Saturday 19 September 2015

Let's Get Technical!

Good morning

It's Less is More new challenge time and this week we have a theme challenge for you.  And the theme for this week is...


Please remember to keep you creations clean and simple.

Not only did I struggle with the theme this week, my creative mojo decided to go for a wander to who knows where!  I did manage to create three cards to share with you though, so here they are...

I stamped the phone in pink and die cut with the co-ordinating die.  The rest of the images were stamped separately in various inks and the headphones onto a white cardstock panel.  I rounded the bottom corners of the card base and the panel to echo the shape of the phone, adhered the phone flat to the panel, and the panel was popped up on 3D foam

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Text Me (and co-ordinating die set)
  • Ink: Versa Color - Opera Pink, Canary, Heliotrope, Turquoise, Sky Gray; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Tools: Tonic Corner Rounder

Challenge entries:

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #143 - Musical

I had the idea for this next card in my mind for a while after I saw the challenge theme.  It took three attempts for me to be able to actually translate it onto a card!

I masked off the V shape with post-its and the curves of the Wi-Fi logo were created using a straight stripe stamp which I manipulated into a curve. The three curves were embossed in platinum embossing powder.  Because I used a textured cardstock the embossing was a little uneven but I actually like the effect it created.  Instead of the usual dot at the bottom of the logo I changed this for a heart and this was also heat embossed.  The coloured cardstock was cut with a stitched rectangle and the computer generated sentiment (font - Frosting for Breakfast) was cut with a tag die.  As I changed the dot for a heart I thought this sentiment could perhaps be used for a Valentine's card, maybe?  A few glazed gems were added to accent.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Basic Stripes; Stampin' Up - Work of Art
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangles; Clearly Besotted - Tag Along
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
  • Accents: Papermania - Glazed Gems

Challenge entries:

Just Add Ink - Challenge #280 - Glimmer

And my third card this week...

I found this cute digi image at Sliekje's Digi Stamps.  The images created by Angelique are gorgeous and have a sketchy feel so I printed this one off and coloured it in, very sketchy, using my Derwent Coloursoft Pencils.  I added a sentiment stamped in black and then cut the image down and framed it on two sides with black cardstock.  I then layered this up with some patterned paper which was cut using some fishtail dies.

Materials used:

  • Digi Stamp: Sliekje's Digi Stamps
  • Stamp: BoBunny - Sentiments
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
  • Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Fishtail Flag Stax

Challenge entry:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Animal Magic

Technology is all around us these days so there should be plenty of ideas to give you some inspiration.  And my LIMette teamies also have some great inspiration for you so if you have the time, please pop by their personal blogs.

That's all from me at the moment, have a fab weekend.


  1. 3 brilliant takes on the theme Anita. All so clever and perfect inspiration for the limetes.
    Have a great week. Sarah x

  2. Absolutely fab cards Anita, so up to the minute! Love your wifi signal card!

  3. So clever and 3 very different technology inspired designs, Anita! Love the bright colours and teen feel of the first and your connect card is just inspired :)

  4. Three great cards, but the wifi one is SO clever, cannot think how you came up with that and then executed it perfectly.

  5. Very clever of you to come up with such different cards for this theme Anita. Sue.x

  6. Wow! Three cards! You really rocked this challenge! I LOVE the wifi signal card...very clever!!

  7. What lovely creations Anita. Your just add ink card is very clever and creative. Thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge.

  8. I think it's a super challenge this week and your cards are just fab. Love how you've got elegant, cute and funky!

  9. Anita all your cards are fab, that 'connect' logo is sooo clever, wondered how you'd done it! And that phone set looks really useful

  10. Your cards are fabulous! I love your take on our Glimmer Challenge this week - your wifi symbol is so cool! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  11. All great cards - I really like the modern fresh ideas - perfect cards for young people. Great WIFI symbol card. Chantell JAI

  12. Love all of your cards Anita, but the first one is super hip and cute! Thanks for playing along with us over at Seize the Birthday, and hope to see you in the gallery again soon!

  13. Great cards, Anita - but your "wifi" one is OUTSTANDING! So creative; I love it. Thanks for joining the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  14. Awesome inspiration Anita!

    Thanks so much for joining our team at Seize the Birthday!

  15. Love your fabulous techie-musical card, thanks for playing along with us this month at CAS-ual Fridays! Rebecca x

  16. Wowza!! Love the modern take on the music challenge with those great earbuds!! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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