Saturday, 28 April 2012

Graphically Less is More

For this week's challenge the leaders of LIM have come up with a couple of sketches in their inimitable clean and simple style of course.  I decided to go for the square option rather than the circle and the squares took my thoughts to Mondrian so today I'm CASEing a world famous artist - get me ;-)


I started with a 6cm square of white cardstock, drew some pencil lines to get the shapes I wanted and then went over them in different thicknesses with my momento marker and coloured some of the squares in blue, red, yellow and black - Mondrian's standard palette.  To add my twist, I covered the whole square with WOW Neutral Shimmer Embossing Powder - I love this powder - it makes thinks look like they are covered with frosted glass.  Mounted onto a black square of card and finished with a matching graphical sentiment also in black (from a sadly retired Elzybells set)

I'm waiting for the postman to arrive with some new stash - how come when he only brings bills he's here at 10 am but when I actually WANT the stuff he doesn't come until late afternoon :-(

32 comments:

  1. What a great card. A xx

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  2. Gorgeous! Have fun with your new stash, hope the postie comes soon! M x

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  3. This is the most awesome card I've seen in ages!!! LOVE the homage to Mondrian! It is too cool!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Love the different glittery colours you have used on the centre of your card Tara and a fabulous design too.

    Anne

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  5. Wow that is a fantastic card, I love it

    Emma W

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  6. Different images, but can't believe how similar we've been in our approach. Love your pattern and the shimmer really gives it a 'wow'. Zx

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  7. Great ! A Mondrian card, I totally LOVE it. Great way of looking at this challenge.

    Marrigje

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  8. great and simple, pretty one!

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  9. WOW! Mondrian would be proud of your little masterpiece, Tara. And WOW! again, with your WOW! embossing x

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  10. Wonderful Tara!
    The Mondrian idea works terrifically well!
    Thank you so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  11. Fabulous card and such a cool idea, gr8 idea to clear emboss too

    Kathyk

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  12. Tara what a great idea! Love the shimmery finish you got too
    Anne
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  13. Such a great card and so impressed with your uber straight lines!

    Hope postie has brought you pressies today! :)

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  14. Love your Mondrian-esque card and the glitter treatment works brilliantly. Hope the postman has been now, mine arrives about 3pm.

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  15. This is really stunning. I love the homage to Mondrian but you've made it your own with the embossing powder (sorry sounding a bit X factor-ish)

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  16. What a fab card Tara. Hope the postman wasn't too late!
    Margaret x

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  17. Oh Tara this is fabulous! I love the way you've covered it with embossing powder too :) Sarah x

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  18. Very eye-catching ... really stood out in the gallery! Love it.

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  19. Ooh, I like!! Clean and simple with a fab pop of colour.

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  20. Great take on the sketch - lovely and bright on this dull day!!

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  21. Awesome card - great use of colour.

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  22. Recognised it as Mondrian and think you're very clever to case him.
    Anne x

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  23. oh I think Piet would love this piece....wonderful!!

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  24. I LOVE Mondrian and this is a wonderful take on his work, the embossing powder is a fab touch.
    Linbyx

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  25. very graphic and stuble for male and female and very sparkley.EE

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  26. Gorgeous card - so striking in it's simplicity. Hope your goodies arrive soon - frustrating eh?

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  27. ooo now I love this, very artistic and colourful, the frosty shimmer looks great too :0)
    Jenny x

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  28. Very swish and modern. FAB card.

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  29. Brilliant Tara - I love a Mondrian and I love your frosty twist too! Vicky x

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  30. Absolutely sensational Tara
    Hope that postie arrived faster than later afternoon!
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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