Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Less is More - Week 228 - Home

The current challenge over at Less is More is 'one layer' with the theme of 'Home'. I turned to a NBUS Stampin' Up set of stamps I bought a while ago and made this:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- all stamps came from the SU 'Holiday Home' set. First I drew a pencil line for placement and then stamped the three houses plus street lamps using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- then I drew a black line right across the card to 'ground' the street

- next came the two hearts coming out of the chimney topped with the sentiment, both stamped using SU's 'Real Red' ink

- and then, my hand went to some markers to colour in the houses - but I bottled out. Even considered colouring just the doors red but again, I bottled out

So now it's a very simple row of purely stamped houses with just the pops of red above the centre house - and you know what? I'm happy to leave it just like that :)

Di
x

31 comments:

Pat said...

A really lovely card Di just the way it is! I love the hearts puffing out of the chimney too. x

jimlynn said...

Di, this is not only precious, but perfect as well! Love the little hearts coming out of the chimney.
Lynn

Tiya-B said...

cute stamp i too love the heart smoke ... so cute

Irene said...

Simple design but stunning and gorgeous Di.

luv
irene
xxxx

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - I don't think it needs any more colour on the houses as the red of the hearts and sentiment really pop against the card.
Kath x

Alison C said...

It's perfect and eye catching as it is. Lovely little houses.

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous card.
Luv
Debby

Neets B said...

I'm glad you left this as it is, those houses have so much lovely detail, the pops of red are all it needed.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a fabulous NBUS stamp Di,and it looks stunning in monotone with that pop of red from the hearts. Brilliant take on the challenge and I'm so thrilled you joined in this week.
Sarah x
Less is More.

SARN said...

I think it looks great just as it is Di.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Linda said...

This looks fab .... I love the pop of red xx

scrAPpamondo said...

This is a fabulous CAS, and the little heart is a lovely point of interest!

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Di
I love your new home card and that heart out of the chimney idea is just genius!!
xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic card
great simbolic
hugs Tamara

Carole said...

You are stronger than I...I would have coloured and probably spoiled. I love it and just the right bit of red in the middle..super.

Elizabeth said...

It's just perfect as it is, Di. Love the hearts. Coincidence being what it is, I've been making a new home card too but I'd say mine was the polar opposite of your CAS card :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Elizabeth said...

Just to clarify, Di, it's not a pink sink that Louise has in her kitchen, though I bet she wishes, but the washbasin that fits in the sink, as is the dish draining rack, cutlery drainer, washcloths, etc., ... the whole nine yards! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Jean said...

A lovely row of cute houses, I love this Di. Super CAS design, the red hearts make a great feature.
Jean x

Sue - said...

Lovely card Di. Glad you bottled out of colouring the houses as its perfect as it is!

Carol L said...

This is just perfectly cute, especially with those little red hearts coming from the chimney! Love it Di!

Bonnie said...

I love the sketched look of the black and white! The pop of the little red hearts is adorable!

Loll said...

Sweet card Di. Love the black, white and red. xx

Shannon McComb said...

What a sweet card! Love the pop of red for the heart! Lovely!

Anne said...

Ooh this looks so stylish in b&w Di, well done for keeping the colour off - love it!
Same set I used, v different look
Thank you very much for joining us.
Anne
Less is More

Kathyk said...

Very chic, love the pop of colour too

Kathyk

Brenda said...

Oh my Di, I am loving this new home card! Love those houses and now wish I had bought this set too. lol But I think I have another set of houses that maybe could be used. So I just may lift your card! Or CASE it, which ever it is called. lol Love that pop of red too, just a perfect little one layer card. Hugs, Brenda

Sarah Mabery said...

I really love that you left the houses in black and white with the little pops of red with the hearts and sentiment. It is so striking.

Chrissie said...

Love those houses Di, I missed out on spotting this set!
It looks great with just the touch of red!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Pippa said...

Great LIM card Di, love the simplicity of the black and white which makes the bit of red really stand out.

Liz said...

I love the CAS design with just the pop of colour with the red hearts. xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So sweet and simple! How come I can admire other people's one layer cards but if I try to make one I get all twitchy and break out in hives?