Less is More #367 – Stencils

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Today also marks the start of a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  We are back to one layer cards (OLC) with the theme Stencils.  We have Shery from STAMPloratins back with us as our guesser designer and our sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INK BLENDING & HEAT EMBOSSING

 

On an A2 card base created from Mixed Media paper, Sea Shore inks were ink blended with a Clarity brush through a butterfly stencil (retired).  With the stencil still in place, VersaMark ink was applied next and the butterfly image was heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  The sentiment from Poppy Stamps was black heat embossed also with clear embossing powder.  To finish, splatters of Lagoon ink from the Sea Shore inks was added.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Poppy Stamps#42 Clean and Simple  (Sentiments of Hello stamp set)
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes STAMPlorations  (retired Flutterby stencil)

 

It has been a rough week with my hubby in and out of hospital visits, so this was a quick one.  But be sure to check out my teamie’s cards for some fabulous inspirations on the LIM blog post HERE. Then grab your stencils and play along. Just remember to make it one layer and keep it clean and simple. I appreciate you stopping by. Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #363 One Layer Card Cute

Hello there.  It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I was one of the unlucky ones who started off the new year with the flu. 😝  I’m happy to report that I am on the mend and am slowly getting my energy back.  I am here today with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  We are looking for Cute one layer cards this fortnight.  Our sponsor once again this month is Skulls and Cross Buns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BELATED BIRTHDAY

 

I have too many cute critter stamps to choose from, but the first image that came to mind was this little cutie, which I made a Christmas card with.  He is from a Christmas set, but I wanted to stretch my stamps so I created a Winter birthday card.  Look at him, he’s so ashamed for forgetting. 😂  Not much to explain here as this was pretty straight forward.  On a white top folding A2 card base created from Mixed Media paper, the penguin and sentiment were black heat embossed, and then watercoloured with Zigs and a watercolor brush.  Added the three dots after sorry wth a black marker.  For a little sparkle, added clear shimmer to the rainbow colour background (hard to tell in the photo) to finish.

 

Linking this one to the following challenges:
CAS WatercolourJanuary 2018 Birthday
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional topping One Layer
Moving Along with the Times  #63 CAS
Mod SquadRainbows
STAMPlorationsJanuary 2018 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Silver

 

 

 

 

 

MISS YOU

 

So I wanted to stretch this stamp further and ended up creating a missing you card too.  On another top folding card base made from Mixed Media paper, the penguin was black heat embossed then masked.  A heart reverse mask was hand cut from copy paper and Cherry Blossom inks (new) were blended with a mini blending tool for an ombré look.  For some texture and shimmer, splattered Gansai Tambi Starry gold paint (new) mixed with water.  Masks were removed and the image was coloured with Zigs and a watercolor brush.  The sentiment was gold heat embossed to finish.

 

This one’s heading over to the following challenges:
Winnie & WalterJanuary 2018 Color Combo with Heather H.
Freshly Made Sketches#320 Sketch by Kim
Uniko – #45 Something Old, Something New (2 old stamp sets, new Cherry Blossom inks + new gold paints)
STAMPlorationsJanuary 2018 Theme Stamps and Curves

 

 

 

 

And as a duo, I’m entering them in:
Twofer Challenge – #1 Feathers (penguin feathers are short, overlapping and densely packed – who knew? 😂)
SSS Monday ChallengeBirds of a Feather

 

 

 

That does it for me, but click HERE to check out the fabulous cards my team has created to inspire you.  Hope you will join us this fortnight.  Can’t wait to see those cute creations.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #358 Candles

Hello there.  I’m back this week with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  It’s one layer card week and the theme is Candles or Light.  Our sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEARY CHRISTMAS

 

On a top folding Mixed Media card base, black heat embossed the bear, Santa sleigh and sentiment.  Masked the bear and die cut a reverse dome mask from copy paper.  Blended Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks for the background.  Mixed Perfect Pearls with water and splaltered to create the stars.  Repeated with acrylic white paint.  Removed masks and coloured the bear image with Zig markers.

 

Linking to:
AAA Cards#104 Christmas
CAS Mix UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+heat emboss+resist+masking+sponging+splatter+watercolour+perfect pearls)
CAS WatercolourDecember Anything Goes
Penny Black and MoreDecember CAS
Uniko#44 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More#271 Anything Goes

 

 

Hope you will join us this week.  For more fabulous inspirations from my team, click HERE.  Thank you for visiting and happy holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #345 Colouring In

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 Coloured Cardbase

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!