The Less is More Challenge for this week is hosted again by Chrissie. I'm sure Mandi must be exhausted trying to get everything just right with the new wedding business! Chrissie has given us a great sketch to work with this week and as usual, I have more than the one card to share with you.
This week's sketch consists of band down the card which in turn is sub-divided into three sections. We can add a sentiment or the sketch can be rotated if that orientation. Here's the sketch we're working with this week:
And here's my take(s) on the sketch:
This is the first card I made for this week's challenge. I stamped my image (not sure, but I think it might be an Inkadinkado stamp set) in black archival ink. The image is actually much larger than this, so I had to cut off parts of the side of the image after stamping it on the white card stock. I sponged the sky with three colors of DI (stormy skies, spiced marmalade, and spun sugar), then I colored parts of the image with Copics. After getting everything colored, I cut the image in three equal pieces and layered it directly to the card base. The sentiment is from Sweet 'N Sassy stamps.
Looks like I had my mind on boats, and sailing this week! This is my second card and for this card I tried something I've been meaning to try for a while. After stamping my image (Sweet 'n Sassy stamps), I trimmed some off each side of the stamped image. I masked off the moon, and sponged ink for the sky. I cut the image into three equal pieces and then coated each of the pieces in distress crackle paint - clear rock candy. In hindsight, I should have painted the crackle paint on the colored image before cutting it apart. Painting each of these small pieces was a pain...and when they dried they curly up into tubes, so I had to get the to straighten out. I hope you can see the crackly finish on the image...it's really cool and kind of feels like leather. The sentiment is from PTI and is stamped in black.
Not through with the boating/water images yet! I recently picked up this stamp from Hobby Art. I ordered it, so I wasn't aware that it was such a small stamp...but it was perfect for this sketch. I stamped it three times across a piece of white card stock, then cut it into three section after coloring. I sponged the sky with DI, but the water and boats were colored with Copics. I layered the pieces onto a matching piece of card stock, then adhered it to the card base. The sentiment is from PTI.
And last but not least, another Christmas card for my stash. Very simple. Cut three green rectangles in two different shades of green and layered them. Cute the poinsettia with a Spellbinder die and hand cut the leaves. I did score and fold the leaves a bit to give them some dimension. I added three pieces of yellow/gold bling to the centers of the poinsettias. The sentiment is from Flourishes and was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
That's all for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! I do appreciate your visits and your comments! Until next time...