Monday, 1 July 2013

Less is More Challenge - Sand

I've been card making for several years now but this is the first time I've entered a challenge. I usually don't have the time to "play", my crafting normally has to have a purpose so this is a bit of a departure for me.

The theme for this week's challenge at Less Is More is "Sand" so I decided to dig out my Inkylicious beach stamps and my Ink Dusters and just experiment.  This was the end result.

It never ceases to amaze me how someone who hated art at school (because I was so bad at it) can create something resembling art.  It may not be particularly original but I'm happy with it and my late father, a talented watercolour artist, would have been very proud! 

The birds, I hope, qualify this card for the "Take Flight" challenge over at Addicted to CAS.  Maybe I've caught the challenge bug . . . . . 

Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Stamps: Inkylicious
Inks: Memento Toffee Crunch & London Fog, Big & Juicy Hydrangea


  1. that's lovely. I too was never very good at art at school (well it was fine art), but with stamps and coloured ink I can have fun and make something pleasing. If only art at school was as much fun as I can have in my craft room.

  2. Beautiful card these Inkylious stamps and I'd forgot I'd got this set...thanks for the reminder.
    And snap...I hated art at school...and that's because I was no good at fact I always came bottom of the class.

    San x

  3. I'm so glad you chose our challenge as your first one to enter, and what an entry... this is just lovely and simply perfect for our theme.
    Let's hope you'll join us on a regular basis.
    If you have time to visit some of the other entrants that would be wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. love the soft colours of your card Helen. LiM was my first blog challenge group, so welcome from a relatively newbie to the world of challenges!

  5. What a peaceful scene this is with the lovely soft colours, welcome to the challenge & here's hoping we see more of you :-)


  6. A beautiful card Helen. I love the colours - so subtle.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog it is very much appreciated. I have only just entered a couple of challenges myself as I am new to blogging so good to get some feedback!
    Margaret E

  7. Lovely sandy card Helen! You could also enter it into the take flight challenge over at Addicted to CAS. :-)

    1. Yes, I think I will! Thanks for the suggestion.

  8. This is Beautiful Helen, I live right near the beach so always interested in this theme. Lovey soft colours.
    Thanks for calling by my blog and your sweet comment.
    Hugs Mau xx

  9. What a gorgeous card Helen - perfect for your first ever challenge entry. Thanks go to Lucy for prompting you our way! Thanks so much for joining us for this challenge at A2CAS.

    Karen x

  10. This is a lovely card Helen, I love the colours - so subtle.
    Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog. I am new to blogging so it is great to get some feedback.
    Margaret xxx

  11. This is beautiful. A lovely scene and beautiful colours. Love the sentiment

  12. so glad you joining us helen.. fabulous sentiment too

    Thanks for joining us this week x
    "Less Is More"

  13. This is ever so pretty, Helen. I really like the soft, simplicity of this card x

  14. Great CAS card Helen, love that pretty little scene :) Viv xx

  15. Beautiful card, love the soft colouring and a great sentiment too,x

  16. A stunning card Helen - I can't believe you didn't enjoy art at school! The soft blending of sky and sandy horizon is fabulous.
    Thank you so much for joining us at ATCAS - I hope we will see you here next time too!
    Sylvia x

  17. A gorgeous card, Helen! That is a lovely set of stamps, and I love what you have done with it. I too didn't like art at school, and gave it up when I chose my options at 13. It is only recently I have decided that I don't need to be able to draw to produce art. Good luck in your challenges x

  18. Wow, Helen, this is awesome! Watch out! Challenges are addictive!

  19. This is lovely Helen! Love the scene you've created and the sentiment is fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x


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