Saturday, 12 May 2018

Less is More Challenge #371

Hi guys

Another two week challenge is just starting over at Less is More, and this time we're back with a Colour challenge for you.  Here's the cue card...

And for May we have a great new sponsor, Winnie & Walter, so do play along to be in with a chance of winning the monthly prize!

We have a fabulous Guest Designer joining us for this challenge, JoJo who was our March winner.  She has a great card she's sharing with us so please do pop by her blog and show your appreciation :)

Ok, onto my cards, and I have two I'm sharing with you this time.  Both using new stamps.

First up, using a gorgeous stamp set which was a pressie from my OH for my birthday, just had to ink it up...

I started with a white cardstock panel and inked through a dot stencil with yellow Distress Ink to create a little background interest.  Next I stamped the sentiment to ensure I had enough room before creating the rest of the elements.  I then stamped the layered bloom and leaves and die cut with the co-ordinating dies.  The panel was popped up on the card base using 3D foam, as was the flower, and the leaves were then tucked in and adhered behind.  Although the leaves should be green I've seen many designs where the leaves are stamped in grey shades and I realy like the look so it fitted this challenge perfectly.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Altenew - Build-a-Flower: Anemone (and co-ordinating dies); Winnie & Walter - Big, Bold and Party
  • Stencil: Tim Holtz - Dot Fade
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Mustard Seed; Versafine - Onyx Black; Altenew - Arctic, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Mango Smoothie, Limestone, Silver Stone

Challenge entries:

Time Out - Challenge #109 - Inspired by Words
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #291 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - May Challenge - Close to Nature

Next up is a card using another new stamp set, this one was free with a recent publication...

I started by adhered some gingham paper to the card base.  Then, on a white cardstock panel I stamped the washing line with the pegs, the images and the sentiment in grey pigment ink.  The pegs were masked slightly before stamping the other images.  I then coloured the teddy bear, booties and bib with coloured pencils before adhering the panel flat onto the card base.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Bright and Breezy - Free with Creative Stamper magazine
  • Ink: Versa Color - Sky Gray
  • Coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos
  • Patterned paper from stash

Challenge entries:

Penny Black and More - May Challenge - Anything Goes
CAS on Friday - Challenge #132 - Cute
Creative Inspirations - May Challenge - Clean & Simple or Fussy & Fancy (CAS option)

Thanks so much for visiting today.  This is a lovely colour combo, please do pop over to the main challenge blog to see the creations posted by my teamies, they won't disappoint.  And why not play along?  The challenge will run for the next two weeks.


  1. That is an adorable new baby card, this weeks colour theme is just right.

  2. I love the colours on both cards! The baby one is so sweet with the adorable images. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.

  3. Both cards are beauties, so different but using the same colour palette. Loving the boldness of the first and the softness of the second baby card. So smart to add the stencil yellow dot under the blossom, such a great way to repeat the yellow. Thanks for having me xx

  4. This is so cute! Love the blue and lemon. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  5. A gorgeous CAS floral design. I've just bought that stamp set, so thanks for the inspiration! Love your baby card too! Thank you for joining in our nature challenge at Stamping Sensations.


  6. Two lovely CAS designs Anita, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More May challenge.

    B x

  7. I need to look at freebies / magazines more often - you have an eye for spotting beautiful images and work them brilliantly of course! Great to see what fantastic eye your OH has for birthday gifts too! Hmmm lovely set and used to perfection with gentle details yet ultra CAS. Have a good week x

  8. Two beauties, Anita ! Love your floral card, such a beautiful design and so striking in that combo. Your baby card (yes indeed this combo is perfect for baby' cards !) is just adorable and so soft with your great colouring ! Love it. Have a fabulous week. Hugs

  9. How fab getting stamps from your OH, mine wouldn't know where to start with buying me something crafty!! I have this Altenew anemone set too, its fantastic and I love how you coloured the leaves grey so that blue flower jumps off the card. Its a stunning design and I'm always so happy to see you at TIME OUT!

  10. A birthday gift and a freebie resulted in two fantastic cards, Anita! The floral card is so pretty... I will usually keep my leaves grey too if green is not an option. And these colours are perfect for a baby boy card... absolutely adorable. Hope your bday was fabulous and you got spoiled. xx

  11. Two absolutely beautiful cards! This color combo is great for a baby card and the stamps you used are super cute and make a perfect CAS card! Your new Altenew flower... Gorgeous! Great idea to pair it with that sentiment, they are a very good match. Thanks for all the inspiration and also thanks for joining us at Time Out!

  12. Gorgeous cards Anita, love the subtle stencilling on the flower card and thge gingham on the baby one, perfect touches, Cathy x

  13. Terrific inspiration as usual!

  14. it is the best blog from all of that thanks for sharing it i have also a blog on birthday greetings


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