Thursday, 16 February 2017

Check Mate.....

One Layer Card Today.....
Less is More Challenge this week is a One Layer Challenge
with a theme of Opposite Attracts....
My thinking......
Black is Opposite to White....
Tied this in with the game of Chess
And then
The Attracts part...The Queen and King
'Check Mate'
After water colouring the background and stamping 
and embossing the King and Queen the fun started...

If this hadn't been a one layer challenge the die cut 'Love' 
would have been stuck on.
So...I used the die cut as a stencil...
lets just say that some die cuts work well as a stencil and some don't....

I could have stopped at this stage, changed my idea or even stamped the word 'Love'
No...I was going to run with my idea.
I finished by using a 'chess' board design stencil and made it look like Washi tape.

Thanks for finding time to stop by...Always very much appreciated.
Crafty Hugs x
Linking my card to ......
The Less is more challenge - One Layer - Opposites Attract


  1. Fab card, clever use of die as a stencil and I love the "washi tape"

  2. Wow what a wonderful card design.

    Hugs Diane

  3. You are so clever with your "opposite" meanings!! Love the contemporary design with the glittery heart which really pops on your card too! Such a fun idea and I love it! :) HUGS

  4. This is really creative and a clever take on our "opposites" challenge - you put a lot of thought into it! The "love" was worth persevering with as it looks great, but the faux washi tape has absolutely blown me away - it looks real! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  5. What a wonderfully clever design Mac! A very well thought out design that I am glad you persevered with! Marvellous my friend! Have a wonderful evening! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  6. Wow. Love your thinking behind this fab card. Amazing. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Great card. You did well. The pop of color is perfect.

  8. Very creative design Mac! The "LOVE" stencil worked great. Love the "washi tape" design on the bottom. xx

  9. What a great take on our challenge this week! Love the chess and black and white elements....lots of great details but still perfectly CAS AND one layer :) thank you for playing along with us at Less Is More this week.

  10. Oh Mac what a stunning card - great use of the stencil to make your washi tape effect.

  11. Absolutely brilliant card Mac, love the chess them and the fabulous design, perfect CAS card, Kate x

  12. What a brilliant card! I love your thought process on this and boy it works! Cleverly done too using the die as a stencil and getting such a clean finish. This is modern, unique and perfection!

  13. So neat, crisp and a super clever and inspirational take on our opposites challenge Mac Mable. Love those stamps, so many possibilities there but love how you you've showcased them here and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

  14. A very striking card design and I love all the thought you gave to the theme. The chess images are fun and I know a lot of people would love to get a card as nice as this!

  15. A wonderfully executed idea and a splendid card! The design is really CAS yet there is so much interest in it. I adore what you did with the die cut 'stencil' and it was so worth persevering with. You have inspired me to have a go at that too. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

  16. Amazing card, so glad you "went with it".

  17. This is such a clever card - so much visual interest for just one layer, clearly well thought out. A great LIM card!

  18. Such a clever card idea and it turned our perfectly too, well done you!So lovely to visit your blog at last as I keep seeing your name pop up on other blogs I visit. I wasn't disappointed either ;) Viv xx

  19. Cleverly wonderful! Love the use of stenciling

  20. Echoing the others in praising your unique card; first time I've seen chess piece images! Opposites awesome! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM CAS gallery!

  21. You're amazingly creative & always come up with something wonderful--like this!

  22. LOVE this clever and creative take on the challenges Mac!
    A striking design!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  23. Holy cow if this card doesn't win I will be outraged! Esp at Less is More... This card is absolutely spot on with their challenge.. Executed perfectly and very well crafted.. Love this card Mac! Yet another beauty.


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