Saturday, 21 February 2015

Less is More #212

Morning all, I'm here with the latest challenge from 
Less is More

First of all I must thank you all for your wonderful comments on my blog
this week and particularly your feedback on inlaid dies v one layer cards.
Lots of interesting food for thought - thank you so much.

So this week is Theme week: WINGS

There's loads of options but I've gone for some pretty obvious ones;
and I've no doubt you crafty folk will thrill us with some superb ideas over the week!

For this one I masked a rectangular panel on my card front before blending 
distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade & Squeezed Lemonade
Butterfly Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Elegant Butterflies
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted - Sweet Little Sentiments
Gems are from Papermania - just for some added sparkle!

I'd also like to enter this card at
  Addicted to CAS where the Codeword is MASK

Using more distress inks (picked raspberry, seedless preserves & barn door)
I inked an off-cut of watercolour cardstock then spritzed with water
to allow the colours to blend together. Once dry I die-cut the dragonfly
which is a standalone die set from Clearly Besotted, layered 3 times with the 
intricate elegant cut out dragonfly on top. The same watercoloured panel 
is used to create the 'corner' pieces surrounding the front card panel.

More Clearly Besotted stamps used: With a Flourish,
Building Blocks & Sentiment from Spring Flowers
To finish mini silver pearls from Hobby House.

Ok that's all from me so I'm handing the baton to you and
hope you enjoy a crafty week.

Catch up soon



  1. Stunning cards as ever Sarah... they both look the epitome of professionalism!
    Chrissie xx

  2. Simply stunning Sarah .... I love your colour combinations. xx

  3. You have been delivering beautiful cards all week! Love these - the rich colours and blending on both is gorgeous. The masked panel and watercolour dragonfly are both stunning. I have those CBS products too so it is great to see what you have done with them :)

  4. Oh Sarah, these cards are both gorgeous, but the dragonfly is swoon-worthy. The colors are gorgeous. The placement of the text and overlaid butterfly are perfect. The flourish adds so much to the whole picture. Just beautiful!

  5. Beautiful shading on the first one but the one with the dragonfly that I saw on LIM really took my breath away! Stunning!

  6. Love this dragonfly - and it is now bought and added to my die collection. thanks for the enable!

  7. Love both of these beauties! I do think I might like the dragon fly one the best! LOVE the colors on that one and the design!

  8. As always love visiting your blog and again today I am not disappointed.
    Stunning cards Sarah xx

  9. Fabulous cards, Sarah, but the colors with the dragonfly are out of this world.

  10. I'm impressed about both of cards. Just wonderful. The card with the dragonfly is so stunning! It's my favourite this time. :-))
    Have a nice week, Sonja

  11. Both are beautiful! I love the effect from the masking, and your dragonfly just steals the show!

  12. Bee - yoo - tiful cards Sarah! Love the dragonfly and the colours

  13. Beautiful simple cards! Goes to show that no matter how much ink and paint we have, the less we use can be better!

  14. All your cards are ALWAYS beautiful, Sarah, but wow, this dragonfly card blew me away WOW.

  15. Both cards are just gorgeous - absolutely love those butterflies! Thank you for joining us at ATCAS!

  16. Love them both Sarah, just fabulous, you are so clever !!!! so glad I have those butterfly stamps already or I would be on yet another search again lol ;) Viv xx

  17. Love your dragonfly card - so pretty - the colors are stunning!!

  18. Wow Sarah, gorgeous cards! Love the dragonfly...

  19. Love both of your cards equally this week Sarah - the first one is really striking and the second one I just love the layout. Both gorgeous!


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