Monday, June 13, 2011

Less is More - Week 19 - In the Frame

This week's Less is More Challenge is to make a one layer card that incorporates a frame.  This week's challenge also came with a gentle reminder to keep it CAS with minimal layers (actually only one layer this week).  I'll admit, I was one of the offenders last week so, Chrissie and Mandi, hope you will forgive me!!
I made my card base from kraft cardstock and loosely painted a square with Gesso.  I made my frame with a ruler and Sharpie and used the a muse|studio Life's a Breeze stamp set.  In no time flat we have a one layer masculine card with plenty of "white space" that makes me think of the beach/ocean.
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18 comments:

veronica said...

Love the frame! cute idea. i WISH i was at the beach right now!

Karen B. said...

This is one of the most creative CAS cards I've seen! How cool!

KatheD said...

stunning card! the gesso background is brilliant, really makes it look like a layered card.

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Michelle
I love the looseness of the white it represents the 'white horses' of the sea brilliantly!
FAB
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

Super card Michelle, I love that lighthouse image and the whole feel of the card is just super.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

jen said...

this is GREAT! :D

Maja said...

Gorgeous card!

ninarsku said...

WOW! this is so cool card. Loved the painted background, colours, the frame and... well everything!

sasa said...

looking good - love the gesso and raw feel with the red!
Sarah at 194

Sarah said...

Love the way you added the gesso and frame.

Jess said...

wow, what a fab masculine card :)

Susan said...

Michelle, you are so right...a perfect masculine card! Love the addition of the "whitewash"....very beach-y looking!
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Glenda J said...

Love the paint! You are so creative!

Suze Bain said...

Love your gesso background - a fab card. xx

Jenny said...

Fantastic card Michelle, love the rough edged gesso background with the bold frame :)
Jenny x

Carol said...

Super card, love the gesso background. Carol x

lostinpaper said...

Super fabulous OLC! Love your paint layered square and funky lighthouse!

Aileen said...

Super composition and love the lighthouse. x