Saturday, 16 July 2016

Less is More Week 285

Hi there

Apologies for the lack of blog posts, it's been a whole week since my last one.  I just seem to be busy all the time (but not doing anything particularly exciting!) at the moment.  I promise to try harder in future ;)

But I'm here today to share the next new challenge over at Less is More where we are back with a Theme challenge and this week it's...


Repetition
Feel free to interpret this however you like.


My first is a new baby card...


Pretty simple really, just repeated stamping of the elephants and ric-rac.  I added the sentiment in black as a contrast to the pink and grey and then added some clear gemstones for the elephants' eyes.  The panel was then popped up on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Jane's Doodles - Jungle Baby; Hot Off The Press - Stamped Stitches; Clearly Besotted - Little Onesie
  • Ink: Versa Color - Petal Pink, Sky Gray; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Accents: Clear gemstones from stash

Challenge entries:

Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #168 - Bling it up
Crafty Catz - Challenge #333 - Add Bling
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #153 - CAS
Brown Sugar - Challenge #207 - Baby/Baby Shower
Crafty Creations - Challenge #319 - Clean & Simple



And for my second card I used geometric die cuts in a repetitive pattern for a masculine birthday card...


I die cut the curved off squares from three colours of cardstock and adhered them in a repetitive pattern on the diagonal onto a panel of white cardstock.  To ensure the first row was straight I temporarily adhered a scrap of cardstock to the panel and butted the die cuts up to it.  I then just followed the pattern for each row, shifting them along each time.  I stamped the Happy Birthday in black and trimmed off the die cuts that were overlapping the edges.  I finished by adhering the panel to some black cardstock and then flat to the card base.

Materials used:

  • Die and Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Geometric Style
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured Cardstock: Papermania Solid Cardstock

Challenge entry:

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #24 - No Designer Papers



I think this could be a really interesting challenge this week, so I'm looking forward to seeing your entries in the gallery.

Thanks so much for visiting as always.


20 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fabulous idea for a masculine card. It looks great, really striking. The baby card is so pretty with those soft pinks and greys. I love how you used gemstones for the elephants' eyes - a perfect touch!

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  2. Your new baby card is simply adorable I love it's simplicity and use of the gems, beautiful, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

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  3. Two fab cards Anita. I love those ellies... which are beautifully stamped and the design of the second one is just so simple and SO pleasing to see... the colours... everything just super, I may have to case that one!
    Chrissie xx

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  4. V cute elephants! And great CAS idea for a male card x

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  5. Both great cards, love the baby one, thanks for joining us t MAWTT. xxxx

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  6. Fabulous cards Anita....
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
    Hugs Sylvie x

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  7. What a soft and beautiful baby card...love it.

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  8. Two gorgeous cards Anita and I really love those sweet little elephants xx

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  9. Both super cards Anita. Love that repetition, it makes a really strong statement. Thanks for popping into the Crafters Café, CarolG & DT

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  10. Absolutely adorable Anita. I will be needing a baby girl card in a couple of weeks and may well have to CASE this one ... if that's allowed. Such a neat and clever twist on the challenge. Loving the clever geometric die-cut design too. Perfect for the guys in these colours but equally brilliant for other occasions too in other colour-ways. See ya soon teamie ... can't wait!!! x

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  11. Two absolutely adorable cards...your sweet elephant card is just darling!

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  12. Oh Anita,

    almost ALL of you designers have 'repeated' the repeating theme - and I'm being inspired over and over again. How fab each person has a unique take. All are so yummy!

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  13. Wow! That masculine card with the geometric shapes has knocked my socks off Anita! It is brilliant. Such a wonderful design. Your sweet little ellie card is so cool and perfect for a new baby. Ha! you've left me with design envy this week ;-)
    Sharon xx

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  14. I adore that elephant card - I love elephants and this is perfect for this challenge.

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  15. Such an adorable, little elephant card :)

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  16. Both of your cards are fabulous, love the geometric design of the masculine card and the baby card is so pretty

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  17. These are both wonderful, Anita ... the first sweet, pretty and so adorable, the second bold, crisp and delciously masculine! Hugs, Anita :)

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  18. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx
    Brown Sugar DT

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  19. Both gorgeous cards Anita but that baby one esp. is sooo cute ;) Viv xx

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  20. Gorgeous cute card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x

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