Saturday, 26 September 2015

Less is More - week #243 - recipe

 This week we have a recipe challenge at Less is More, to use something shiny.  I've opted to make a few Christmas cards with a bit of shine.  First up is a completely die cut card.  I've cut a blue panel with a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle.  The Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes are cut from glitter paper and I've also added some shiny sequins.  The words are Tim Holtz die cuts.
 My next card uses the same blue, with an old favourite Memory Box ornament die.  The top layer is cut from silver mirri card and I added some shiny silver cord behind it.  The sentiment is heat embossed with WOW Blueberry.
And my favourite of the three has a shiny lamp post, I've inked the background with a halo of Mustard Seed Distress Ink along with Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky.  There's some orange Stickles inside the lamp for more shininess.  The bench and lamp post are Penny Black and the sentiments are Stampin' Up Endless Wishes.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Less is More week 242 - theme

Our theme this week at Less is More is Technology.  After a difficult week I just have one card to show you.  It is based on a card I saw on Pinterest.  Computer generated, the switch logo was downloaded and I added a sentiment with Problem Secretary font.  The card is one layer on a linen textured card.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Less is More - Week 241 - One Layer

It is one layer challenge week at Less is More and this week our challenge is Wishing.  I have used kraft card, with just black and white added.  I used embossing paste and a Memory Box stencil for the stars, the heat embossed figures are Clarity Wee People stamps and the sentiment is from Unity.  I drew the hill in with a Pigma pen.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Less is More - week #240 - colour challenge

 I'm so sorry not to have been around in Blogdom this last week.  LIMettes will know that my mum died suddenly last week and this week has been a bit difficult.  I escaped into a bit of cardmaking last night which felt great and have some cards to show you for this week's Less is More Challenge - a colour challenge,  green and gold.  First up are some autumnal leaves, coloured with a load of different Distress Inks.  The leaf is an Inkylicious stamp, sentiment is Hero Arts and I've wrapped some gold machine embroidery thread round the panel.

 Next up I inked up a couple of House Meeces with a sunflower and coloured them with Inktense pencils and also made a Copic version which hasn't yet made it into a card.  Which do you prefer?
Next up is a traditional Christmas card made with Winnie & Walter pine branch and fircones.  I've gold embossed the cones and the sentiment and cunningly covered up a blob with some gold sequins :).
And finally I've added a silhouette cut on my Silhouette to a green card, with gold sentiment and mat.

I look forward to visiting as many LIMettes as possible this week.