Saturday, 20 February 2021

Less is More - 10th Birthday Celebration! - Challenge #437

Good morning

The Less is More 10th Birthday celebrations are continuing and today is the start of the second challenge for the month.

Ok, you may groan as this time it's the turn of the One Layer Challenge, but it's a super easy theme...

And don't forget, simply by just playing along you are in with a chance of winning one of the fantastic prizes being offered by the generous sponsors.

I decided to give a 'not yet tried technique' a go for my one layer card...

A while ago I saw a tutorial by the fabulous Jennifer McGuire for dot colouring, you can find the video here.  I certainly need more practice and perhaps this wasn't the best of images to choose for my first attempt but I'm fairly pleased with the result.  I stamped the tulips first in black ink and then added the coloured dots using Copics, three shades of each, fading them out.  I did struggle a little to get tiny dots as I faded it out so I'll certainly have another go.  I stamped the sentiment alongside before adding a trio of score lines away from the image along two edges.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Friends Forever, Cuddle Buddies
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured with Copic markers

As always, the Less is More challenge link up will remain open for two weeks.  For more inspiration, please take a look at the main challenge blog to check out what my teamies have created, you won't be disappointed.


  1. That's a great design Anita and fab technique. Yours looks just as good as the video one. I might have to try this one.
    Lynne x

  2. Great card. I need to try this technique.

  3. I absolutely LOVE this. I did a double take. The score lines add the perfect framing to your coloring.

  4. A beautiful card, and a wonderful design! I love the way you've used the score lines to draw the eye to your focal point.

  5. I love the way this turned out, Anita. It looks like you've been practicing this technique for a long time. The scoring lines are a perfect finish for your beautiful card. I love it.

  6. Absolutely beautiful! Don't be so harsh on really looks outstanding.. and such an interesting technique. I also thought adding the score lines was a brilliant idea!

  7. Fabulous card, elegant and beautiful. I love the embossing lines!

  8. I think it's a great first attempt Anita - this is a great way to use a stamp in an alternative way. I remember practising this technique many moons ago when I studied Art and Design, but I've never tried it with stamps. You've definitely inspired me this week!


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