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Penny Black Plays Along: Less is More, Day 2

September 3, 2013

All this week we will are honored to be playing along with one of blogland’s top challenge blogs, Less is More. If you’re looking for clean and simple inspiration and great motivation to pull out your favorite Penny Black stamps, this blog is a “must see!”  Be sure to visit HERE for all of the challenge details and to play along too!  A little birdie told us there is a great Penny Black prize up for grabs….


The Less is More guidelines this week are to use a stamp and keep the design clean and simple (clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments).


Elizabeth’s playing along today.  She grabbed her watercolor pencils and one of our new Colorful Christmas T for Transparent sets, 30-194 Christmas Harmony.


Bold, beautiful coloring really stands out on a clean and simple design!

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2013 2:15 am

    Delightful the way he glows, especially his wings with the attendant dimension. The colouring of those holly leaves echoes the blue edging beautifully & I love the subtle effect of the glitter.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. susie permalink
    September 3, 2013 4:47 am

    This is surely less is more. The blue distressing on the edges of the base cardstock bring out the vibrant colors in the bird..and those additional small accents used are splendid! Great card!

  3. Kathy P permalink
    September 3, 2013 7:24 am

    Love this! Simplicity really focuses on the image, and the coloring here is delightful!

  4. September 3, 2013 7:25 am

    What a gorgeous bird! Colored so beautifully by Elizabeth! Amazing colors!

  5. September 3, 2013 7:27 am

    Mailable!!! as well as cute.

  6. mildredmildew permalink
    September 3, 2013 8:04 am

    Such a pretty card!

  7. September 3, 2013 8:57 am

    Lovely coloring for a great card!!!

  8. Marilyn Valadez permalink
    September 3, 2013 9:24 am

    Love your gorgeous Christmas bird…that is a “WOW” from me!!:)

  9. September 3, 2013 1:00 pm

    Really love this card, such beautiful colours.

  10. jmhave44 permalink
    September 3, 2013 4:24 pm

    A really nifty card. Love this image, and the way you have made him ‘glow’ with the way you colored him with the pencils. Great look. TFS

  11. judka permalink
    September 3, 2013 5:37 pm

    I gasped when I saw this! You certainly have a way with birds!! (wink)

  12. September 3, 2013 8:48 pm

    Elizabeth’s coloring is always wonderful, but wow–over the top today! Just breathtaking!

  13. Iris Soscia permalink
    September 5, 2013 1:07 pm

    Beautiful bird

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