Sunday 30 November 2014

Stars to Celebrate ...

Good afternoon, the sun's shining, the leaves are falling and it's not raining!!   A beautiful Autumn day in the UK (at least in the South of England!)

After completing the weekly ironing I've been crafting!  

My first post is all about "Less is More" they are celebrating their 200th challenge - congratulations to Chrissie and the design team.  This is one of the first challenges that I entered and this year I have tried to enter each week (so far, so good!).  To celebrate the them is "Celebration".  I decided to design a card as a tribute to a regular criteria on the blog - the One Layer Card.  I've grown to love the challenge of creating one layer cards - the results are not always great but they always involve a lot of thinking!

This is it:

The complete star has clear Wink of Stella for sparkle -
it doesn't show in the photograph
I used:

Distress Inks - tumbled glass, peacock feathers, salty ocean.
Stampin Up - Not Quite Navy ink
Stampin Up - Gorgeous grunge stamp set.
Clearly Besotted - Many Messages stamp set

The layout is based on the sketch challenge at STAMPlorations

I'm also going to enter the challenge at Addicted to CAS where the code word is Dots.



  1. Love your dotty stars Elaine!! Fabulous one-layer card! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  2. Love those overlapping stars Elaine! Fabulous CAS design! Hazel x

  3. Love this Elaine, fab design and colours. Carol x

  4. Great one layer design, Elaine! Well done for entering every week at LIM this year too - very impressive :)

  5. Loving this - great mix of colours and variety of dots etc.

  6. I'm working backwards Elaine through the entries and I just LOVE this OLC, both of yours are super but this is really beautiful.
    Thanks for all your entries this year.
    Thanks so much for joining our 200th Challenge at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  7. And another equally striking card Elaine and like Anne I've ended up working backwards so saw the other one first. Both terrific and we love seeing your incredible inspiration each week at LIM
    Thanks so much for joining our special 200th challenge this week and for your continued support.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. What a great card Elaine , I love the pretty stars, great colour choice too.Yes I think we all were terrified of the dreaded 'One layer' card to begin with lol ;) Viv xx
    Guest LIM Designer

  9. This is a super card Elaine.. one layer too!
    Thanks so much for joining in on our celebratory week!
    "Less is More"

  10. Beautiful card Elaine! Great mix of colours.

  11. This is fabulous, Elaine ... you've achieved such dimension with the masking and all that wonderful splatter ... brilliant! Anita :)

  12. Hi Elaine. Love your layered stars, they really shine. Great card and take on our sketch. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations. Good Luck and all the best for the New Year! Monika


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