Saturday, 3 October 2015

Beautiful Jewel Colours

Hi there

It's new challenge time at Less is More and we have a wonderful challenge for you today.  We've whizzed back around to our regular Colour challenge and this week we'd like to see...

Jewel Colours
Predominant use of the challenge colours please, additional neutrals such as black, white, cream and kraft are allowed.  And please ensure you keep them CAS with that all important white space that we love.

I have two cards to share with you today.  I wanted to create more as I love these colours but it's been a crazy week and I couldn't find the time to make more.

So, here are my samples for you...

On a panel of kraft cardstock I stamped the flowers and the sentiment in VersaMark ink.  I then heat embossed in white embossing powder and coloured the image with ProMarkers.  The kraft panel was mounted onto purple cardstock before being popped up on 3D foam strips.

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Neenah - Desert Storm; Bazzill Basics - Purple
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - So Very Grateful; Clearly Besotted - Stylish Flowers (sentiment)
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: - Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Coloured with ProMarkers

Challenge entries:

Creative Inspirations - Challenge #329 - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #190 - Let's Get Krafty
Virginia's View Challenge #19 - All Things Coloured

And my second card...

I sponged Distress Inks through a leaf stencil directly onto the card base.  I stamped the sentiment and die cut the butterfly from black cardstock.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly and added two amber coloured gemstones to finish.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stencil: Imagination Crafts - Leaf Swirl
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Pretty Petals
  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Butterfly Due Die Collection
  • Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear; Papermania - Adhesive Gems 'Sunshine'

Challenge entries:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes (Clearly Besotted)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Take Your Pick - Distress Inks

There is more inspiration on my teamies' blogs so, if you have the time please pay them a visit, you won't be disappointed.  I can't wait to see what you pop into the gallery this week, I think it's going to be a beautiful one!


  1. Beautiful cards, Anita. I love the colours against the kraft on the first one and the elegance of the second xx

  2. Your flowers against the kraft look beautiful and remind me a little of a narrowboat painting. Thanks also for sharing with us at OLL.
    Your second card is so delicate - love the colours.
    Linby x

  3. Gorgeous cards Anita :-) both are beautiful and I love the multicoloured stencilling, very pretty :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Love the colors of your first card and the delicacy of the second!!
    Thank you for your nice comments Anita!
    Rosi x

  5. Both of these cards are so impressive! I was enthralled with the colored flowers on the kraft and how perfectly pure they appear. I'm not familiar with ProMarkers but the results are impressive. The butterfly is simplicity at its most beautiful.

  6. Both gorgeous cards Anita, thank you for sharing your Kraft card with us at Ooh La La Creations, best of luck xxx

  7. ... and some more inspiration!
    Thanks again and thanks for joining Seize the birthday!

  8. Stunning cards Anita! I always love the white on Kraft and your beautifully colored floral image, I need to remember how lovely this really is! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Another 2 stunners in the bag Anita. Love them both and love how you've incorporated the jewel colours!
    The first one is so sophisticated - love it! But I think it's great that we both used that butterfly ... of all the CBS stuff we have between us and we pick the same!!!!! Have a good week! x

  10. The two cards are really gorgeous and loving the colours but particularly loving the kraft one. The colours and your technique work beautifully together, loving it!

  11. I love how the Colorado look on the Kraft base - so pretty and it has an 'organic' feel to it - very nice!

  12. These are stunning cards Anita, your work is always impeccable and SO beautiful!
    Chrissie xx

  13. Lovely bouquet on your first card. Love the fresh colors on kraft!

  14. Gorgeous cards, Anita! I love how you colored the flowers on the first one, and your stenciling is just beautiful on the 2nd card!

  15. Beautiful cards!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

  16. Beautiful cards! Such wonderful designs!! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  17. Both of these are lovely! Great work. Especially love the bold colouring on kraft on the first one. Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  18. Two beautiful cards....but I really love the kraft card...I love how the colors pop!

  19. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations Hugs Sue DT xx

  20. Oh Anita your coloring on kraft paper is perfect and I am not good at coloring on kraft you did it so great..the second card woow speechless..CAS n I adore the color changing on your leaves....great cards both..funtastic job sweety

  21. These are so beautiful Anita, the vivid colours on kraft look amazing xxx


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