Sunday, March 13, 2011

Less is More - Off the Page Challenge

I'm feeling so much better after hearing from my son in Japan yesterday. I have to say making cards this weekend has kept my mind off of worrying about him. He will be going to Sendai today to help with the relief efforts there, so I'm sure I won't hear from him again for a few days. I did spend some time trying to work out some challenging cards. This week's challenge over at Less is More  was to create a one layer card with part of the image off the page. This was even more challenging for me than the previous ones, because I am not a stamper. I only own a few stamps and I mostly handwrite or print out from MS Word my sentiments. I do mostly die cutting and using embellishments. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This is lovely Christy. I love the variation of colour within the flourish!
    Thanks for joining us especially as this was a particular challenge for you!
    See you next time!
    "Less is More"

  2. Hi Christy,
    Thank goodness your son is safe and well. I can imagine how worried you must have been.

    Your card is beautiful. I too love how you have coloured the flourish.

  3. It must be such a relief to know your son is safe.

    YOur card is lovely and the colours you have merged are super


  4. So glad that your son is safe.

    This is a very elegant card, such lovely colours.

    Jo x

  5. Gorgeous card, what a beautiful flourish
    So glad you have heard from your Son, what a worry Such horrific pictures form over there
    Thanks for entering, great to see you
    "Less is More"

  6. Pleased your son is safe its such a dreadful disaster.... Your card us just perfect and love the scroll stamp.


  7. Glad your son's safe. It's good that and you find refuge in craft.

    How did you do that flourish? Was that stamped or printed off? The blending is perfect.

    Great card.


  8. Stamping is so therapeutic isn't it - and thank goodness your son is safe. I absolutely love your card! The flourish is beautiful and the graduated colouring very effective.

  9. This would be a terribly difficult challenge for me, but you executed it beautifully!! Great Job!!! And thank you for your sweet comment!!! Yes, I've been MIA lately. But I will be posting very soon:)) LOL.


  10. Christy, this looks awesome! I love the varigated colors...and the stamp is perfect for this!

  11. Lovely card! I love how you graduated the colours on the flourish. Pleased to hear that your son is safe.

  12. So glad that your son is safe.
    This is a gorgeous card, such lovely colours.
    Jose x

  13. Love the colours on your flourish. Great card. x

  14. So glad your Son is safe and i hope he continues to be so.

    Gorgeous card and liking the multicoloured swirls very much. An elegant card:-)

  15. Very pretty card and love the colouring of the flourish.
    Hugs, Sandra

  16. Super card, love the flourish. Best wishes to you & your family. x

  17. Nice work!
    Also, be sure to tell your son thanks for all of us who can't go and help in Japan.
    Kathy Aho