Friday, 15 May 2015

Less is More - Week 223 - 'Water'

The current challenge over at Less is More is 'Water' - and one-layered as well. As often happens, I dithered too long and a couple of the ideas I had were already entered - right down to one using the very same SU birdbath stamp, Eve :) In the end this is what I came up with:
I used:

- A6 white card blank, tent style

- image is called 'Water Lilies' from the Joanna Sheen Favourite Flowers Collection - stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. Just a little tickle of clear Wink of Stella was added to the dragonfly's wings

- final touch, rounded off the bottom left corner using a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

A short list of 'ingredients' today - for a change! Hindsight being 20/20 vision, perhaps I should have masked off the sentiment and even the dragonfly before stamping the image. Next time maybe!



Carol L said...

I like it just the way it is Di! It looks like a special hand-made card, which should mean so much to the recipient!

Loll said...

Very pretty Di. Love that waterlily stamp.

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Lovely-looks like a perfect Lazy Day to me,sat by the water watching the Dragonflies darting in and out-fabby take on the water theme Di :)
Have a lovely day,Nessa xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a wonderful creation.
wonderful stamping, and it sure reminds me of lazy days sitting by a pond.
Your colouring is ace.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Hettie said...

Looks good to me. Love that dragonfly.
Love the whole card.

Sarn said...

SUPER one layer wonder here Di. xxx

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - I love the dragonfly and waterlilies.
Kath x

Unknown said...

Aww this is so lovely Di!! Absolutely love the image and a beautiful CAS design! Lucy x

Pat said...

This is a very pretty Joanna Sheen image Di and you have coloured it beautifully. Just perfect for the challenge. x

Jacee said...

Gorgeous design Diane
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulous stamping Di, a gorgeous scene and a perfect take on our watery challenge
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Elizabeth said...

It's a lovely card, Di. I like the gentle colours - just right for the image. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Di this is gorgeous. I am not brave enough to make a one layer card. Hugs Jackie

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Di! I love your one layer scene, such a perfect summer scene! I can see a nice picnic around this pond! Hugs, Brenda

Kathleen said...

No need for hindsight here, this card looks fabulous as it is and a great sentiment, don't you just love those lazy days.

Kath x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I think you left the perfect amount of white space with you little scene! <3

Greta said...

Very creative, Di! I love your card!

Neets B said...

Don't you just hate it when that happens, you have an idea in your head only to see someone else got there before you! :) Anyhoo, you persevered and I love your little pond scene. I could go there with a little picnic right now, although it looks like it might rain lol!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More GD

MaryH said...

A very soothing, relaxing look to this card. Love the CAS style. Perfect for a summer's day. TFS & Hugs