Saturday, 2 April 2011

Less is More Week 9 - A Hint of Red

Well, this weekend is a very hectic one for me - not only is it mothers day tomorrow, but its my God Mother's 80th Birthday so I have cards a plenty to make, cakes to bake and a long list of household chores, not to mention the fact that my charity challenge blog for St Luke Hospice went live today....

However, in my mind the only place housework comes before stamping is in the dictionary!   And today is Saturday, and therefore the best challenge on the block is back for its weekly feature and no matter how busy I can't resist.  I had another record 50 comments on my first entry last week and I just wanted to say thank you again to everyone who commented - I tried to get back round and comment on as many cards as I could but do accept my apologies if I missed you.

This week the challenge is a hint of red.  This is my first entry and whilst I really like the card, I'm not sure if my "hint" is a little too much red, and I've had another idea for a card with the same stamp set so I may be back later once the cakes and cards I need for tomorrow are made....


This card is made with the great new stamps from Waltzing Mouse, which I love, and this weekend they are giving you lots of inspiration with these sets so make sure you check them out.  I stamped the "hills" with a mixture of yellow and orange ink.  I then inked it up again with orange and red and moved it down a couple of mils to give the effect of the sun setting behind the hills.  I then stamped the foreground in tuxedo black - its such a great shadow stamp with the cacti!  The matching sentiment is stamped in Rhubarb Stalk.

I must be getting better at this CAS lark as I've voluntarily done a one-layer card when its not even one-layer week!!!  I also must be a mind-reader as I didn't have any red ink pads and bought them only last Sunday - so thanks for the opportunity to use them straight away Chrissie and Mandi!

See you later with more cards.

Don't forget to check out the charity blog.

Thanks again.
                      Craftilicious x

44 comments:

  1. WOW, that turned out just great - I love those colours

    Kathyk

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is great Tara and good luck with all your jobs this weekend, plus your new charity blog.
    These are super stamps, I shall have to check them out!
    50 comments last week? That's great... many more than Mandi and I get... well done you!
    HAve a great week.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow just plain wow to your card.
    Nicky

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fabulous card - good luck with the baking and other chores

    ReplyDelete
  5. Simply Stunning. A brilliant card. Hugs Rita xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. FAB card, such a brilliant effect for the touch of red
    Good Luck with your charity challenge, sue you will do great
    Thank you
    mandi
    "Less is More"

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow! What a stunning card. Love it. Lx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gorgeous sunset in the desert, fab colours and images. Stunning card:-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Interesting and unusual! Love it.
    Hugs, Sandra

    ReplyDelete
  10. absolutely fantastic!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like this one Tara, but will be back to see if you find time for the second. Sounds like you've got your hands full at the mo. Best wishes Zx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love those stamps too, your card is great. Hazel x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great card Tara, loving the wild west theme :-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Fabulous card Tara and a perfect touch of red.
    Lynne xxx

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is a great card. Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great card-good luck with the challenge. I will be making and sending my card as soon as I can.
    Linbyx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oooh, love your sunset!

    ReplyDelete
  18. wonderful use of red, love the southwest theme awesome sunset!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow wow wow just stunning Luv Sue x

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is a lovely card, perfect for a man!
    Lizy x

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oooh I haven't used this stamp from my WMS set yet.......Love how you've used yours though it makes a stunning card!

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is great! I love the sunset effect.
    Lynne x

    ReplyDelete
  23. Super card. Great effect. I agree with housework and stamping. x

    ReplyDelete
  24. Gorgeous card, and so different. x

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very striking!! Love it

    Ali x

    ReplyDelete
  26. great mausculine card

    Kelly x

    ReplyDelete
  27. A stunning card Tara..very eye catching.

    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  28. Loads of white space so I'd say definitely not too much red! Great card, really striking!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Super card and interesting stamps :)
    Von x

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great idea for this weeks challenge, lovely card.
    Jennie X

    ReplyDelete
  31. Tara..this is lovely! What a great scene you created!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Stunnnig card Tara ... love the scene.
    Cathy xx

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love scenes, especially as I can't do them! A really stunning card. xxx

    ReplyDelete
  34. Another triumph..just perfect!
    kerry x

    ReplyDelete
  35. Tara - this is fantastic!! I love WMS and you've done a brilliant job with this card. It's clean, simple and fun!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Beautiful card.
    jenjoy x

    ReplyDelete
  37. Fabulous sunset, love the cactus silhouette (can't spell it but I'm sure you know what I mean!)

    ReplyDelete
  38. Excellent, love the sunset effect.
    Jose

    ReplyDelete
  39. Brilliantly done. I love the sun behind the hills and the black silhouette. Very inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Brilliant design and a fabulous sunset scene. Love it! Hugs, Sylvia x

    ReplyDelete
  41. Beautiful!! My brother used to live in Phoenix, and your card reminds me of some of the beautiful winter sunsets I enjoyed when visiting him.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting today - your comments are appreciated :-)

Blogging tips