Less is More #329 Geometric

Hi everyone.  We have a new challenge starting today at Less is More (LIM).  This week’s challenge #329 is Geometric.  Our guest this week is April winner Julie Beech of Crafted by Jules.









On white Bristol paper, the air balloon was white heat embossed.  It was reverse masked and coloured in with Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron distress inks using a mini blending tool.  The cloud background was created with a DIY cloud border stencil and Salty Ocean distress ink.  A white cityline border diecut (retired) was adhered to the bottom.  To make it stand out slightly, it was traced with a light gray pencil. The sentiment was black heat embossed. Salty Ocean splatters and clear shimmer to the air balloon were added to finish.


I am linking this card to the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame#90 Embossing
CAS Mix Up – May 2017 Splattering (+stamping+heat embossing+die cutting+stencil ink blending)
City CrafterWeek 362 Photo Inspiration








My second card is a CASE of Hannelie’s stunning card over at Time Out. A circle was die cut from a Stitched Rectangle piece of watercolor paper. Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door distress inks were blended with a mini blending tool through a Diamond stencil on the circle diecut.  A light splattering of Barn Door distress ink was added to the negative diecut watercolor piece before the circle was inlaid.  The petunias were stamped in black then die cut out with the coordinating dies.  They were being left uncoloured, but for sone depth, simple shading was done with a W3 grey Copic marker.  The top petunia was popped up with foam tape and the sentiment was white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip.  Clear shimmer was added to the petunias to finish



I am linking this card to the following challenges:
Time Out – #83 CASE Hannelie
SSS Wednesday – A Bit of Sparkle
Cupcake InspirationsCIC407 For Mom
STAMPlorationsMay 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional Feminine Colors
CASology – Week 249 Warm (warm colours)




For more inspirations, check out the rest of my teamies’ blogs through the LIM blog HERE. Now it’s your turn.  Remember to keep your cards CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have fun crafting!








32 thoughts on “Less is More #329 Geometric

  1. What a fantastic CASE of Hannelie’s card!! I love your stenciled background and recognised those beautiful WPlus9 petunias straight away. They look amazing, especially amongst all the splatter. Its a brilliant card and I’m so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!

  2. I am trying this again and hope you will get this comment!
    What a great idea to use a stencil for the background – I tend to forget mine! Love this take on Hannelie’s card!

  3. Oh my I am just swooning at these beauties Trina. Gorgeous use of colour, geometric CAS yet so much more with blooms, balloons and clouds. So much detail and sparkle and full of elegance. I’m in awe! Hope your week is going well. x

  4. Stunning cards, Trina! Love those warm, vibrant colours used in your geometric floral card – complex, yet so beautifully CAS. SO glad you could join us at CASology this week!

  5. A magnificent take on our theme and your card is CAS at it’s best. Less is definitely more:). Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  6. How fantastic that you’ve gone from calm and cool to sizzling hot tones on these cards Trina! Your airy balloon floating away is so dreamy. Amazing work with your blending and oooh! those clouds (sigh) are heavenly. Fantastic CASE on the second card – really true to the original. Love the randomness of the splatters against the geometric grid. Hmmm…think I need some of that clear shimmer because those flowers look brilliant xx

  7. Two great cards, Trina! Love the first one and the way you captured the balloon up in the clouds way above the city! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  8. Trina, I just love the geometric design coloring on these cards, paired with the black and white images and sentiments. The results are stunning–so inspiring. I know I’ll be using this idea in the near future. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Both are seriously beautiful card, your ink blending is fantastic !
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  10. Wow Trinia, these are both stunning and great examples of using the geometric theme. I so love your CASE for Time Out, adore the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Time Out Challenges

  11. 2 great geometric cards, love the clouds behind the great ballon and also love the way your just used grey to colour the flowers in the second card.

  12. LOVE the colours of your hot air balloon, Trina! Fantastic design with the clouds, splatters and your cityscape in white. Outlining the cityscape in gray is so clever and adds just a little colour to bring the eye. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

    And beautiful card CASEing Hannelie. Two fantastic geometric designs! xx

  13. Two fantastic cards, Trina! I love the colors of your hot air balloon and the sky you’ve created! More great colors and a fun stencil on the second! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  14. Love these beauties, Trina! The hot air balloon is totally fabulous and I love the green-blue colouring and softly inked clouds behind. The pattern on the balloon was a great way to introduce geometrics – it’s a stunning card. And WOW to your second card with that vibrant inking and the clean, neutral flowers over the top. Such an incredible impact and looking great! Have a lovely weekend x

  15. Great cards Trina! The focal images really stand out on the white backgrounds. Very creative adding the white dies cuts! I’m so glad you shared your artwork with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week, thanks for supporting our challenges! Wendy DT

  16. I love both your CAS geometric cards, Trina. Your CAS designs are so fresh and beautiful my friend. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up too with your added splatters on your 1st card 🙂 Hugs…It was so fun meeting and stamping with you IRL at our BC crafty retreat!!!

  17. Two fab cards, both so different in style, both wonderful examples for geometric theme! I love the color palette and all the mixed media details of your first card and your Hannelie CASE is amazing -I love the stencil you’ve used, you’e really captured her style but with different kind of supplies, so fun! Thanks for joining us at TO! 🙂

  18. Two stunning cards here, Trina! I love the colour blend on your hot air balloon and the city skyline adds a great element of texture and dimension while keeping things CAS. The vibrant colours you have used on your second card are gorgeous and really pop against the neutral florals – so lovely. Have a great weekend x

  19. Oooh ! Beautiful cards Trina ! I love how you illustrated the geometric theme ! This air balloon is wonderful in these blended colours, a really beautiful combo and your design is so stunning ! I also played for Time Out challenge so I had Hannelie’s card in mind and when I saw your second card, at first sight I thought it was Hannelie’s card and I was looking for yours ! This is a stunning CASE and so beautiful ! Have a lovely WE !

  20. Two fabulous examples of geometrics here, Trina. I love the colour blends you used on both of these too. Wonderful designs xx

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