Saturday, 23 July 2016

Less Is More #286


We have a 2 week challenge starting at Less Is More this week and it is a really interesting one!  We are looking for cards that use something tactile so think about ways of adding lots of texture whilst keeping it CAS.

Here are a couple of offerings from me this week:

I love to use felt on my cards to create a tactile element.  This is a simple design using PTI dies and a sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

On this card I used texture paste (mixed with blue distress ink) through a Stamplorations rain drop stencil combined with a rainbow die cut from glitter paper and sentiment from Avery Elle.  The texture paste and glitter add texture to the design.
I hope you like these ideas for creating tactile cards.  The design team have lots more fab inspiration for you over at Less is More and remember that you have two weeks to play along with us for this challenge :)
Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Less is More #285


Hopefully I should be in lovely Spain when this post goes live so I hope that blogger behaves itself!  Our challenge this week at Less is More is to use repetition on your designs.  I have a couple of very simple cards featuring a repeating element to share with you today:

I have gone with repeating an element 3 times on each of the designs which seemed to please my preference for symmetry.  I rarely make DL sized cards but liked the way these 3 Stamploration daisy images looked in a vertical row combined with a Stamploration sentiment.  I coloured the images i with pencils.

This is a very quick and simple CAS card featuring 3 punched out butterflies popped up on punched out circles.  I like all of the white space!  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
Finally I used another Waltzingmouse set to stamp the feather three times in a deep teal (I think it is an Altenew ink).  I used a border die to create the circle lines at the top and bottom of the central panel and a sentiment from Waltzingmouse too.
I hope you like my 3 simple cards and enjoy creating something with a repeating image this week!  The rest of the DT have more inspiration to share with you over at Less is More too.
See you again soon,
Sarah x

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Less is More #284


I hope you are enjoying a sunny Saturday and are ready for our next challenge at Less is More!  It is one layer week and the theme is clockwork/time

I remembered the one layer rule when making my cards for a change and this is what I came up with:

This card is very simple but I love the Tim Holtz stencil/mask which creates a striking background for the sentiment from Clarity Stamps.  I dusted Pumice Stone distress ink over the stencil to create the soft background.

I masked off the top third of this card and dusted the bottom section with Broken China and Tumbled Glass distress inks before stamping the watch from Uniko randomly.  I drew a black line across the top and stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant. 
Only two makes from me this week but I hope they give you some ideas for your own clockwork/time inspired creations!  The rest of the Less is More DT have more fab designs to share with you too.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Sarah x

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Less is More #283


We have a really fun Less is More challenge for you this week where we are looking for you to incorporate the colours of your kitchen in to your CAS design.  My kitchen is white with green walls and dark wood floor so that was my starting point.

Here I used a strip of wood patterned paper down the edge and teamed it with a very old stamp from Hero Arts which I inked in a couple of shades of green.  I combined it with a simple sentiment from Altenew. 

Next up my card is not quite so CAS but I couldn't resist the temptation to have another play with the fab new stamps from Uniko:

I lightly inked a panel and stamped the glorious tropical leaves in a range of greens and combined with a Uniko sentiment.  The June release from Uniko may be small but it is super cool - do check it out if you haven't already!

I ran out of time to make anything more this week but am really looking forward to seeing how your kitchen colours inspire your cards.  Check out the colour schemes that the fab DT have used over at Less is More :)

Less is More is being sponsored by Happy Little Stampers this month.

Thanks as always for stopping by!

Sarah x