeous card wonderful stamping thank you for the inspiration XOXO Zoe

  3. Fabulous card, the stamping is superb and the colour choice wonderful!
    Thank you so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Fabulous, love the bright red cardinal and the beautiful pine branch, brilliant Christmas card! Gay xxx

  5. Love the way you've made the bough with the little bird nestled inside.

  6. Fab card, love it :O) Viv xx

  7. Great Christmas card - love it! hugs, Gill x

  8. Fabulous stamping! Such a lovely Christmas card!

  9. Hola crafty elf, what beautiful christmas card, i love your pine stamp, and your little bird, it's beautiful, well done.
    a hug frm Palma

  10. Really pretty. Love the branch and the bird. A great Christmas card. Ann

  11. Just fantastic, love the pine bough stamp ....I'll have to look that stamp up :)
    Jenny x


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