This week the challenge at Less is More is to use the following sketch to create a card. Last week was a busy week for the challenge with 782 cards submitted for the challenge! We might not have reach 1000 cards as we were striving to do, but WOW...that's a lot of cards! Here's the sketch we're to use this week:
Here's my cards (yes I made 4 different cards, and I would have more, but unfortunately a few of my cards ended up in the circular file, if you know what I mean).
For this first card, I used a Flourishes stamp. I trimmed the image to approximately 2.25 x 2.25 inches and round two opposing corners. I layered it on a piece of red. I colored the image with Copics. The tiny little hummingbird is from the same Flourishes collection. He was also colored with Copics and hand cut so that I could pop dot him over the flower. The sentiment is from another Flourishes collection.
I like how this second card turned out. The little snowman is an Inkadinkado stamp. I stamped the image in Memento black and colored him with Copics. I added a little grey highlights and then added some stickles for the snow drifts and snowflakes. I cut the image out with a Spellbinder die and pop dotted it on a red background. The sentiment is from PTI and was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white detail embossing powder. (I actually did a decent job with the embossing on this! LOL!)
I think this card might be my favorite of the four. I recently purchased this fall collection. It is a TPC Studio Collection. I did a little masking with this. I stamped the pumpkin, then masked it and stamped the sunflowers behind it. After coloring the images with Copics, I sponged in some sky and a little ground. The sentiment is from PTI.
This card has several layers. I embossed the circles on white, layered it on the blue. Stamped the image (Flourishes) on another piece of white and colored it with Copics. I cut the shape out with a Spellbinder die, then added two mats (blue and gold) and hand cut the mats. The banner sentiment is also a Flourishes stamp that I stamped and then cut with a Spellbinder die and added the blue and gold mats to it also.
Thought I'd share another layout with you too.
Photos of my grandchildren, Katie, Adam, and Maggie, playing at Pensacola Beach in April 2011. I used Bella Blvd Papers for this layout. The scalloped edge was hand cut, then I added a darker pink background layer. The clouds were cut from paper in the same Bella collection. I added some faux stitched corners and some faux stitching to the border strips. The photos are backed with a teal card stock. The robin's egg bling that was added to the scallops was colored with Copic markers. I also added a few "water" droplets with Robin's Egg bling. Tags are all Bella Blvd. Simple...quick. I seem to be doing a lot of simple and quick lately! LOL! (The black border was added in photoshop to make the edges of the layout show up when posted)
That's all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!! A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who came by my blog numerous times last week....I appreciate your comments!! Until next time...
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