This week’s Less is More challenge is Predominantly Purple and while there isn’t quite as much space as I would prefer for this challenge, this is my entry. CAS suits me fine right now, with time at a premium.
The stamps are from Innovative Creations (Nature Silhouettes III) and I’ve stamped with felt tips..
Well, since I messed up last time and this has almost become a black and white challenge (with a hint of colour, lol) I thought I’d make some more cos I love black and white and especially with a hint of colour! This is the first of the batch – more to follow when I finish them off.
This is actually one of my favourite images but I don’t use it a lot because it’s big. I wanted the appearance of a sun setting low in the sky (yes, I’m into setting suns at the moment, can you tell?), so I sponged the sun (through a circle stencil) after I’d stamped and clear embossed the silhouette stamp.
I would normally add some more sky colour in pinks, blues and greys, but since this is LESS IS MORE, I’ll leave the white space!
Firstly, I must say a big THANK YOU to all the LIMettes for your lovely comments. Having looked at every entry for last week (I hope I didn’t miss any!) I have to say they definitely weren’t all justified. There were some amazing entries and I learned so much from browsing entries and blogs, so a big thank you from me, too.
In answer to a couple of questions, yes, it is an Inkadinkado stamp and the sun is sponged through a stencil, using DIs Barn Door, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade. The words are from Stampendous, one of their earlier Clearly Stamping sets.
Having browsed through other entries, I’m not sure this image will be accepted because it isn’t solid, so I’ll be rooting out my other silhouette stamps and making another, lol. Sorry, Chrissie and Mandi.
I’ll be perusing the entries whenever I get the chance this week and I’m sure I’ll learn a whole lot more from you all!
I really would recommend this challenge – it’s a fab way to make you think and plan before you stamp – something I seldom do.
This one’s Big ‘n’ Juicy Herb Garden
This one’s Versamagic Spanish Olive
I enjoyed using these stamps so much (after years of neglect) that I just had to make one more.
This one’s using Aged Mahogany, Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage and Wild Honey.
LESS is MORE this week has the theme of Stars.
I knew I had the perfect words (Stamp Camp, I think) but couldn’t work out how to use them, so I masked off an area of white card and sprayed it with subtle colours of Glimmer Mist – Sea Grass and Peony (I think), then blotted it with my paper towel roll, which just happened to have some ochre ink on from a previous project (messy). I liked it.
I stamped the lovely blotchy stars but – despite NOT being a glitter lover – wanted a bit of glitter, so I embossed with Holographic EP and added a silver star brad.
One of the annoying things about Holographic EP is that it clings to places you don’t want it to cling to, but in this case, it worked out beautifully, adding random touches of sparkling glimmer to the outside border. Of course the scan didn’t pick that up, so I had to photograph it, in an attempt to show what I mean.
Stamping was done with Versafine Blue – can’t remember the exact name but it’s a lovely royal blue.
I really thought that last card looked anaemic, so I went back into my (now very messy) Craft Room for an hour and made a few more cards, amongst which were these two.
I used Versafine ink this time – my favourite for blue and white and it embosses so beautifully. I’m much happier with these and especially, although I hate to say it, with the ‘C’ Card. This is the reason why I bought that lovely Hero Arts set because I knew it would make lovely, quick, simple cards.
Couldn’t resist this one, simply because the theme mentions eyes 🙂 It’s not what I had in mind, though, so I may do another one in different colours to get the effect I really wanted.
Here’s my entry for this week’s Less is More challenge – the colour of your eyes. My eyes are blue, so I used two shades of Colorbox Pigment ink – Sky Blue and True Blue, clear embossed – for my first C card of the year. (Apologies for using this word so early – well it is for me)
I’m very traditional at Christmas and like to remember what it’s all about, hence the stamps I’ve used; Stampendous and Hero Arts.
Since this also fits the October Stampendous challenge – and uses one of their stamps – I’m entering it for that. It’s very simple, but that’s what’s asked for.