Sunday, 27 February 2011

Dog Tooth.....


This weeks Less is More challenge is to use three squares on your card, so out came the Artistic Stamper 'dog tooth check' stamp for the main square, I punched a small square for the sentiment and for the third I stamped an Inkadinkado spotty flourish as the butterfly's trail, the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch, I keep thinking that perhaps I should have done faux stitching with a fine liner around the two white squares, to make it show up from the white card, but then I didn't want to spoil it once it was finished. I have given up with the camera pics at the moment and this I scanned, honestly there are no marks on the actual card so that means I MUST CLEAN MY SCANNER PLATE!!

34 comments:

Gibmiss said...

HI mAUREEN
LOVE THIS SOOO....DIFFERENT ....I LOVE IT ...
HUGS
SYLVIE
XXXXX

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Maureen. It's such a good layout, using one square as a base layer, yet still keeping the card CAS.
You could have done faux stitching, but I think it's fine as it is. Either would have worked well. For me, the butterfly's trail (which I think is a brill idea to use the flourish)goes in the wrong direction... I'm being really picky now... so tell me off!
Anyway, it's a fab card Maureen!
See you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

starcyl said...

Clean and simple, love it!
Jenny x

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card Maureen!

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card and a great layout, well done.
Maureen......x

Meggymay said...

Love your card, great square layers.

Heather said...

A great card Maureen. I love the simple,sharp clear lines though there are times when I like a few frills and flowers too. It's a very elegant design - you should be pleased with it.

Jan said...

Love this xx jan

Rosemary said...

super clever card! love the way you used 3 squares!!

Susan said...

I rarely scan my cards for the same reason...I always see spots that I don't see on my scanner plate! I love the black and white combo...so elegant!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Hi Maureen

I really like your use of the 3 squares. The layout is good. You didn't need to do the faux stitching you mention, but I think it would have looked nice either way!
Hugs, Sandra

joanne wardle said...

great interpretation of the theme. I love black and white cards

Mandi said...

Super card Maureen, love the dog tooth, layout and black and white!

Thanks for playing along
mandi
"Less is More"

Faith A said...

Brill card, love the black and white and the butterfly

Joan said...

I love this card, so stylish.

Debgem said...

Love the classic black and white, and the backing square is great. Super card!

Sally H said...

This is fabulous Maureen! Love the butterfly!

Kathyk said...

This is just fab-u-lous!

Kathyk

Lynne said...

Love the black and white. Love the dogtooth and adore the butterfly.
Lynne xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Gorgeous card - it looks so elegant.
I would have been tempted to add a black edge to your card pieces ( I did a similar thing to mine) but your card is so stiking anyway, I don't think it would have added much.
Caroline xxx

Sue W said...

Such a good card......love that you used your three boxes this way and not just across the card front.....Love the butterfly too!

Janet said...

Lovely card Maureen, thanks for the tip on uploading my stuff to other blogs much appreciated.

Linda said...

Black and White aboslutely stunning

Connie said...

Lovely card Maureen - though I miss the textile art!
I'm sure you will be back to it before long.
The new bright Blog background is great - so cheerful!
And a nice new photo too, Connie,x

Stamps and Paper said...

Maureen what a lovely card....elegant.


Anne

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Black and white - you can't get more classic and simple than this!

P.S. So funny, here in the states, and from where I've grown up, we refer to that pattern as "hound's tooth." I've never heard it called "dog tooth." Same thing really, but it tickled my funny bone. So fun to visit blogs from around the world!

Suze Bain said...

Love the dogtooth background, it really sets off the other 2 squares.

jillyscreations said...

love black and white combo. Great card

Craftyanny said...

oh it;s lovely Maureen, love it
Anne x

Aileen said...

The black and white is very striking. x

Mrs A. said...

This card looks really striking.
Love the tooth check square.

nicky said...

What a great card , really love different it looks and that butterfly is just lovely.
Nicky

Vicky Hayes said...

The dogs tooth print is really striking and looks well with the butterfly and flourish. The shadow of the square is enough to make it stand out I think but faux stitching would be fine too or how about sponging the edges of the card stock in a pale grey!

Shirley-anne said...

I thought it was Hound's tooth but there you go!!
Love Black and White themes .
And this is no exception . Beautiful design .