A quick post today for the Less is More challenge - Friends!  I've used one of my favourite stamps from  Art Impressions, called 'Old Guys'.

I love the silence of those old guys, sitting companionably on the park bench, not needing to talk, or fill the space, just content to be with old friends.  How lucky are they?

I coloured the image with Copics, and added a panel of denim-looking paper at the side.  I also stamped the image at the bottom of my card, leaving some of the original stamp off the page - it is a neat technique I have seen Therese Calvird do a number of times, and I think it can make a simple image look more effective.  I have included a link to her blog here.  After taking the photo for this challenge at night, I added pin points to their eyes - they are not so visible in the photo.  Hoping everyone is enjoying the companionship of friends in their lives - where would we be without them?


  1. Like your fun LIM-card!! Great stamp and colours. Enjoy the sunday, Gerrina

  2. I love your old blokes and can just hear them having a grumble.

  3. It's fab .......... and I am one !! LOL

  4. Love this card and your "grumpy old men"!!


  5. This is so fun Ann ... really tickled me especially the positioning on the stamp. Gorgeously CAS too.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    You might also like to link up at Uniko Studio where the challenge theme is Love & Friendship.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. This made me chuckle Ann.. they look a proper trio of grumps and obviously best friends!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Fab card. Love your CASe - Therese is very inspirational. Fab image too. It reminds me of our Mr M - we call the chairs at shopping centres "M chairs". Having 3 sisters and often taken with us to the shops he waits for us on the chairs. He doesn't have these guys expression but this just reminds me of him.

  8. Love these cute old guys sitting on the bench - such a fun card:) xx

  9. Super CAS card Ann. I'm not sure if they are friends or just tolerating each other, looking at their expressions lol! Love it :)
    Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
    Less is More


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