Less is More #344

Hello there.  Whaaaaaat?  It’s September?  How did that happen..  Well, we have a new challenge starting today at Less is More. Challenge #344 is a colour challenge of Royal Blue and Lime Green.   Our guest designer this week is Kyle from Happy Little Stampers, which also happens to be our sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY BEAR

 

The MISTI and some strategic masking were used to create this card .  Everything but the front leg was masked off on Kobi the bear stamp itself before inking it with Memento black ink.  The inked leg was stamped onto an X-press It Wonky Stitched Rectangle, then it was masked and the gift was stamped.  The leg mask was removed and the gift was masked before Kobi was stamped again.  Kobi, the gift and the bottom of the panel were masked and Twisted Citron distress ink was blended with a mini blending tool for the background.  The balloon, hat and sentiment were stamped next with Memento black ink.  All masks were then removed and the balloon string was drawn in with a T-ruler and Copic multiliner.  Images were coloured with Copics. The panel was mounted with foam adhesive onto a white top folding card base.  Glossy Accents on the balloon and a few blue sequins finished off the card.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #97 Masking
Tuesday Throwdown#358 Masking
Seize the BirthdayOcean Colors Blue, Green or Aqua

 

 

 

 

 

FLOWERS

 

Blue is my favourite colour, so why not blue flowers.  The images were stamped with Memento black ink on X-press It paper and coloured with Copics.  I bought the matching die set, but can’t find them, so they were fussy cut out with a slight white border.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  All pieces were adhered to an A2 stitched rectangle mounted on a top folding white card base.  Some dripping clear Rain drops were added to finish.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More#257 Make Your Mark
CAS(E) this SketchCTS #237 Chrissy Larson
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes
AlphabetM for Make Your Mark

 

 

 

For more inspirations, please visit my team’s personal blogs which can be accessed from the LIM blog HERE.  Hope you can join us this week.  Just make sure to keep it CAS and it follows the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 thoughts on “Less is More #344

  1. Wow! Brilliant job of masking and your stunning (almost trademark) blended background on the first card are amazing Trina. Such an adorable little image too. Your flower card is a fantastic design and it is just oozing elegance and class. Love it! xx

  2. This is the cutest bear. I love the expression on his face. You have done a great job with the coloring and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday with week. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara DT member

  3. I am always envious of crafters who can make such fabulous CAS cards. The bear card is wonderful. That was a lot of masking. I would have smudged something and then covered it with patterned paper! Thanks so much for sharing this at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Debi DT

  4. OMG, you’ve done wonders again ! Love your first cute bear with this beautiful combo. Your second card is just stunning and a beautiful take on the sketch ! Really two eye-catching cards with outstanding techniques ! Love them both. Have a fabulous week. xx

  5. Two amazing cards, Trina! The way you “grounded” your bear with sponging ink is genius and I’m so going to CASE this idea! Perfect for cas, really love this look. Your second card then… What a beautiful layout and great use of these flower stamps. Beautiful coloring from you as always in your both cards! Have a great week! xxx

  6. Great cards! I really love the one with the little bear and you did an awesome job with masking on it. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  7. Trina, these are fantastic. Loving your cute little bear and absolutely fabulous masking and colour blending. Those florals look beautiful and I love the placement of your elements on that one too xx

  8. Your polar bear card is so adorably “Trina,” Trina!! Great masking and coloring and fun! And your blue flowers are making Mother Nature scratch her head and ask, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Hugs, Darnell

  9. Both your “Blue” cards are so beautiful, Trina. I love your sweet CAS birthday bear card and your pretty blue flowered sketch design. Your CAS designs are so crisp and clean. Love your CAS style my friend. Hugs…

  10. Beautiful shades of blue in both cards, Trina! I love the blue and black combo. The bear card is so adorable, and the flower card is so elegant. Fabulous take on the sketch! Hideko

  11. You have gone from adorable to elegant in one blog post, Trina! I love that cute bear – your masking and colouring are perfection and the floral images on the second card are beautiful. A great use of the colour combo in two completely different styles x

  12. Trina, these are two great cards. The first is just so cute. . .the second so lovely–you’ve interpreted the CAS design so well! Thanks for sharing both of them.

  13. Oh 2 more absolutely beautiful cards Trina. Your first one is just too cute and your masking techniques and blending are outstanding every time. Love the blue flowers and what an elegant and striking design with the black sentiment strip to separate those flowers. Simply Spectacular! Have a wonderful week x

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