Monday 11 August 2014

Holly leaves ...

I've just returned from a short break in Bruges with my daughter with just enough time to do the washing and shopping before heading off to Lincolnshire for a week with my parents!  

I have found a little time to create a couple of cards for this week's "Less is More" challenge - this week is One Layer card with the theme of 'Foliage'.  I thought I would create a Christmas wreath but I don't own a holly stamp!!  I guess I could have used my holly stencil but it would have been a very, very large card!  So instead this is the card I created:

This is a small (4 inches) square card.  I used Grunge paste coloured with peeled paint distress ink and coloured three pearls with Spectrum Noir markers to create the berries and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx black ink. I quite like the simplicity of the design so may be making more to send this Christmas.  I hope the pearls count as minimal embellishment as far as the challenge at "Less is More" is concerned.



  1. Lovely festive holly imagery here Elaine !!

  2. I love how the paste turned out--you've inspired me to use mine more!!! Especially coloring it up yourself--genius!

  3. Lovely and restrained. Eye catching.

  4. LOVE this! The texture and dimension is amazing! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. Ooh simply stunning Elaine, lovely texture from the card and paste
    Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  6. Wow a fantastic card Elaine. It wasn't until I read your description that I realised how much work has gone into this. It's stunning, striking and gorgeous. Well done on making a start on the Xmas ones.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. Oh wow! this is such a stunner. I love the texture of the card base and the paste .Those pearl berries look so yummy. A winner in my books.

  8. This is such a winner to me, Elaine! It's simple perfection with a megawatt impact!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. I think we can safely say that the pearls are a minimal embellishment... and beautiful too!
    Love those leaves!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. This sings to my CAS loving heart, Elaine ... fanastic texture and such a punch of fabulous colour against all the wonderful white space ... brilliant! Anita :)


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