Saturday, 25 February 2017

Less is More Week #317

Hi guys

Starting at Less is More this week it's the fourth challenge of our birthday celebrations.  And this week we have a Sketch challenge for you.

We have another fab sponsor this week...


and the wonderful Bev is joining us as a Guest Designer, so please do drop by her blog if you can, I'm sure she'll appreciate a visit from you.

I have just one card to share with you this week and I went for some lovely zingy, citrus, sunny colours.  I find sketch challenges the most difficult for some reason so went for a fairly literal interpretation with my design...

I started by die cutting the peek-a-boo dots from a panel of cardstock and then marked roughly where these would sit on my card base before ombre blending from yellow to orange and then to coral on my card base where it would show through.  I then stamped and heat embossed the flower in white before blending over it with the same colours, and then die cutting with the stitched circle.  I manipulated the sentiment stamp to follow the curve, stamped this in black and popped the flower up on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Peek-a-boo Dots, Double Stitched Circles
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral; VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Altenew - Hennah Elements; Wplus9 - Happy Wishes
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White  

Challenge entry:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Add Ink - Challenge #348 - Just Add Ombre

And don't forget, by playing along this week you could be in with a change of winning a prize from Uniko so why not join us.

Thanks so much for visiting today, I can't wait to see what you do with our sketch this week.


  1. Ooh amazing ombre blending! Love the dots for too x

  2. Beautiful adore how you have used this flower, so have to try this. The ombre look is so good and the colour showing thru the dots spot on.

  3. LOVE the bright, warm colours! Never mind the grey skies and windy day outside... this card reminds me it's nearly spring! Beautiful ombre shading and the dotty background is fantastic. Absolutely gorgeous! Have a fab weekend x

  4. I can see why your are pleased with it those colours are so bright and cherry and love the dotty panel another thing on my wish list!x

  5. This is lovely Anita! I love how the ombre shading of the dots echoes the focal floral medallion. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  6. Gorgeous card, what a lovely take on the sketch, Jo x

  7. Just perfect. Great colours and love how you've framed the flower with the circle die x

  8. Great card Anita. Love the Ombré citrusy colours.

  9. Wow! This is one hot and zingy card Anita! Adoring the way you got lots of circles into all the elements - gives it a real cohesive look. As always your blending is a real treat and the white embossing really pops against it. Enjoy your week xx

  10. Love this colour combo Neets and what a clever and 'neat' way to add the lines from the sketch using those holes! Love it and super crisp embossing to that yummy altenew bloom too. xx

  11. I love these colours and the fab dots behind that gorgeous henna flower! I struggle with sketches too, Anita, but think this is a perfect take on it :) I hope you are having a good weekend x

  12. Another example of colours blended perfectly - I really love the way you have used the die cut dots. Chantell JAI

  13. I too have difficulty with sketch challenges so I can sympathise. Fabulous card all the same wouldn't know that you don't like them. Love the fresh zingy colours gorgeous die cuts and embossing.


  14. This is gorgeous, Anita! I love how your blended flower reflects the colours of your dotted panel and your circular sentiment is so eye catching too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add sink this week :-)

  15. Such beautiful colors! So pretty!

  16. Gorgeous card! Fabulous ombre blending using beautiful colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  17. Gorgeous card Neets! The ombre colours are so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  18. What a vibrant and bright colour for this card ! And what a clever idea to use this dots die ! I love the sea-through ombre panel, it is just gorgeous as well as this flower ! Love your CAS card ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap

  19. I love your card and those colours. I like the colour through the dots.


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