Saturday, 3 August 2019

Less is More Challenge #401

Good morning!

It's two weeks since the last challenge at Less is More, so of course, we're back with a new one for you.  It's the turn of our regular Colour challenge, here are the details...

For a fresh new month we have a fresh new sponsor!  If you've followed Less is More for some time you'll no doubt be familiar with our previous Design Team member, Sarah Gray, of Funky Fossil Designs.  She is generously sponsoring our August challenges so just by playing along you'll be in with a chance of winning our monthly prize!

Not only is Sarah guest designing with us for this challenge, we also have Alli C joining us who was our June Winner.  Please do pop over to see what she's created and say hi.

Ok, I have two sample cards for you, here's the first...

For this design I die cut a circle and stamped the sentiment across the centre.  I then filled in the gaps using the leaves, flowers and a few smaller stamped elements.  I coloured the images with ProMarkers then popped the die cut up onto a slightly larger circle using fun foam.  The two die cuts were then adhered to the card base.  I felt it needed a little 'something' more, so I used a white pigment pen and added some dotty accents to the flowers.

Materials used:

  • Dies: Hero Arts - Infinity Circle Dies
  • Stamps: Altenew - Painted Greetings, Doodle Blooms
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Accents: Signo Uniball Pen - White

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #352 - Make Your Mark
STAMPlorations - Summer CAS Card Challenge - Anything CAS Goes

For my second card I used one of Sarah's fab stencils as a background...

I die cut a panel with a stitched rectangle die then blended two shades of Distress Ink just through the central area of the stencil.  I die cut a leaf from orange cardstock and added some detail with a ProMarker.  I stamped the sentiment in black onto a stitched die cut strip then slotted it between the leaves and trimmed it off before adhering to the panel on 3D foam squares.  The who panel was then adhered to the card base on fun foam.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Funky Fossil - Geo Diamonds
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio, Broken China; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamp: Altenew - Leaf Canopy
  • Dies: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles; Creative Expressions - Laurel Leaves; Clearly Besotted - Frame It Die Collection (sentiment strip)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  My teamies are sharing some great projects over on the main challenge blog so please do pop over and take a look.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)


  1. Another two knock-out cards Anita. The top one is so pretty with the lovely blooms - they fill in around that sentiment so well. Your stenciling on the second card is brilliant! You get the perfect fade at the edges and it provides a gorgeous background for the die cut. Love them xx

  2. Two fab makes. I love the stencil on the second one. x

  3. Absolutely stunning cards, Anita! Love the elegance and colours of the flowery one. Thank you for sharing your card with us at ATSM!

  4. Two gorgeous cards, Anita. I am very partial to the one wiit the stencilled backgrouns and the leaves. I love the way you placed the sentiment as well. Just gorgeous. I love the addition of those little white dots on the flowers in the first one. Love the placement of your stamped elements.

  5. Anita your cards are absolutely stunning!!


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