Saturday, 23 May 2015

"Less is More" Recipe

The recipe at "Less is More" this week is to include some metal on your card!
There seems to be lots which could be added, but I have gone with a buckle  for one card and a charm for the other!
I really love the simplicity of this one.. almost to the point of thinking that I haven't done much to make it... but the main feature of CAS is knowing when enough is enough... and I think that this has enough! The die is from Tattered Lace!
This is also for the challenge at CASology

This card is another simple one with a Memory Box Golf Landscape die coloured with alcohol markers, mounted on a scored panel, with a Fiskars punched edge. The metal charm is suspended on some baker's twine and the sentiment and its tag are from Stampin' Up!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Back to crafting!

After a couple of weeks on my hols, I thought it about time to join in some challenges!
Here is a card for a few!

Addicted to Stamps - CAS Challenge

AAA Cards Happy Birthday...They are 1 ... Congratulations!

For this card I used an Artemio manuscript stamp and die cut the Papertrey Ink Birthday and Memory Box additional letters several times and then layered them.
The little bird is from Wplus9.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Hello Sunshine

First of all I must thank everyone for the wonderful comments I received about my 'water' card from last week's Less is More challenge. They were truly appreciated. In fact I have a similar sort of card published in this month's Craft Stamper magazine, using a stamp of sea birds from the same company as the one I used last week. As we have to submit cards about three months in advance of publication, I had sort of forgotten about it!
Anyway the theme at Less is More this week is Hello Sunshine!
I've seen quite a bit of it on my holiday during the last couple of weeks... on a river cruise along the Danube. I had a wonderful time and met some super people.
Here is my card for this week's challenge!
I'm afraid there's only one this week, as I only got back yesterday and I'm up to my eyes in laundry!
Here is a simple die cut card, using dies from Lawn Fawn and Taylored Expressions. The sentiment is computer generated in KBA Stitch in Time. Sadly at this size the stitching doesn't really show up, but the idea was to match the font with the die cuts!
I have a few commissions to get on with so I shall be busy over the next few days, however I do hope to be back to commenting on submissions to the challenges this week!
Here is a pic of some of the members of the group on a trip around Prague Castle...can you spot me? Teal sweatshirt, white scarf?
I can thoroughly recommend this holiday!
Here's another quickie!
This is a quick card made with SU Kinda Eclectic set, plus a sentiment made in Word with Bohemian typewriter and CK_Alis_Hand fonts. The inks are Ranger Lemon Twist dye ink and Mustard Seed Distress ink.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

One Layer Time

I think this bird from the Rubber Stamp Gallery looks pretty cool, I'm not sure what it is but it looks like a sea bird to me. In fact the stamp is of a bird on a plinth, but I chose to have it standing in the water... which is the theme at Less is More this week.
I stamped him and then masked him, to ink the sky and the sea. I had fun with that  by stamping and inking and painting and embossing until I thought it looked OK! I was quite pleased in the end. I was unsure of what to add as a sentiment so I didn't add any at all.

This used a stamp from Stampendous, coloured with watercolour pencils and blended with a water brush. I added some Glamour Dust to the sea for added sparkle.
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.
I find that using watercolour pencils even after blending with water, doesn't bleed though onto the inside of the card, an important factor in One Layer Cards.