Saturday, 6 May 2017

Less is More Week #327

Hi there

It's the first Saturday of the month which means it's time for a Colour challenge over at Less is More.  But before I give you details of the challenge, I need to introduce you to our three new fabulous members of the DT!  All of these lovely ladies have been regular participants of Less is More for a long time and are all well known in our little blog world and I'm sure you'll agree they are all perfect additions to our LIM family...

Izzy of Izzy Scrap

So please do pop over and congratulate them on their new roles.  We're super excited to have them on board! 


So, on with the challenge and this is the colour combo we want to see you using this week...



And we have a new sponsor for the month of May too

Uniko

And we also have Bev from Uniko Guest Designing with us this week so please do pop over to show her some love!



I love this colour combo, and although I've only got one card to share with you this week, I'm super happy with it.  I used some gorgeous stamps by our sponsor too...


On a panel of white cardstock I stamped and heat embossed the Cosmos flowers in white before colouring them in with my Zig markers and water.  I then masked the flowers as well as two of the edges before blending through a stencil with grey ink and fading it out to preserve some white space.  To finish I stamped the sentiment in black before popping up the panel on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Uniko - Pure Florals Cosmos, Originally Organic Additions
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke
  • Stencil: MFT - Fishnet
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens

Challenge entries:

Time Out - Challenge #82 - Flowers (no optional twist this time)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #240 - Photo inspiration



I hope you'll play along this week.  This colour combo is so pretty, as you can see from the projects made by my fellow teamies, over on the challenge blog.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  Today marks the start of my week off work, no actual holiday away but it's my birthday tomorrow and I'm looking forward to some relaxation and hopefully some days out if the weather stays good.  Hopefully if I'm feeling energetic I can get some decorating done before I take delivery of my Ikea furniture next Friday....eeeeek!

Bye for now


24 comments:

  1. Advance happy birthday wishes Anita! Enjoy your week off work :) I loved this card as soon as I saw it. The subtle stencilling and the bright flowers work brilliantly together and create such a elegant feel. Loving the shading on the flowers too <3 Have a fantastic weekend/week! x

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  2. Your card stands out this week and I love it. Pretty colour combination and love the soft stenciling. I've pinned this one x Happy birthday x

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  3. Came back to say...clever take on the inspiration photo too with the balloons and your flowers x

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  4. Wwow love this Anita, so retty the yellow flower white embossed and the grey stenciling. Perfect

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  5. I think you've taken over the crown from Chrissie in the exquisitely elegant and classy stakes Anita! What a triumph this card is with the soft stencilling that looks like trellis work that the delicate flowers are growing against. Bravo! Have an amazing birthday sweetie and I hope your week off is all you want it to be and more xx

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  6. I just don't know how you come up with such beautifully elegant designs every week, Anita! This is stunning - I love the sunny flowers against the soft stencilling - a perfect combination. I hope you have a fabulous birthday weekend x

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  7. Your card is absolutely beautiful Anita ! I love this stamp set (one among others on my large wish list !) and you perfectly coloured it ! Your background is also fabulous with this beautiful fading ! I'm glad that you received the card and I find you very patient for not opening it until tomorrow! Again, I wish you a very happy birthday! Enjoy your WE and your week off and I look forward to seeing your new workspace ! xx

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  8. This has to be one of my favorite cards of yours, Neet. I'm sure I will be CASEing it.

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  9. Happy Birthday for tomorrow and enjoy your time away from work. Just love this card, so beautiful - pinning it for future inspiration.

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  10. Beautiful card, Anita. Love the stencilled background.
    And happy birthday! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ You share a birthday with one of my closest friends, too.

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  11. Just popping by to admire your card and wish you a Happy Birthday.

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  12. Simply stunning! Hubby loves your card too! :O)

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  13. Wow Anita, your card is so beautiful... So soft and delicate! The white embossing was a super idea for grey and yellow. Enjoy your birthday tomorrow and so great to be in LIM team with you! Oh but looking at the watch, your birthday is today, not tomorrow... I'm in a crafting event and we just finished card making around midnight but are not sleeping yet. ;) Still some craft hours ahead tomorrow before the trip home!

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  14. Your card is stunning! I love everything about it!

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  15. Oh my gosh, Anita, I love everything about this card! It is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Beautiful take on the challenge Anita! Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM.

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  17. Wow Anita, this is so beautiful!! I love yellow and gray, its so pretty and elegant. Your flowers are coloured so perfectly and love the idea of fading out the stencil design. Its a perfect card and I'm so happy to see you at TIME OUT!!

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  18. Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to you .... Thanks for picking such a gorgeous colour combo for LIM this week and I'm swooning again at the perfect use of the Cosmos bloom from Uniko against the subtle grey stencil. Just wonderful as always. Have a fantastic week. Hugs x

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  19. I absolutely love your card Anita! I think I need that stamp set!

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  20. Wow - I love your card Anita. The subtle background against that beautiful flower - gorgeous

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  21. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  22. Oh Anita, this is so gorgeous. I love the stenciling in the corner only, and the embossed flowers are colored so beautifully. Absolutely wonderful card!

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  23. Congrats for you TA mention at ATSM !

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  24. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you, Anita! And...Congrats on being named 'Top Addict' at ATSM for this absolutely GORGEOUS card!!!

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