Saturday, 20 August 2016

Less is More Week #290

Hi there

Apologies that it's been a whole week since my last post.  Work has been mega busy for me this week so I've been a little exhausted in the evenings!

But I'm back today to introduce the next challenge at Less is More.  We have a Theme challenge for you this week which is...


Something Exotic


Just one card for you this week.  When I think of exotic I think of tropical locations so what better than a tropical beach scene...


On a panel of cardstock I stamped the palm tree and then masked it.  I then created two curved masks to cover the majority of my panel and then blended the sky, sea and sand with Distress Inks.  I couldn't find a border die with the right curvature I was after so I rummaged around my flat and found the lid of a casserole dish and drew around this to create the curves on two Post-It notes! lol  I then coloured the palm tree with ProMarkers and added the sentiment in black before mounting the panel on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Hero Arts - Let's Chill; Clearly Besotted - Say It In Style
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versafine - Onyx Black; Distres Ink - Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge


Challenge entries:

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #27 - Clean & Simple
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #207 - Make Your Mark
CASology - Week 211 - Dream
AAA Cards - Game #71 - Blending
Fantasy Stampers - Challenge #69 - At the Beach
Penny Black and More - August Challenge - Anything Goes with a Stamp
Stamping Sensations - August Challenge - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - August Challenge - Theme Stamps and Markers/Pencils
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #255 - Seaside, Sunshine and Summer Holidays
ETA - Also going to link up at Uniko - Challenge #35 - Inspired by a Song (I'm going for Kokomo by the Beach Boys!) - Thanks for the reminder of this one, Sarah! x





And just for fun I'm going to link up at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge which this month is 'Masking'.  Not an entry as I'm on the DT and not allowed! lol


Thanks so much for visiting, and I'm sure the gallery this week will make me feel like I'm well overdue a holiday!

Hopefully I'll find more crafty time this week and be able to share more with you.


33 comments:

  1. A very elegant creation Neets, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

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  2. Wish I was there! Fabulous scene. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  3. Great masking and inking Anita, gorgeous CAS scene.
    So pleased you joined us at Fantasy Stampers too. :)

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    1. Ooops, missed you joined in at STAMPlorations too, cheers for that.
      Well done on your win at FS too.:)

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  4. Such a creative way to make the background scene! Love it! (I used a small drinks tray the other day to mark darts on a top I'm sewing... great minds, obviously!) The fun palm tree goes so well against the softer scenery colours. Perfect x

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  5. Just love your clean lines and deep colours. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  6. Just saw this on FB - LOVE your graphic beach - the colours are perfect! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  7. wow. what good, Beautiful work with stamps and colours.
    So orderly and elegant feeling.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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  8. Love your masked background Anita! Love the sense of movement with the three colors behind your swaying palm tree. So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  9. Swooning at the inky blending here teamie and the swoop of the beach, sea and skyline. Perfectly exotic and with that palm tree too can just see you sitting underneath with a cocktail or several!!! Love how you find so many challenges to link to and why not go for Uniko if you're not breaking any rules. I'm sure there's a song about dreams!!!! Hope you have a quieter week at work. Hugs xx

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    1. Great to see you linked up at uniko too! What a clever teamie and love your seeing choice! Fab idea! X

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  10. Not sure if I thanked you for linking up at AAA Cards but if not THANK you! x

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  11. A wonderful scene Anita, really evocative of distant shores, lying in a hammock, sipping a mojito. Sigh.....Makes me yearn for a little holiday. Love how you got creative with a casserole dish - that was brilliant! Oh, and apologies! Just realised that one of my cards used the same sentiment as you used. Hope work calms down for you a bit this week.
    Sharon xx

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  12. What a beautiful CAS design. Love how you created this beach scene!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Penny Black and More!

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  13. Anita, this is such a fun card...I'm visualizing myself in Hawaii!

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  14. Love the triple lined background - v inspired x

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  15. Beautiful scene and lovely tropical card. The masking and ink blending is FABulous too. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for linking up at the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  16. So envious of that beautiful masking and ink blending! it looks fabulous and so inviting, especially as I'm languishing in the last vestiges of a miserable winter. A lovely card!

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  17. Great choice of song title to inspire a great card. Thanks for joining us at Uniko challenges this week.

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  18. This is fab Anita… I love how you've created the sand and sea background… a beautifully balanced card.
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our CAS Challenge! :-)
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  19. I love the way you did the sand and sea, Anita, and the palm tree makes me want to go someplace tropical. Thanks for sharing your card at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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  20. OMG - this card is absolutely perfect!

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  21. Great summer themed card. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations!
    CraftyNatalie - DT

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  22. Congratulations on the honorable mention at CASology, your card is CAS perfection and loving the style, the layout and the sentiment x

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  23. Really gorgeous card, Anita! I love how you blended your DI's to create the sand and sea, and how you created such a lovely scene!

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  24. Lovely CAS card - the beach scene is super. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month! Deborah, DT.

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  25. Love how you not only blended the ink but you blended the sand, see and sky. Fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at AAA Cards!

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  26. Creativity and invention, a great combination have produced this wonderful CAS card. I love the simplicity, which can lead you to your own imagination of being on the beach. Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers. Caz DT.

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  27. Wonderful color combination and design.

    Hugs Diane

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  28. Great card here Anita, loving the super colours and blending too...awesome ;) Viv xx

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  29. Hi Neet's and thanks for the visit. Loving your interpretation of the exotic theme this week. I would so love to be there. Great inking.

    Have a good weekend, hugs Erika. x

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  30. Great masking and inking. He created a beautiful little cubist landscape. Super card. Thank you for sharing with us HLS CAS. Good luck.
    hugs,
    BozenA DT HLS

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  31. Nice tropical inking:)) Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations!!

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