Less is More #374 – Bits Box

Hello everyone!  We have a new challenge today at Less is More (LIM).  We are asking you to use items from your Bits Box.  There are different terms for it (UFOs, snippets, etc.), but basically, they are those pieces we didn’t use or made a bunch of and stored away for another day.  Well, now is the day to dig them out! 😉   Our wonderful April winner, Skye from Blue Sky, is our guest.  Our generous sponsor is Uniko.











The Encrusted Jewel butterfly (love the dimension and sparkle from this fun and addicting technique!) and triple stacked Wildflowers were from my bits box.  I wanted to create a ‘trellis garden scene’ with them, so on a regular white diecut Stitched Rectangle, Twisted Citron distress ink was blended through a grid stencil (retired) with a Clarity brush.



Mixed gold Gansai Tambi paint with water and splattered for more texture.  Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Mounted the panel with fun foam to a top folding card base for dimension then assembled to finish.




CAS Mix Up — June Challenge Layered Embossing Powder (+stamping+diecutting+stencilng+heat embossing+splatter)
Double D — Butterflies
Snippets Playground — Challenge #328
That’s Crafty — A Sumner’s Day





For more ideas and inspirations from Skye and my teamies, head on over to the LIM blog post HERE.  Hope to see you linking your creations in our gallery.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day!











22 thoughts on “Less is More #374 – Bits Box

  1. Wonderful card with fun, artsy feel, Trina! I love all the details and yet the overall look is CAS. That butterfly is an amazing embellishment! Love all the dimension and shine. Sorry for the late visit, have a fun week!

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW ! What a stunning butterfly ! Don’t know how you did it, but it is gorgeous ! And I love how you popped it up over this fabulous trellis garden and the dimensional die cuts ! Really beautiful card, as usual ! Have a fabulous week ! xx

  3. Just gorgeous, Trina. I’m loving shades of green more and more and the colours in that butterfly are just beautiful. Loving the stencilled background, and the die cuts add great detail but still let that stunning butterfly take centre stage xx

  4. Ooooh! Spectacular use of your bits box items Trina … not that I’d expect anything less! Gorgeous shimmering butterfly and an adorable little scene you’ve created. So serene and subtle. Love it. Thanks for all your support on the team and I’ll be back soon. xx

  5. Trina, what a wonderful creation from your bits box. I just love your encrusted jewel butterfly and your background is simply CAS spectacular 🙂

  6. Since this butterfly is amazing and I think most commentators agree on that. It could be taken off of the card and used as a pin. It looks great on this CAS card and if it does stay there, it is still a great design. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Doule D Challenge Butterflies.
    Barbara Design Team Member

  7. Your butterfly looks like a precious jewel. I adore your whole card design, definitely CAS, simply beautiful 😀
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  8. Love, love, love that encrusted butterfly, Trina! All that glittery goodness shows itself beautifully against the rich, dark background! You achieved wonderful dimension with your sponging and the white wildflowers make a perfect spot for your butterfly to perch on!

  9. Gorgeous card Trina! Love how you’ve created the trellis with sponging over a grid stencil. Looks fantastic done in Twisted Citron (love that colour!). Beautiful design with your white die-cut wildflowers and that big punch of colour from the sparkly butterfly. Great work on your layered embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  10. Oh my, Trina..Gorgeous Encrusted Jewels butterfly. TFS the close up too:-) I had the privilege of seeing you and your Beautiful butterfly in person at our BC retreat. It is even more stunning in real life:-) I love how you added the stenciled background, splatters, die cut flowers and sentiment and yet kept your card CAS. TFS my friend and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  11. Gorgeous encrusted jewel butterfly, Trina! It’s so shiny and looks like emerald (gem)! I love the great design with the partial stenciling and the triple stacked wildflowers. The gold splatters echo with the shine of the butterfly and the heat-embossed sentiment. Hideko xx

  12. Wonderful “bits” from your Bits Box – love the gorgeous butterfly and the wildflower – both are perfect against the trellis! A beautiful card!

  13. Trina, this card is exquisite! The design and colors are perfect! Love your dark green butterfly. Amazing. Thanks for joining the Double D, “Butterflies” Challenge.

  14. That is one sensational card Trina! Oh my….the opulence of that gorgeous butterfly is astounding. I’ve not heard about that technique before so you can bet I’ll be looking it up 😉 The wildflowers look so good against the blended trellis too. Thanks for your fantastic inspiration this week xx

  15. What a stunning card Trina – that butterfly is just fabulous! Things are really hectic here right now and I may not be able to join in with LIM! Such a shame as not only do I love the challenges but this one really is so much up my street! Sigh.


    Di xx

  16. Loving the combination and layout of all the wonderful elements on your stunning card. The butterfly is fabulous, with a fun and fabulous technique. Love the trellis effect and the die cut wildflower in the white. Thank you for joining in at The CAS Mix Up Challenge with this beauty x

  17. Wow this is amazing! What a fab design. I do have a box like this so will have a hunt but very busy so may not get time to play. Hope you are ok x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.