Monday, 16 April 2012

Less is More - one layer, doodling

So this week's Less is More challenge... Ermmm... one layer AND doodling????  Nope, not really happening here!  As I may have mentioned before I do not doodle.  I've really proved that to myself today, by wasting several hours and lots of card, trying to produce something even remotely clever or interesting.  Then I gave up... and did some faux stitching instead...


I used post it notes to mask off an area of the card, and then used 'gathered twigs' and 'walnut stain' distress inks to create the panel.  I then added a very boring row of faux stitching and stamped the Stampin' Up motorbike and Penny Black sentiment in black versafine.

I do quite like the finished card, but as an example of doodling it's a bit pitiful - sorry!

36 comments:

jo said...

I think it's gorgeous, Lisa, the faux stitching looks fine!Fab colour and great image and sentiment!Hope you're all well!
Hugs Jo x

Amanda said...

This is just stunning, love the stamp and colour scheme. Hugs, Amanda x

Maribel said...

precious, and elegant, I love

Vicky said...

I love it Lisa...and love the panel too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Teresa said...

Yes I love it too, fabulous Male card Lisa.
Teresa xx

Mandi said...

Faux stitching is exactly right Lisa and certainly on our list
Terrific card
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More

Rebekah said...

Lol I don't think I would make a good doodler either! This is great love that bike hugs Rebekah xx

Debs M said...

looks great x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Lisa,
Love your card,fab design,your faux stitching looks fab...you are way too hard on yourself lol :) x

Fleur said...

A fantastic CAS card, love the band of colour
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Karen said...

it's an absolutely great card. Love the panel with the motorbike and the sentiment fits perfectly.

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the motorbike.....

heidy said...

Oh you are to hard on yourself Lisa,it's a fabolous men card!
XXX Heidy

Chrissie said...

Faux stitching is fab Lisa... and so is this card!
It's our old sketch again too!
Super job.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

mixamatoasties said...

I love that Lisa, it's fab! Love the sentiment too.

Given me an idea for a card I have to do for my brother in law this week.

xx

Victoria said...

Totally know what you mean about doodling... I'm still waiting for inspiration to strike... This is a fabulous male card - and the faux stitching works well with the layout.

Gemma said...

Fantastic card sweetie, i thought your masked panel was a panel of paper not a inked panel..very clever!!

hugs and xxx
Gemma

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous male card, great image and colours and lovely sentiment. Love your faux stitching too
Lyndsey xx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! I love it Lisa, the image is fab and so is the faux stitching.

Donna x

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. Love the simplicity.

Hugs
Jayne
x

Lorraine said...

This is cool, Lisa! Perfect male card! Love that panel down the card!

Viv said...

It looks great to me Lisa, well done. I think we all struggled this week :) Viv xx

Aileen said...

Fab card Lisa. I like your motorbike emerging from the panel and the faux stitching looks great. x

Jackie said...

Superb card, and surely your faux stitching is doodling :o)
Jackie xx

Squirrel x said...

It is still doodling hun! A great card. Hugs Sxx

Vicky Hayes said...

It's a stunning card Lisa and the faux stitching is a perfect example of doodling! Vicky x

coops said...

stunning male card lisa.i love the fab image and design :D

xx coops xx

Whisper said...

Superb hun and i wish i could be braver and make CAS cards !!!, Luv Sam x

Christine said...

It's brilliant Lisa. Faux stitching is about the extent of my doodling too! Lol! The finished card is beautiful xx

Molecraft said...

A brilliant CAS card Lisa, your stitching looks great!
Helen x

ChatterScene.com said...

Super cute!

Jenny said...

I love this Lisa, nothing wrong with faux stitching!! that's doodling alright :0)
Great guys card and I love the masked area...has a texture like suede :0)
Really unsure what I'm going to doodle!!
Jenny x

rosie said...

gorgeous card Lisa. love the image x fab colours x

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Lisa that is such a fabulous male card, simple design but a stunning image. hugs Shirleyxxx

Janette said...

I love it Lisa, honest to you know who....fabulous.xxxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Your faux stitching looks smashing Lisa :) Brilliant card, and clever techniques used on a one-layer card. I think its not only interesting, but quite stylish too :)

hugs

xxalisonxx