Saturday, 2 March 2013

Less is More Colour Challenge

Hmm I'm not sure why today's Less Is More Colour Challenge was such a, well, challenge.  But challenge it was and I have been staring at cardstock and papers for ages! 

Eventually I found a lovely piece of textured card that I had used with shaving foam to make a background.  I diecut some squares from it, matted and layered them and added a diecut butterfly from Craftwork Cards, which has a sentiment on it.  I wanted to add some more butterflies but then they dominated the card, so I cut 2 tiny ones from the waste card that the diecuts were on and added them.  Couple of lines of scoring above and below the squares and it is complete.
My card is also for:
Card & Scrap - pastel colours
House of Gilli - anything goes + pastels
QKR Stampede - 3 of something

 I lapsed with my resolution not to buy more DP and fell for this My Minds Eye 12x12 DP, which is a perfect match for some more Joanna Sheen decoupage.  The DP is double sided and I showed off the lovely dotty side by folding back corners and securing with brads.
My card is for:
Dutch Dare - for the boys
Simon Says - anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - add some metal (brads)


  1. Gorgeous cards Anne thanks for joining us at Whimsy xx Jan

  2. Pretty card with the butterflies. Love the added score lines. I find they add just that extra touch.

  3. Very pretty card with butterflies

  4. Hi Anne these are two truly wonderful creation, the first one is amazing I love the softness of the colours, the second one is ACE, super image, I love them both.
    lorraine x

  5. anne i really love the layout and the way you have used the colours

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  6. Love your little sailor boys, Anne! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  7. Love your "little sailors" card. The simple design makes for a very classy card. Thanks for joining us at the Dutch Dare.

  8. Both great cards, love the layout of your first. I tend away from double sided paper as I hate to hide either side, turning the corners is a great solution of course. xx Flora

  9. Two fabulous cards. Love the effect on your LiM one.
    Lynne xxx

  10. LOVE your LIM card...I need to find out about the "shaving cream" technique...looks interesting! LOVE, love, LOVE, the second card! Gorgeous image of the boys! Who makes that?

  11. These are great and your shaving foam background looks really amazing, it has captured the colours perfectly!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. Love them both. Your colours on LiM card are just perfect and I adore the image on the second one.

  13. Very nice creations.Thanks for joining Dutch Dare Card Challenges.


  14. This is lovely Anne.Great design with the butterflies and painted squares. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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