Saturday, 20 February 2016

Less is More #264

Another week has zipped by so I'm here with the latest challenge 
from Less is More and it's Theme week! 

We're looking for some TEXTURE on your cards!

This one uses texture paste through a leaf stencil from STAMPlorations
then sprinkled with Glamour Dust. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted
with the 'Happy' heat embossed onto vellum and the matching die used for
'Anniversary' The sequins are by Lucy Abrams.

I'd like to link this card up at CAS(E) This Sketch and hope my
texture paste embossing will work in with the sketch below.

The bottom half of this card has been dry embossed using a
We R memory keepers Next Level embossing folder BUT it's not
showing up too well on the photo which is frustrating. I've loosely watercoloured
some blooms from the Altenew Vintage Flowers set which adds an element of
texture along with the gold heat embossed detail. The large sentiment is by
My Favourite Things with the 'Today' from Uniko. 

I'd like to link this one up at the Muse Card Challenge and although
Tracey has used a one layer card I was inspired by the gorgeous colours
on her card and tried to recreate that look here. 

This one uses the same stencil as my first card but this time I've
fuzzy cut a couple of leaves having used coloured texture paste.
A little detail is added to the top of the card with distress ink and splatters.
The Dragonfly is from Clearly Besotted along with the sentiment and I've
added a couple of accents using Pretty Pink Post sequins and gem from my stash

I must be mad but went texture-crazy this week so here's another!

Here I've added texture to a piece of watercolour card using a Cuttlebug Stars
 embossing folder. Blended with various blue shades of distress inks over the 
embossed area then spritzed with water to remove some colour and brushed 
perfect pearls over the top. The sentiments are from the Clearly Besotted Stamp & 
Die set (Happy Birthday) and there's a few doodlebug sprinkles and gems to finish.

I hope you feel inspired to create some texture and there's more 
superb examples on the main Less is More blog HERE 

Thanks as always for calling by and have a wonderful crafty weekend.



  1. Fabulous cards Sarah each one so beautifully made especially love the first one gorgeous texture and the gold sentiment works beautifully.


  2. The cards are beautys !

    The texture card !!!! WOW !

    Ineke X

  3. WOW Sarah what an absolutely awesome collection of fabulousness here! Where does one start to comment... they are all stunning in their simplicity and beauty!
    That leaf stencil is deffo on my list to get next time!
    Chrissie xx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous collection of cards Sarah, they are so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Love and hugs

  5. You really inspired me to get out my texture paste again. Such beautiful card.
    Hugs Ela

  6. A great collection of cards Sarah. Texture paste is such a great medium - I know I have a pot of it stashed away (must dig it out).

  7. Such a fabulous collection of cards to start my Saturday :) Love the idea of adding some glamour dust to the embossed background on the first and I love the dragonfly card - subtle colours with a pop of black! Your watercoloured vintage flowers look beautiful too. Have a great weekend x

  8. More fabulous examples from you Sarah. Love them all. x

  9. wow you've been busy! love the anniversary one for being so elegant but i think my favourtie is the one with the dragonfly

  10. This shows the versatility of your talent- every one of this is beautiful! Love the gold embossing and watercolouring of your roses. So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Sarah!

  11. All beautiful cards Sarah, I love your elegant anniversary card! The gold embossed watercoloured flowers are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse this week!

  12. Tremendous cards Sarah. Every one of them is a star!
    Ha ha! We've both got carried away with texture this week. ;-)
    Sharon xx

  13. Gorgeous collection of cards, Sarah! I love your embossing and die cut on your anniversary card, and your beautiful take on Tracey's Muse card! They are all really beautiful!

  14. WOW, Sarah, you've taken 'texture' to outstanding levels! From the glittery leaves in the first, the lovely loosely water-coloured flowers in the second, the pretty dragonfly/leaves in the third, and the embossing folder + watercolour in the fourth, you've showcased your sazzle, dazzle talents most impressively. In awe..

  15. Love love love your anniversary card Sarah! It seems almost ethereal and so sheer beauty.
    Thanks for sharing your talents.

  16. You have been very busy! I love all of these textured beauties. Stunning makes!

  17. Brilliant, wonderful beautiful cards Sarah. Love looking at all your inspiration.

  18. A stunning collection of cards each one fabulous.

  19. What fabulous inspiration today (as always I might add). Loving all the texture you've created, whilst keeping a CAS feel and look to your cards, which shows you can very successfully mix CAS and mixed media x

  20. wow loving, loving the first card, gorgeous CAS beauty with added sparkle!!

  21. Wow these are all just fab but your dragon fly one stole my heart! x

  22. As always, Sarah, a fantabulous gallery of your talent - love the top one so simple yet stunning xx

  23. Great set of cards Sarah, all are so unique and beautiful, and I adore the texture you added, the shimmer is beautiful effect.

  24. You are SUCH an inspiration Sarah! Beautiful in your impeccable style! Love your take on the muse, love your CTS card, and oh my that delicate dragonfly... looks amazing!

  25. Just love all your cards. Karen x

  26. All really beautiful designs,
    Sarita xx

  27. Oh, these are all gorgeous! I especially love the first one!

  28. What a fab set of terrific texture Sarah, they just keep coming! Love the colours on the final card x

  29. Fabulous cards Sarah - beautiful colours and texture, and the Dragonfly is awesome!
    Sylvia xx

  30. Beautiful collection of cards Sarah! I was inspired by your first one to make mine for the challenge.

  31. Gorgeous set of cards Sarah! all of them are fabulous! I love the multicoloured flowers, beautiful :-)

    Lols x x x

  32. Great selection of cards but the first one is really special - love all the detailing.

  33. Wow many beauties here Sarah, I LOVE them all, you are so clever ;) hugs Viv xx


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