Saturday, 11 March 2017

Less is More #319

Morning friends, are you ready for this week's challenge at

Less is More

This week it's our dreaded ONE LAYER week and here's our
cue card showing the theme we've chosen

It's usually an Autumn theme but as it's quite spring-like here in the UK
right now I decided to go with some lighter tones of orange and green
on my first one. Plus I was experimenting with my new Altenew Inks.
The leaf set I've used is by Uniko: Paradise Leaves and I've teamed
it with a brushed sentiment by Clearly Besotted

Using another couple of sets from Uniko here and just to show
that it doesn't have to be Christmas to use a holly leaf! Again I've
used Altenew inks in various green tones along with Delicata Gold ink
for some mini flowers plus a gold gel pen for added dotty detail and the 
hand-drawn lines along the top and bottom of my stamped areas.

Last but not least ... who says leaves have to be traditional colours!
Here I just wanted to go mad with those Altenew inks again because
I just love all the different tones in each pack. I've used the leaf stamp
from another Clearly Besotted set: English Rose plus a bold sentiment
by My Favourite Things with the 'Your Day' from Avery Elle

 Three is pretty good for me these days so I'm hoping to see lots of
dynamic leafy inspiration from you crafty folk on the LIM blog this week.

There's loads of fabulous designs from my fellow teamies
over on the main blog HERE with links to their own blogs.
Do check them out and pay them a visit if you've time - they'd love it!

Hope you'll play along and have some fun.
Thanks for calling by and I'll be back soon!



  1. Wow - you are treating us to 3 fab cards today, Sarah! I love those Uniko tropical leaves - they look so different in the colours you have chosen and are masked perfectly. Using holly leaves for a non Christmas design is inspired and I love the tones of Altenew ink that you have used on your final card. Loads of leafy inspiration x

  2. These are so gorgeous Sarah! You always rock one layer week. Loving the light, fresh feel of the first card with those lush tropical leaves. The various shades of green holly leaves teamed with the mini gold flowers looks so elegant on the second card, and a lovely clean, balanced layout too! And I love the bright, funky leaf stamping on the third card - so much fun and very eye catching! Have a lovely weekend x

  3. What a beautiful selection of cards. The colours in the first card are gorgeous as is the brushed sentiment x

  4. Wow you spoil us with so many cards & inspiration! Lovely Sarah x

  5. So amazing ! You are such an inspiration Sarah ! Always impeccable designs!
    I love your colored leaves and hope you don't mind me going on with that idea as inspiration for my card this week!!

  6. All flippin' amazing if I can say so! Loving all these colour combos, fabulous masking on the first one too. The gold accents on your second look gorgeous with the greens, a good gold ink is something I don't have so that's popping onto the wishlist! Gorgeous colours on the last one and I love all the bold sentiments you've used this week. Tremendous work, teamie xx

  7. Love these cards. You used some terrific cards that really make it sunny and fresh!

  8. Blown away by your creativity this week Sarah! Those new inks have certainly inspired you, haven't they? Brilliant masking on the first card and those colours really give the wow factor to the stamps. Loving the twist on the holly leaf - pure genius! The gold ink on that card adds such luxury and opulence. I am totally in love with the rose leaf though - what a beautiful shape and those shades are sizzling hot. xx

  9. 3 amazing cards Sarah. I love how you have gone with colours other than green for a real eye catching set of cards. x

  10. Love your three stunning cards Sarah ! You showcased this challenge so beautifully and so differently ! You're always a source of inspiration for me ! I definitely have a crush on your third card with these bright colours and delicate leaves ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap

  11. I love your Less is More card, it's stamped so beautifully it looks like printed paper! All three of them are perfectly stamped :)

  12. Such beautiful leafy cards here Sarah, thanks for sharing your amazing inspiration once again ;) hugs Viv xx


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