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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Week 245

Would you believe it... it's One Layer time again!
These months really seem to roll around quickly.

We have a really seasonal theme for your ONE LAYER creations this time and it's


The leaves in our part of the world are just starting to change colour and when
we have clear skies and a little sunshine, nothing looks finer!


I masked a horizontal panel and blended various Distress Inks in autumnal tones.  I then took a leaf image from the Autumn Silhouettes set by Kanban, spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped on my panel one at a time, leaving the water to settle for a short while and then blotted with a paper towel to remove the colour.  Then, using second generation stamping I randomly stamped a small linear leaf image from the Mini Shadows set by Honey Doo Crafts in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  After removing the masks I finished by stamping the tree and sentiment from the same Kanban set in Versa Color Pine Cone ink.

This Unity stamp is all about autumn to me:  wrapped up against the chill and with a warm cuppa!  She's coloured in autumn shades using Copics and I've added a House Mouse sentiment.

Here is a simple masked card, stamped with Stampin' Up's French Foliage stamps in a variety of Distress Ink autumnal shades. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. Autumn always make me think of thankfulness!

For this one I've gone with Autumnal colours rather than the usual 'leafy' images.
I started out by stamping and watercolouring my jug using distress inks in Peeled Paint
and Mowed Lawn before masking. Using my inky blending tools I've created the background
using: Autumn toned Distress Inks and to finish I stamped the floral silhouettes and
sentiment in Versafine black ink from Clearly Besotted: Simple Silhouettes.

We hope you enjoy the challenge and please remember to keep to the
Clean and Simple rules which are shown at the top right of the page.


Friday, 9 October 2015

ShowCASe Week 243

Morning Limettes it's time to announce our 
'SHINE' showCASe 
and it was extremely difficult for us to agree on 
just three choices - so we've got FOUR this week!

Here we go in order of entry:

So who can resist a cute Christmas card with a 
red-nosed Rudolph? The perfect way to add some shine!

A classy and chic Christmas card with 
superb inlaid shiny die-cuts!

Christmas sophistication here, brilliant placement of the elements 
on the card with the perfect shiny ornament and sentiment!

Those stars in the night sky certainly shine brightly
and what an adorable little image and design!

Thank you all!
There's a ShowCASe badge to collect from the page at the top 
and we'd love to see you display it on your blogs

If you've not already joined our 'jewel' coloured challenge then you have 
until 10pm BST tonight to enter before a new one starts at 8am tomorrow!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

September Winner

It's that time again!
We've another winner to announce here at 
Less is More

The prize for September was kindly donated by a new sponsor
to us ... Dies to Die For

and after much deliberation - because you are all winners - we have chosen
Mac Mable of The Sweetest of Peas

Mac Mable is a regular here at Less is More producing some fantastic
CAS cards and always keen to get into the spirit of the challenge
by leaving lots of friendly comments along the way!

A very worthy winner Mac Mable and we certainly appreciate 
your contribution to our challenges and hope you enjoy your prize.

Please contact us by email for details of how to claim it.

There's a winner's badge waiting for you at the top of our blog, 
which we'd love to see displayed on your blog with our thanks!


If you haven't already entered our current 'jewel' coloured challenge
runs until Friday 10pm BST