Less is More #347

Happy Saturday everyone.  Let’s get right to it, shall we?  We have a great sketch challenge this week at Less is More (LIM).  Hope you will play along with us this week.  Please welcome back our sponsor this month Happy Little Stampers.  And to celebrate STAMPtember, they are offering free worldwide shipping till the end of the month!  Click here for all the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALLOONS

 

I made this card for a friend whose birthday is next week.  The air balloons were stamped on scraps of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out.  Salty Ocean distress ink was added with a mini blending tool to a white stitched rectangle panel to create the sky background.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black die cut banner.  The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base before assembling.  Clear shimmer on the balloons and a few clear sequins were added to finish.

 

Heading over to:
Happy Little StampersSeptember 2017 Anything Goes with Dies
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional topping Balloons

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting.  My team has some fabulous inspirations and you can check them out HERE.  As always, please remember to keep your cards clean and simple (CAS) following our challenge guidelines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #346

Hello there.  I’m back today with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  It’s theme week and challenge #346 is Take Flight.  Our sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE

 

 

I made this card for my crafty friend, Di, who celebrated her birthday this past Tuesday.  The idea came from the orchestra interlude Flight of the Bumblebee.  I also wanted to use that yippee diecut that I had saved after not using it on a project.  All images were stamped with Memento black ink on A2 size X-press It paper.  Masking was used to stamp the flower cluster.  Did some simple colouring and shading with Copic markers.  White heat embossed it’s your birthday on a black cardstock strip.  Mounted panel onto a white top folding card base.  Added clear shimmer to the bee’s wings and white yippee to finish.

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #98 Creatures Great or Small
CAS on Friday#116 Color Me Pretty Use Pencils or Markers
Addicted to Stamps and More#259 Clean and Simple
SSS Wednesday – Clean and Simple

 

 

 

That’s all from me this week.  Please head to the LIM blog for more inspirations from my team.  Hope you will join us this week.  As always, keep your cards clean and simple (CAS) and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #345

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PENCIL COLOURING

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

COPIC COLOURING 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #344

Hello there.  Whaaaaaat?  It’s September?  How did that happen..  Well, we have a new challenge starting today at Less is More. Challenge #344 is a colour challenge of Royal Blue and Lime Green.   Our guest designer this week is Kyle from Happy Little Stampers, which also happens to be our sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY BEAR

 

The MISTI and some strategic masking were used to create this card .  Everything but the front leg was masked off on Kobi the bear stamp itself before inking it with Memento black ink.  The inked leg was stamped onto an X-press It Wonky Stitched Rectangle, then it was masked and the gift was stamped.  The leg mask was removed and the gift was masked before Kobi was stamped again.  Kobi, the gift and the bottom of the panel were masked and Twisted Citron distress ink was blended with a mini blending tool for the background.  The balloon, hat and sentiment were stamped next with Memento black ink.  All masks were then removed and the balloon string was drawn in with a T-ruler and Copic multiliner.  Images were coloured with Copics. The panel was mounted with foam adhesive onto a white top folding card base.  Glossy Accents on the balloon and a few blue sequins finished off the card.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #97 Masking
Tuesday Throwdown#358 Masking
Seize the BirthdayOcean Colors Blue, Green or Aqua

 

 

 

 

 

FLOWERS

 

Blue is my favourite colour, so why not blue flowers.  The images were stamped with Memento black ink on X-press It paper and coloured with Copics.  I bought the matching die set, but can’t find them, so they were fussy cut out with a slight white border.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  All pieces were adhered to an A2 stitched rectangle mounted on a top folding white card base.  Some dripping clear Rain drops were added to finish.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More#257 Make Your Mark
CAS(E) this SketchCTS #237 Chrissy Larson
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes
AlphabetM for Make Your Mark

 

 

 

For more inspirations, please visit my team’s personal blogs which can be accessed from the LIM blog HERE.  Hope you can join us this week.  Just make sure to keep it CAS and it follows the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #343

Hello everyone.  Wow!  Can you believe we have a new challenge starting today at Less is More?  It’s another fun one.  For challenge #343 Use a Real Object, we simply want to see a real object on your card.  Our guest designer joining us this challenge is our July winner – Viv from Daizy-Mae’s Crafty Blog.  Our generous sponsor this month once again is Seven Hills Crafts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REAL CANDLE

 

This was created for my teamie, Nonni, whose birthday was this past Tuesday.  Happy birthday, Nonni!   My idea was inspired from the image itself where I just used a real candle in place of the one in the image.  The candle was cut in half lengthwise to provide a flat side for adhering.  A scallop frame was die cut from a scrap piece of X-press It paper.  Buddy with the cupcake  and the sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink on the inside piece and coloured with Copics.  Buddy was then masked and Mustard Seed distress ink was added to the background with a mini blending tool.  Dimensional inlaid diecutting was used to piece the frame image onto a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer added to the cupcake and a few clear sequins finished off the card.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday
Addicted to Stamps#256 Anything Goes
AAA CardsGame #97 Masking
Send a Smile 4 KidsCAS 4 Kids

 

 

Just one again from me this week, but be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations.  Then get crafting and link up your creations.  Just make sure it is CAS and follows the challenge guidelines  .  Thank you for stopping by,  Have a great week.