Sunday, 10 February 2013

Less is More Week 106 OLC Music


I want to start by saying a huge thank you to my first 10 followers, it means so much to me so thank you *little claps* :)

Well despite being sat in front of the laptop for what seems like two whole days on eBay I managed to find some time to enter this week's challenge at Less is More.  This challenge is to create a One Layer Card with a reference to Music.

My heart sank when I read what this new challenge was as I knew I had no stock whatsoever that referred to music...or so I thought.  I then had a brainwave and as it turns out...some peel-offs came to my rescue!  Yes, REALLY!  I raided a pack of partly-used peel-offs I'd listed on eBay yesterday, one of which had musical instruments on it.  Yay!

This is what I came up with...

I ripped some paper and masked off an area of the card, then stuck the musical note peel-offs in this area before carefully chalking in three colours applied with cotton wool.  I then removed the paper and carefully uplifted the peel-offs with a pokey tool.

And a closer view...

I then curved a clear sentiment stamp to match the contour of the chalked edge but to my horror I made a bit of a boob when stamping it.  Panic set it as I had no more peel-offs.  I tried to rescue my card by re-stamping to correct my mistake (why, I'll never know as this never works!) but I was delighted when this happened! 
As I hadn't lined up the image properly it created a faded shadow behind the original impression and I actually love it.   I think it makes a lovely soft effect alongside the chalk.
Now that I look at the completed card I think I should have made the chalked area smaller as I don't think I've left enough white space for this challenge.
Materials used:
  • Chalks: Decorating Chalks by Craf-T Products
  • Peel-offs: Musical notes - unknown brand
  • Stamp: SP & Company - Just a Note stamp set
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
So there you have it, learning from my mistakes all the time! :)  Thanks for visiting as always.
Neet x


  1. Well I think you've left plenty white space Neet, but I'm not a rule maker of course, haha.
    What a great idea you had of using one of your peel-offs and a good job it hadn't sold lickety-split huh?! haha I love your chalking idea and the shadow on your sentiment was obviously meant to be :0) Mo x

  2. Very colorful card! Love how your sentiment came out too! :)

  3. This is super, I love the inking!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Well done on making use of the peel off-must remember to try that one myself.
    I've made a bid on your "memo" folder on ebay as I have been after that for ages.

    1. Aw thanks so much for your bid, fingers crossed it'll be yours :) x

  5. I love the colours and the peel offs have done a great job!

  6. This card is just so alive and what brilliant techniques you used there. Thanks for sharing how you curved the clear stamp to get a curvy sentiment. Very clever. I think the bright colours make it so interesting. I have an embossing folder and a background stamp with music but am just not inspired enough to create a card. But after seeing yours, I kind of feel motivated. :-)
    Happy crafting,

  7. This is fabulous Anita - a brilliant combination of your creativity and a pinch of luck for that gorgeous shadow sentiment! Vicky x

  8. Aren't happy accidents the best?! Love the application of chalk too. Jenny

  9. Hey - call me 12!!
    Just wanted to pop and say Hi!! Thanks for your comments on my blog - and so glad you did - now I can see your gorgeous creations!!
    By the way - the Leafy Accents dies are in the shop - just sayin' (wink)!!

    Caryn xxx

    1. Aw thanks for following hun. And after commenting I swung by the website to check and...oopsie, they fell in my basket along with another set of stamps! No willpower...again! Yay :) xxx

  10. This is fab hun! I love the vibrancy of it, and genius with the stamp! I have done the reverse with the stamps...made curvy ones straight lol!
    Lizy xx

  11. This is great, Anita! What a great result with the peel-offs and chalks and I like how you double stamped the sentiment, it looks good. Sue x

  12. love the double stamping neets!!

    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"

  13. really great card, love the colours you have used


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