Saturday, 1 April 2017

Less is More Week #322

Hi there

After taking a break for a couple of weeks I'm back playing along with my teamies at Less is More today and as we're at the beginning of another month it's the turn of our Colour challenge.  And this time we want to see...



And for the month of April we have a fab new sponsor which is



I have three cards to share with you this week and for my first card I chose pastel yellow, green and blue...


On a panel of white cardstock I stamped a background using VersaMark, applied some white embossing powder but then brushed off around the edge before heating so there were no hard edges.  I then watercoloured within the pattern using three colours of Distress Inks.  A simple Happy die cut and a white embossed sentiment strip finished the design which was popped up on fun foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Kaiserkraft - Morocco; Clearly Besotted - Sentimental Type
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Die: Wplus9 - Happy Trio

Challenge entries:

Fab Friday - Challenge #109 - Sketch (turned from portrait to landscape)




For my second card I used a stamp by our April sponsor, Lili of the Valley...




I kept this one really simple by stamping the image onto a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock and then watercoloured using Zig markers.  A sentiment was stamped alongside in black and the panel was popped up onto a card base made with the same cardstock so there was no variation in colour.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Lili of the Valley - Flower Arranging; Woodware - Salutations
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Watercoloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Challenge entries:

Just Add Ink - Challenge #353 - Just Add Critters
Alphabet Challenge Blog - B is for Bunnies

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And I went for a one layer card for my third design, using pastel pink, lilac and mint shades...



I stamped the abstract images, all from the same stamp set, to create a horizontal strip background.  I then overstamped with the bold sentiment in black, and re-inked using the MISTI to create a bold, sharp impression.  That was it, super simple.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Inkadinkado - Circles and Dots; MFT - Brushstroke Birthday
  • Ink: Altenew - Mountain Mist, Soft Lilac, Rose Quartz; Versafine - Onyx Black

Challenge entry:

CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #170 - No Dies Allowed




Thanks so much for visiting today.  If you have time please do take a moment to check out my teamies' personal blogs as there will be lots more inspiration there too.



22 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous Anita! The soft edges of the embossed background on your first card was a great idea which suits the gentle colours so well. Adorable scene on your second card <3 And your one layer card is so fresh and pretty. Fab-u-lous! Have a brilliant weekend! x

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  2. WOW-factor all round Teamie! Think I might need a couple of weeks off ... if only I could come up with such a stunning trio of cards. Each one so different, totally CAS and oozing elegance in those pastel tones that you do so well. Have a fab weekend. x

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  3. These are all lovely - but ours is my fave, lol. What a neat idea about brushing off the edges of the EP - I have to try that! It looks wonderful! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

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  4. Hi your bunny card are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge B for Bunnies. Hugs Jackie (DT)

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  5. Love your Lim cards xx Jan

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  6. All of your inspiration cards are just perfect. I love bunnies so that card is my fav! Just so cute!

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  7. All three of your cards are gorgeous Anita! I love your get well card - your flower arranging little bunny is so sweet and you've coloured all your images so beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week:-)

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  8. Well, you have come back from your break with gorgeous inspiration for us here, Anita! Love the soft colours behind the die cut sentiment on the first card and that image on the second is so sweet and delicately coloured. The pastel circles behind the bold sentiment on the third card look really dreamy too. I hope you are having a great weekend :)

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  9. WOW Anita ! What a fabulous inspiration ! Difficult to say which one I prefer ! I love the first one with this wonderful technique of brushing off part of the embossing powder ! The result is so great ! Thanks for the tip ! Your second card is just too cute with this adorable bunny ! And the soft pastel colours are just perfect to go with this sentiment ! And what a gorgeous CAS card also for the last one, I love all these circles, dots and spirals ! With these soft colours they just highlight the sentiment without gaining the upper hand ! Superb ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring !

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  10. I love all three of these cards, Anita! I especially like the Get Well card. I'm not usually a fan of critters, but I love this stamp, your subtle coloring, and the white on white - very nice!

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  11. Gorgeous cards! Your bunny is so cute and fits the challenge perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  12. Such delicate and pretty cards. Gorgeous blending and the prettiest of colours x All special cards and we shouldn't have favourites but...I absolutely love the first one x

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  13. Lovely cards Anita. Your delicate use of subtle colour is just enough to make that sweet bunny image look gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  14. I love how you did the embossing and left the edges of it fuzzy! The colors look great against the white pattern! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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  15. All your cards are beautiful. The pastel colours make them so pretty. Love that adorable bunny.

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  16. How do you manage to come up with 3 amazing cards?! The first is my favourite with the lovely yellow, green and blue colour combo and I shall definitely try your soft edge embossing technique...would never have thought of that!

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  17. What a fabulous selection of cards Anita! I love the subtle background colouring on the first one and the bunny card is adorable!

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  18. Your "get well" card would brighten anyone's day, Anita; it is adorable! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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  19. Wow, simply stunning! Love, love, love your happy birthday card with the embossed area. Beautifully created! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

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  20. Gorgeous CAS cards Anita! They are all so delicate looking & so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  21. Some fantastic backgrounds here Anita. The embossed and water coloured one is such a great technique and those colours together are fab. Beautiful colouring on your second card and the final one with the dreamy and soft stamping really compliments the bold sentiment. Brilliant inspiration xx

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  22. Love the layers and soft colors on your sweet first card. All three are beautiful!

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