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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Less is More Week 196 - colour challenge


What a wonderful week of newsprint entries we had for last weeks' Less is More!  This week we have a colour challenge, to use non-traditional Christmas colours.  So many colours are used for Christmas cards these days, but I decided that, as long as I avoided red and green, it would be non-traditional!  My first card is a tentfold.  It uses some gorgeous Penny Black silhouette stamps against a Distress Inked background with a SU sentiment, I've created shadows with second generation stamp.
 
Second card uses pink and white, a very non-trad Christmas combi for me! The background paper and the sentiment are both from Pink Petticoat and I've diecut with a Memory Box die and added a few gems, like this CAS layout.

 
My third card is very Pinterest influenced, I've free-cut my tree trunk and branches and added them to a Kraft background cut with my Simon Says Stamp die and added a die cut bird and an SU sentiment.

I look forward to lots of CAS inspiration for Christmas!

26 comments:

  1. Love your reflections in your first card, really effective. And love the fun colourful strips too, thanks for the inspiration :) x

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  2. Love these, the first one's very clever but I think the second one is my favourite. Elegantly CAS!

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  3. Love the scene on your first card, Anne - the shadows add real depth! The colourful tree is so cool and I love the Pink Petticoat paper on your second card. Lots of great ideas for non trad Christmas colour combos here :)

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  4. Lovely cards but my fave is the first one...clever shadows!

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  5. Three lovely cards. I like the tree it is so modern, the scene with the pretty DP and the great silhouette image with the shadows - no can't pick one as a favourite.

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  6. Three lovely cards. I like the tree it is so modern, the scene with the pretty DP and the great silhouette image with the shadows - no can't pick one as a favourite.

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  7. Lovely cards. I especially like the first one, great composition.
    Linby x

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  8. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration Anne!

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  9. Anne, loving your cards, great work !!

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  10. Great cards Anne, the shadows on the first one look fab!
    Chrissie xxx

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  11. What lovely cards again Anne, I think the first is my fav by just a whisker lol ;) Viv xx

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  12. Awesome! Love the first one best...

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  13. All great cards. I like the pink one best.

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  14. Superb cards Anne. I love the first one in particular with all the shadows. So sophisticated. Have a good week and sorry I can't meet up on Thursday. Enjoy! Sarah xx

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  15. So fun and festive, Anne ... the shadow one is so clever, the village is really pretty and the tree is fabulously modern! Anita :)

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  16. sorry I won't be able to say hello at the NEC we are going Sunday! but hoe you have a fabby day.
    this is brilliant - just love the the way the trees extend the design panel and the colour is perfect.
    thanks for the great challenge

    Jan x

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  17. Three great cards Anne, love the scene you've created on the first one. Carol x

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  18. Anne you have outdone yourself this week! I love all the cards but the top scene with that romantic snowy walk has really captured my imagination! Vicky x

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  19. These are all super. Love the couple coming back from a successful shop! x

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  20. Three great cards, the 'snow is falling' is my favourite.
    Jose

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  21. These are so pretty Anne. Love the pink and white Christmas.

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  22. Lovely cards this week Anne - the first one is very clever and the shadows really add to the atmosphere of the card.

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  23. Three wonderful cards and a great choice of colour and images.

    Kath x

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  24. Awesome group of cards! I love that first one..such a pretty scene.

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