Saturday, 23 April 2016

Less is More Week #273

Hi there

Happy Saturday and Happy St George's Day!  There's a new Recipe challenge just starting over at Less is More this morning and to celebrate St George's Day we have a very fitting theme for you this week which is...

Saints and Dragons or Heroes

Wow, this was a complete toughie for me this week!  I had very little in my stash that was leaping out at me.  I do have a digi which I was possibly going to use but my printer decided to throw a wobbly and not work for some reason so it was back to my stash to see what I could muster.  All I can say is 'Hallelujah' for Clearly Besotted! haha

So, just one card for you this week and I went down the cutie path...

I started by stamping the little dragon and then masking him apart from his right hand (paw, claw?!).  As a nod to St George's Day I decided to create him holding a red rose, as wearing a red rose is one of the old traditions to celebrate today.  I then completely masked him and the rose before stencilling the burst design to appear behind him (one of my new purchases from the Sincerely Yours papercraft show last weekend!).  I then watercoloured him with some Distress Inks.  This actually started out as a one layer card but I wasn't happy as the dragon and stencil were off centre so I die cut with a stitched rectangle before stamping the sentiment (with my Mini MISTI of course so as not to mess it up!) and then mounted the panel on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Hot Stuff, Je T'aime and Petite Plushies
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress Ink - Scattered Straw, Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac; Memento - Cottage Ivy, Lady Bug
  • Stencil: The Crafters Workshop - Mini Burst
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangles

A tough challenge this week but knowing you fabulous LIMettes, you'll smash it and come up with some fabulous creations.  There is more inspiration from my teamies over at the main challenge page.  I hope to see you over in the gallery.


  1. Your red rose is a brilliant touch Anita! Love that cutie little dragon; it's so sweet. Hope your printer gets fixed really soon ( mine threw a wobbly too so I hand wrote a sentiment. Ha! Wish I hadn't now!).
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Sharon xx

  2. Well just too adorable for words Anita and teamed with the red rose ... who could resist this one. Have a good week. Hugs Sarah x

  3. Such a cute little guy! Terrific inspiration!

  4. Your dragon really is 'adorbs'! Adding the rose is clever and I love the stencilled background. It is a tough one this week but your card is just perfect :)

  5. The dragon looks fantastic against the stencilled background (and how cute is he with that rose?!) Great card - thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Hello Anita: WOW!! before this great challenge, I never really looked for other images of Dragon stamps and now, I'm seeing all of this fabulous and adorable cards from all of you and I'm really blown away. Your card is so sweet and beautiful, this little guy holding that rose just melts my heart.
    I hope your printer is all well now, I just hate when they refuse to work as usual, for no reason in particular, sheeesh!!
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Adorable card! Love that cute little image cute!

  8. Just love your super cute little dragon Anita, great card. Thanks for the lovely comments and good wishes too ;) Viv xx

  9. What a cutie Anita, your card is as awesome as ever!
    Chrissie xx


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