Less is More #345 Colouring In

Happy Saturday everyone.  It’s one layer card week at Less is More (LIM) and it’s a good one.  Challenge #345 is Colouring In. So many possibilities with this one.  Our generous sponsor this month ince again is Happy Little Stampers.












I don’t use colour pencils very often, but I love the look of it especially on Kraft.  Stamped the azaleas with Intense Black ink on a top folding Kraft card base and coloured in with Prismacolor pencils.

Used a rectangle die to trace a frame with a black marker.  Black heat embossed the sentiment.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers and a few black Nuvo drops (thanks Nonni 😉) to finish.


Linking to the following challenges:
Power and SparkSeptember 2017 Get Krafty
AlphabetM for Make Your Mark
SSS MondayStamp It
SSS WednesdayStamp It








I was working on something else, but it didn’t work out so I went back to my favourite colouring method. 😜  Stamped the chickie with Memento black ink on a white no bleed-through Copic-friendly top folding card base.  Masked it, then stamped the branch.

Next, masked the branch as well as above and below the images, leaving a panel across the middle.  Ink blended Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Sugar distress inks over a cloud stencil with a mini blending tool to create the sky background.  Removed masks and coloured in with Copics.  Stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and added clear shimmer to the pink clouds to finish.


Heading over to the following challenges:
Paper SmoochesSeptember 2017 Animals (used Chubby Chums & Sentimental Sampler stamp sets)
AAA CardsGame #98 Creatures Great or Small
Freshly Made SketchesFMS304 Sketch by Narelle



That does it for me this week.  For more inspirations, please check out my team’s personal blogs, which you can access from the LIM blog HERE.  Once again, a friendly reminder to keep it clean and simple (CAS) and to follow the challenge guidelines.  Can’t wait to see your creations.  Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day!









23 thoughts on “Less is More #345 Colouring In

  1. I love both of your cars but your Copic card has stolen my heart… Those clouds look amazing and the design and colors of this card are just so amazing! Wonderful work!

  2. I really must try coloured pencils on kraft, I love your card, and the frame sets it all off wonderfully. And….I very nearly used one of the chubby chums for my card too. Love your design and colouring, and those clouds look terrific in pink and yellow xx

  3. Brilliant cards as always Trina! Your coloured pencil work on the kraft is stunning! Those blooms look so realistic and the way you placed them in the foreground is really eye catching. Great work on the water too. Your second card is so adorable with the cute image a fab colouring. Great inspiration xx

  4. I love how you stamped your pretty bouquet on Kraft CS and colored with prismacolor pencils. So pretty. Adding your traced rectangle frame really pulls all your design together, yet keeps your OLC CAS design in tact! Simply creative, Trina. I never think to trace around my dies. Thanks for the inspiration my friend. Hugs….

  5. Trina, I always enjoy your “less is more” creations. The ones you share today are no exception. Thanks for sharing them and challenging others to create more with less!

  6. Two gorgeous cards, Trina ! Very different but both fabulous and CAS. I really love to colour on Kraft and here your bouquet is just striking ! Seems so real with your artsy colouring, even the water in the bottle is incredible ! Your second card is adorable with this cute chick ! Another beautiful colouring sample and a great work of masking as usual ! Wish you a great weekend and a fabulous week ! Hugs xx

  7. Absolutely perfect one layer cards here Trina and such attention to detail. You should use those pencils more often as you really work them brilliantly and I adore that little chickie scene with the non-traditional coloured cloudy sky. Simply beautiful. Have a fun week x

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