Saturday 21 August 2021

Less is More ... One Layer Card

How time flies!  We are back round to the One Layer card challenge at Less is More. I know we have all become experts at the One Layer Card but in case you are new to this term the key requirement is that you only use the card base itself with no additional layers.  It is a challenge where masking certainly is your friend to create the illusion of layers.

I've used a combination of masking and over stamping to create shape and layers:

I began the process by masking off where the butterflies were going before stamping with a selection of dotty background stamps. 

I added some light ink blending around the edge of the butterflies to increase the definition of the shapes especially the central butterfly.  In all honesty this is the second card that I made as I forgot the one layer aspect on my first!!!  A common mistake that I make when preparing my design team projects!

I used:
Visible Image - Grunge Tones stamp set
UNIKO - English Country Garden Butterflies stamps and coordinating dies (the dies were for the masks)
Distress Inks

The last Less is More challenge was Shades of Blue - I said at the time that blue is my favourite colour!!

This will be my last post as a member of the design team.  I am standing down through necessity as I need to concentrate on my immediate family’s needs. 

Take Care!

Saturday 7 August 2021

Less is More ... Colour Challenge

 Welcome to the first challenge for August at Less is More ... the challenge is all about colour and we would like to see you use 'shades of blue'.

I feel lucky with this challenge as blue is my most favourite colour (closely followed by orange)! I have a simply card with stamping and diecutting to share:

I used:

UNIKO - English Country Garden Butterflies stamp set and coordinating dies.
UNIKO - Today, Tomorrow and Always: Time
Distress Inks

I hope you will be inspired and have the time to create and enter the challenge.  I have loved seeing all the beautiful entries into the last challenge CASE-ing one of my designs.

Take Care!