Saturday, 26 August 2017

Less is More Week #343

Good morning

Another week of August has rushed by and this morning over at Less is More we're back with a new challenge, and this time it's Recipe week.  We have an interesting one for you this time, here are the details...





I was at work the other day and with this challenge in mind began looking for ideas around the office.  I saw staples, paper clips, elastic bands, then my colleague shouted 'tissue'.  I took this idea and knew exactly which stamp set to use to go with it...



This was pretty quick to make.  I started by stamping the tissue box on some white cardstock then die cut around it with a stitched oval die.  I then stamped it again on some patterned paper and paper pieced the image  I then took a craft knife and cut a slit along the top of the box and tucked a real tissue inside, using just a little adhesive to hold it in place.  I cut another piece of the patterned paper using another slightly larger stitched oval die and adhered this flat to the card base.  I then popped the image oval up on 3D foam before stamping the sentiment below.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn - On the Mend
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye - Quite Contrary (free with a publication a few years ago)
  • Dies: Lil' Inkers - Stitched Ovals

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stampers and More - Challenge #256 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - August Challenge - Anything Goes





Now, for my second card I must give credit as this idea isn't mine.  There's a gift shop in the town where I work that also sells fabulous cards.  I got this idea from some card designs by Ruth Jackson who creates super simple designs and adds pencil shavings to parts of her images.  So I had a rummage through my stamps to find something that could work...



I started by stamping the stems and sentiment in black (I tried in green first but I wasn't happy with how it looked).  Once dry I ran the panel through my Big Shot in a wave effect embossing folder to add a little texture to the background.  I popped the panel onto the card base using fun foam and then to finish I adhered the pencil shavings in three colours as the flower buds, using Glossy Accents to ensure they stayed in place.  I think the effect would have been better had my coloured pencils been hexagonal but unfortunately, all of mine are round so gave a smooth edge to the shavings.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Pretty Petals
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Folder: We R Memory Keepers - Next Level Wave
  • Accents: Coloured pencil shavings

Challenge entries:

CASology - Challenge #263 - Bud
Addicted to CAS - Challenge #118 - Friends
STAMPlorations - Summer CAS Card Challenge




Please do pop over to the main LIM challenge blog to find more inspiration from my teamies.  I'm looking forward to the gallery this week, it's going to be interesting to see what objects you come up with.

Happy Saturday, everyone!

21 comments:

  1. So clever! Such creativity! And beautifully made.

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  2. Two fabulous makes, Anita! I love love love the cute look of your feel better-card -your use of designer paper is amazing. This happy looking card would bring a smile to anyone's face, no matter how ill they would feel when receiving the card! Your second card then... Wow. So stylish and elegant. Funny how one is able to create something so elegant and expensive looking from something that's basically garbage! Amazing idea. A winner card for the challenges you are entering for sure. Have a good weekend! xxx

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  3. What an amazing duo of cards Anita! The tissue box is such a fun idea and that teeny ditsy print paper is so feminine. A fab get well card. But ..... my favourite has to be the pencil shaving flowers. The design is awesomely CAS and it's such a brilliant idea for the flower heads. Gosh, I'd love to see some of the designs that inspired you for that card. It is stunning. xx

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  4. WOW Anita ! Two fabulous and creative cards ! Love your tissue box card, it seems so real and the patterned paper you chose is so beautiful ! Love it ! Your second card is my favourite with this so creative and clever use of your pencils shavings ! So beautiful and so CAS ! Stunning cards again ! Have a fabulous weekend and a great week ! Hugs xx

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  5. WOW! WOW! WOW! These 2 have got the X-factor stamp for ingenuity. Absolutely brilliant ideas, real objects and super CAS, pretty designs. I need a lie down now after all this inspiration. Just fantastic. Have a fun weekend and thanks for helping out with the post this week. x

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  6. Oh wow! How cute and how very clever, Jo x

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  7. Oh my goodness, Anita, what a talent you have! Your tissue card is adorable; I love the way you've repeated the patterned paper in the design. Your flower card is breathtaking in its simplicity and subtle use of color. Love them both!!

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  8. Fantastic cards, Anita. Both very cute and fun. I especially love the pencil shavings as flowers - simply brilliant! Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful week. 😊 Trina xx

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  9. Just perfect cards for the challenge. Terrific inspiration!

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  10. Both cards as always are so very clever but the stand out one for me is the second one....fabulous! x

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  11. Love, love, love both of your clever cards! The tissue box is awesome but those pencils shavings are just fantastic! I would never have thought of something that clever!

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  12. OK, so that is the first time I have ever seen pencil shavings used on a card and it is so COOL! I love that you made them into flower buds! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  13. Two really sweet cards, Anita! I love how you used colored pencil shavings for your flower buds...such a clever idea! I also love how you embossed your card to add dimension! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  14. Fantastic idea and design...thank you for joining us at ATSM CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

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  15. Two beautiful 'cas'Style card. What a great idea about that boxtissue.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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  16. Two super fab and beautifully CAS cards especially loe the first with the smiling tissue box how sweet.

    Marie

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  17. Wow! Your second card is such a neat idea! (I'm going to have to borrow your borrowed idea!) I love that subtle texture you get with this embossing folder, too. Great design! Thanks for playing along with CASology!

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  18. Pencil shavings?! Pure genius! Love how you think!!! :)
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology!

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  19. so cute - love how you used the patterned paper - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More

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  20. How clever to use the tissue and the pencil shavings too,inspired. Fab cards too of course but we expect nothing less of you now ;) hugs Viv xx

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