It's great to see the extremely talented Jen stepping in for Mandi at Less is More and I'm sure Chrissie is delighted to have her help - she must have commenter's elbow from all her efforts in the past few weeks! I've got to admit I was stumped for a minute or two when I saw the theme this week is Houses - I just don't have any! But then I thought of my Easy Events stamp set - it can usually cover all eventualities! Come and have a look:
Yes I know, but it is a kind of house! The sentiment that usually goes with this cute snail is 'sorry I'm late' (which is pretty useful for someone like me!) but for today's card I made a 'heard you're moving' sentiment on the computer - in a font called Budhand if anyone's interested. The snail usually has a present on top of its 'house' too but it was easy to leave that out by using a marker to ink the stamp up.
I paper-pieced my snail using one of the papers from the gorgeous Floral District range. You can see some of them in the photo, but there are also six more gorgeous designs in the pack. Aren't they funky?! I used the paper that's on the top - I thought the poppy made a great shell and the green made a nice texture for my happy snail!
EDITED TO ADD: Guess who was a complete noddle top and didn't notice the one-layer bit of the challenge?! (I can just hear you saying deliberately ignored it more like!) Anyway, I've just come off the naughty step and re-made my snaily card without the extra bits!
It's very similar, but I used a thicker card stock with a lovely speckle for extra interest, and coloured the snail with watercolour pencils instead of paper-piecing. I've tried to get a bit of texture on the shell using a white pencil first and then blending colour over it - it really does look better in real life! The sentiment was made with a font called Give You Glory this time.
Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: Easy Events
Ink: Basic Grey (I used a marker)
Card stock: Whisper White for 1st card, Naturals White for 2nd
Other: Floral District designer paper and paper snips (for 1st card only) watercolour pencils, stamp-a-majig
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I've got a list of chores as long as my arm to do today so I must regretfully leave my Crafting Square Metre but I'll be back later to see what everyone's been up to. And then I'll be back on Monday with a zingy floral so I'll hope to see you then. Enjoy the weekend!