Saturday 1 September 2018

Less is More Challenge #379

Good morning

Apologies once again that it's been two weeks since my last post.  But, I can happily say this is the first of a few shares over the next few days.

Of course, as it's 8am on a Saturday I'm here to announce the new challenge over at Less is More and today we have a Colour challenge for you.  We would like to see...

And we have a great new sponsor for September...CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

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So, please do play along in our September challenges for a chance to win this great prize!  And they are also offering a great 20% discount with the code 'lessismore'!!

Ok, just the one card to share with you this week, and I had to choose one of my favourite ink colours for my plus one...Peacock Feathers!

I started with a panel of white cardstock and stamped the large rose image off the edge.  As this is such a beautifully detailed stamp I chose to use colour in my background instead.  So, next came the time consuming part, cutting out masks to cover my rose and leaves!  It was worth it though because I love the final result.  I placed a stencil over the masks and faded out the ink blending from the corner upwards.  I die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle and then stamped the sentiment flag before popping the panel up on fun foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Honey Doo Crafts - Roses are Red; Clearly Besotted - Flag It
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers
  • Stencil: MFT - Fishnet
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #307 - Make Your Mark
AAA Cards - CAS Game #122 - Use a Stencil
STAMPlorations - Summer CAS Card Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Please do pop over to the main Less is More challenge blog, here, where you'll find lots more inspiration from my fellow teamies.  And don't forget, the challenge runs for two weeks so plenty of time to play along :)


  1. Beautiful flower and a great card Anita! x

  2. Such a delight, love your delicate colour/stencilling


  3. Anita this is stunning - I am inspired to have a go at something similar, although I'm sure it won't turn out as beautifully!

  4. Oooo! Love! Gorgeous detailed stamp and wonderful fishnet stencil plus that all important empty white space. A masterpiece Anita. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  5. The detail on that rose is stunning against [my fav] peacock feathers! :)

  6. Perfectly CAS and just beautiful!

  7. Gorgeous, Anita! That rose stamp is stunning and you're right... it doesn't need anything done to it. Your stencil ink blending is beautiful with the fade out. Love the colour choice. Have a wonderful week. xx

  8. Wow this is stunning, a simple but breathtaking design...LOVE it
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.
    Have a great day :)

  9. Such a gorgeous card! Love that b&w rose! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  10. Wonderful take on the challenge... I love how you kept the image black and white and used ink and a stencil for giving color to the card. I think I have to recreate this look one day, thank you for inspiration! Sorry for commenting so late and have a great weekend!

  11. Please forgive me for being so late commenting on your beautiful card Anita. You have wow-ed us again with this incredible layout. The uncoloured flower looks stunning against the coloured background. Bravo! xx


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