Hello there. I don’t know about you, but September seriously flew by! Anyhow, it’s Saturday and it’s our lucky dip challenge at Less is More (LIM). The theme for challenge #348 is Watercolours. Our talented guest designer joining us this week is August winner, Jane from Purplejet Loves Crafts. This month’s sponsor once again is Happy Little Stampers.
Watercolour smooshing was used to create the watercolour background. Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry distress inks were added to a craft sheet and spritz with water. An acetate sheet was then used to pick up the colours and smooshed onto the bottom right corner of a stitched rectangle panel die cut from watercolor paper. Using an acetate sheet gives a little more control. The elf was stamped with black Memento ink on X-press It paper, coloured with Copics, die cut out with the matching die and popped up with foam adhesives. The NBUS sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder to finish.
I must confess watercolouring is not my strong suit. 😉 Thanks to Loll and some of her tips, I managed to watercolour this floral birthday card for my FIL’s wife whose birthday is today, but we’re celebrating tomorrow. The floral bouquet was heat embossed with platinum embossing powder on mixed media paper and then watercoloured with Zigs. Partial die cutting with NBUS circle die was then used to die cut the image out so that the upper left flower extended past the circle. It was matted onto a black circle and trimmed on the right side with a paper trimmer. The diagonal stripe strip is washi tape. The NBUS sentiment was silver heat embossed on black. Clear shimmer and clear droplets finished the card..
Thank you for visiting. My teamies made some fabulous cards to inspire you and you can check them out HERE. Can’t wait to see what you create. Just remember to keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines. Enjoy your day!