Firstly, apologies that it's been a whole week since my last post. I have been really busy making....but not cards. I've been busy building my Ikea furniture and filling it with my stash! Woohoo!! I'm still trying to get everything in its ideal place and have a good tidy up of my existing cupboard so once that's done I'll share some pics with you. It's a small area so it's taking some organising but I'm getting there! :)
So, that said, I'll move on to the real reason for today's post.
It's week three of May so this week at Less is More it's the turn of our regular Theme challenge. Here is what we want to see...
We have another Guest Designer joining us this week, our lovely April winner, Julie Beech. Please do pop over to her blog to see her inspiration project :)
After going back to basics last week I really struggled this week and I think I was trying too hard again. They are a little busier than I would have liked but I have managed two card samples for you.
I recently picked up a lovely card pack called Midnight Blush and I wanted to use it on this first card. The pack contains cardstock in four shades of grey and some sheets in a lovely blush colour. The photos don't really do it justice but I think it's a gorgeous combination.
The cardstock in the pack isn't thick enough to use for card bases so I started by covering a card base with the blush card. I then cut a dark grey piece slightly smaller than the base and used some transparent gloss texture paste through a squares stencil. Once dry I mounted the panel onto the card base using fun foam. I then die cut the doily from the blush cardstock and a sentiment strip onto which I stamped the sentiment in charcoal ink.
Here's a better view of the glossy paste, I need to get a better spatula/scraper to avoid the line marks...
- Cardstock: Papermania (DoCrafts) - Midnight Blush Capsule Collection
- Stencil: STAMPlorations - Just Squares
- Texture Paste: Ranger - Transparent Gloss
- Die: Clearly Besotted - Geometric Doily
- Stamp: Personal Impressions - Mix and Match
- Ink: Versa Color - Charcoal
Daring Cardmakers - Two Colours
Crafty Catz - Challenge #371 - Anything Goes with twist of more than two layers
Freshly Made Sketches - Challenge #288 (flipped it to the right)
I went for a rainbow on my second card...
I used some dark grey cardstock to cover my card base and then cut a white piece slightly smaller. I die cut some circles from a scrap of cardstock and placed this over my white panel. I then placed a stencil over the top and blended ink through the circles in rainbow colours, placing the stencil in different directions for each circle. I finished off with a bold sentiment in charcoal ink and mounted the white panel on fun foam.
- Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Solace
- Ink: Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Festive Berries, Wilted Violent, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron; Versa Color - Charcoal
- Stamp: Paper Smooches - Bold Buzzwords
My teamies, as always have created an array of wonderful inspiration for you this week so please do pop over to the challenge blog and follow the links to their personal blogs.
Happy Saturday everyone!