Saturday, 9 April 2016

Geometrics at Less is More

Hi there

There's a new challenge just starting at Less is More and this week we are back with everyone's favourite (ehem!) One Layer week.  This week we are looking for a...


Geometric Pattern



I've got three samples for you this week so let's get to it.


I was going to share this first card over on the LIM challenge post but my teamie, Sarah, had used the same stencil and also paired it with a bold sentiment, funny how our minds work on these challenges!  So, here it is...



I started by masking off the two bottom corners forming triangular areas.  I then laid my stencil over the top and blended three colours of Distress Ink.  I then removed the masks and stamped the sentiment...easy peasy!

Materials used:

  • Stencil: MFT - Abstract
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamp: MFT - Brushstroke Birthday

Challenge entries:

One Layer Simplicity - Challenge #26 - As You Wish April
AAA Cards - Game #61 - Stencilling
CAS Colours & Sketches - Colour Challenge #168 

OLS




Triangles again for my second card, this time being the facets of a gemstone...




I won this lovely heart stamp over at Kimberly's blog a while ago and this is the first time I've inked it up.  I stamped it in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear powder, created a mask and then blended Distress Inks within the shape, so the ink resisted the embossed lines.  The sentiment was simply stamped below.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Neat & Tangled - Heart of Gold; Wplus9 - Strictly Sentiments
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon; Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Clear

Challenge entries:



Simon Monday Challenge Blog




I thought I'd go with circles for my final geometric pattern and created this unisex card...



All the circle and dot designs are from the same set, stamped randomly using inks in neutral colours.  I then chose the birthday sentiment, also with a dotted pattern, and stamped it below.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Inkadinkado - Circles and Dots; Clearly Besotted - Happy Birthday
  • Ink: Versa Color - Laurel Leaf, Umber, Chateau Gray, Polar Blue, Sand Beige; Versafine - Onyx Black

Challenge entries:


Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog



So there you have it, nothing very difficult or scary about one layer cards.  The most difficult part was the masking of the heart.  Please pop over to my teamies' personal blogs if you have time as they have some super examples for you this week.  And we would, as always, love to see your creations in our gallery this week.


25 comments:

  1. A stunning trio as ever Anita and like you I'd inked up the mft abstract stencil but pulled it when I saw Sarah's! Love the vibrant colours and design! More stash envy going on with your faceted heart and the super subtle color combo of the last one with such dynamic shapes! A brilliant collection! Oooh and so thrilled you've linked up at AAA cards. X

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  2. Fabulous collection of cards! I love them all, simply beautiful.
    Elaine

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  3. Amazing inspiration again this week Anita. Love the vibrancy of the first card and the delicate shading on the second, but for me your 3rd card is awesome! It is such an innovative design!
    Sharon xx

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  4. Fab cards as ever Anita, love all your beautiful creations ;) Viv xx

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  5. These are all magnificent OLCs, Anita!! You are a pro at them and provide us with great inspiration!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Fab inspiration, they are all lovely,
    Sarita x

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  7. love the unisex card, it's fabulous! great way of combining challenges on the other ;-)

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  8. What a great way to use the stencil in different designs! Wonderful inspiration!

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  9. I love how all 3 cards are so different with their combinations of colours, layouts & patterns. Fab cards! X

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  10. All these cards are awesome! Love the sponging on the first card. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

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  11. Wow...three amazing and fabulous cards cards!

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  12. Ooh what a fabulous set Anita, love the vibrant inking on the first.

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  13. beautiful CAS cards Anita...love your embossed heart...thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

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  14. Lovely cards, Anita ~ they are just so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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  15. Can't believe you both used the same stencil lol. who woulda though, great save with the sentiment though!

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  16. These are fabulous! I love the striking colours of the first one, and the cool blues are perfect for the second card. The third card steals the show - that dotted spiral and circle are gorgeous and make a fantastic background. Love them!

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  17. LOVE all the dots on that birthday card, Anita! What a great design, perfect for all! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  18. Seems I have caused chaos this week with my faceted stencil - sorry! Love the way you have used it on the corners of the card and I love the faceted heart. The collage of circles looks amazing too :)

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  19. Great minds do think alike...especially creative ones! I love all of your geometric designs, and your inking/blending on the first 2 cards is stunning, Anita! I also love that you chose a polka dot sentiment on the last card...Brilliant effect!

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  20. Lots of great inspiration, I love all 3 cards, but the last one just has to be my favourite. Karen x

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  21. This are great! Love the last one...

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  22. Super job on all three cards! You did a fabulous job blending the inks on the first two. Thanks so much for making CC&S part of your crafting fun this past week!

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  23. I love your use of the challenge colours from CC&S. The geometric design is fab. A crisp, funky CAS card. Thanks for joining in this week
    Louise xx

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  24. That's three very striking cards. I especially love the first one - probably because that one's in our challenge colours. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches. Liz x

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