Where do the weeks go? Can you believe it's time for another new challenge at Less is More? Well, it is and this week we have a Recipe challenge for you which is to...
Include a Silhouette
Please remember to keep you creations clean and simple.
I have three sample cards to whet your appetite this morning so let's get to it.
Some Distress Ink blending for my first card...
I used a circle die to create a mask and then blended Distress Inks to create the sun. I then stamped the bird and branch silhouette in black ink. I then messed up with my sentiment stamping, I tried to re-stamp it to create a sharper impression but didn't line it up exactly right (can't wait to get my hands on a Misti!). So to correct it I embossed the sentiment in white onto a strip of black cardstock, adhered this over my blunder and then added some smooth clear gems to finish.
- Ink: Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral; Versafine - Onyx Black; VersaMark
- Stamps: Card-io Combinations - Christmas Scenery 2; Clearly Besotted - April Showers
- Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
Creative Inspirations - Week 343 - Anything Goes
I tried a different approach with Distress Inks for this next card...
I masked off a horizontal section on a panel of white cardstock and used a circle mask for the moon. I then blended with Distress Inks but instead of building up the colour to a smooth finish I kind of swiped back and forth horizontally to build up the blend. I then removed the mask and used a wet wipe to swipe across, to gently remove some colour and to spread it across the moon to (hopefully) give the impression of a cloudy dusk sky. I then simply stamped the dove and sentiment in black before matting and layering onto the card base with a black frame.
- Ink: Distress Ink - Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Paired Up; Uniko - Flower Power #1
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #159 - Anything Goes
And my Brushos had a little outing for my third card...
On a piece of white cardstock I sparingly sprinkled some Brusho crystals (and I mean sparingly - you only need the lightest sprinkling), spritzed with water to reveal these gorgeous colours and left it to dry. Next I die cut a section of the cardstock with a stitched rectangle die and also die cut the dragonfly, before placing some black cardstock behind the negative space. I stamped the sentiment, added some small black gemstones to create the flight trail and then mounted to the card base using 3D foam.
- Ink: Brushos - Purple and Emerald Green; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Dies: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangles; Clearly Besotted - Dragonfly Die
- Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Just Fabulous
- Accents: Hobbycraft - 2mm black gemstones
Stamping Sensations - January Challenge - Anything Goes with a Die(s)
Happy Little Stampers - January CASE the Designer
Inkspirational - Challenge #100 - Blast from the Past - Previous colour challenge (Purple, White, Green)
There are lots of solid stamps out there so I'm sure you have something in your stash that fits our challenge. We'd love for you to join us this week.
Bye for now