Sunday, 11 November 2012

Less is More Challenge - Houses

Well if this wasn't a difficult challenge I don't know what is .. I made a complete boo boo I did not read the challenge correctly and my first card was not ONE LAYER so I went back to the drawing board!

The challenge this week was one layer with the theme of HOUSES!  This is my second attempt:

I kept it simple, but I wish my sentiment didn't look crooked as it took me so long to line it up on the block and get it straight  :( in real life it isn't I used a Stampin Up set that was not available in the UK called unchartered territory it has a light house, sentiment and a boat image.  I added some extra birds from the Up, up and away set.  I kept the colouring simple only adding dashes of colour with baja breeze, cherry cobbler, old olive.  The image looked like it needed something else so I added some shading with sahara sand which made it look a lot better.  The clouds you cant really see in the picture but there are some subtle clouds in the background.

Now this was the first card that I made that was not one layer .. I really should read the challenge before I whip up to the craft room

This is a very old SAB set from Stampin Up which had several houses, trees, clouds and the roofs for the houses.  This is the only stamping set that I own that has houses!  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink - I used the colours soft suede, old olive and cherry cobbler with some baja breeze and dazzling details for the clouds and added some lucky limeade bakers twine.


  1. Lovely card Debbie. I like the lighthouse and the very subtle clouds.

  2. Hola Debbie, gorgeous cards, the lighthouse i so beautiful!!!! , fantastic soft colouring, two perfect CAS cards!
    Hugs from Palma

  3. Two lovely cards, Debbie.

  4. fab cards debbie... i have done it so many times

    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less Is More

  5. Two super cards - loving the lighthouse card


  6. The light house card is lovely... the other is too, but as you say not a one layer card! You'd be surprised how many times I've started to make samples for our challenges and then remembered about it being a one layer card on the second challenge of each month!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Hello there-I really like your lighthouse card-you are not the only one who forgot it was a one layer week !-i wonder how many of us made two cards this week tee hee! :) xx