Saturday, 3 February 2018

Less is More is 7!

Good morning!

At Less is More this month we're celebrating...it's our 7th Birthday!  Over on the main challenge blog there's a bumper post telling you all about it, so for all the details please do pop over there.

In a nutshell, as it's our birthday month we are celebrating with two challenges, two sponsors, we have prizes and also have some familiar faces back with us to celebrate, as well as our sponsor Guest Designers so please do check it out and follow all the links to see more details of all their fabulous creations.

The first challenge for this month is a theme and here are the details...


Our sponsor for this first challenge of February is the awesome Uniko so don't forgot you have to play along for a chance to win the monthly prize.

Uniko


I did have a bit of a panic when I saw this challenge as I have almost nothing to fit this theme in my stash but I luckily found a free stamp set with a magazine only last week which was perfect for the challenge...and then also DID find a few bits within my stash that could work too.  And amazingly, I've made six cards for you, I just couldn't stop!


Card One


I die cut a circle off the edge of a white cardstock panel and then ink blended the card base in the area to show through the aperture.  I placed the panel over the base and stamped the musical image through the aperture onto the blended area.  The sentiment was then stamped onto the panel which was adhered flat.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Die: Hero Arts - Infinity Circle Dies
  • Stamps: Sheena Douglass - The Music and Dance Collection (free with magazine)

Challenge entries:

Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #204 - Get Inky/Messy



Card Two


This has got to be one of the quickest cards I've ever made!  I embossed the card base with a square die and then used another die from the same set to cut out the pierced square.  The sentiment and note were stamped and the small panel popped up on 3D foam.  The embossed card base can be seen more clearly below...


Materials used:
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Scrumptious Sentiments; Sheena Douglass - The Music and Dance Collection (free with magazine)
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Camelia

Challenge entries:

Freshly Make Sketches - Challenge #322





Card Three


A panel of white cardtock was blended at the top with blue ink and a cloud stencil.  Then the branch, bird, music notes and sentiment were simply stamped to create the scene.  The panel was popped up on fun foam.

Materials used:
  • Stencil: MFT - Mini Cloud Edges
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass; Altenew - Espresso, Sand Dunes, Rocky Shore, Industrial Diamond; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - So Tweet, Love Blossoms; Lawn Fawn - Happy Wedding (notes)

Challenge entries:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes



Card Four


This was super easy.  On a panel of white cardstock I masked a horizontal strip and blended the four colours of Distress Ink.  The images were simply stamped in black before mounting the panel on fun foam.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Sheena Douglass - The Music and Dance Collection (free with magazine)

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #277 - Make Your Mark (ink blending/sponging)




Card Five


I stamped the music score image onto a panel and then the sentiment above.  The holly was stamped in green pigment ink and I added some enamel dots for the berries.  The panel was foam mounted.  Yay, another Christmas 2018 card in the bag!

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Background Builder; Christmas Sparkle (free with a magazine)
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Evergreen
  • Accents: Doodlebug Sprinkles - Ladybug

Card Six


This is my least favourite of my six cards but I thought I'd share it with you anyway.  The music score, another stamp from the free set, was stamped on a panel of white cardstock which I then die cut with a landscape die.  I manipulated the sentiment to follow the curve before stamping it above.  I adhered some stripey paper to the card base and the panel flat over the top before colouring the flowers with Zig markers.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Sheena Douglass - The Music and Dance Collection (free with magazine); SP & Co - Just a Note
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Patterned Paper: Pebbles - Sunny Side
  • Coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers


Thank you SO much if you made it to the end.  I hope you'll feel inspired to play along, and don't forget that our challenges now run for two weeks so there's more time for you to link up.

My teamies have some great projects being shared over at LIM and to see more, and from our guests, just follow each of their links.

Have a wonderful weekend.

22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. I started at the top thinking - I love that...then kept going...and thinking Oh I love that too! What an amazing post. All of the cards are amazing!

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  2. You really are rockin' & rollin' here Neets! Brilliant find with the freebie music set and you've certainly worked your CAS magic over all of these. The 'just a note' one has to be the most CAS-brilliant idea I've ever seen! Love them all! You rock ... although I'm rather jealous of your lucky magazine fine!!! Have a good weekend

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  3. Simply GLORIOUS collection of musical themed CAS makes for the 7th Birthday over at LIM - SEVEN years? I can hardly believe it!

    Kathyk

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  4. Wow....you really were on a roll, Anita! What a fab range of inspiration on the music theme :) I love the super CAS elegance of Just a Note and the vibrant inky colours you have used with the dancing figures and circle of musical notes. You have demonstrated how broad this week's music theme is x

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  5. WOW ! For someone who didn't have anything in her stash you finally delight us with 6 stunning cards ! They all are beautiful and so different ! Beautiful designs, colours and of course all CAS. I especially love the cards 2 and 3 ! You totally rock with this theme ! Have a great weekend and a fabulous week. Hugs x

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  6. Wow six cards Anita, that's amazing! all of them fabulous too, can't pick a favourite just love them all.Hope you are feeling better now too btw. ? hugs Viv xx

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  7. I thought all 6 of your cards were just great, fun and creative examples of music themed card making. You really went all out. TFS Anita. Hugs

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  8. HOW many cards?!?! Wow! I'm blown away by the sheer versatility and range of styles you're showing here. I love all of them, including your least favourite (which is fabulously cheerful and with that gorgeous swoosh shape... sigh)! What a feast of delights! Have a great week Anita x

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  9. Wow, Neets! What a great collection of cards - you were truly inspired by this subject and I love how you made the music theme fit so many different occasions.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  10. OMG! You really rocked this challenge Anita! 6 cards - phew! Love the vibrant blend of colours on your first (right up my street!) and the great freebie stamp, the oodles of white space on card 2 is stunning, then you give us beautifully soft blending on the clouds in your third and another brilliant blend of colours on the fourth. In fact they are all amazing and really inspirational. xx

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  11. Beautiful cards.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  12. OMG, Anita, such amazing cards. Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

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  13. Gorgeous cards! Your embossed square die with the smaller die on top is so clever but so quick and easy - great idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  14. Loving your card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

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  15. these are awesome! I am so glad you played along with us at
    freshly made sketches!


    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  16. I had a hard enough time with one card and you created a bunch of beautiful cards! Terrific inspriation!

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  17. You have spoiled us happy with this amazing array of CASlicious cards following the music theme, Anita! Each one is more delightful than the one before!! I can't even pick a favorite; they are ALL favorites!! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. these are awesome! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  19. Really, Anita!? Six cards? I am in complete awe. These are all amazing and CAS-tastic! So many incredible ideas and all beautifully executed. I can’t choose a favourite... they are all my favourites. Superb inspirations. Have a great day! xx

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  20. What a fab selection of musical cards!

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  21. Finally I'm here... Sorry it took so long! I'm blown away by your creativity with the music theme. So many fantastic samples! My faves are "Just a Note" -what a super design with the embossed square and then a die cut square on top of it- and "Put on Your Dancing Shoes" -that inked strip and the small size of the dancers looks super interesting! So much white space in both of my faves. I do add the first, inked circle card to my faves too, I love the layout and colors... Not that all the others wouldn't be great too! Thank you for all the inspiration!!

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  22. Awesome cards! Love the one with the ink blended circle ;o) Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers with your "Inky" work ;o) Happy crafting, Maike

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