Hello to you.
Have you had a good week? I do hope so.
Oh my! I have had another REALLY busy week.
The kitchen got finished (YAY!) just in time for the grandchildren arriving (pictures below - of the kitchen, not the grandchildren ;-) ) so I spent 3 days getting all the kitchen equipment out of the other rooms in the house, cleaning those rooms and then organising and reorganising (and reorganising again) in the kitchen to get the items in fairly logical areas. Ha! It may take some time until I am completely happy with it.
Since the kiddies arrived we've had beach days and pool days and that has been real fun. Lots more of that to come this week too. I think we will take them out in our boat and have a day at Zoomarine (love that place!) and a waterslide park too.
Ha Ha - I can pretend I'm a teenager again! albeit a wrinkly one ;-)
Anyway - to the cards. It's Saturday so its time for another Less is More challenge and this week is
One Layer Week
With a theme of
1) French SunflowersI'd like to enter this one into The Sisterhood of Crafters - Close to Nature.
I suppose you are wondering how my first card with a sunflower on it is related to the theme of something French...
Well, one of my first holidays to the south of France entailed us driving along roads that went through fields and fields of sunflowers. It was fantastic! To get to our destination and find that a field of sunflowers was right next door was the icing on the cake! So forever in my mind is this association with sunflowers and France.
Tentative link? maybe but a sunflower is evocative of French holidays to me.
Yes - it is a one layer card.....I have put a step-by-step with photos in the post below this one. Just click HERE.
2. The French Flag
Next up is my quickie card.
Honestly - this one takes minutes!
Ink up the Graphic 45 sentiment from #ICO215 in black memento and stamp directly onto the card. Mask off the sentiment.
Mask off an area on the top left and swipe chipped sapphire distress ink across it.
Repeat this on the right using candied apple distress ink.
3) French PostcardsI'd like to enter this into the three muses challenge - you've got mail
This is a card where I really had fun again with lots of masking and also practicing and learning to use my spectrum noir pencils.
I've created a picture tutorial on this one too and you can access it by clicking HERE.
Well that's it from the card front.
Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and to my team mates blogs for some extra French-inspired inspiration.
Now for the kitchen....
I did say we were going ultra-modern didn't I? and that our kitchen island is huge ( a beast, I think I called it!).
Well - here you are....not finished with accent colours yet so no textiles at the window or patio door...but you get the idea.
And we kept the floor!
Thanks so much for looking.
Can't wait to see what you all create with this weeks theme.
Hope you find time to leave me a short comment to let me know what you think of these cards.