Saturday, 23 January 2016

Less is More #260

Hi there crafty friends I'm here with this week's challenge for 

Less is More

it's Recipe Week and we'd like to see you use a Silhouette on your cards, 
here's what I came up - I was hoping to have another but you know how it is!
Time just flies by! But there's more inspiration over on the main blog HERE
so hope you'll hop across and check out my teamies' creations.

Now I've popped these together it looks like I'm having a blue moment!
Change from the purple I've been addicted to for the last few posts though!

This one uses a stamp by Inkylicious called Toadstool Fairy - I think plus
a sentiment from Clearly Besotted: Say it in Style. I started out by placing a circle of 
masking paper onto a panel of watercolour card before inking and blending 
various blue distress inks, whilst trying to keep the top left slightly in shadow. 
Once I removed the mask I smeared a little ink over the 'moon' and flicked 
some water onto it to create a 'starry' effect. To finish some sparkly sequins from
Pretty Pink Posh - just because I can't resist a bit of fairy sparkle!

This one uses a freebie die-cut (sorry not sure where from) which I've
placed on a panel of watercoloured card, subtly painted using Tumbled Glass DI.
 Another Clearly Besotted sentiment from the In The Frame set, a few more sequins
 and sparkles plus a strip of dotty paper from Doodlebug to finish. 

I'm not entirely sure what the definition of a 'critter' is but that's the theme
this week over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge so I'll be
hopping across there with this card and hope my birdie counts!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

As always I'm sure you'll WOW us with your fantastic designs and 
I'm looking forward to some mega inspiration! 

Thanks as always for stopping by and see you soon!



  1. Both gorgeous cards but especially loving the toadstool one as the sentiment and the stamp is such a clever and fun idea. Thank you for the inspiration x

  2. Two gorgeous cards Sarah, I love the fairy and toadstool card, and the blue inked background.

  3. Beautiful cards as ever Sarah, your shading with the ink is so subtly done! Gorgeous!
    Chrissie xx

  4. Beautiful inking on your dreamy fairy card, Sarah! It is very atmospheric. Love the soft blue with the bold black elements on the bird silhouette card too :)

  5. I love them both Sarah!

  6. Two beautifully sponged cards; slight favorite for the first one; I love fairy-silhouettes... Enjoy the weekend!

  7. i think they used the word critter as it features a lot on lawn fawn stamps which is their feature thingy this week, critters from the past, critters in the park, etc... love your faire card, the inking and splattering is awesome!

  8. Two really beautiful cards, Sarah! I love how you blended your DI's on the first one, and how you placed your silhouettes on both gorgeous!

  9. Two beautiful CAS beauties and loving the bold black against the blue hues. Fun challenge theme too, will have to 'make' time for this one ;) Hugs Bev x

  10. The sparkles are a beautiful touch!

  11. Gorgeous cards. The background for the fairy is perfect.
    Sharon xx

  12. Two fab makes and I love the bird silhouette


  13. Two beauties especially the first you should frame it !


  14. How beautiful Sarah - love that water flicked across to add interest x

  15. Gorgeous cards Sarah, beautiful designs and colours..........your flower is delightful with a gorgeous colouring. Your bird is so sweet with a lovaly and a fabulous panel and papers!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge>.

  16. I love that toadstool card - so pretty Sarah and the water droplets really add another dimension. I'm sure I have some fairy stamps somewhere - I'm off to dig them out, so inspired am I by your card!

  17. Two gorgeous cards,love them both.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  18. Beautiful cards ..... I have that fairy stamp, really should ink it up sometime as it looks fab! xx

  19. Two beautiful cards again Sarah! I adore the blue and little scene you created on the first one esp.....just couldn't take my eyes of that lovely blueness.Love the bird and the pretty dotted edge on the second card too ;) Viv xx

  20. Two very pretty cards, Sarah :)


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