Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Less is More - The Eyes Have It

A fun challenge over at Less is More this week - 'The Eyes Have It'. Eeek, it's one layer though! Thought about googly eyes, which are always such fun on critters - and then remembered a stamp I've only ever used for magnetic 'Flip-over-the-page' bookmarks - it's 'The Eye of Horus':

I used:

- A6 white card blank, tent style

- a stamp from SU's 'Work of Art' set, stamped three times - once each in SU's 'Tangelo Twist', 'Lost Lagoon' and 'Hello Honey'

- then I used an anti-static bag before stamping the 'Eye of Horus'  (made by Funstamps) using an embossing ink pad

- sprinkled Stampendous 'Detail Black' embossing powder over, tapped off the excess and heated

And there you have my entry for Less is More this week. I did do some research and chose what seemed to be appropriate colours, judging by ancient Egyptian artwork :)

Not overly pleased with the result I idly showed it to my in-house critic and he loved it - there's no telling for taste!

Di
x

28 comments:

Pat said...

This is a clever idea Di as this is a difficult challenge theme I think and the coloured stripes are good earthy tones. x

Bonnie said...

Now that's putting an eye on it! What an awesome stamp!

Carol L said...

What Bonnie above said! LOL Fun way to do a one-layer card Di - something I don't think I've ever been able to accomplish!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

I thinks it's grand too Di, very very clever take on it. Very well done!
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Great "eye" card!You are right Di,those earthy colours suit the stamp perfectly!
Have a good day :)
Nessa xxx

Veerle said...

Great card Di.
Hugs Veerle

Sid said...

What a clever and original idea ..... love your card !

Sarah said...

Such a striking card Di and well thought through too!! xx

Linby said...

I think it's brilliant, very arty.

Liz said...

Great card, Di. Very CAS and a brilliant take on the challenge. xx

SARN said...

I think it's very trendy and cool looking card. The eye reminds me of Victoria Coren Mitchell's "Only Connect" programme!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KandA said...

Must agree with the in-house critic - I think it's a brilliant design xx

Barb said...

Eye eye! can see you've been having fun again. I really like the design and colours of this card. I have got that SU stamp and never used it yet and I don't know why...Barbxx

Mrs A. said...

Oh eye say miss. This is rather clever. Hugs Mrs A.

Brenda in IN said...

I think this is a great take on the challenge. I love the colors you used together. I am making a note of them to use on my fall cards.

Anne said...

Yes those colours are just right for your stamp Di - super card!
Thanks for joining us this week
Anne
"Less is More"

Kathleen said...

Seems like Len is on the ball for once, I love it too, brilliant idea.

Kath x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is a wonderful card Di x

Jean said...

Fabulous take on the theme Di, and great colours .
Jean x

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely stunning! What is not to love, the colour swipes from the stamp, the colours you used and that stamp is wonderful Karen xx

Neets B said...

I love that Work of Art set and this stamp works brilliantly in those colours as a backdrop for your fab eye.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Dana & Glen said...

Fabulous card Di! I love the colors and the combination of graphics.

Kathyk said...

Fab make, Di, splendid use of those stronger colours too

Kathyk

Elizabeth said...

I love this card too, Di. I think it's fantastic ,,, the colours are fab and that eye is spooky :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I am amazed at the array of FANTASTIC 'eye' images folks have in their stash this week! Truly AMAZING and this is one of them Di! Love your colour burst, chic and CAS design and a WOW image.
Thanks so much as always for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Carol said...

Great use of your stamp Di and perfect for the LIM challenge. Carol x

Sue - said...

Oh wow Di this is great! What a clever take on the challenge.

Chrissie said...

Terrific design Di. that eye looks amazing!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"