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. 😉   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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #372 Thinking of You

Hello there!  A new challenge starts today at Less is More (LIM) and for this fortnight, it’s our one layer card (OLC) challenge with a Thinking of You theme.  Once again our wonderful sponsor this month is Winnie and Walter and they are generously offering this month’s winner a $25 gift card to their store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THINKING BUNNY

 

I rarely ever make thinking of you cards, but took this opportunity to practice my pencil colouring and use this cutie again.  To begin, stamped the bunny with Intense Black ink on a Certainly Celery (retired) card base.  Coloured him with a white Prismacolor pencil and added shading with pink and grey Polychromos pencils.  Used a black Polychromos pencil and a t-ruler to create and colour a black sentiment strip.  White heat embossed the sentiment from the same set, then framed him by embossing with a couple of rectangle dies to finish.

 

Challenges:
Always Fun — #59 Anything Goes
As You Like It — Favouritr: Flora or Fauna  (can’t go wrong with either, but adorable critters seem to steal my heart… and this little bunny is just too darn cute)
The House that Stamps BuiltAnything Goes M2318

 

 

That’s it for me, but be sure to pop over to the LIM blog post HERE to see all the fabulous OLCs my team has created to inspire you.  Hope you will play along.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!