16 Apr 2016

Less is More #272 - Use 3 stamps

Good Morning!
How are we all doing? Feeling good?
It's Saturday again and that means it is time for another Less is More challenge.
This week we'd like to see you all Use 3 Stamps, no more; just 3 ;-)
The rest of my teamies have worked their usual magic and provided some amazing inspiration on the challenge site with even more on their personal blogs. Please do go over for a visit.
 Here are my pieces of DT inspiration.  I thought for my first card I would do some repeat stamping and a bit of brayering.

Stamps: Clarity Stamp Lone Spruce
              Clarity Stamp Pine Forest
              PapertreyInk Sentiment

The sky was brayered in Broken China, Stormy Sky & Hickory smoke DIs with a moon mask in place. The Pine Forest stamp was repeat stamped in Lettuce, Meadow and Bottle Adirondack. The Lone Spruce was stamped in Bottle Adirondack with the panel in place then the sentiment added underneath.
An Inkssentials opaque white pen was used to create stars, and what I thought would be moonlight highlights (but actually look a bit like snow now it's finished!) then the panel was raised on 3d foam pads

Entering this one into:
Addicted to Stamps and More! - Clean and Simple

The next card uses a stamp set I picked up in the UK on my trip over at Easter.
Stamps Used: Craft Asylum - Into the woods. The bare branch, the large owl & the sentiment
First, the owl was stamped into position In Rust Adirondak. A wink of Stella was added for a little shimmer.Then the tiny bare branch was repeat stamped multiple times in Mushroom Adirondack to provide a perch. The sentiment was stamped in Ginger Adirondak.  On the repeat stamped branches I added random drops of Liquid Pearls in Mint and Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Pink Pearlescent PVA glue to represent leaves and blossom. Entering this into C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Clean and Simple. Also entering it into AAA Cards - Anything Goes
Another spring card has been created for my third piece of inspiration.
Stamps used: Penny Black Allegro (two different flowers), and See D's Springtime Swirls Kit #50501 for the sentiment.
This was simply made by stamping on white card using distress markers in Mustard Seed, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover on the flower stamps.  The flowers were cut out and raised onto 3d foam pads and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the base card.  Entering this into Card Mania - Spring
I had to do a really quick sunshiny final card!  Stamps used: Clarity Stamps Gerberas and Papertrey Ink Sentiment
The sentiment and flowers were inked in Terra Cotta Adirondack and then the flowers were coloured with Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress Markers and a Wink of Stella added for sparkle.

Card 1 - Addicted to Stamps and More! - Clean and Simple
 Card 2 - AAA Cards - Anything Goes
               C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Clean and Simple
Card 3 - Card Mania - Spring
There you have it!. I do hope you will all join in with us this week and can't wait to see what you make with 3 stamps.
As always, if you leave me a little comment to let me know you've been here I will come to visit you too.
Happy Crafting.
Sharon xx


  1. Hi Sharon
    Fabulous cards... What a varied selection ... Can't choose my favourite....
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Enjoy your weekend

  2. Wow, you have been busy, Sharon! Love this selection of cards. The way you have stamped the small branch to create the perch is really clever and that owl is so cute! I love the irises against the lilac background, very springlike and the way your focal spruce extends beyond the panel on the first card is a great idea - must try that! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. Fabulous inspiration, love them all. Cara x

  4. You've been productive - so many cards! They're all lovely and I really like your variety of styles with the different shapes, backgrounds and themes. You're so versatile as a designer. I can't pick a favourite, but I do love the branch on the owl card!

  5. WOW! Another busy bee week for you Sharon and what a perfect inspirational selection of loveliness. Such clever techniques and used to perfection. Sorry I can't pick a favourite as they are all so classy and adorable. Have a great week. Sarah x

  6. Ooops! PS. It's great to see you've played along at AAA Cards too Sharon. thanks so much. x

  7. You were on a roll, Sharon!! These are all magnificent!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Love how you made the leaves/flowers on your tree branch, so pretty. Terrific inspiration!

  9. Loving all your cards Sharon, the pearly dots on the branches on the second one look really fab !

  10. Loving all your cards Sharon, the pearly dots on the branches on the second one look really fab !

  11. A great set of cards Sharon - Looks like you really enjoyed this challenge.

  12. A great set of cards Sharon - Looks like you really enjoyed this challenge.

  13. Such great cards and great inspiration. I just love that owl. Karen x

  14. Wow what an array Sharon, don't know where to start to pick a fave this time!
    They are all stunning!

  15. Wow what an array Sharon, don't know where to start to pick a fave this time!
    They are all stunning!

  16. What a stunning set of cards - love them all but, as ever, tree images are my favourite and that moonlight scene is fab x

  17. Gorgeous card, you have been busy. thanks for including us at AAA Cards!

  18. Lovely samples Sharon, I love the flowers mounted on the purple one a lot!

  19. Thank you for your super comment Sharon - your cards are fabulous and lovely colours, beautifully coloured images along with super details!!

    Heather x

  20. Wonderful cards - I love that owl one especially

  21. Your tree card has such a cool design! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at ATSM. Creative regards from stempelfrida

  22. Sharon a lovely selection of LIS cards, thanks for popping by and for this weeks challenge.

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

  23. Hi there. You don't know me, but I'll most definitely be back to haunt...er...visit your incredible blog. Lots of lovely eye candy her to inspire we who need it. Darnell is right...so worth the visit.

  24. Such cute cards & loving that little owl bag ...
    hugs, Janie

  25. Only a week late, so sorry. Had a horrible bug and my eyes have been done in by the time I've got home from work each day!
    Gorgeous selection here, Sharon. Love the krafty owl and the iris card is so pretty xx


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