Saturday, 8 August 2015

Eye, Eye!

Hi there

This morning marks a brand new challenge at Less is More and we've whizzed around on our rota and we're back with that challenge that everybody loves......ahem.....it's our wonderful One Layer Challenge!  And our theme is...


The Eyes Have It (something with eyes)
Please have a look at our guidelines here if you're unsure of our One Layer rules


I've got three cards to hopefully give you some inspiration this week and for two of these I've used digi stamps...go me!


Here's my first card...


I printed the monster digi stamp (part of a prize I won a while ago) together with the sentiment using font KB Noodle Monster onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I then coloured him in with FlexMarkers using little flicks and dots to try to get the look of fur (not bad for a first try!).  I then printed him out again onto a piece of paper with a post-it note stuck in the same position and then used this as a mask while I blended the circle of dots through a stencil to create the the background.  Some glossy accents were then added to his big eyes to give a glossy embossed finish.

Materials used:
  • Digi Stamp: A Day for Daisies - Monster Joe
  • Coloured with FlexMarkers
  • Stencil: MFT - Concentric Circles
  • Ink: Distress Ink: Antique Linen
  • Accents: Glossy Accents

Challenge entries:

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #135 - Anything Goes (Happy Birthday)
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Embossing
Happy Little Stampers - August CAS Challenge - Masking (playing for fun as I'm on the DT!)


My second card...


I only bought this stamp last week and couldn't wait to use it.  I stamped the owls image onto some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock (my fave kraft cardstock as it's quite light).  I then coloured the image in with some Derwent Coloursoft pencils.  I used a sponge dauber to add some white pigment ink through a cloud stencil and then added the sentiments, these from two Paper Smooches sets.  I then added Glossy Accents to all the eyes.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Stamping Bella - Branching Out Owls; Paper Smooches - Chubby Chums and Sentiment Sampler
  • Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - White
  • Coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils
  • Stencil: MFT - Cloudy Day
  • Accents: Glossy Accents

Challenge entries:

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #150 - Animals or Birds
Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge #294 - Critters


And a freebie digi for my third card...


I couldn't resist this little kitty when I found him as a freebie over at Opal Manor.  Those eyes just drew me in, it's such a cute image. So I printed him onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloured him in with FlexMarkers.  The sentiment was then stamped alongside and that was it, finished.

Materials used:
  • Digi Stamp: Opal Manor - Hang in There
  • Stamp: Mama Elephant - Up and Away
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured with FlexMarkers

Challenge entry:

CAS(E) this Sketch - Challenge #135 (I flipped the sketch from left to right)














I do generally struggle with digi stamps but on one layer CAS cards they are a good alternative and you're guaranteed to get a good impression (unlike my stamping skills sometimes as I still don't have that MISTI!) 

Please pop by my teamies' blogs as they'll have more samples to share with you.  Can't wait to see lots of eyes in our gallery this week! 

Have a great weekend.




37 comments:

  1. A fun post Anita and 3 super duper fantabulous creations!
    They're all perfect and brilliant and full of talent. Love how you've worked with the digis too!
    Have a great weekend. X

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  2. You have the most amazingly cute stamps sets I've seen recently. Superb cards!

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  3. Three wonderful cards, love them all especially the first little monster. The digital image is cute too, thanks for telling us about this website, I need to do some serious looking.

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  4. I love all 3 your cards Anita. Fun, cute and a sweet one. Thx for the inspiration.
    Hugs Veerle

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  5. These are so sweet Anita and the first one really made me smile . . . if he is a monster, nobody would be afraid of monsters ever again! TFS. Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

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  6. Brilliant card, Neets, the two first ones were so fun and the last is simply adorable, have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  7. The eyes have it, indeed, Anita!!! That first one could not be outdone! Every one darling!
    =] Michele

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  8. You have some serious talent :)
    Love, love, love the kitty...

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  9. Wow ... three awesome "eyes" cards Anita! Each one is so adorable. Way to go with your colouring ... fantastic! xx

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  10. Oh, Anita, every one of these cards makes me smile!

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  11. Wow, Anita, your 'eyes' cards have me wide-eyed with wonder and awe! Fabulous inspiration,all three! The first monster...tee hee! Super cuteness!
    ~c

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  12. These are all so cute, especially the owls and kitty. Thanks for the link to Opal Manor - I had not known of it but will enjoy visiting there from time to time - and I did download the 'hang in there' kitty. I'm sure there will be a time when it will be just the right thing to send to someone.

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  13. Very cute! Love your little blue critter! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  14. Hi Anita,

    Your kitty is colored beautifully and its eyes make me want to rescue it! How sweet.

    Blessings,
    Barb

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  15. Amazing cards. Brilliant!!

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  16. Hey these are such fun cards, Anita. Thanks for your comment on my blog, and thanks for your advice - I'll try my smartphone for photographs to see if I can get better colour representation.

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  17. Three fabulous one layer cards, Anita! I love how you played with the 'eyes' theme and your coloring is just beautiful!

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  18. Awesome inspiration Anita!
    Such a clever interpretation of our sketch too... thanks for playing CTS!

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  19. You make the most adorable cards Anita! I love cats and that image is super cute especially for a freebie...

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  20. That circle stencil is the perfect partner for your monster, love it - and those owls are adorable too x

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  21. What a great selection of cards and all such fun!

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  22. LOL, I love your monsta card so much!! so cute and that stencil is the perfect touch.

    Toni
    HLS CAS DT

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  23. These are all super cards! The monster is particularly fun!

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  24. Every one of your card images has such beautiful eyes!! That kitten is super adorable, just want to give him a squeeze and its such a perfect design for CASE this Sketch. And that Monster is hilarious and well done making his fur look fluffy, its amazing!!

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  25. Hehe, these are fabulous - especially the blue monster! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

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  26. These are all just too much fun! I love them all.

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  27. These are so much fun .... love the little monster! xx

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  28. Wow Anita - what fabulous, fun cards! You certainly have some fabulous eyes on there! When I saw the first one (the blue monster), it cheered me up no end.!
    Sylvia x

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  29. Gorgeous cards, Neets! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  30. Anita, I love every one of these cards! The monster is adorable, the kitty is cute...but I really LOVE those adorable owls! Perfection...every one!

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  31. Super cute cards! I especially love the last one -- such a sweet take on the sketch!

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  32. Wow Anita,such fabulous cards here, just love all of them equally! love the cute monster and the owls and that sweet kitty is just adoreable.I had to go and snag the kitty ....thanks for the tip! thanks for the birthday wishes also ;) hugs Viv xx

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  33. These are all so cute Neets but the first has to be my favourite. Carol x

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  34. Oh my - all fab cards this week Anita - the pussy cat is adorable, the eyes are hypnotic!

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