Less is More #378 – Sketch #24

Happy Saturday everyone!  Time to announce the next challenge this fortnight at Less is More (LIM) — it’s Sketch #24!  Just a quick reminder… STAMPlorations is our wonderful sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY GIFT

 

 

As you can see, I saw a gift! 😂  The bow was die cut from a scrap of X-press It cardstock and coloured in with Copic markers B28, B24 and B21.  Clear shimmer was added for some sparkle (wasn’t able to capture it in the photo).

 

 

The gift itself was created by colouring a 2-1/4” x 4” piece of X-press It cardstock with Copic marker B21.  The lines were drawn in with a ruler and a Colorless Blender.  That piece was then cut in half into two 1” x 2-1/4” pieces.  Adhered them to a Whisper White stitched rectangle, then die cut the bow from that.  This step could easily be avoided simply by using pattern paper and then colouring the bow to match. Unfortunately, my pattern paper supply is limited.  Added the panel directly to a white cardbase and inlaid the coloured bow.  Stamped the sentiment on a white strip in blue and foam mount it to finish.

 

 

 

Challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday— #183 Gail’s Masculine Anything Goes
STAMPlorations — Summer CUTplorations Challenge   (Gift Builder #2)
STAMPlorations — Summer CAS Challenge
STAMPlorations — Anything Goes STAMPlorations   (Gift Builder #2)

 

 

For more inspirations from my team, click HERE.  Can’t wait to see your interpretation of the sketch.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #377 – Pets

Hi everyone!   It’s Saturday and there’s a new challenge at Less is More (LIM)!  Pets is the theme this fortnight.  Our June winner, Hannelie of Desert Diva, is our amazing guest this challenge.  We are also kicking off a new month with our fabulous sponsor – STAMPlorations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PET CHICKS

 

I went the unconventional route after remembering seeing videos of owners walking their chickens on leashes!  Uh… say whaaaaaaaat? 😂  Anyway, here’s my card.

 

 

The chick image was stamped with black Memento ink on X-press It cardstock, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.  The tag was die cut next from Bristol paper and black cardstock.  On the Bristol tag, blended Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks with a mini blending tool through a sunburst stencil.  Overlapped the colours for a good blend and also to get the spectrum of rainbow colours.

 

 

Stamped ‘hello’ directly on the tag in black and white heat embossed ‘birthday chick’ on a black strip.  Offset the tags for a shadow effect and added white Baker’s twine.  Mounted the tag with foam tape onto a Whisper White stitched rectangle panel.  Gotta have some sparkle, so added clear shimmer to the background to finish.  In hindsight, I should have used a shimmer spray and spritz right after the ink blending. 😉

 

 

 

Are you ready to play along?  Head over to the LIM blog HERE to see more inspirations from our guest and my team.  Can’t wait to see your CAS pet creations!  Thank you for stopping in.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
AAA Cards — #120 Somewhere Over the Rainbow
CAS on Friday — #138 Tag It!
CASology — Week 309 Sunbeam
Watercooler Wednesday— #182 Kath’s Feminine Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers — August CAS Challenge Die Cuts
STAMPlorations — Summer CAS Challenge
STAMPlorations — Summer TAGplorations Challenge
STAMPlorations — Summer CUTplorations Challenge (Luggage Tags)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #376 – OLC Stripes

Hi everyone!  It’s been a busy week of posting, and I’m capping it off with a quick and easy card for the next challenge at Less is More (LIM).  We are back to one layer cards (OLCs) and the theme is Stripes.  Seven Hills Crafts is our wonderful sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

 

The ever popular Christmas in July theme prompted this card.  Stamped the snow couple image with black Memento ink on a no bleed through Copic friendly card base.  Coloured with Copics, adding stripes to the scarf. 😉

 

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Masked the image and hill then blended Tumbled Glass distress ink with a mini blending tool.  Finished by stamping the sentiment in red, then again with VersaMark ink to heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Easy-peasy!

 

 

Challenges:
Paper Smooches — Christmas in July
AAA Cards #119 Christmas in July
Papercraft — #16 Christmas in July
Send a Smile 4 Kids — Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments — #208 Christmas in July + Sentiment

 

 

That’s it from me, but click HERE to see the wonderful cards my teammies have created.  Lots of possibilities to use stripes.  Just remember to make it a OLC and keep it CAS!  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a super day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #375 – Olive and Tangerine

Hello there!  Hope you were able to clear out some of your bits box in our last challenge.  We are back with a new challenge today at Less is More (LIM).  It’s a colour challenge and the colours are Olive and Tangerine.  Our May winner, Lynne of Cards from Lynne’s Loft, is our wonderful guest.  We welcome back Seven Hills Crafts as our sponsotpr this month.  Be sure to participate in all challenges this month to be in the running for a prize from them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIGER LILIES

 

I will admit this colour combo was challenging for me.  I finally settled on colouring these lilies as Tiger Lilies for my card.  Stamped the flowers with Memento black ink on Neenah cardstock, masking in between.  Coloured with green and orange Copic markers.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

For a bit of interest, framed it by die cutting it with a stitched rectangle.  Die cut four more rectangles from black scraps and stacked them for dimension.  Finished with clear shimmer on the flowers.

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps — #299 CAS
Always Happy Birthday — July Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Birthday Cake
Watercooler Wednesday — #177 Charlotte’s Feminine Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge — H is for Happy Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks — #410 Birthday

 

 

 

That’s it from me.  Be sure to head over to the LIM blog post HERE to find more fabulous inspirations from our guest and my teammies.  Thank you for dropping in.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUTTERFLY WILDFLOWERS

 

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.

 

 

 

Challenges:
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!