Saturday, January 04, 2014

Life is Nothing...

Less is More...colour challenge

After being away from stamping for so long I couldn't resist taking part in this weeks Less is More 'WINTER BLUES' as it's always a challenge  that inspires me due to the nature of its simplicity. I have to think hard to keep it simple and 'Less'.

The theme this week is being sponsored by Creatin' and Stampin's Lizy who is kindly offering a £15 Stampin Up gift certificate. (please see challenge link for more details).

I tried to capture both meanings of blues...blue colours and blue feelings. I used Tim Holtz's butterfly and a phrase from Art Journey.


Apologies once more re the quality of the photograph(its so dark here this morning) and lack of cropping. I'm a bit lost without my old set up which contains all my photo cropping tools and watermark etc. Hopefully it can be repaired soon. Hopefully you can get the gist of it.

Have a good weekend. x

24 comments:

Kathyk said...

Fab card and colours. It IS dark and horrible here too - definitely NOT good for photography at all

Happy 2014

Kathyk

Helen said...

I know January is a dark dismal month but really, this is daft!! I love your card, Jo - the blue is intense and gorgeous and you can't go wrong with Tim's butterfly... love the sentiment too. Have a good weekend.

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous card Jo, that blue is so intense and dramatic! Hope you are keeping safe during the storms. Its so good to have you back in Blogsville, Jo x

Loli said...

Hola Jo Happy and Creative New Year!!!
Fantastic card Jo, the background is smashing!!!! great ink effect, i like the butterfly and the sentiment is beautiful good work.
Hugs from
Palma de Mallorca

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Jo, this really caught my eye when I was checking out the other cards. The colours are amazing. I love how you have let the inks do their own thing.

Its overcast here today but hopefully will be sunshine again tomorrow.

Love Sheila x

Siobhan Brignull said...

its gorgeous Jo, and i dont mean to scare you but youve done 3 posts in less than a week. <3 (love having you back)

Evil Edna said...

rather awesome.EE

Beverley said...

Beautiful interpretation of the inspiration photo and challenge. I'm a sucker for butterflies & you've captured me with this CAS artistic creation. Lovely sentiment too. Happy 2014! Hugs Bev x

Chrissie said...

Love that background effect Jo!
Super card!
Happy New Year!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Astrid Stulemeijer (AssiCrafts) said...

Very cool card Jo! XOXO

Lottie said...

This is absolutely stunning - and just perfect for the challenge. Love it to bits.

Lizy Bartaby said...

This is lovely Jo...really captures the true meaning of 'blue'!
Lizy xx

Alison said...

A wonderful, meaningful card Jo! Haven't used that gorgeous butterfly for yonks!
Cold & frosty here this morning, let's hope it's a but brighter today...Happy Sunday!
Alison x

Fiona said...

This weather is so depressing isn't it? Fab design and love the drips running down the card.

Gerrina said...

What a great way to show not only the blue colours, but let a feeling come over just by the way you used the stamp and ink! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Chris said...

Fabulous inky background and great stamping! A really atmospheric card!
chris
x

Jen said...

just love the background Jo

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
Less Is More

maria's knutselplezier said...

I love this beautiful and special card!!! Love the blue and white colour togehter, love the special effect of the drips on it!!! Great stamping work!!

Greetings
Maria

Sarah Anderson said...

Love this CAS card, the blue spray ink looks fab dripping down. I love black and white images against colour, just like this one :)

Kay Wallace said...

Love your "blues" card, Jo. Great use of white space to set your sentiment apart from the image. I have that stamp so just might have to try this! ;-)

Karin said...

Your background is perfect for this wonderful butterfly image. Great sentiment too!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Love the simplicity & that is one of my favourite stamps.

Jackie said...

Love this card Jo
Jackie

joanne wardle said...

Great to see you blogging again, Jo. How the bloody hell are you? Some wonderful cards etc. But this my favourite. I love how the drips work together.