Saturday, 28 May 2016

"Less is More" Challenge #278 - sketch

This week at "Less is More" we have a fun sketch for your inspiration.  My first card is mostly diecut against a smooshed background.  I've used a SU Botanicals die to divide my card with a Memory Box birdhouse and a Little Clare sentiment. Cute house, isn't it.

I'm entering my card for Simon Says - anything goes

My second cards uses a super stencil that I bought at Portsmouth stamping show last year from Stamp Hut, unfortunately I've lost the packaging, can't remember who makes it.  My Distress Inked creepers were going to other way up, as weed, with a fish swimming through.  But I seem to have a lack of fish stamps so one of those stalwart Crazy Birds stepped in instead. He's Copic coloured then cut out (I don't have the dies to match) and the gold embossed sentiment is Whiff of Joy.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

"Less is More" Challenge #277 - theme

 This week at "Less is More" our theme is things that go pop or bang.  Yikes!  For a while I couldn't think of anything at all that would fit the challenge but when the panic subsided I realised that, of course, there are balloons.  Then I remembered a favourite Acid Drops and What Not stamp with a gun...
Wendy's birthday was yesterday, she owned the Stamp Attic in Wantage for many years and she does love her coffee!  Computer generated sentiment, image coloured with Copics and some foliage gently stencilled in with SU Soft Sky.
My second card, using lightbulbs, again has a computer generated sentiment.  The Mama Elephant stamps use Wow platinum embossing powder with Memento black and dandelion inks.  There is a scattering of teeny sequins,  covering up ink smudges.  I have a Canon printer, with authentic Canon inks, but to my annoyance nothing that I print seems to "set" - including both these sentiment cards.  Does anyone have any suggestions for preventing this please?

Saturday, 14 May 2016

"Less is More" Challenge #276 - one layer week

It is Saturday again and time for another "Less is More" challenge.  This week is one layer week and our theme is At Sea.  I've a very non-traditional colour scheme, opted for white on kraft.  This is a very old SU stamp, using Sepia Versafine.  Coloured with Inktense and a border doodled around with a Pigma pen.
I will add a sentiment when I use the card :)

Monday, 9 May 2016

A few challenges...

I love the strong colours from this week's CAS Colours and Sketches so I decided to make a card using them.  I followed the layout at CASE this sketch.  I used a Stamplorations stencil to put Mossy Meadow splatters on my panel and added a Memory Box diecut butterfly and Mama Elephant diecut and stamped sentiment.  I rounded corners on my panels and edged the large one with Mossy Meadow ink.
I'm also entering my card for:
Simon Says - stencil it
Incy Wincy - clean and simple
Crafty Cardmakers - things with wings

Saturday, 7 May 2016

"Less is More" - Challenge #275 - Colour

Welcome to this week's "Less is More" Challenge.  This week our colour challenge is to use pastel colours.
I've slightly altered a sentiment that I saw on a commercial card that appealed to me.  The chairs are a Silhouette cut file, sentiment is computer generated using 'Problem Secretary' on kraft.

I would like to wish Anita, my DT friend, a very happy birthday!  I have made her a mostly diecut card for the day.  The leaves and frame are Poppy Stamps and the flowers and sentiment are Stampin Up.  Hope you have a wonderful day Anita x