Friday, April 1, 2011

Less Is More

I decided to participate in the current Less is More  challenge, especially after yesterday's grid card, I just wanted something simpler!  (Less taxing on the brain!) It looks like quite an interesting challenge site where each week of the month they challenge you with something different (colour; one layer; theme; sketch or recipe; lucky dip).  This week it was a sketch.  Here is the sketch:

It's what they call a DL (double length) card, where the length of the card must at least be twice the width.  I don't really do these shaped cards ever, but I had a go and it was fun.  The only challenge for me was photographing it, especially seeing as I decided to turn the sketch on its side!

Paper: PTI (Cardstock & Patterned paper) ; Neenah Solar White;
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; CTMH dye ink; Copic Markers
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Corner Chomper; Glossy Accents

I used the Starfish in the stamp set to create that background strip.  I then stamped and paper pieced the fish and just coloured his head with Copic markers.  After stamping the bubbles I simply added some Glossy Accents for a little bit of dimension.

Thank you for taking a peek!


Barb said...

Great take on the sketch, Brenda! Love your cute, little fish!

Rosemary said...

cute, cute, cute, brenda!! less is more is one of my favorite challenge blogs!

Chrissie said...

Brenda this is super, I'm so glad you decided to join us!
That little fish is a cracker!
I do hope you'll join us for our next challenge too!
"Less is More"

Ayana Posadas said...

So cute, Brenda! I love the rows of starfish. What an excellent take on the sketch. :)

Mandi said...

Hi Brenda
I LOVE your card, that fish is brilliant
Great take on our sketch
Thanks for entering
"Less is More"

Sue McRae said...

Such a fun card and love how you used the starfish!

AnitaRex said...

That's a fun sketch with the length of the card being longer! I so love this card! Love the starfish stamping!

sheila said...

I love this! I have never made a card like this before either....kinda nervous about getting the proportions right but you totally nailed it!

Kathyk said...

What a fab card - loving your little fishy!


Lisa said...

I saw the card before I saw the sketch-- great take on that! Love the colorful fishy with his GA bubbles :)

Dawn said...

very cute card Brenda. Nice sketch to work with as well.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! what a fabulous take on the sketch, Brenda!!! love love this!! have a wonderful weekend! =)

Jacqueline said...

Very special card Brenda! (and I commented on the grid card but can't see my comment)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is adorable! I love the way this looks with the length of the card. It's cool how the fish has a reflection on your table, too!