Saturday 4 March 2017

All about teal ...

Exciting times ... I'm this week's Guest Designer over at "Less is More" ... the invitation was part of my reward for winning the monthly prize in January ... an invitation I just could not refuse.  The "Less is More" challenge is one of the first that I entered and I am most confident when creating CAS cards.  When Sarah sent me the details I was really pleased as it is colour challenge week ... and the colour one of my favourites - Teal!  I hope my card inspires you to join in with the challenge and remember to check out all the brilliant designs from the Design Team.

Here is the design that I came up with:

Why is it that when you have loads and loads of rolls of washi tape you never have the right colour or pattern for your project!!  So my first step was to create washi tape using tissue paper, lots of stamps, ink and various widths of double sided tape ... I now have even more washi tape!

I used:
Indigo Blu - Poppy Heart Dinkie Stamp
Stampin Up - Bermunda Bay and Coastal Cabana Inks
                    - Gorgeous Gunge Stamp set
Crafter's Workshop - Chickenwire Reversed Stencil
Poppystamps - Stick Frame die

Thank you to all the Designers at "Less is More"



  1. What a lovely post and thanks for the kind words about LIM Elaine. Your hand made washi tape is so inspiring and love all the elements on your teal card. Loads of detail yet sill perfectly CAS. Thanks for being a wonderful guest designer and I hope you enjoy the week with lots of visits. Sarah x

  2. Wow - this is fabulous, Elaine! I love the mixed media style of your card whilst still being super CAS and stylish. That dinkie poppy stamp is gorgeous and the texture you have created with the chicken wire, sticks and washi is fabulous too. Great to have you as GD this week :)

  3. Popped across to say that I adore your card. It is so pretty and so very creative. Love all the elements and the washi tape is great! x

  4. I'm trying to wrap my head around the homemade washi tape! Your card is a beautiful CAS. I am not good at that.

  5. What a beautiful design. Love all that dimension that you added, provides great interest to the card. Thanks for guesting for us this week!

  6. What a knock-out card you made for us Elaine! The amount of stunning detail in it is exquisite and so inspiring. Fabulous depth created with the texture and your choice of all the elements in your design creates such visual harmony. Thanks for being a superb guest designer. xx

  7. Absolutely stunning Elaine ! So creative and original card ! You used so different media and then it is still very CAS ! Congrats for being GD and Bravo for your washi tape ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap

  8. This is gorgeous Elaine, really textured and yummy-looking, but still CAS and so clean in the background! I love your handmade washi and the pretty floral stamping on the heart with the die cuts behind. Fab! Thanks for being an awesome guest designer! x

  9. Fantastic to have you guesting with us, Elaine. Loving how tactile your card looks. The textured chicken wire stencilling and the stick frame are a fabulous backdrop for your heart. And well done with the washi, great job xx

  10. Wow, what a wonderful idea to make your own washi tape! Very creative. This is such a fun mixed media card. Congrats on your well deserved gd spot!

  11. Haha, but it is beautiful Washi tape which I'm sure you will use again, Elaine! Well done making your own for your stunning design! Congratulations again on the win and on guest designing for LIM! That challenge was my first or second one, too, so I'll always have a soft spot for it!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. A beautiful card Elaine, such a fabulous design.
    Congratulation on your Guest Design spot at LIM>
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  13. Great GDT card Elaine, loving your beautiful CAS card ;) Viv xx


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