Saturday, 3 June 2017

Less is More Week #331

Good morning!

At Less is More today we're kicking off a new month of challenges and, as always, our first is a Colour challenge.  Here is what we want to see you creating this week...




No doubt you'll remember Neapolitan ice cream - a mix of strawberry, chocolate and vanilla - well that's the three-colour-combo we want you to use this week.  

And we have a fresh new sponsor for the month of June, STAMPlorations, and the lovely Shery is joining us as Guest Designer this week too.




When I first saw this colour combo I was a little stumped by it and all I could think of was ice cream!  Then, after having a really good sort out of my stash recently I remembered I had an item in my stash that couldn't have been more perfect...a pad of patterned paper made up of these exact colours!  It's been in my stash for so many years which goes to show it really is worth hanging on to those old bits and bobs :)

So here's my first DT card...


I die cut two panels of the patterned paper with a stitched curve die and trimmed to size to fit the card base and adhered these flat.  I then die cut the floral die cut out of both brown and pink card (from the reverse of other papers in the pack), adhered the brown die cut to the panel and then inlaid all the inserts from the pink die cut.  I finished with a simple sentiment stamped in dark brown ink.

Materials used:

  • Patterned Paper: Making Memories - Cosmopolitan Collection
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Basic Edges; Poppy Stamps - Peppini Laural
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Happy Birthday
  • Ink: Versa Color - Pinecone

Challenge entry:

CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #175 - Use those Pattern Papers
Just Us Girls - Challenge #396 - Die Cuts





For my second I used a stencil by this month's sponsor, ARTplorations by STAMPlorations...



On a panel slightly smaller than the card base I taped down the stencil, masking off all except the one flower and leaves.  I then blended with some Distress Inks in the challenge colours.  A simple sentiment in brown finished the panel which was then popped up on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: STAMPlorations - Bold Florals
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Gathered Twigs; Memento - Rich Cocoa
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Merci Beaucoup

Challenge entry:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #244 - Clean and Simple



And for my third card this week, I had another play with those patterned papers...


I chose a sheet of the brown card from the pad which had a striped reverse.  I stamped the 'yay' in VersaMark before heat embossing in white.  I chose a powder by Stampin' Up as it has a creamier tone than the one I usually use from my stash.  The sentiment was stamped in brown on a a strip of pink and adhered to the panel.  Before adhering to the card base I scored a diagonal section of the brown card and folded it back on itself to reveal the stripes on the reverse, adhered this down and secured with an enamel dot.

Materials used:
  • Patterned Paper: Making Memories - Cosmopolitan Collection
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versa Color - Pinecone
  • Stamps: Altenew - Celebrate
  • Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up - White
  • Accents:  Enamel Dot: Simple Stories - Enchanted

Challenge entry:

AAA Cards - Game #91 - The 3rd Big Birthday Bash




Thanks so much for popping by today.  My LIM teamies have some lovely project examples using these colours so please, if you have the time, do drop by their individual blogs for more inspiration.

Have a wonderful weekend.

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely collection of cards, love the colour mix. You have used that stencil perfectly and the first card with the pattern paper and that lovely die cut and the last with the folded over corner, lots of inspiration. Thank you

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  2. Oh yummy! Childhood memories of a Sunday lunch time treat and ice cream van tunes are all floating round my head. Delicious cards Anita! Thanks for joining in with AAA Cards 3rd birthday celebrations.

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  3. Oh wow! I trio of gorgeous cards! I love the gorgeous in-laid die on the first one. So fabulous! And the stencil...I'm swooning over those soft colors. And love the slightly graphic feel of the third one. You hit the ball out of the park on all of these.

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  4. A fantastic trio, Anita ! Love all of them ! Love your delicate first card with this beautiful patterned paper and the inlaid die cuts ! Very fresh ! Your third card has such a fun design, it makes me think of a male shirt collar ! BTW, you could enter it to the UNIKO challenge ! My favourite one is your second card with this soft flower, it is divinely CAS ! Absolutely gorgeous ! Have a beautiful weekend ! xx

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  5. A great set of Neapolitan colour cards, Anita. Love the softness of your stencilled flower. And your last card would work as a masculine card even with the pink. Love how you displayed the stripe side of the pattern paper too, Have a great weekend.

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  6. Wow...gorgeous trio of yummy cards! Love those colors!

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  7. What a lucky find that paper pad was Anita! Such a pretty card it made too and a brilliant showcase for the inlaid die technique. Your second card is just so dreamy with your incredible blending treatment - you really have such a light touch! I love the third card as it is perfect as a masculine card and those stripes look like a stripy lapel on a jacket. Fab inspiration from you this week teamie xx

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  8. Wow Anita, your creativity is blooming this week! Great use of your old paper stack. I especially love the first card with your clever use of dies. The paper looks wonderful in the bottom of the card and adds so much interest! Your second card is wonderfully CAS, stencils are just so great for creating quick, fab CAS designs aren't they! Have a relaxing Sunday. xxx

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  9. WOW! WOW! WOW! What fantastic makes teamie! CAS spectaculars as ever and what a super lucky find with that design paper in your hidden stash. Looks totally yummy on each of these and I particularly love that design on the last one. Brilliant trio and hope you're having a great weekend xx Ooops! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards too and good luck with the birthday challenge. x

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  10. What a fab collection of Neopolitan makes

    Kathyk

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  11. Your cards are just beautiful. A wonderful set of inspiration cards!

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  12. These are fabulous, Anita! I adore the folk art feel to the first card with the pretty floral spray and patterned paper - a really gorgeous look. The soft stencilling on the second card contrasts perfectly with the bolder lines of the sentiment and was a great way to use the challenge colours. Loving the creativity of the final card with the pinned back corner and fun stripes peeking through! The "yay" is such good fun too! Brilliant cards! Have a lovely week x

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

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  14. I love how you used the colours which are just fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  15. you have been busy! fabulous cards. Thanks for joining our birthday celebration at AAA Cards!

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  16. Such sweet cards - love your colour scheme on all three :) Thanks for playing along with our patterned paper challenge at CAS-ual Fridays :)

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