Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Off the Edge?

And before any of you think the title of this post is a descriptive of me..... it's actually the title for this week's challenge at Less is More although I suppose there are SOME who may say it fits me perfectly!!!
So on to the challenge. I am late with this - usually I manage to get the challenge done over the weekend but have only just managed to do this today.
I am not quite sure if I have embraced the concept of stamping off the edge completely but am sure if I haven't someone will tell me!
Two attempts at this card - I had a brainstorm when stamping the sentiment on the first and it ended up askew to the left of the page........ so onwards and upwards and another try, this time with the sentiment where I had intended to place it.
The stamps are some I have had for a while and not used. I used the full image for the bottom right and then just turned it round and stamped 'off the edge' in the top left corner. I coloured it with watercolour pastels.
Have shown you both of the efforts - if I can grab a spare few minutes I may try to rescue the disaster one by more 'off the edge' stamping in the top right to try and give it some balance... it's worth a try I think cos I can't use it as it is!


Chrissie said...

I think it really tests our inventiveness when things don;t go quite as planned!
Your cards are great and until I read your post carefully and looked closely to see what you had done, it was difficult to tell which was the the 'off the edge' part of your card.
I'm sure that your rescue suggestion will work perfectly for the card on the left.
More great submissions from you Viv!.
'til next time...
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Hi viv
Oh are we that bad...you know we will tell you [hope not]
Strictly speaking the first one is off the edge, maybe the second is, hard to tell from here
What lovely pretty images
Thanks for playing along, great to see you
"Less is More"

Rose Petal said...

Hi Viv. This is so beautiful, very fresh and springlike. Love the colours you have used.
I cant do these "less is more" cards, I love the detail. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

caroline said...

Love it! This card is just gorgeous! I love the font you used.

Jan said...

Love those stamps Viv - soooo vintage. Lovely design and pretty colours too

Maureen said...

Off the edge - you??? lovely card tho'.

Kathyk said...



Faith A said...

lovely card and colours

Linda said...

Love the scroll on the sentiment Viv I`m glad I made you smile on such a dull miserable day. it`s been the same here in Aberdeenshire. You made me smile with such a lovely comment on my blog. Thank you so much.
Linda xxx

Liz, said...

Really pretty card.

Liz x

Anonymous said...

Fab cards

Ali x

Susan said...

You're braver than me! I wouldn't have shown my messed up card...of course, I had 5 previous efforts! LOL! This is gorgeous...so soft and Spring-like!

Meggymay said...

I had to pinder hard with this theme as well. Your card is beautiful Viv.

Kathleen said...

Well I like these cards and maybe an idea is to trim the card its self to try to balance it up and then maybe you may be able to use it and feel a little better. Just a thought.
Don't get me wrong though, they are both excellent.
Thanks for your comments.
Kath x

Jackie said...

Whether it fits the criteria or not it's a beautiful card :o)
Jackie xx

Jo said...

Such a pretty card, I love it. JO x

Monica said...

Such a pretty card... love it's clean look.

xxx Monica

Suze Bain said...

Cards are lovely Viv, I have this stamp set but haven't used this image yet, I'll have to give it a go. x

Sarita said...

A really pretty card Viv, love the floral images and what a fab sentiment,
Love Sarita xx