Saturday, 29 April 2017

Less is More #326



Morning friends, are you ready for this week's challenge at Less is More

First of all I've a little sad news first as we are losing one of our teamies today! Work and life have taken over Jen's time leaving her totally lacking in energy as well as time to commit to Less is More. We hope it's only a 'Bye For Now' and she may rejoin the team at a later date as and when things settle down for her. I hope you'll drop by and leave her some love and good wishes this week too.

Ok time to announce our challenge and it's a 5-week month which means it's lucky dip time and we've a guest designer too! It's Jane of Purple Jet Loves Crafts she's a superb Clean and Simple Designer and a fellow teamie of mine at both AAA Cards and Uniko so I'm delighted she agreed to be our GD this week. Do pop along and visit her blog, I'm sure she'd appreciate it and you'll have a treat.


Here's what I've created to inspire ... I hope
 

First up bold and vibrant! This silly shaped scrap of coloured watercolour card is a left over that has been sitting around for way too long! Do you keep all those odds and ends? I've not had chance to look back at the original card showing the other half but it's simply stripes of Zig Clear Brush Markers with a little water to blend. This 'smile' die, from Lil'Inkers was on my desk from another card that I'll be sharing on the blog later in the week and I decided to use it here as it's bold enough to take a 'white' shadow by die-cutting both black and white card pieces and adhering them together slightly to on side. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

I'd like to link this one up at Addicted to Stamps and More, where it's their Clean and Simple week plus Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

   

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I'd like to hop across to Timeout Challenges with this second one as their theme is Flowers although I've not gone with the 'optional' KISSING technique! It's not a favourite stamping trick for me!


From bold and brash to serene and subtle. This one uses the Paper Smooches Botanicals 2 set, inked up initially with Hero Arts white pigment ink then re-inked, slightly to the right, using Altenew Dye inks. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted from the Simple Silhouettes set.


Don't forget to check out the fabulous designs from my fellow teamies over on the main blog HERE and I hope you'll play along and have some fun.

Thanks for calling by and I'll be back soon!



20 comments:

  1. I LOVE the background strip on the first card Sarah! So striking and gorgeous. The sentiment sits brilliantly over the top of it with the white shadow really adding definition. Your second card looks so tranquil with those clean flower shapes shadowed on the coloured background. Really stylish and lovely <3 Have a fab weekend! x

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  2. Two fabulous designs, Sarah! I love the vibrant watercolour panel on your first card and the shadow staffing on kraft looks absolutely stunning. I keep meaning to get that botanicals set! I hope you have a great long weekend x

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  3. Fab cards, especially your first one. You blended the stripes perfectly. Love the vibrant colours.

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  4. Great cards Sarah,you always manage to come up with something special! Shame Jen is leaving boo hoo, she will be missed ! hugs Viv xx

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  5. Love that bright background on your first card. So happy!

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  6. Two beautiful cards, love them both but of course the vibrant one is the one that has me hooked. I actually havent tried this technique yet, shadow stamping. Maybe its time to try, as soon as I feel weller.

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  7. Two great shadow examples, teamie! Love that bold sentiment with the vibrant panel, l think the silly scrap looks fab! And those botanicals look wonderful shadow stamped on the kraft, gorgeous choice of colours xx

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  8. Always love your creations but the first one is absolutely stunning! x

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  9. I love the second card sweety that stamp on kraft is so beautiful...lovely technique will try it again it was long time ago I did this technique
    and the first card wooow I love the colors and the big sentiment too
    They are Wonderful cards Sarah..
    many thanks to joining with us at ATSM this week
    hugs
    Monika

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  10. These are both gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out with your beautiful floral card. Love the shadowing on both cards with the offset die cuts and stamping.

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  11. Fabulous...2 simply wonderful cards. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

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  12. Two fabulous cards Sarah ! They show us beautifully two great techniques to make shadows ! Love the vibrant colors of your first card, they perfectly highlight the black bold sentiment! Your second card is also beautiful and delicate. My stash is full of scrap leftovers for the "may be one day I will use it..." Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

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  13. Fabulous CAS cards Sarah xx Jan

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  14. The first card steals the show - just stunning!!!!!

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  15. Two lovely but totally different cards Sarah and beautifully CAS. Your designs are always amazing. I keep my leftovers too for possible future projects.

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  16. Swooning at the incredible panel of vibrant eye-candy on your first card Sarah. It looks incredible and is the perfect backdrop for the bold sentiment. LOVE all the white shadows on your cards! Your get well card is so feminine and pretty and the flower images are darling xx

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  17. What a great contrast to both cards...but I think they both are beautiful; love the bold colours on the first and the fresh colours look so great on the kraft! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT again!

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  18. Beautiful shading, Sarah, love your vibrant colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  19. Lovely x 2, Sarah! Your flowers on kraft are so pretty; no need for 'kissing' when the results are marvelous as is! Your first card, with the vibrant colours, does exactly what you sentiment invites: makes me smile! Fabulous! Thrilled you shared this gem in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!
    Hugs~c

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