Saturday, 25 March 2017

Less is More #321

Hello!

Today at Less is More we are asking you to use a frame in some way on your CAS design:


I have a couple of ideas to share with you:

 
First up I gold embossed a frame from Paper Smooches and used some fun stamps from Stamplorations for the sentiment and paintbrush.  I inked through a Tim Holtz stencil in Picked Raspberry in the corner of the card.

 
I decided that an embroidery hoop would make a nice frame on my second card and used a stitching inspired set from Neat and Tangled to create the design with their hoop die and stamps.  I watercoloured the floral images and I covered the card base with a textured gauze paper.
 
I hope you like the ways that I have created frames on these cards - I look forward to seeing what you do with the theme.  The rest of the fab DT have lots more ideas to share with you over at Less is More
 
Thank you, as always, for stopping by,
 
Sarah x

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Less is More #320

Hello!

Well, we are steaming our way through March and on to another challenge over at Less is More.  This week we have a great stash buster which is to use Washi on your design.  I don't often use washi on my cards and tend to use it more often to hold dies down when putting them through my machine! 


Here are a couple of cards which incorporate washi tape:

 
I used washi tape down the side of my card and echoed the bronze copper foiling of the triangles with a geometric stamped design from Altenew.  The fun sentiment is from Mama Elephant.
 
I used washi either side of the central panel in this next card:
 

The butterfly is from Concord and 9th and is inked in peacock feathers distress ink and spritzed with shimmer.  I die cut some dotted lines to add a feeling of flight and the sentiment is from WPlus9.

I hope you like my washi creations - I am sure that you can come up with much more creative ways to incorporate washi in to your design!  The DT have lots more inspiration for you over at Less is More too.

Thank you for stopping by,

Sarah x
 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Uniko Challenge

Hello,

We are starting our latest challenge over at Uniko and the theme is Spring with an Optional Twist of Easter.  I am definitely starting to feel a spring in my step as the days get lighter and slightly milder :)


I focused on spring flowers and soft colours for my cards:

 
I stamped the geometric style flowers from Flower Power #1 round the edge of the panel - they haven't shown up very well in my photo but are there in pale pink, yellow, lilac and peach.  The sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #3 is stamped in grey.
 
 
I carried on stamping in these spring colours on this card.  I die cut the sentiment (from MFT) out of card stamped with the flowers.  A drop shadow from grey card provides a bit of definition.  The second part of the sentiment comes from Simply Said II.
 
The rest of the DT have more springtime inspiration for you over at the Uniko blog.  The challenge is open until 21 April so there is plenty of time to play along.
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Sarah x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Leafy Scene

Hello!

I hope your week is going well.  I thought I would drop by with a quick post to play along with this week's challenge at CASology where the cue card is Foliage.  Having made some leafy cards for this week's Less is More challenge, I decided to do something a bit different:


I inked through a leaf stencil from Clarity Stamps to create a scene.  The images are from Inkylicious and the sentiment is from Altenew.    I will also link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is a Bit of Green - which features in my inky scene.

I was inspired to make this card as a smaller scale version of a scene I created at the weekend:


I cut a hare aperture with a sizzix die and popped that up over an inky sunset scene.  Framed, it creates a lovely picture.  I have added it to my Folksy shop :)

Thank you for stopping by,

Sarah x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Uniko Revisited

Hello!

After a busy birthday month over at Uniko and a fab new release, we are taking the opportunity to revisit an older Uniko set this month.  As spring and easter are just around the corner, it seems the perfect time to get Some Bunny out for a play :)

As it is springtime, I decided to sit Some Bunny amongst some cheerful flowers:


I stamped and masked the bunny before stamping flowers from Flower Power #5 and leaves from Fun Flower.  It is great to see how these stamps all work so well together.  The sentiment is from the Cosmos set.  I coloured the bunny in with coloured pencils.

The rest of the DT have more inspiration showcasing ways that you can use this sweet stamp over at the Uniko blog!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Less is More #319

Hello!

Thank you for stopping by today as we start another challenge at Less is More :)  This week we are making one layer cards and the theme is leaves.


This was a good opportunity to use a Neat and Tangled stamp which I have not inked up before:

 
I stamped and masked two leaves and coloured them with pencils.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. 
 
 
I decided to make a card just with the foliage images from Altenew's Beautiful Day set and stamped them in a wreath.  The sentiment is from the same set. 
 
A quick and simple post from me but I hope you like my two leafy designs.  The talented DT have lots more ideas to share with you over at Less is More
 
I hope you stop by again soon,
 
Sarah x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Flowers and Triangles

Hello!

I wanted to play along with a few challenges this week so am stopping by with a quick post....First up is a card for The Flower Challenge.  I can't believe they are on the 6th challenge already and I haven't played along yet.  It is Anything Goes so it is the perfect opportunity to use one of my new favourite floral stamps by Concord and 9th:

 
I stamped the petals of the flowers in distress inks and watercoloured them to smooth the colour.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  As this card features a floral design, I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge which is for a special lady/girl.

 
I made my next card to play along with AAA Cards where the fab theme is the Oscar Red Carpet.  I was inspired by this lovely geometric design worn by Priyanka Chopra.  Hopefully you can see that I used the soft greys and triangles featured on the dress using a favourite but long neglected set from Altenew.  The sentiment is a die cut from Stamplorations.  I like the monochrome look and geometric pattern.
 
priyanka chopra oscars 2017 red carpet
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Sarah x