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 #336 and #337

Happy Saturday everyone!  Hope you’re ready for our new challenge #336 & #337 One Layer Colour (OLC) Card Base starting today at Less is More.  No worries if you’re not because you will have two weeks to enter!  Furthermore, we are collaborating with AAA Cards so you MUST enter on both challenge blogs to qualify for the prize from our sponsor.. There will be one joint prize winner at the end of the two weeks, however, each challenge will select their own finalists.   Our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers and this week our guest designer is its owner Kylie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAY FLORAL

 

I thought this beautiful floral layering stamp set would look great as a monochromatic card, so I cut and scored a top folding card base from Smoky Slate cardstock.  The solid image was stamped first with white pigment ink then dried with a heat tool.  The next two layers were then stamped with Limestone and Silver Stone inks.  The sentiment was shadow stamped in white and then black heat embossed.  For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to the flower to finish.  I think this may be the fastest card I’ve ever created. 😂

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
CAS on Fridays#111 Flowers
Happy Little StampersJuly 2017 CAS Birthdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

KRAFT WHITEWASH 

 

On this card, I decided to use the whitewash watercolour technique.  On Kraft card base, the flower image was white heat embossed.  A water brush was then used to colour the image with white pigment ink.  Because this is a OLC and I didn’t want it to saturate through to the other side, I was careful to apply lightly.  Zig markers were then used to colour the image.  The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink.  Black splatters and clear shimmer on the flowers finished off the card.

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I am linking this one to the following challenges:
The Flower Challenge#10 Embossing Heat/Dry
Addicted to Stamps and More#249 CAS

 

 

 

That’s it for me, but be sure to check out my teamies’ personal blogs for more inspirations.  A quick reminder that this is a two-week challenge and you must link to both LIM and AAA to qualify for the prize.  Also, ensure your card is one layer, CAS and follows the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #328

Hi everyone.  It’s Saturday, which means a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  Challenge #328 this week, is one layer cards (OLC) with spots and stripes.  Once again, our sponsor this month is Uniko.  Our guest designer is March winner, Sue Blamey.

1. GRADUATION

First, thick Whisper White cardstock was cut and scored to create a top folding card base.  Intense Black ink was used to stamp the graduation cap, halftone explosion and the wow.  The cordinating die was used to die cut the cap mask, while the wow mask was created in the usual way of stamping and fussy cutting.  So the cap was stamped first then masked.  Next the wow was stamped then masked before the halftone explosion was stamped last.  The cap was coloured with coloured pencils and the stripes were drawn in using a t-ruler and Smoky Slate marker. The sentiment was stamped with Persian Blue ink.  For dimension, Glossy Accents was added to the wow.  A few black sequins finished off the card.

I am entering this card in Casology challenge 248 Commencement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. MONSTER SURPRISE

For my next card, white no-bleed through Copic-friendly cardstock (since it’s a OLC) was cut and scored to once again create a top-folding card base.  The stripesimage and sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink.  The image and the bottom area were then masked and Wilted Violet distress ink was sponged for the background.  The image was then coloured with Copics in rainbow colours.  To finish, clear shimmer was added to the bow and googlie eyes to the monster.

I am entering this birthday card in the following challenges:

MarkerPop –  #120 Rainbow Fun
Crafty Friends#57 Cute
Addicted to Stamps and More#241 Anything Goes
Modsquad – Let’s Color

 

 

 

For more inspirations from my teamies, head over to the LIM blog. Hope you will join us this week.  Remember to make it one layer and to keep it CAS with plenty of white/untouched space.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.

 

 

 

Tropical Cheers

Hi everyone.  As some of you know, I’ve been slowly working on my lengthy NBUS list as part of my crafty resolutions.  So imagine my excitement when I found out that Darnell is running her 8th NBUS Challenge this week to celebrate her 5-year blog anniversary.  In fact, she is running three back-to-back NBUS challenges.  As I was deciding which NBUS item to use, I came across a NBUS pack of Gina K Designs 120 lb. Pure Luxury White cardstock that I had purchased well over 8 years ago!  I would link to it, but it looks like it’s no longer available.  I remember buying it because supposedly, there is no bleed through when using with alcohol markers.  I didn’t own any Copics back then to test that out.  Anyway, now that I found it and have Copic markers, I wanted to do the ultimate test and create a one layer card.  And it just so happens Less is More challenge this week is one layer cards with theme favourite drink/beverage.  And luck wouldI have it, I have a NBUS stamp set that fits this theme!  So here’s my one layer card.

My first tropical drink was a virgin Pina Colada (was underage), and to this day it’s a favourite still.  I stamped, masked and coloured the images as I usually would with Copics and am pleasantly shocked to report that there was no bleed through! I guess I’ll have to hoard my stock and use it sparingly. 😏

I blended Mustard Seed distress ink through a DIY sunburst stencil for the background. I used a black Copic multiliner and a Stitched Rectangle die to trace a border. A few NBUS Crystal Clear sequins were added as a finishing touch.

Because this is a heavy weight cardstock, it makes a nice sturdy one layer card.

 

Update: it was brought to my attention (thank you CC) that Gina K Designs does carry 120 lb. white cardstock.  However, I’m not sure if this current product is Copic/alcohol marker friendly and will not bleed through

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:

Darnell’s NBUS – #8 Use NBUS Optional Color on Kraft with Pencils
Less is More – #311 One Layer Favourite Drink/Beverage
Happy Little Stampers – January CAS Stencil