Dynamic Duos 11 and Less is More 76

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Today is the last day of my vacation before I have to return to work.  I'm rather sad about this because I love being home in the summer when the weather is hot, I can smell the flowers in my garden from my kitchen window, and I can laze around and do nothing if I want.  Of course, vacations at my house are usually quite busy as I try to accomplish all the odd jobs that I never seem to do when I'm working, but I still managed to find time to stamp just about every day!

My card today features the Dynamic Duo colors of Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze.  And since it's been a while since I participated in a challenge at Less is More, I tried my hand at their One Layer challenge incorporating the number three in one way or another.  (I used three stamped images).

I did a little masking again.  I stamped the flower from Everything Eleanor first, then created a mask for it.  Then I stamped the Baja Breeze image and got the unfortunate "halo effect" around the flower.  I created a mask for that image and stamped the flourish in Pink Pirouette.  To take care of the halo effect, I took a Baja Breeze marker and carefully pounced it around the white space.  A close inspection will reveal this, but from a distance it looks pretty good.  And since whoever the recipient of this card is, I'm sure he (or more likely she) will not be so critical of the images as I am and won't notice this little goof!

It seems every time I visit someone's blog lately, all talk is about the heat.  My neck of the woods has not been immune and the upcoming week is predicted to be hotter still.  As I write this (Saturday night) the temperatures are hot and sticky and the only air moving is from my ceiling fans!  I hope everyone stays safe until the weather cools down! 

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17 Responses to “Dynamic Duos 11 and Less is More 76”

Pia S said...

What a gorgeous clean design! Fab work with the masking, beautiful layout!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous choice of colours. Love it.

Love Sheila x

Sue said...

A beautiful card. The flower image is lovely and great work on the masking. Sue x

Chrissie said...

This is simply beautiful Jen!
Thanks so much for joining us!
"Less is More"

Scrapmate said...

Love the colours on this fab card.

Meadie said...

Beautiful card - I love your pretty colours x x

Deanna said...

This is just Stunning!

Viv said...

Such a gorgeous card Jen :) Viv xx

Linda said...

Love the simplicity yet elegance of this one layer card.

I'm in your neck of the woods - north of Boston - and its hotter than you know what here. We don't have AC in the house, so I can't wait until this heat wave breaks and the humidity takes a vacation!

Lisa said...

LOVE this Jen...the pretty label, flourishes and that great flower! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Allisa said...

Great job layering the images.............if only we did not have day jobs, think of all the creating we could do! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Beverley said...

Beautiful card, love the images, colours & LO.

Mandi said...

Gorgeosu card Jen
Love the colours
Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Linda said...

This is just beautiful. The stamps are stunning and the colours are perfect. xx

Susan Joyce said...

Pretty flower, nice use of the colours. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

Anni said...

What a beautiful flower! Love the flourish in the background!
Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

Paige said...

Great job with the masking technique. Your card is beautiful! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!