11 Feb 2017

Less Is More # 315 - One Layer - Opposites Attract

Well, Hello to you!

It is ONE LAYER week over at Less is More and we have a really fun challenge for you today

Need some help? Think chalk and cheese, soft and hard, fussy and plain, negative and positive, big and small, near and far, thick and thin...I bet you will all come up with some really creative ideas for this challenge.  But don't forget....it is one layer week!

I have 3 cards today - it was nearly only 2 but one card scraped in by the skin of its teeth yesterday afternoon. So let's take a look:

1) Keen and Wary?

Those cute little crazy animals just had to have an outing for a theme like opposites attract, didn't they? Here we have the opposites of Dog and Cat and their looks are completely opposite too: Keen and Wary!  Once I stamped the two images with the chocolate box in the middle I just had to choose that sentiment. I'll probably use it as an anniversary card for someone that doesn't really like lovey-dovey cards.  This is simply stamped and coloured with pencils with texture provided by glossy accents and stickles.

STAMPS: Tim Holtz mini cats and dogs, mini bird crazy and things, crazy talk
OTHER: WH Smith pack of 36 colouring pencils, Glossy Accents, Stickles, White Linen card blank

I'd like to pop this card in at:
Cards und More! challenge #177 - Pets and other furry friends
Fairytale challenge #161- Cards with fun
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Cute (hope I've not overstepped the mark ladies, but I find these characters really cute!)

2) Near & Far / Crisp & Soft / Big & Small

Here's another card that harnesses lots of opposites The 'trees' are near and far, the crisp comes from the heat embossing, the soft comes from the watery, unfocussed background and the big and small also refers to the 'tree' sizes.

Boy was this a messy card to make! I wanted to use my brushos again but calamity struck when I opened the first tub and the powder exploded out!!!! That took quite a while to clear up, I can tell you. 

So there was lots of masking, then brusho spritzing and drying, then stamping and heat embossing, colouring in, line drawing (above and below the sentiment), sparkling the lines, and moon (or sun) cutting out.

STAMPS: Clarity Stamps lupin and trees, Papertrey Ink sentiment
BRUSHOS: Cobalt Blue, Leaf Green, Emerald
OTHER: Memento onyx black ink, clear embossing powder, pumice stone distress marker, clear Wink of Stella, moon cut with my ScanNcut. white hammered card blank

This card was based loosely on the CAS(E) this sketch #208 so I'd like to enter it into that challenge.
also into
Inky Chicks challenge #78 - Clean and Simple (my 3rd and final card)
the Mod Squad challenge - Texturise (dry or heat embossing)

3) Negative and Positive

This is one of those 5 minute quickie cards that I always used to make! Simple stamping and adding a sentiment and the job was done.

STAMPS: Waltzing Mouse - musical backgrounds
INK:  Versamark Onyx Black
OTHER: A6 linen card blank, Sentiment - courtesy of ScanNcut

I'd like to pop this one in at Moo-Mania - music

It's week two of our birthday month and this week's challenge is sponsored by

We're also joined by the talented Tara from Craftilicious and she had made a gorgeous card for us! Do head over to her blog to leave her some love.

Please do try to pop across to my fellow teammates blogs as they usually have more inspiration for you. The links are found on the challenge blog HERE.


Well, that's it from me.

Thank you so much for your visit today.

I do hope you will be able to join us this week too.

Sharon xx


Jen Nelson said...

fab set of cards sharon, love the cat and dog :-)

Esther said...

These are awesome Sharon! The dog and cat really made me giggle, especially their expressions :D I adore your second card with that gorgeous Brushos background (must play with mine again soon... you've inspired me!) and so many opposites combined. Really clever and creative! And the third card is brilliantly simple yet striking and again a very clever idea for opposites. Nicely done! Have a lovely weekend x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING cards are this - thank you for linking the music card to our theme at Moo Mania & More!
Happy weekend!

Sarah Gray said...

That cat and dog really made me laugh, Sharon - they have bags of character and are perfect for the opposites challenge. Loving your artsy second card. Great use of perspective with the trees. The simplicity of your third card is so clever - really striking! Lots of inspiration xx

Barbara said...

What impressed me the most was the play on words for this challenge. Near and far, soft and Hard. Fabulous! Love how your were able to do that with your artistry. That first card is the bomb! Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck!
Barbara DT Member

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

So beautiful CAS cards.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Susan said...

Your cards are so beautifully put together...perfect inspiration for the challenge!

Trina P. said...

Fun set of cards. Love the positive and negative idea.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Well you've rocked it for sure this week Sharon. So many clever techniques, fun designs and awesome inspiration. I honestly don't know how you came up with all these opposite ideas but there's certainly loads to get our LIMettes inspired. Have a great week. Sarah x

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Card und More Challenge this time and good luck :)

Bianca said...

Love all your cards! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca DT

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards!

Caryn said...

All your cards are just gorgeous, hard to pick a favourite!.
Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog.
Caryn xxx

Neets B said...

Full of awesome ideas this week, Sharon. The coloured pencils on the textured card base looks fabulous, love the shadows. Wonderful idea to use perspective on your second card. I thought of positive and negative but couldn't think how to portray it onto a card, you've nailed it! xx

Isabelle Siry said...

Fabulous cards Sharon ! All very different but they explain so well the challenge theme ! Of course I love the cute dog and cat card with their bubbly eyes ! Love the brusho background in contrast with the dark trees and the musical card is just perfect with this sentiment ! Great ideas ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring.
Izzy Scrap

Sarita said...

really beautiful cards, love all your takes on the challenge xx

Hannelie said...

Beautiful inspiration and a fab take on CTS Sharon!
Thanks for joining us at CTS this week!