4 Jun 2016

Less is More 279 - Use Some Purple

Hi there.
How are you on this fine day?  Enjoying your weekend, I hope.
Well, it's Saturday, it's 8 o'clock and its time for a new
The challenge we are introducing you to today is a nice colour challenge:
Use some Purple.
This month we have 2 sponsors
As usual I have a trio of cards to share with you today.
First up is a card that uses a Stamplorations clear stamp set. This is going to be a really useful set to use because there are lots of journey related phrases to be made from the elements in the set.

A Tim Holtz ideaology mini mask called Compass was adhered to a  piece of white linen card and seedless preserves distress ink was brushed over it using one of those brushes that Clarity Stamps sell.

Then one of the phrases from the stamplorations clear stamp set called Journey was inked in seedless preserves on another piece of cardstock and I cut round the sentiment. 

Both items were fixed to the card blank with 3d foam pads.

I'm entering this one into:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Monochrome
Crafty Cardmakers #165 - Monochrome

Next is a Christmas themed card. Very simple to make.

A piece of card was embossed with the eBosser Regency embossing folder. I thought it looked a bit like Christmas baubles which is why I turned it into a Christmas card.

A purple ribbon and bow were added to that embossed card to make it look like a present.

A tiny Christmas sentiment was added using the Marianne Design Collectables sentiment and die set No COL1325. It was inked in Memento Grape Jelly.

Finally some sequins were added for a little bit of bling and the whole 'present' was mounted onto a card blank using 3d foam tape.

I'm entering this into:
Cuttlebug Mania challenge - embossing
Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge - Anything goes with a handmade bow.

Now, this last one may not strictly be CAS (or at least certainly not CAS enough for a LIM DT card) as there is a little too much going on.
 I do struggle with keeping a good deal of white space - and I'm sure there are lots of other people who struggle like me. Anyhow, I liked the way this card turned out so I decided to share it with you anyway.

I used a piece of watercolour paper and watercolour-washed it with some picked raspberry and wilted violet distress ink to create a moody evening sky.

The houses are a Marianne Creatables die No LR0353 cut out in a deep purple card.

I added a piece of bright yellow post-it note behind the houses and then blanked out all the windows except for one house with Black soot distress marker.

The sentiment is made up from Tattered Lace words.

Well, that's it from me this week. Do hop over to our challenge blog for some magic created by the rest of the DT - and sometimes they have more inspiration on their personal blogs too.
Shortly after this post goes live I will be heading off on our 3 day road and sea trip back to the UK for the wedding.  We're taking the car with us this time so that I can stock up on crafty items we can bring back a few things we find it hard to source in Portugal. ;-)   I'm taking a laptop with me so that I can keep up with commenting on your entries into our challenge.
Thanks so much for your visit. I hope you will leave me a little comment to let me know you've been (even if it is only to tell me off for adding that last card! ha! ha!)
Sharon xx
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