Saturday, 8 April 2017

Less is More Week #323

Hi there

Well, are you ready?  Yes, you've guessed it, it's time for One Layer week over at Less is More.  I think there's lots of scope for this one this week, see what you think...




I'll get straight to my cards, I have two for you this week (I did plan to have a third but it didn't go to plan so got filed under bin!)...



I started by stamping the flower, the flower head being stamped in two shades of orange to give it some depth at the centre.  I left it a few minutes to ensure it was dry before masking off a curved section and blending with two shades of Distress Ink.  After removing the masks I splattered some water drops to remove some colour, and finished with the sentiment, which was manipulated slightly to follow the curve.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Penny Black - Dreamy; Clearly Besotted - With Love
  • Ink: Altenew - Olive, Sunkissed, Orange Cream; Distress Ink - Scattered Straw, Wild Honey; Versafine - Onyx Black

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #236 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - April Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny Black - April Challenge - Spring

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I decided to do some faded out ghosting on my second card.  Not entirely happy with it, not sure why.  Perhaps it's the colour, hmmm...but makes it gender neutral I suppose.




I die cut a curve from a scrap of card and used it to mask off the base of my card.  I then blended some green Distress Ink, gently fading it out upwards.  A leafy stencil was then placed over the inking, spritzed with water and then blotted away.  I curved the sentiment stamps to follow the curve of the design.  I think this one needs something else, but left it alone for now before I went ahead and ruined it :)

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Bundled Sage; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stencil: The Crafters Workshop - Mini Vineyard
  • Stamps: Wplus9 - That is All

Challenge entries:

CAS on Sunday - Challenge #105 - Leaves and/or Trees
The Male Room - Challenge #57 - Black and white and one other colour

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Thanks so much for popping in to see me today.  I hope you'll have a go at our one layer challenge this week, they really aren't that daunting, just sometimes take a little more planning.  Good luck!





19 comments:

  1. Fantastic Curves! Love those inky blends on both, especially the first one - sizzling hot combo and love the layout. The second one is so chic too and you really are a queen of ghosting, it makes for a real dreamy look to the card. Well done and have a good weekend!

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  2. These are both fab! So clever on your first card to have a masked curve AND a curved image, and the vibrant yellows and oranges are gorgeous! So eye catching and lovely <3 The second card is so tranquil with the calm green and subtle ghosting, with the curved sentiment and bigger word really popping against the white. Love! Have a fab weekend x

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  3. Well, Anita, your first card is the absolute pick of the bunch this week! Stunning doesn't even begin to describe how lovely it is. Everything in it is so harmonious, from the super distress inking through to the curves echoed in tha a-ma-zing stamp. Bravo! Your second card is so dreamy too and your ghosting really is the best. Two sensational makes. What a talent you are. Have a fantastic week xx

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  4. Such a fun flower image and love how the yellow highlights it. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call.

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  5. Two fabulous cards but the first one is simply stunning - an inspired design!
    Elaine

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  6. Wonderful curved cards, Anita. Your blending is amazing.

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  7. Two stunning cards , I love the curved blending and the flower running the same course then the green layer on the second with the faint etch of leaves. Beautiful

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  8. Two really lovely creations with great stamping and inking, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

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  9. Well it worked! You inspired me...gotta go make some cards. So pretty!

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  10. Two absolutely gorgeous cards...love the incredible look you have created.

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  11. Stunning card designs on both, thank so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

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  12. Your flower card is so pretty :)

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  13. Awesome cards! Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM.

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  14. I LOVE your first card Anita ! It is like a ray of sunlight that illuminates this grass slightly bent by the evening breeze! A very peaceful atmosphere with this card ! And what a great technique for your second card, thanks for reminding me it exists, I should use it more often because the result is just beautiful, also very soft and peaceful ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring so much !

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  15. Two fantastic cards. Your first one is GORJUSS and your second one is perfect as it is. I sit staring at a card sometimes wondering if I should add anything else and like you say, it is tempting but I always ruin the card if I do!!

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  16. Beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

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  17. Lovely card, love the curved panel and the gorgeous dreamy stamp

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month

    Joan

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  18. A gorgeous CAS card with a pretty splash of colour behind your image.
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month and sharing your lovely card with us.

    Shirley

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  19. Both your cards are stunning. I really like the softly shaded green on your Male Room submission and the subtle leaf pattern too. Great work. Thanks so much for playing in our Colour challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

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