Saturday, 30 September 2017

Less is More #348

Hello there friends, time for my regular Saturday morning post to announce our latest challenge over at Less is More and it's a 5-week month, which means it's a lucky dip one. We've also got Jane of Purplejetlovescrafts joining us as our Guest Designer for this one so I hope you'll head on over to her blog too and leave some lovely feedback for her.

Here's the cue card and I can't wait to see how you play this week 

I've 2 cards for you today and first up a watercoloured hummingbird from the Uniko set: Paradise Hummingbird. The image was stamped and heat embossed then coloured using my Zig Clear Brush pens with water. The background is a dis-continued Background Builders set from Uniko called Lattice and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

It's an Anything Goes week over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Addicted to Stamps and More so I'd like to drop this card in at both of those challenges.

Next up I've blended Distress inks over some watercolour cardstock before spritzing with water and perfect pearls to add some interest to the panel. Using a faceted heart die from Neat and Tangled I die-cut the panel and mounted it on 3d foam. I've also used a multi-faceted embossing folder to add some detail behind the top of the heart. The sentiments are from Clearly Besotted: Happy Anniversary set. 

As always there's loads of fabulous designs from my fellow teamies over on the main blog HERE and our sponsor for this month is Happy Little Stampers so do play along, it's the last week, for a chance of a prize, which we'll announce at the start of next month.

Hope you'll play along and have some fun and thanks for calling by 



  1. beautiful hummingbird and awesome coloring!

  2. That beautiful hummingbird looks stunning, Sarah - you always get such vibrant colours from your Zigs! I love the faceted heart too and it combines perfectly with that embossed background which is still on my wish list :) I hope all is ok with you x

  3. Swooning over here Sarah! I've been eyeing up that dazzling hummingbird for a few days and it gets better every time I look at it. Those rich, jewel colours are enchanting an the lattice is a beautiful piece of open work behind it. Your second card is a dry-embossed masterpiece of CAS design! Incredible texture and interest in the design without loosing a single piece of yummy white space. Phenomenal work! Have a great week teamie xx

  4. Great cards Sarah, I love the gorgeous hummingbird with its rich colouring it really makes an impact :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  5. Such beautiful cards, Sarah! Your rich colored hummingbird looks striking -it's great how vivid colors one can get with those Zigs! Great job! The layout of this card is also so pleasing for the eye -I love your use of background stamp and sequins. The subtle embossing and beautiful heart die cut in your second card then -absolutely stunning. Great work!!

  6. Two stunners once again, teamie! That hummingbird is gorgeous, what a fantastic mix of vibrant colours. And your anniversary card is so stylish, loving the soft colour palette, and the background embossing works so well with the faceted heart. LOVE! xx

  7. Two stunning cards again, I love that geometric embossing folder on the second card x

  8. WOW ! Two gorgeous cards here, Sarah ! I love the vibrant and bright colours of this beautiful hummingbird ! I really want to try those Zigs ! What a stunning example of how to use an embossing folder on a CAS card ! And this beautiful heart is just eye-catching, your blending is so striking ! You rock again this week ! Have a fabulous week ! xx

  9. Long time, no visits! I adore the vibrant colours of your first card and love how you grounded the image with the background. I am always unsure how to do this with this stamp and it is one of my fav-thanks for the idea and I hope you are well x

  10. Two fabulous makes here, Sarah. Your hummingbird is incredible! So eye-catching watercoloured in those bright vivid jewel tones. It pops even more against the neutral background. I need a lesson on using the Zigs like you have here. And your anniversary card is simply gorgeous. Love the monochromatic colour and partial embossed background. Great dimension on a perfectly CAS card. Have a wonderful week. Trina xx

  11. Wow, the black outline of the bird really makes those colors pop! So gorgeous!

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

    Jo x

  13. Fabulous card both
    but the first one STUNNING miss lady
    love love that bird and your choice of colors
    my winner card
    many thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this time

  14. WOW! The colours you have used for your hummingbird are stunning and I love how you paired it with the Lattice BG. A design that seems to be trending again! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and showcase of Uniko. Hugs Bev x

  15. 2 gorgeous cards, love the vibrant hummingbird, Cathy x


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