Saturday, 13 February 2016

Less Is More #263

Hello crafty buddies - can you believe it's a week since our birthday challenge went live?
I certainly can't and yet here we are with a new challenge today for

Less is More

It's that ONE Layer week too which I know some of you dread,
including me but hey-ho just go for it! If you mess it up you can always
chop and layer it after you've photographed it! That's my trick any way!
Our theme for this one is 'STEM' so take that however you wish!
So long as it's on one layer, clean and simple with lots of white space
We are Happy Bunnies!

Here's mine:

Here I've used the floral images from Uniko: Pure Florals Cosmos
and there's a fair bit of masking! 'Love' sentiment is CBS: Say it in Style
and the others are from WPlus9: Sending you Sunshine. 
The images are coloured with Zig Clear Brush pens with some wink
of stella and a blob of glossy accents to the flower centres.

I'd like to link this one up at Time Out Challenges
and it's an 'inspired by words challenge' using the following:

Love is the flower you've got to let grow (John Lennon) 
So I've added some extra growth to my bloom and used some 
love in my sentiment so hope that works for the DT there!

Next up using a brand new set (to me) having had a little crafty spend
with some Christmas money I had left over! It's WPlus9 Doodle Buds.
Once again coloured with Zig Clear Brush pens. Seriously CAS even for me!

As look would have it there's also a 'One Layer Week' going on at 
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge so guess where I'm off to?

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

This one is a little sneaky as I wanted to use a glass with a stem and 
couldn't resist using another new set from My Favourite Things - gorgeous
Brush stroke sentiments. BUT the sentiment is kind of obscuring the stem of the glass!
The 'On Your Birthday' is from Uniko: Simply Said Birthday and the wine glass plus
 accessories are from Paper Smooches: Free Spirits.

... and that's all I've got for you today so hope you feel inspired to play along.
Anita is taking a little break from the DT but there's still more inspiration
on the main blog HERE so please head across and check them out!



  1. Wonderful one layer cards Sarah. Have a lovely weekend!

    Love and hugs

  2. Three fabulous one layer creations Sarah, your colouring is amazing and the designs are just perfect!
    Chrissie xx

  3. Fabulous designs, Sarah! Beautiful masking on the cosmos and you are just teasing me with the gorgeous WPlus9 doodle buds :)

  4. Great designs Sarah. You are tops at one layer... I also normally end up having to chop them up and layer them!

  5. All fab cards Sarah,
    Sarita xx

  6. Three gorgeous cards, hope you don't chop them up! I was actually looking at the Doodle Buds set earlier and now I've seen your card I'm even more tempted. Karen xxx

  7. Beautiful one layer cards. Have a nice weekend.

  8. You know for the one layer challenge that most of us fear your cards are fabulous! The first one is so very pretty, with all the masking and gorgeous colouring and just off the edge of the card, really eye catching. Super CAS on the second card....that stamp set is so versatile and so very contemporary and perfect for how you've used it. Chuckled on the third one as I was 'looking' for the stem, which is a really clever idea on the challenge...well disguised in the sentiment xxxx Thank you for the inspiration x

  9. Three great cards !
    The second is my favorite !

    Ineke XX

  10. love your cards, the one with the yellow flower has to be my favourite, but they're all fab

  11. Brilliant cards - I love that cosmos stamp and what a great idea to use a glass stem!

  12. Beautiful card Saran, fabulous one layers with gorgeous images, I love the red flowers and the orange ones, wonderful colouring and I'm quite fond of the champagne !!

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

  13. wow, gorgeous flowers, I adore the CAS designs! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  14. These all rock Sarah. Superb colouring on the first card and naturally it works for us at TO. Very clever idea to use a glass as the stem, never thought of that x

  15. Wonderful one layer cards Sarah. The flowers are so vibrant and I adore that cheeky glass stem. Brilliant!
    Sharon xx

  16. Three great cards, Sarah! Your coloring looks awesome. I think my favorite of the three is the first one...the colors just POP~!

  17. A real treat; three gorgouis cards! Love the beautifully coloured red flowers! And the modern feel of your second card! The third is so well combined; thought that the sentiment was from one firm 'till I gave it a closer look... Have a fun and colourfull week!

  18. Great cards! Thank you for joining us at TO Challenge!

  19. Ooh you have been busy - cant see why you dread one layer cards as they're all gorgeous!! X

  20. These are all such good ideas for the theme, didn't even think of long stemmed glasses!! Your first card was totally worth all that masking, its spectacular!!

  21. Hello Sarah: This cards are just gorgeous examples of what a one layer card should look like, simply beautiful.
    I too, dread a bit this totally CAS card style, I mean, your image is just there, with nothing to help it look good, it's like "naked", LOL!! so you must do a great job with it and you did, on all 3 cards, the masking on the first one is amazing.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  22. Wow! Three gorgeous CAS designs, Sarah! Each card has just the perfect pop of color!

  23. All your cards are so well designed and vibrant Sarah !

  24. Great cards - love that red.

  25. Awesome masking and colouring Sarah - love the doodle bud and a glass stem is the first thing I thought of too - oops! x

  26. Gorgeous cards. What a clever idea to include the 'stem' of a glass! xx

  27. Three absolute beauties Sarah! Love, love, love them all.

  28. All three are super Sarah. Beautifully colored.

  29. Woah, three fab cards Sarah, you spoil us :D x

  30. Three gorgeous cards Sarah - love the last one too, such a clever interpretation and I love the layout! What a way to rock the one layer!

  31. Congrats for getting HM at TO xx


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