Welcome to a new month at Less is More. As most of you will know our challenges run in a regular weekly sequence so, being the first week of the month this week we have a Colour challenge for you, and this week we want you to use...
(Citrus colours please, you don't necessarily have to depict fruit on your creations)
We also have a new sponsor this month which is Happy Little Stampers. So play along with our challenges this month and you could be the lucky winner of a prize from Happy Little Stampers.
My evenings this week have been a bit hectic making Mother's Day cards and some wedding stationery so, unfortunately, I only have one sample for you this week.
I watched a recent tutorial by the fabulous Jennifer McGuire, here, and decided to give this watercolour lifting technique a whirl.
I squished some Distress Inks onto my craft mat, added some water and created a blended background. Once dry and treated with some anti-static powder I stamped the images with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I then took some clean water and brushed it over the background to lift the colour away, and blotted with a paper towel. The colour beneath the embossing stays true while the background fades. I cut the panel down and mounted it onto some black cardstock to create a slim frame. On some black cardstock I heat embossed the sentiment in white before die cutting with a stitched tag die. I adhered the panel and tag onto 3D foam and added a glittered Doodlebug Sprinkle to the tag.
- Ink: Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn; VersaMark
- Stamps: WPlus9 - Happy Wishes
- Enbossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Clear; Wow! - Opaque Bright White
- Die: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Traditional Tag Stax
- Accents: Doodlebug Sprinkles - Fall Assortment
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
AAA Cards - Game #59 - Embossing
NBUS Challenge #6 - Anything Goes (New Wplus9 stamp set)
We'd love for you to play along this week and, if you have time, please drop by to my teamies' personal blogs to see what they've been creating this week. Our new DT members are now in full swing and here to provide more inspiration for you.
That's all from me today, have a great weekend.