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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Week 231 -

Not only have we a new challenge for you today
but it's the start of a new month and we are delighted to
have Ribbon Girl sponsoring our challenge once again

Do please visit the Ribbon Girl online store, we're sure you'll be amazed
at the array of crafty goodies available! What's more they are kindly offering
a £10 gift voucher for our July Winner!

So onto our challenge and being the first week of the month
it's the return of the COLOUR challenge at Less is More and
in honour of our friends across the pond, it could be none other than

Please keep to these colours; any additional shades should be kept to neutral or metallics.
This is what we've come up with for your inspiration!

This is compilation of die cuts. The cruise ship is from Quickcutz, the 'welcome' 
from Paper Smooches, the Home from Tattered Lace and the squares from 
Spellbinders and MFT. The sea is a print from some Aqua Tint inks.


This one is inspired by the wonderful Laura Bassen HERE
I love how she uses bright colours and inks up shapes to create
a striking geometric design. 

Card Recipe:
Ranger: Dye Inks
Various circle dies from my stash
Hero Arts: Stamp & Cut Happy set for sentiments and the mini circles


I die cut two pierced squares, one in white and one in blue using an 
MFT Die-namics Pierced Square Die.  From the white square 
I then die cut the house detail using Clearly Besotted's On The Line die.  
The sentiment stamped in blue is from Clearly Besotted's So Tweet stamp set.  
The die cuts were then adhered together before adding a small red 
die cut heart, covered in Glossy Accents (close up photo on my blog)


 The Silhouette cut file that I started with is edited - 
the hearts were coming out of an old fashioned gramophone.  
I stamped the Clarity Stamps girl, Alice, in its place and gave her a paper pieced dress.  
The sentiment is Paper Smooches.

We hope you enjoy working with these colours and we look forward to seeing
what you create. Please remember to keep your projects clean and simple with 
some yummy white space - maybe even red or blue space!

... and as everyone loves a comment or two we do like to encourage you
to visit some of your fellow entrants and leave some kind feedback.

Happy Crafting!


Friday, 3 July 2015

ShowCASe Week 229

Morning all, it's time to reveal our ShowCASe stars 
following the Stencilling Challenge so in order of entry here goes -
we couldn't stick at 3 this week so we've thrown an extra one in too!

Incredible stencilling, fabulous splashes of colour
with a bold and stylish sentiment!

Fantastic ombre inking with the most stunning bird on a wire stencil,
further enhanced with embossed shine!

A beautiful scene with wonderful depth created with inking
and gentle shadow to the trees, the stunning blues pull it all together!

Awesome stencilling, inking, bleaching and white lines creates 
some fabulous dimension to this work of art!

Well done ladies and please take the ShowCASe badge from the page at the top 
which we'd love you to display proudly on your blogs.

Thanks to everyone who participated, we'll be back tomorrow with our new challenge 
and there's still time to enter this week's sketch challenge if you haven't already.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Week 230 - Sketch

Happy Saturday Limettes

We have a long awaited sketch for you this week!

The essence of all our challenges is simplicity ... so please remember that 
all important 'white space' and keep your design Clean and Simple!

Here are our examples for you this week... although as ever there will be
additional inspiration on the personal blogs of the do pay them a visit.

My card is nearly white on white.  I've used a Cuttlebug script embossing folder 
and added a Memory Box butterfly and a Mama Elephant sentiment. 
 The base layer of the butterfly is cut from white glittery paper.

This is an image from the internet over-stamped with an Artemio manuscript stamp 
and then coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment was computer generated in
Passions Conflict and Andalus fonts and the flourish is a die cut from MFT.
The apertures were cut with Simon Says Stamp stitched, rectangular dies.


I've turned the sketch on it's head with the smaller panel at the top
and also used landscape rectangles rather than portrait. The images are from
Paper Smooches: Briny Blue coloured using Stabilo Markers and water, 
then twinkled with Winks of Stella and Glossy Accents.
Rectangles die-cut using MFT Die-Namics pierced rectangle dies
and the 'birthday wishes' sentiment from Clearly Besotted


I die cut a curved rectangle from the top panel which was popped up 
on 3D foam strips after adhering some hot pink cardstock to the card base
 to show through the aperture.  I die cut the flower from white cardstock 
using 'Small Posh Outline' die from Poppy Stamps, adhered this 
over the aperture and accented with some clear Wink of Stella.  
I then used the Paper Smooches 'Thanks' word die to cut the sentiment 
from the same hot pink cardstock.

We hope you enjoy the sketch and we look forward to seeing
what you make of it this week. Please take some time to visit your fellow
entrants and leave some kind feedback ... Everyone loves a comment or two!

Happy Crafting!