Sunday, 13 March 2011

Footprints

I'd like to begin this post with a big thankyou to everyone who has commented on my blog.  I was thrilled to get 48 comments on my entry to Week 5 of the Less is More challenge, a record for one post for me, and I can assure you that every single one is much appreciated and makes it all worthwhile.

It's now Week 6 of Less is More, and they want to see a one layer card with the intriguing theme of "Off the Edge". My first thought was of footprints marching on to and off the page. Trouble was, I didn't have a footprints stamps, but I figured it would be a fairly easy shape to carve by hand, so I made one from an eraser. I did, however, have the perfect sentiment to go with it, from an Aspects of Design set by The Stampman. I've had the set for a while, but haven't had occasion to use the sentiment before, and it's one I really like. I stamped that first, then made the footprints walk across the page in different colours of Versamagic inks.


I think this is a great theme, and some of the examples already posted at LIM are fantastic. I feel a second entry coming on, if I get time this week!

42 comments:

Vicky said...

Oh Wow...this is such a fantastic design, such a great take on this weeks them...Well done!!!!
I couldn't believe you made that footprint stamp yourself, so ingenious!!!!

Like you I think the way peeps have come together over at Less is More is wonderful....

x
Vicky

Kathyk said...

How cool is this card? The image and sentiment are perfectly matched.

Kathyk

jo said...

Brillaint card and what a perfect sentiment to go with your stamp.

Mandi said...

How clever yu made that yourself!
Ive drawn them before to do across a corner, but never made a stamp..good on ya!
Effective card, I have visions of someone jumping in paint, making prints then jumping in another colour hehe
Thanks muchly
see you again
mandi
"Less is More"

Netty said...

Its such a terrific card with a great quote Lynne. You did a fab job on making that stamp yourself. Annette x

lisa said...

Goodness me, Lynne. What a brilliant idea making a stamp from an eraser. I love your footprints walking across and that certainly is a gorgeous sentiment. I may have to have a go at this one myself this time. I need to join this merry band of crafters!!
Hope you've had a great weekend. Did you get the lovely sunshine today?
Hugs Lisax

Jo said...

What a great card, and I love the sentiment too.

I agree with you, this is a lovely community to be a part of.

Jo x

Linby said...

I was wondering why I had never seen that stamp! Great idea perfectly executed.
Linbyx

Katina said...

Brilliant! xx

Susan said...

Lynne, you MADE your stamps!?! How clever of you!!! I love that quote...might just have to borrow that one!! Thanks for sharing!

Maja said...

Brilliant idea and a great card.

ding said...

Fantastic idea to make the stamp, I bet it wasn't simple to do, but you've done it brilliantly. Love your choice of colours.
Diane x

Angelnorth said...

Love your hand carved stamp and the card design looks great!

Chrissie said...

Well done on making your own stamp!
Wow 58 comments, I've never had that many comments on a card! That's wonderful!
It's great that you are enjoying our challenge!
Long may it continue!
See you next time
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Faith A said...

No wonder you have so many comments, you make your own stamps and come up with an amzing card like this, I love it

Erica said...

Love the card and the sentiment.

Bea said...

really fab card - and great stamp

Michelle said...

love it xx

Lisa Jane said...

Wow Lynn.. how clever is that to make your own stamp. The footprints are fabulous .. and perfect with the wonderful sentiment
See you soon
Lisa x

Linda said...

WOW LYNNE!!!! This is really thinking out of the box. Well done you!! Love the sentiment to just goes perfectly with those clever footprints xxxx
Thanks for the lovely comment you left me on my blog too xxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love your footprint card and what a great idea.

ANne

Caroline Hallett said...

What a great Idea - and love the sentiment

Joan said...

Fabulous handmade stamps and what a lovely sentiment, great card

craftimamma said...

What a brilliant card Lynne! That sentiment is beautiful and your cleverly made footprints are perfect to go with it. Very inspirational!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Valerie said...

Just love this card Lynne it's so original. I can't believe your stamp you've cut it so well :)
Val x

cardz said...

Classic CAS, very nicely done.

Jules said...

Tee hee Lynne .. .. a great card .. .. it really made me smile. Especially the sentiment!!

When ever I am out with my hubby I am always saying "come on .. .. hurry up!!".

He walks far too slow for me.

Perhaps I need to learn to slow down a little or be lonely on my own LOL!!

I hope all is good with you Lynne. Will catch up properly once my fayre is done and dusted.

Love Jules xx

Fiona said...

Fantastic card and how clever to make the stamp yourself.

Rachelxx said...

Love those feet marching across ....

The sentiment goes really well :-)

Zoë said...

How clever to make your own 'feet' I love the design and how perfectly it fits the challenge. Zx

Vicky Hayes said...

Clever, clever you! I love your innovative idea and the quote you put with your footprints.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WHAT a good idea! Although I don't think I'd be brave enough to attempt making my own stamp! I love how you coloured each set differently . . . and the sentiment is PERFECT!
Hugs, Sandra

chris said...

its fabulous , just love the simplicity of it. hugs chris xx

Jane said...

What a lovely sentiment!

Aileen said...

I think you are on your way to receiving a load of comments again. And why not. What a fab card, even better that you made your stamp yourself. x

Michelle said...

Hi Lynne
Been catching up on some of the wonderful work you've been doing lately and I'm blown away with the utterly beautiful creations. Stunning!
x Michelle

Lynne said...

How clever are you? Making your own stamps. It makes a brilliant card. Well done.
Lynne xxx

Craftilicious said...

Wow - love it! And such a genious idea to make your own stamp from a simple rubber :-)

Zuzu's Blog said...

Popped over to say "thank you for liking my dangly things" (on the crafty individuals blog) and thats not something i say every day... and now that I am here i think I need to take a browse around :)
Z x

mustavcoffee said...

WOW! lots of creativity here:0)
Hi, have to say I love your card, the sentiment's perfect too, very clever:0) xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a fabulously inventive idea Lynne - the footprint stamp is brilliant, and your choice of sentiment is perfect. LOVE it!
x Sylvia x

Aleksandra said...

Interesting idea and very nice saying. Like it!

Wish you a nice day,
Aleksandra

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