It's Saturday and time once again for this week's challenge at Less is More. The challenge this week is Neutrals. According to our challenge hosts...this could be anything from off white to black with any shade of beige, brown or grey in between. At first, I was drawing a total blank...but once I got started, the ideas kept flowing! The funny thing is, I just finished my cards for the OLW challenge yesterday...and had a terrible time trying to create using just cream, black, and a touch of bling! Go figure!
I've made four cards today. I don't know why I do this, I guess I think if I make just one more card it'll be something that really wows me! LOL!
here. I cut it out and adhered it to my card, then added a little faux stitching on either side. Sentiment is from Flourishes.
This card was made with a Kraft card base. I used a Spellbinder die for the brown square. I cut a beige square with another Spellbinder die, and stamped the Papertrey sentiment on the beige piece. The butterfly is from Memory Box and is the smaller butterfly. Kind of a pain to cut out, but I finally got a metal shim and it works a bit better. I just got the lacy die that I used for the brown piece....and I LOVE it! I'll be using it quite a bit I'm sure!This next card just kind of fell together. I used a Kraft card base. I had scraps left over from making the chevron, and I just adhered them to a piece of card stock and cut it about 5/8 inch wide. I punched a hole in the strip on the left hand side and wrapped the string around the strip and up through the hole...then just ran it through the button and tied a bow. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and is stamped in brown. I initially had the striped piece on a white card base, but managed to stamp the sentiment crooked, so instead of throwing it away, I peeled the strip off, cut the white card front down so that the sentiment was straight. Then I realized that the strip was too long to fit just the white, and I didn't want to have to re-do the twine, so I just plopped it all down on the Kraft card base...and I really like the way it turned out...much better than just a white card base! Mistakes can sometimes work out pretty good!
This last card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. I made three tags from Kraft paper, inked the edges with some dark brown, then adhered them to a strip of card stock. I stamped the images in both brown and black on to the tags. The image is from Papertrey Ink. I used a sentiment from Papertrey also...stamped on Kraft paper, cut out with a Spellbinder die, then pop dotted over the tags. I added three black bling pieces on the tag. The ribbon couldn't have been more perfect...how cool is that!
Thought I'd also add in a recent layout of our granddaughters, Camilah and Georgia. You can see that I also used the chevron tutorial for the larger chevron on this layout.
Photos of two of our granddaughters, Camilah and Georgia. I used My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks collection for this layout. The title work was cut with the Cameo. The quote is a stamp from Flourishes. Butterflies are all MS punches. The pink leaves are a stamp and die cut from Papertrey Ink called Harvest Berries. Flowers are all from my stash, and I layered them and added a pearl for the center of each. The polka dot background shape was hand cut using a shaped background piece for the pattern. The "rick rack" border around the pink background was made with a scalloped punch (again...found the directions for the how-to on Pinterest). I added quite a bit of faux stitching and inking. Journaling is tucked behind the pink mat at the top with the string of pearls on the pull tab and reads:
You two have grown up so fast. Camilah, in just a few months you will be making decisions about what you want to do with your life…and Georgia, you won’t be far behind her. You both have so much potential and I know that each of you can achieve anything you set your mind to. As you move ahead and make those decisions about your life, I hope you’ll always remember Proverbs 3:6 which says: “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (New Living Translation)
Bet you thought I'd never finish! LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are truly appreciated! Until next time...