Saturday, June 04, 2011

Less is More- Mono



Less Is More this week has the theme of Monochrome.

That can be black and white or shades of a colour.

So I did Blues...

And I did Greens...



I made these two cards using all Paper Artsy stamps.



Is this too busy for a Less is More? Its lots less than I'm used to doing anyway ...and only took a couple of minutes as you can tell (no great technical ability needed for these lol), so I hope its 'less' enough.

81 comments:

Ohneilly said...

These are lovely cards, love the design,
Claire x

My name is Wynneth said...

A beautiful design and looks stunning in both colour options.
hugs
wynneth
x

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Jo - very subtle.

Gez said...

Ooooh totally gorgeous. :D

Thanks for your kind comments..going to chill today & pick up a copy of Craft Stamper..missed getting it yesterday..stuck in waiting for insurers!

Have a great weekend.xx

Willy said...

Fabulous cards, Jo! I don't think they are too busy.

Sandra said...

Beautiful card, and I love the green one.

Carla said...

beautiful cards and I think this is less enough for LIM

flutterbycrafter said...

Ooooo gorgeous, just right I would say xx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Terrific ....mmmm both look great!!

Suzilou said...

Oh gosh love those stamps and both gorgeous cards but I am drawn more to the green. Going to go take a look at those stamps, think i may need them :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jo
Gorgeous Cards.... love them both... stunning .
hugs
sylvie
xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Lovely cards Jo, love both colours, but veering towards the green. I love these stamps in any format, but they look fabulous here, Judith xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

A very beautiful design and beautiful colours for both of them.
Fantastic what you can bring with one flower stamp.
Gr Marja

Diane said...

Very pretty cards...great images!!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous - love them both
Margaret x

Nancy said...

These are beautiful!!! Well done!!

Chrissie said...

They are just beautiful Jo, I really love the kind of image you have used.
Thanks so much for these fabulous submissions.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Hazel said...

Beautiful cards but I too lean towards the green. Hazel x

Mandi said...

I don't think they are too much, they are exquisite Jo
Love that dandelion stamp...I need it!
Thanks very much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

nicky said...

2 great cards , very effective
Nicky

hazel said...

Two fabulous cards Jo, I love them both.
xxx Hazel.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

simply beautiful!

kelly said...

ooohhhh! I have fallen in love with that stamp, I think the green one is AMAZING!
Kelly xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Love them both especially the green one, Love Hazelxo

Lottie said...

So fresh looking, and I love the way you have added just a touch of sparkle - like morning dew

AE said...

Very pretty! I really like that stamp.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow I love these!
Totally, utterly, scrummy!
hugs
kim x

Sandra said...

Beautiful cards - can't choose between! Sandra

Sid said...

These cards look fantastic !!

Anita said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love both!!

Rita said...

Fabulous card Jo. Hugs Rita xx

Pauline said...

Beautiful cards, I love it in green.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

They are totally divine.

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Jan said...

Fabulous all of them xx jan

dutchstamptramp said...

Go see my blog Jo, seems like we have more in common than our choice in stamps and I honestly didn't see yours before I made mine :-) Gorgeous cards as always

Lynne said...

Superb cards. Love your choice of colours and that stamp is fab.
Lynne xxx

Ang C said...

Two fantastic cards

Happy Days said...

Gorgeous cards Jo. I picked this set up at the Craft Barn today and then put them down!! Boy am I regretting it! Claire x

Marilyn Rock said...

I love the design of these cards - there is elegance in simplicity! You are magical!

joanne wardle said...

it's probably more less than mine is (if that makes sense). but as it's one layer, I'd say it automatically qualifies (well that's how I'm justifying mine)

love both of these, simple elegant, and most importantly.....quick!! lol

Tricia :O) said...

Hi Jo - GORGEOUS CARDS, Love them both!!! TRICIA :O)

Dotty Jo said...

Completely gorgeous!!!! Jo x

Kathyk said...

Both colourways of this card are fantabulous

KAthyk

Karin said...

Love both of these Jo, equally.

Netty said...

To be honest Jo, I much prefer this style of card where the stamps speak for themselves without loads of fancy embellies. Both your cards are beautiful and love the stenciling. Annette x

Audrey said...

Love them both!

She said...

Oh my Jo, these are stunning. Love them both. Love S xx

Aileen said...

Two stunning cards. Love the stamps you've used. x

Lesley said...

This is a great use of the Paper Artsy stamps. Really lovely cards.
x

Siobhan Brignull said...

love these paper artsy stamps and you're background is sol ovely and subtle.. :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

These are breathtakingly beautiful! I love the subtle background and the little bit o bling is perfect!

Helen said...

both gorgeous, looks pretty less is more to me!

Beryl K said...

Just beautiful
Beryl x

Annes Art said...

Fabulous cards, Jo!!

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful cards, both colour combos work great.
jenjoy x

Suzi B said...

Like them both but my fav is the green...lurve it :)

Zoechaos said...

Just gorgeous XOXO Zoe

Jenny said...

These are just perfect, love the images and the subtle backgrounds :)
Jenny x

Diane J said...

You've made two beautiful cards, they're stunning.
Diane x

craftimamma said...

Absolutely wonderful whichever colour it's in. I love those stamps too and especially like the masking in the background.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Susan said...

Jo, both cards are beautiful! LOVE the green one!
My card is HERE

GinaA said...

The blue card is my first choice, the flower head and grasses stand out more against the subtle pale swirls which give it a lovely luminous quality.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love both of them perfect stamping on both.

Marie

Valerie said...

AB FAB! love the background:)
Val x

Janet said...

Wow, what fantastic cards, so effective, beautiful.
You are obviously an expert.

Ive never done monochrome before but am very impressed with the cards I am seeing.

You can see my attempt at
http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/monochrome.html

Romaine said...

Not too busy! Lovely!

starcyl said...

Stunning cards. Jenny x

Suze Bain said...

These cards are so gorgeous, love the images, the colours, the background ... xxx

Lynn said...

Gorgeous cards - love the stamp. The stencilling works a treat. Lynn x

Viv said...

Two beautiful cards, well done :O) Viv xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the delicate flower heads, and the inked swirly background - very atmospheric Jo. Fabulous!
Sylvia xx

misteejay said...

What beautiful cards - love those images.

Toni :o)

Leslie said...

These are so beautiful!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful cards Jo, love them, Gay xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jo

Love both colourways gorgeous!

LIMette Tina!

Anne said...

Perfect pair of cads here, lovely!
Anne
x

Dana Leigh said...

Both of these are cards are definitely one of my favorites for this week. Both choices of color are fantastic. I also love that stamp!

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Jo! These are totally stunning! I love them both!

Karen said...

Perfectly stamped and very beautiful.

Kathy said...

These are Beautiful I love this stamp

Vika Dolya said...

Браво! Красиво!