22 Apr 2017

Less is More # 325 - Stripe

Hello there! It's so lovely of you to pop by. 
Are you ready for another Less is More challenge? We have a fun recipe this week with scope for lots of creativity.


As usual the rest of the design team have some incredible cards to share with you over at the challenge blog (and usually a few more on their personal blogs too) so please pop over to see them.

We also have another fab guest designer joining us - TaeEun. Her card is gorgeous so I hope you pop over to see her too.

I've had a really busy week last week so I only have 2 cards to share with you this time.


1) Jasmine texting

I think this is a brilliant image for all teenage girls. I can see I will use it a lot with my granddaughter and step-granddaughters! I managed to get stripes in on her skirt and a couple around 2 edges of the card blank for good measure.

STAMPS: Lili of the Valley Jasmine-Phone, Happy Little Stampers Mix Mash sentiments
INKS: Archival black, an ages old Papermania red ink
OTHER: White card, Watercolour paper, watercolour pencils, tiny gem, striped washi tape, red pen (for the dots)

This one is for the following challenges (in alphabetical order):

Addicted To Stamps #146 - Not a square card
Crafting When We Can #142 - One for the girls
Dream Valley Challenge #154 - All about the hair
Lemon Shortbread #39 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Splash it on (Watercoloured the image)
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #35 - Anything Goes with optional add a sentiment
Through The Craftroom Door - Week of April 19 - Anything Goes


2) Quickie Stripe Card

Here's one of my 5 minute cards and it is a fantastic one for using up those little scraps of paper. The strips were stuck onto a thin piece of paper and that was stuck directly onto the card blank. So it's a really flat card for posting too.

That's what I like....fast, few supplies and inexpensive to post!

STAMPS: Hero Arts - Irreverent birthday messages
OTHER: White card blank and scraps of card in white, black, lilac, pale blue and pastel green, small piece from a double sided adhesive sheet, black ink.

I'm entering this one into
Cards in Envy - Pretty Pastels
Ooh La La Creations #226 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #339 - Anything Goes
Well, that's it from me this week. Thank you so much for stopping by.
Hope you find the time to join us in this fun challenge this week!! Can't wait to see what you do with the recipe.

Sharon xx


Esther said...

These are totally fantastic, Sharon! That digi girl is fab, and you've coloured and shaded her so beautifully including the hair <3 Love how you've worked in stripes on the skirt and at 2 edges, which also looks very cool as a layout! I'm in awe of your paper stripes card which packs so much visual impact and in gorgeous coordinating colours... fabulous and so creative! Brilliant idea. Have a lovely weekend x

Sarah G said...

These are two so different and inspiring ways of incorporating stripes in to your designs, Sharon! I love the teenage girl image - I just need an equivalent one for boys! The stripes around the edge look fab and I adore your paper stripes on the second card - it looks so cool and is a versatile design that could be used in lots of colours. Have a great weekend x

Izzy Scrap said...

Fabulous cards Sharon ! I'm sure that my daughter would love your first card ! Great idea to make her a stripy skirt and to balance with stripes on the red edges ! I also love your second card ! I could make a lot of cards with all my scraps ! I recently saw a post from J. McG and she also used her scraps to make beautiful cards ! I think I will have a try too ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi. I always admire Clean and Simple cards! Yours is a beauty! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Trina P. said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love that Jasmine texting image and the added stripes to her skirt. Love the colours of your stripes on your second card.

meg said...

Two very different but equally fantastic makes, thanks for joining in at the OLLCB.

Susan said...

Love both of your cards. So different, sure to be inspiration for anyone!

TaeEun said...

Both are fabulous! But my favorite is the first one! The texting girl image is awesome and perfectly colored! Love her striped skirt and that you added the red-white stripes on the card base too!

Gina said...

Absolutely adore that "Jasmine Texting" image! Love the sketchiness that makes her hair look alive :D Thank you for playing along at Dream Valley Challenge XXX

Anonymous said...

Two super cards. I love the colours on the second card but the delicately coloured image makes your first card my favourite.

Viv said...

Two fabulous cards here Sharon,perfect colouring on the first one and great striped edge too.The secopnd one, I just adore those yummy colours too ;) hugs Viv xx

Cara said...

Two stunning cards. Cara x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Brilliant and CAS perfect as ever Sharon. Love that texting girl image ... she's just great, funky and superbly coloured. Then your criss-cross of stripes is just inspired. Beautiful colour combo and I may have to CASE that one! Love it! Have a great week. xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! What a great pair of cards! They are both lovely, but I like how you made each one totally unique. On the first card, you have really brought that girl to life through you're coloring skills! And the image is so realistic and reflective of teenage girls today!! I love how you made a card built on their habits! And I love how the second card is both geometric and elegant. Really wonderful work on both cards! Thank you for sharing them with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love both of your simple cards! The one for our challenge is very pretty with the purple & blue. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Susan (rainy) said...

Two great cards with totally different but awesome designs. Love them both!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Perfect CAS birthday card - love it!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Neets B said...

I have soooo many strips of scraps and have only ever done this one before, thanks for the reminder...and I love the colour combo on that one. Your first card is perfect for teenagers, love that image and a great layout with the striped border too xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
Lyn - DT

Alma said...

What a lovely girl. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps. Alma

Sarah Bell said...

Lovely cas cards, love the designs – thanks for joining in the Lemon Shortbread Blog Challenge – Sarah DT – http://magentasnowflake.blogspot.co.uk