Saturday, 22 August 2015

Less is More #238 - sketch

This week at Less is More we have a sketch to challenge you with, which is very clean and simple, giving you lots of opportunity to make it your own!

 My first offering is a monochrome card, based on the idea of a wall with a climbing plant growing up it.  I've used Memory Box Chloe diecuts in gold, bronze and chocolate snippets for the flowers.

My second card uses a Clarity stamp with a hillside on it.  Gorgeous image, isn't it - yet more trees to add to my collection :).  Of course, when I stamped it out I remembered that it slopes the other way to the sketch...  I've extended the hillside lines with a Pigma pen and coloured with Copics.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Less is More - Week #237 - theme

We have a theme at Less is More this week - congratulations.  I've a couple of cards to show you, first up is a Stampin' Up balloon inked with Mint Macaron.  It's accented with gold  sequins, ribbon, heat embossing and a gold cardstock mat.
More heat embossing on my second card, on vellum this time.  The Hero Arts flower is white embossed and layered up on top of the dotty cardstock with the sentiment also on vellum.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Less is More - Week #236 - one layer

Welcome to one layer week at Less is More and this week our theme is "The eyes have it".  My first card uses a freebie Craft Stamper stamp, though not the one I was looking for!  I've repeat stamped it in Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Faded Jeans and added some Paper Smooches sentiments.

This card has lots of eyes to look at, I made this for a farmer friend of mine.  The stamp is from Stampin' Up and I've added some googly eyes (slightly cheating on the one layer, though they are a minimal embellie lol!) and a doodled border.

 Need to persevere with my Brushos, so I stamped, coloured and masked some Clarity hare stamps.  Sprinkled Prussian Blue, Light Brown and Leaf Green then gave it a light spritz.  The sentiment is a magazine freebie.  You can see that this one layer needs a long period under something heavy to flatten it!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Less is More - #235 - colour

 This week we have a colour challenge at Less is More - berry shades.  I'm still playing with those Stampers Anonymous Crazy Birds and this little chap is berry shaded with Copics right down to his pink tinged eyes - is it conjunctivitis or just a hangover?  He's grounded with an MFT stamp and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. 
I'm entering my bird for CAS-ology's Wings challenge and my Happy card for Simon Says - anything goes.
I used the same MFT stamp set with an assortment of inks for my second card, as well as a couple of dies.  I've raised up the 'happy' with extra die cuts behind it.

Looking forward to seeing lots of berry shades from the LIMettes this week :)