Friday 26 August 2011

Things That Move - Less Is More

Hiya!!!  Lots of problems with my internet this week but hopefully now sorted (fingers crossed) - AND IT'S THE WEEKEND!  I've made this card (by the skin of my teeth!) for this week's Less Is More Challenge, "Things That Move", as well as a couple of others.  I entered LIM last week (twice!) for the first time and quite enjoyed myself!

This actually has to be the quickest card I've ever made, but I really like how it's turned out! 

I wanted the background ink to look like heavy rain (although I'm well aware that rain isn't blue, lol) so I used a bit of Cut n Dry foam to drag some ink (Heritage Sea Foam) from the top of the piece of white card to the bottom, then stamped the TH man with the brolley in Versafine Onyx Black.  I then masked him and stamped the car in the same ink as the background.  I matted it onto black card and then onto the white card base.  A couple of stamps(all stamps from the same TH set) in opposite corners of the card and it was finished! 

I'm also going to enter this into a few other challenges:

Do You Stack Up is looking for cards for boys and/or men, More Than Favours are looking for travel themed creations,  Cards For Men have an Anything Goes theme, and The Artistic Stamper Creative Team has a theme of Men/All Things Male Themed.

Enjoy your weekend!

Maria x


Jean said...

Great card, I love the images and you certainly made it look like a wet day. A bit like some of the ones we've had here lately. Jean x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Maria firstly don't worry about your daughter girls are far more mature than boys and secondly this was my oldest son who is 20 my youngest who is sixteen whom I have left on numerous occasions is far more reliable !! Have you been to Crete before ? that is where I met my husband ( Greek ) a real Shirley Valentine story, anyway on to more important things. Fab card and love how you did the rain effect very clever and perfectly matches the TH stamps a fantastic piece. Enjoy your holidays !


Jenni's Jems said...

Love that rain and the images they definately have the wow factor! x

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Maria
Super inking
Thanks so much
Diva LIM Mandi
"Less is More"

fatmonica said...

Great card!

craft-roomjulia said...

Another great card Maria, love the colours you have chosen. I love how you have made the car a misty image compared to the brolley man, it gives the card a really nice feel to it. Julia xxxx

Aileen said...

This is stunning. Love the way you've created the rain and stamped the car. Superb. x

Kathyk said...

This is so fab and your idea about the rain! ROCKS!!!


Chrissie said...

This is a super card and your inking has worked really well.
You've actually combined one too many challenges for us at LIM, where 5 is the max, but I'm delighted that you are enjoying our challenges!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sarina said...

I like your card. It sure looks like rain, very clever.
Have a nice weekend,

hazel said...

A brilliant card Maria, I love the rain effect.
xxx Hazel.

The Paper Variety said...

What a striking card! Love the silhouette of the man with the umbrella. We are having a similar challenge at The Paper Variety :) Would love if you traveled over and shared your project with us :)

Artyjen said...

Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper challenge this month.
Love the rain background....makes a great male card. ;)
xoxo Sioux