Less is More #373 – Friendship

Happy Saturday everyone!  Ready for our next challenge at Less is More (LIM)?  Our theme this fortnight is Friendship!  Easy, right?… and the possibilities are endless.  Bev, the owner and designer for Uniko, is joining us as both our guest and sponsor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLESSED FRIENDSHIP

 

 

Yellow is associated with friendship, so I thought sunflowers would fit the bill. 😉  To start, a stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the sunflower cluster with Memento black ink, and masking each image.  Next blended Mowed Lawn distress ink in the corner with a mini blending tool.  For subtle shading around the flowers, used a Clarity brush.  Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base and adhered the white embossed black sentiment strip.  Added clear shimmer and glossy accents to finish.

 

 

 

Challenges:
Inspired By  — Summer on the Porch
Always Fun — 61 Summer Fun
SSS MondayAll Things Bright and Beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMOUFLAGE FRIEND

 

 

I didn’t intend on another floral card, but after enjoying the colouring process on this card, I wanted to do it again and get more pencil coloring practice in.  So just like that other card, stamped the image on Toned Tan paper with VersaMark ink, coloured with Polychromos and Chameleon pencils, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Die cut ‘Friend’ from the image and popped it up on black fun foam for the dimensional camouflage die cut technique.  White heat embossed ‘happy birthday’ on a black strip.  Finished with some clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins.

 

 

Challenges:
AAA Cards  — Game #116 The 4th Big Birthday Bash
The Flower Challenge — #21 Use a Previous Challenge    (chose #14 CAS)
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC173 Tenia’s Feminine Anything Goes 
Always Happy Birthday — June Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Summer Birthday
Seize the Birthday — Anything Goes Birthday optional topping Beachy Birthday

 

 

That’s it for me and now over to you!  To see the beautiful creations Bev and my team have made to inspire you to play along, please click HERE.  Can’t wait to see you in the gallery.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pencil Coloured Floral Birthday

Hi there!  I have more birthdays coming up, so I am poppin’ in with a floral birthday card today.  Lately, I’ve been admiring all the beautiful pencil coloured creations, so I took the leap and coloured a larger, more detailed image.  It’s definitely labour intensive compared to colouring with Copics, but definitely satisfying once completed.  Here’s my card.

 

 

To begin, stamped the image with VersaMark on Toned Tan paper using my MISTI.  Coloured the image in using a mix of Polychromos (flowers) and Chameleon (foliage) pencils plus a Luminance White pencil.

 

 

Once colouring was done and with the stamp still positioned in the MISTI, re-stamped the image with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  After all that time it took to colour, I did not want to cover any part of it up, so white heat embossed the sentiment above.

 

 

Die cut it with an A2 stitched rectangle, then mounted the panel to a white top folding card base.  Keeping it CAS, added white dot details with a white gel pen and clear shimmer to finish.

Thank you for dropping by.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Where Creativity Meets C9#21 Florals
Uniko — #47 Photoinspiration optional twist Birthday
CAS-ual Fridays — #200 Birthday Celebration
AAA Cards#116 The Fourth Big Birthday Bash

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Flowers Mother’s Day

Hello there.  Spring has sprung here and with Mother’s Day fast approaching, I am sharing a floral Mother’s Day card I made for my MIL.  Nothing says spring more than flowers, does it?  Ok, maybe summer… 😂   Anyway, here’s my card.

 

 

To start, a white stitched rectangle was die cut from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamped the Barnwood Background on the bottom with second generation Smoky Slate dye ink.  I wanted a white wash look, so re-stamped over top with white pigment ink.  This was really easy with the MISTI.  

 

 

Next stamped the flowers and and banner with Intense Black ink on a scrap of Neenah cardstock.  Stamped ‘Mother’s Day’ on the banner.  Coloured the images with Copics then fussy cut them out.  Stamped ‘happy’ directly on the panel in black.  Arranged and adhered the blooms and banner, then mounted the panel with foam adhesive to an A2 Pink Pirouette piece.  Attached the pink piece to a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to the flowers and clear raindrops to finish.  

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting,  enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
Where Creativity Meets C9#20 Spring
SSS Monday Challenge — Flower Power
Papercraft Challenge#010 Clean and Simple
creative with Stamps#25 CAS + Sentiment (2nd Anniversary)

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 2018!

 

Happy new year everyone!  Hope you all had a fun night celebrating.  I wasn’t feeling up to going out to a house party, so opted for a quiet relaxing night at home.  Whatever you did last night, I hope you’re feeling better than these bunnies. 😂  They celebrated hard.

 

 

The Blah Bunny stamp set is so funny and I’ve been waiting for a chance to use it.  On a piece of Neenah cardstock, stamped the Blah Humbunny with Memento black ink.  Masked him and stamped the Blah Bunny.  Masked again as well as the upper half of the panel, then stamped the NBUS wood floor in Sahara Sand ink.  Sponged on Sahara Sand ink to finish the floor.

 

 

Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Heat embossed the confetti bits with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Black heat embossed happy with clear glitter embossing powder and white heat embossed new year on a black strip.

 

 

I was going to leave it plain as is, but it looked incomplete, so I added the wine/champagne bottles and hats. The bottles (discontinued) and hats were stamped with Memento black ink on scraps of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and fussy cut out.  Adhered them to the scene and mounted the panel to a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Wishing you a happy, healthy and crafty new year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding to the following challenges:
Time Out#99 New Beginnings
Naughty or Nice#47 It’s a Celebration!
Watercooler WednesdayWWC150 Masculine Anything Goes
Inkspirational — #151 Stamping Only
SSS MondaySomething New

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Stamping Lily CASE

Hi there.  Another post tonight and it’s a quick one.

 

 

Using ink cubes, distress inks in rainbow colours were applied in strips on an acrylic block, then spritz with water, and stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper.

 

 

The Lily was stamped twice with Versafine black ink on the panel as well as on a scrap of white shimmer paper.  The solid Lily centre image was then inked with Spiced Marmalade distress ink and stamped on the shimmer paper Lily.  It was fussy cut out and paper pieced on the watercolour panel before the whole piece was die cut with a rectangle stitched die.

 

 

The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.  Clear shimmer was added to the Lily and a few sparkly clear sequins finushed off the card.  And that does it.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following:
Time Out#91 CASE Beverley Brown
Where Creativity Meets C9#13 Ink Only
Just Us Girls#410 Block Watercolor Stamping
The Flower Challenge#12 Tic-Tac-Toe (top row Embossung, Distress Inks, Sentiment)