Saturday, 9 December 2017

Less is More Week #358

Hi there

We're flying towards Christmas at full speed and I'm now in panic mode as I still haven't finished making my Christmas cards!  So, more mass production will be taking place today!

But before I start that, I want to introduce this week's challenge over at Less is More and we're back with the love/hate challenge that is One Layer week.  Here it is...



And the awesome Happy Little Stampers continues to be our sponsor for this month so please do play along for a chance to win the monthly prize.




Just one card from me this time.  I was hoping to make more for this challenge but a combination of a chest infection, lack of sleep and working means I've just not managed any more I'm afraid. 

Anyway, here's my offering this week...


This one layer card is a combination of stamping, masking and blending.  I started with a piece of scrap paper cut into a curve and used this to mask the bottom section and gently blended to create the snow bank using a purple/blue ink.  With the mask still in place I stamped the little trees in black, some in second and third generation stamping to create some depth.  I then removed the mask and stamped the main tree trunk and branch.  I worked out where I wanted to place my lantern and before stamping it I blended the candle glow with yellow/orange ink.  To finish I stamped the sentiment, hand drew the lantern string and added some glitter to the snow.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Card-io - Mini Tall Trees, Vintage Christmas, Tall Trees; Marion Emberson - Sparkling Christmas (sentiment)
  • Ink: Archival - Jet Black; Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Imperial Blue, Marigold, Scarlet
  • Accents: Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Frost - Frosty Dawn

Challenge entries:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Icy Inspiration mood board
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #271 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #284 - Winter / Christmas
Dream Valley - Challenge #169 - Christmas
Penny Black and More - December Challenge - CAS
Stamping Sensations - December Challenge - Winter Trees and Flowers
Christmas Cards All Year Round - December Challenge - Anything Goes
AAA Card - CAS Game #104 - Christmas
Uniko - Challenge #44 - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - 'T' for Trees





Thanks so much for stopping by.  I've still got lots of cards I haven't shared with you yet, I just need to find the time to get them on here!  So hopefully I'll be back soon.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Neets! What a lovely card. The way you have used the glitter for the snow effect is terrific (and shall save to CASE at some point!). Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations too!

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  2. So pretty Anita. Loving that cold and sparkly winter scene and the lantern light is such a clever way to use a spotlight colour. Thanks for joining in with AAA Cards and Uniko Christmas Challenges

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  3. Lovely scene created, beautiful and Christmassy!
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

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  4. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)

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  5. Gorgeous scene. The trees, the glitter on the hillside and the glow of the light. Wow!!! Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. Tracie =)

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  6. Oh so pretty!! Come and play the Christmas challenge at Paru’s Card Making challenges

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  7. A great CAS creation for our current challenge at Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  8. And Stamping Sensations, missed that last visit.

    B x

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  9. OMG Anita ! What a serene and peaceful scene ! It's a OLC but you succeeded to give so much dimension on it with your masking, second & third generation stamping, the glitter, the ink shadow...Just stunning and so beautiful ! Would love to have such an awesome landscape for Christmas, but it's only in my dreams ! Hope you feel better now ! Have a fabulous week. Hugs xx

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  10. Such a beautiful scene...really makes me think of Christmas. Your extra little sparkle is just perfect!

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  11. Beautiful Christmas card Anita. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  12. Love your fabulous Christmas card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  13. What a lovely peaceful scene Anita and it's such a gorgeous one layer design. Hope you are feeling better now.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you have a very Happy Christmas.

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  14. You are so talented at creating these little snow scenes Neets and there's so much to look at yet brilliantly CAS and one layered. Absolutely adore everything about it and wish I had this stunning stash too! Hee Hee. Have a fun week x

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  15. oops! PS thanks for linking up at the Uniko Xmas challenge too. Much appreciated x

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  16. Looking at this makes me forget we have an OLC week... What a scene, so much detail and dimension! I really like how you kept the color scheme so monochromatic -really makes the glow around the lantern pop and be the star of the card. This is absolutely stunning and creative!! Have a great week and I hope you are feeling well again!

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  17. A perfect lesson of stamping, masking and blending here, Anita! You’ve created so much dimensions on this OLC. This wintry scene looks so realistic, I can feel the chill. Love it. Hope you’re having a wonderful week.

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  18. a beautiful CAS card! i love the glow! thank you so much for playing along with us again at the penny black and more challenge.
    linda

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  19. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  20. Another masterpiece from you this week Anita. That scene is so crisp and frosty and I bet it is full of sweet silence there. The glow from the lantern is so pretty and warm too. Yes, I think this is my favourite card this week! xx

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  21. Simply gorgeous. I do like the soft glow around that lantern! Great work. Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Uniko. Deborah, DT.

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  22. A superb creation for our winter trees and flowers theme! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations and good luck!

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  23. Fab OLC Neets, sorry I'm so late popping by but you know ...... Anyway just have to say Merry Christmas and thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge blog.

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  24. Very beautiful and elegant card. Love the glittery lines on the snow. Merry Christmas and looking forward to seeing you in the ATSM gallery in 2018. Nandini, DT

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  25. I'm marveling at your mastery with one-layer cards as well as your talents in creating scenes that evoke such an incredible 'sense of place.' I'm ready to bundle up and head out for a long wander through your peaceful, gorgeous wintry landscape. Your stamping, blending and masking: perfect! Once again, so wonderful to see you sharing your artistry at UNIKO!
    Hugs~c

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  26. This card is so pretty! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR! 😀

    ~Marie B -DT

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  27. AMAZING one layer card, those stripes of glitter really add to the depth of your design. Beautifully inspiring. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge, apologies for my LATE commenting :( & Happy 2018! Hugs Bev x

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