Saturday, May 28, 2011

An intriguing challenge

I was blog-hopping this afternoon, and found this Less is More challenge on Rosemary's blog.  The challenge is called "Pick a Square".  This is a CAS challenge, and we are to use this sketch, but use ONLY ONE of the squares in it.


I chose to use the bottom right square and 2 digital images from Vinnie Pearce (her mini Dream Kit).  I used one of her digital papers, this impressionistic meadow, and added the butterfly.  After printing it out, I then stamped my sentiment, curving it to resemble the butterfly's trail.  

































supplies: white cardstock, Vinnie Pearce digital Dream kit, My Sentiments Exactly M112 Sentiment Stems, versafine onyx black ink, clear gemstones

Really different, isn't it?  I would never have thought of doing anything like this, but that's why I love new challenges; they stretch us in ways we sometimes never imagine.  Go and look at the gallery for this challenge if you want to see some imaginative work!

28 comments:

Diane said...

Very pretty...like this one alot!!

Barb said...

Very cool, Lin! what a neat idea for a sketch! Love what you did with it! Hmmm? May have to give it a go.

Alice said...

this is so pretty! love love your take on the challenge, Lin! hope you have a beautiful weekend! =)

donna mikasa said...

This is soooo cool, Lin! Love your take on the challenge!

ThinkInk Creative said...

Very pretty and that butterfly takes it up a notch...in my opinion, anyway. :-) I've never tried digi stamps/paper; this one looks really good.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Mandi said...

Hi Lin and welcome to our challenge
Your card is stunning, I love it
Thanks very much
Diva LIM mandi
Co-creator
Less is More

Kathyk said...

Lovely card - super watercolour effect and the butterfly is so cool too

Kathyk

Rita said...

beautiful card. Hugs Rita xx

Jan Ltc said...

Lovley card xx Jan

Deborah Frings said...

Hi Lin - this is beautiful image, and I like the way your sentiment forms the butterfly trail! Really pretty!

Canonbury creations said...

Very pretty and a great original take on the challenge!
Val x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous, totally gorgeous!!!! Jo x

Suzanne C said...

Stunning design. Love how it pops in the corner. I agree that every time we try something new it helps our creativity expand and grow. :)

Arlene said...

WOW... so unusual an idea and your card is fantastic. LOVE IT!

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous card Lin and beautiful colors. You are so right about the challenge...

Netty said...

Beautiful card. Enjoy the weekend, Annette

Sue McRae said...

Love this design and the beautiful colours. Perfect!

Suze Bain said...

A very pretty card. xx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card
Beryl x

Seafield Jo said...

A very, very pretty card, I love it. Jo x

Trinh said...

This is very pretty, Lin! I have been enjoying the LIM challenges too, thanks to Rosemary.

Pauline said...

Lovely card Lin, so pretty.

farmhouse-story said...

great challenge idea--your card is just lovely, lin:)-pretty colors!

Chrissie said...

Welcome to "Less is More" Lin and I was so pleased to read that your were inspired to step outside the box with this card.
It's lovely and the butterfly trail sentiment is super.
Thanks so much and do join us again.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Susan said...

The LIM challenge keeps us on our toes! Welcome! Love the peaceful scene you've created!
My card is HERE

Rosemary said...

fabulous card, lin!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Lin what a beauty pretty as a picture you should defo frame this one !

Marie

Lisa A. said...

This is soooo pretty!! Love your scene and your trailing butterfly..sweet:)!!