Thursday 12 April 2012

Less is More Week 62

Well, it's been quite some time since I last made something for the Less is More Challenge. Nine months, believe it or not! Just before the move up to Scotland. Since then, other things have had to come first, but at last I have time to enter again. The topic this week is "Three shades of green".

I immediately thought of paint samples, and found the perfect one. I stamped over it with one of my favourite Chocolate Baroque images, and added a greeting (Personal Impressions). Quick and easy, clean and simple, right? Wrong! Three cards went in the bin before I got one right! The problem was that the paint sample card was non absorbent, and very difficult to stamp on to without the stamp slipping. I tried various different stamps and inks until I got a combination that worked. In the end I used Archival ink. Anyway, here it is.

It's very green up here just now! After a few weeks with very little rain, we've had quite a lot over the past few days. The sheep in the field next door are certainly enjoying the fresh new grass.

And yesterday there was a beautiful rainbow.

Finally, specially for Sally, a photo of The Tree, at sunset. This tree is quite a landmark hereabouts, and Sally and Megan were really taken with it when they came up to stay last week. We all agreed it should be made into a stamp!


Chrissie said...

Wonderful card and super photos Lynne. It's great to see you here again at "Less is More".
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

mamapez5 said...

Lovely card Lynn. What a good way to use some paint samples.
You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I have a special tree near me too and last Autumn I took a photo and made it into a digistamp for an ATC. You can see my post about it here
I actually made my first ever Less is More card this week, and I enjoyed doing it although it not really my style. I'm off to look at a few more now. Kate x

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Lynne - three great shades of green, and great use of that stamp. Your photos are beautiful and your tree is amazing. I may have to print it out and frame it, so I can pretend I can see it every day ;)

Squirrel x said...

Oh wow hun, talk about coming back with a bang - it was worth a few attempts, this is totally gorgeous! Hugs Sxx

Lisa Jane said...

Hi LYnn - i love the use of the paint sample .. a brilliant idea.
Fab pics - and so glad you Sally and Meg had a lovely time
Lisa x

nnalorac said...

Lynne, totally agree on the why didn't I think of that! Great idea and loving that image. Love your photos, mirrors mine a wee bit, I too look out at the countryside from my craft room and my lone two trees have been clicked many a time. Have a lovely weekend. Carolxx

Elaine said...

Great card - such a good idea to use a paint chip to get your three shades!! Love that tree!

lin_ka1 said...

ingenious card. Other views also outstanding. ZazdroszczęCi such an area, and such views

Bonnie said...

I've seen cards made with paint chips before, but this is the prettiest ever! I'm glad you found the right ink. I'll remember that when I try to CASE this. You have some beautiful scenery around you. Love that tree. It should be a stamp!

craftimamma said...

That is such a beautiful example of using paint chips Lynne and I've always loved that delicate CB stamp. The icing on the cake is that I love green so this definitely pushes the right buttons for me.

Your photos are lovely and I agree with you, Sally and Megan about that tree. I'd already seen it on Sally's blog and it really is a stamp in the making.

Lesley Xx

Margaret said...

Fabulous card, love the paint sample idea

Margaret xx

brenda said...

A totally stunning card Lynne and so great photos as well.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Caggy said...

The paint sampled are a great idea Lynne and I love the delicate stamped image, it's beautiful. Gorgeous photos too, especially the last one. Caggy x

Mandi said...

Just brilliant
Love the photos too

So sorry I'm so late this week
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Great idea to stamp on a paint strip, I would never have known if you hadn't said!
Beautiful card :0)
Jenny x

maria f. said...

Pretty card. (Pretty view too) Had to come see how you made your three green boxes. Now I know!

Lisa A. said...

Very pretty...congrats on your showcase:)!!