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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Three squares

Less Is More challenge this week is to use three squares. Last night I spend a couple of hours messing about and then threw everything in the bin, nothing seemed to fit together at all. This afternoon I must have been in a better frame of mind and I made a couple of cards. The first one is three Inkadinkado inchie stamps and a Hero birthday stamp,. The second one I coloured an A4 sheet of card with various distress inks, cut out three different size squares and juggled them about until I was happy with them, then I stamped them all with Sepia versafine.It was a very quick card to make as there is no colouring to do. The bird stamps are Artistic Outpost and the background swirl is Viva. 

30 comments:

  1. Two very different cards Joan. I think I prefer the first one, those are cute little inchies!
    Thanks for joining us again and we hope to see you next time.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Great cards. I too prefer the first one, the squares 'pop' out more than on the second one. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

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  3. Both are lovely I think I prefer the first one as it"pops"

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  4. love that you did two completely different interpretations and they are both fab

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  5. once again i seem to be in the minority, as i prefer the second card - my immediate reaction was, "oh, i want to make that card!" they're both lovely, thanks so much for sharing them. don't be too surprised if a card of mine looks very familiar soon :)

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  6. 2 fabulous cards and very differentl love the first one,cos I love the red and black, very striking

    Sue
    Xx

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  7. I'll join Kath and say my fave is the second card. Clean and simple is hard for me so its an easy choice - like the card being full and with patterns and colours. I do like both cards though.

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  8. Thanks for submitting 2 cards Joan, I like the red and black one, its very striking
    Thank you!
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  9. Lovely cards joan. Hope you had a good holiday..
    Babs x

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  10. Can't decide which is my favorite - two very striking cards

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  11. both are great cards but the second is my favourite!!

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  12. I love your second card Joan!!! The first is fine but the second is much more original!

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  13. I love them both! It's nice to see someone doing these two styles because that's pretty much what I do too - some very CAS with loads of white space and some more inky and vintagey style.
    I've become a follower of your lovely blog.
    Laura x

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  14. Gorgeous cards, those little inchies are fab but its the second card that really captures my imagination and attention. XOXO Zoe

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  15. I think both your cards are beautiful Joan, but have to say the second one is my favourite.xx

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  16. I like both cards both lovely in different ways. It's great you managed to make two cards. Hugs x ChrisB

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  17. I love both of these-all the little details in the first one make it so interesting. The second one is clever, you really thought outside the box, unlike me!
    Linbyx

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  18. I love them both Joan, they are so different in design and look fab. Annette x

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  19. Both cards are gorgeous, I especially like the second one with the soft colours and use of different layered stamps xxx

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  20. 2 great cards. My fav is the second one - I just love the vintage type feel of it.
    Caroline xxx

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  21. I like both. The second one caught my attention because it is a little different take on the 3 squares, and very soft.

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  22. Two beautiful cards Joan! The second one is my favorite too ~ I love the soft colors and those stamps!
    Nancy :D

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  23. Two VERY different cards, both fab but my favourite has to be the second one... Agree with all the other comments you have had about the soft delicate colours and the images are just divine.
    Your second card has to be one of my favourites this week:-)

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  24. Love both cards, but my fave is the second one...it just speaks to me...maybe it's the green..I do love green!

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  25. Lovely cards Joan! Thanks for using Artistic Outpost images.

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  26. Great cards and such a different effect achieved with the challenge of 3 squares. Love the muted colours in the second and the bold outline red in the first!

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  27. Fabulous cards, love them both, but love the second one more!!

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  28. Two very different but lovely cards.

    Anne

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  29. I love the inkadinkado inchies but for me the second card is a real winner.

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  30. Both great cards ..but the second one wins out for me ... love the colours!

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