Saturday, 11 June 2016

Less is More #280

Morning LIMettes are you ready for the Less is More challenge?
It's that dreaded one ... ONE LAYER CARD!

Hopefully you won't find this one too bad though ... the theme is

Once again using goodies from STAMPlorations and this time it's a
specially designed stencil featuring 'splatters' specifically for our challenge.
I decided to go spooky and grungy and although it's nowhere near
Halloween I decided the splatters work perfectly in gory black with spiders!

I started out by creating a watercolour wash with my Gansai Tambi watercolours 
in a slimey green colour! Followed by the stencils inked in Distress ink Black Soot.
The spiders and webs are from Clearly Besotted: Halloween Spirit with the 
sentiments also from Clearly Besotted: Boo To You. To finish I added glossy
accents to the spiders just to make them more scary for my nephews when they 
receive this one later in the year.

It's a Father's Day / For a Guy challenge at Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge
this week so as this card is for my 2 nephews and it's a pretty grungy masculine
card with not a pretty feature in sight I'm going to try my chances at SSS.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I'd also like to link up at the STAMPlorations: Anything Goes challenge.

This one is a little more cheery and bright and uses the same stencil
but in rainbow colours as a border. It's still one layer but I've followed 
the sketch from this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge so I'd like to 
enter it there plus it's a 'sunshine' week at CASology so I'll pop over there too.
The sentiments and sun are from the WPlus9 set called Sending Sunshine.
I've added wink of stella plus glossy accents to the centre of my sun which
IRL glistens and sparkles but it's not obvious in the photo.


Hopefully you'll have visited the main Less is More blog and checked out
the fantastic splatter creations from my fellow teamies!

Thanks for calling in and go have fun with your splatters and make some mess!

I'll be back very soon with posts featuring the latest release from Uniko
and this fortnights challenge at Addicted To CAS so hope you'll pop back then!



  1. I love both cards, Sarah - both the spooky Halloween and bright, sunny design. What a contrast! Great splatters and fun elements. The stencil makes adding perfectly placed splats so easy, doesn't it? I hope you have a great weekend :)

  2. Wow Sarah! I LOVE these! Totally fabulous Hallowe'en card. I will definitely be pinching that idea - my nephews would love it too! And card 2 is awesome with its bright border and sparkly sun (which I can just make out in the pic). Yummy and perfect!

  3. Great splatters, love the spooky card, can spiders be cute?! Cara x

  4. Two fabulous cards Sarah! Cool splatters and your background is so fun and sunshiny! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  5. great cards, what a contrast ...

  6. Your getting me in the mood for Halloween cards...which is really my favorite card making season!

  7. Gorgeous Splatters Sarah, they both look so attractive and the colours on the second one are so cheery!
    Wonderful work as ever!
    Chrissie xx

  8. Oh, both of your cards are so fun! I especially love the colours you used on the second one -- fabulous take on the sketch!

  9. Fabulous bright and colourful cards !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  10. Hi Sarah and thanks for your visit. Yes I failed in this challenge my card has a couple of layers. I was actually using it as a card for a member of the family and preferred it layered than flat, but still wanted to play along.
    Loving your splat card and the colour combo you've picked.
    Better luck next week,

    happy crafting, Erika. x

  11. Wow! Loving the fantastic contrast you got on your cards this week Sarah. That ghostly, ghoulish one is so much fun. Think I have been bowled over by the paint spatters on your second card though - it is too yummy for words
    Sharon xx

  12. Finally got here! Loving the green and black for halloween and a brilliant mix of stencilling, ink and stamps. I love that you've stamped in the border and left the centre full of white space on your second card, must remember that one. Gorgeous bright colours too xx


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