Saturday, 30 January 2016

Less is More #261

Morning friends it's that time on a Saturday for us to reveal this week's challenge
at Less Is More! What's more it's a 5-Saturday month which means it's a
Lucky Dip and we have a guest designer too.

Kylie (Happy Little Stampers) who is generously sponsoring our 
challenges this month has agreed to be our guest designer and being an
Aussie, we decided to honour Kylie with a Down Under theme!

Please keep your design clean and simple and explain your inspiration 
for 'Down Under' unless it's kind of obvious like mine!

Ok probably the most recognisable Australian skyline ... but in the 
absence of other 'Down Under' symbols in my stash I had to go with it!
It's from the Bon Voyage set by Clearly Besotted and I've masked the image
before stencilling the sun rays using a Tim Holtz stencil with distress inks.
The panel is die-cut using an MFT Die-Namics Stitched Square die and the 
sentiment is from the same Clearly Besotted set.

I'd like to link this one up at Simon Says stamp: Wednesday Challenge
where it's an Anything Goes theme.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Having never been to Australia despite having long-standing friends who 
constantly ask us to visit, I imagine it's one big beach, with beautiful blue seas,
 bright sunlight every day. Basically summer all year round with lines of flip-flops 
(or thongs as the Aussie's call them) lining the beaches! Idyllic YEP!
So with that picture in mind my card uses the Clearly Besotted: On The Beach set, 
with a sentiment from Design a Tree and the Rounded Tag die, also CBS.
The die-cut sun is from Lil'Inkers and distress inks to create the 'sea' with a
 torn frothy / wavy edge. The flip-flops are watercoloured with Distress inks and 
drizzled with glossy accents. I couldn't resist adding a couple of sequins for added sparkle.

That's all I've got for Down Under but I've no doubt you'll WOW us 
with your creations this week and I can't wait to see what you've got!
There's more inspiration from Kylie and the Design Team on the main blog HERE
and I'm sure they'd love you to visit them at their own blogs too. 

Thanks as always for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with the
latest challenge details for AAA Cards.



  1. Fabulous cards, Sarah. The brilliance of the yellow in your first card is enough to bring a smile to anyone's face, a tonic for the overcast skies!

  2. Sarah, I am totally honoured by your hommage to Down Under. You Sydney skyline is awesome!! It really is one of the most beautiful harbours I have seen in my travels. Your second card is perfect. LOVE the thongs! I really want them!! Summer in Australia is quite varied on where you live. I'm very lucky to only have about 4-5 weeks of winter (I don't even have heating in my house hehehehe) but where I grew up it could snow at times :)

  3. Your sunrise over the Sydney skyline is stunning, Sarah (sorry, the alliteration just happened!!) ... and what a fun beachy scene! Oh to be there in all that sunshine! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. Fab cards! Love the skyline and your beach scene with the flip flops has made me long for summer :) Great inspiration for a tough theme!

  5. I love the skyline card. I have this stamp and it is in inked, time to get it out!!

  6. Both clever ideas for the down under theme. Vibrant colours and fun beach scene, wish I was there!

  7. Sarah, what a spectacular sunrise over the Australian skyline, love the vibrant colors you used.
    Your card with the flip flops is just beyond cute, love the surf and the sun, just beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing.


  8. Both cards are very stylish, but I like how you have condensed the elements in the beach card while keeping it so CAS - wow

  9. Two fab cards. I loved the one on the LIM blog but now I see the skyline that is just perfect.

  10. Love your cards
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  11. Fab cards as always Sarah,you never dissappoint!loving the bright colours too ;)Viv xx

  12. Two gorgeous creations, teamie. So glad I didn't use my Sydney skyline, you would put me to shame with your fab make. That skyline looks fabulous. And your colourful flip-flop scene is just lovely, I want to be transported right there x


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