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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Blue and Green

  This is the first time for a while that I have got round to entering the Less is More Challenge. This being the the first week of the month their theme is a colour one, namely Blue and Green, which I believe used to be a taboo combination but seems to be OK now. I think the modern shades make them more compatible.    
 I used a white square base card  and used post-it notes with a with a circle die cut from the centre to add an inky background.I used Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters and Bundled Sage. I then Stamped the Hero Arts image over the top with Broken China ink. I can't tell you whose the birthday greetings stamp is because it is a wood mounted stamp with no name on it.  I then just added a matching ribbon across the bottom.   I apologise  for this awful photo, it makes my card look really out of shape but I can assure you it is really square.
I will also enter this at Make it Monday, anything goes.
I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately I was without a computer for most of last week.It's back now with hopefully less gremlins to frustrate me and prevent me from visiting all of your blogs.
Thank you to all who look in and for your lovely comments. Jean  



  1. I like blue and green together! Glad you are back in circulation. Nice hero Arts stamp. kate x

  2. This is just gorgeous,love the image and

  3. Lovely card Jean nice design.
    Avril x

  4. A lovely CAS card ~ love the sponged circle, as well as, your stamp choice!

  5. This is lovely Jean... great inking!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. this is such a pretty card, love it

  7. Lovely card Jean,I love the combination of colours.

  8. Lovely simple card - very elegant!

  9. Jean, your Less Is More card is stunning! It has such a tranquil and relaxing feel to it and I love that you explained how you used the post it note as your template. Wonderfully crafted card. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!

  10. Lovely having the combination of greens & then the aqua toned blue ...... hope the gremlins stay away too.
    Paula (PEP)

  11. Simply terrific Jean
    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  12. Hi Jean, hope your little gremlins don't return - it's really frustrating when your pc is out of action, it's amazing just how much we rely on them these days.

    Your card is beautiful, I think the blue and green look lovely together and like how you've stamped the blue image over the green background.

    Take care

    Maria x