21 Oct 2017

Less is More #351 - Monsters

Hi there. Gosh, I've had SUCH a busy week and that means....shock! horror!.... just one card from me today. I know, I know, you expected more but it just can't be helped. Hopefully normal service will be resumed next week.

Anyway, there are 3 thoughts behind this card though:
  1. October is breast cancer awareness month and pink is the colour always associated with breast cancer awareness. So I wanted to make a pink card.
  2. It had to be clean and simple.
  3. Monsters was the theme for my DT card and I wanted to make a monster card for girls.
Big panic though! Not a single monster image in my stamp or die collections and I had no time to scour the internet for a digi image to use. To the rescue came the Clearly Besotted fingerprint stamp, a micron pen for doodling legs, arms, mouths & placards, and some googly eyes. Nothing over-complicated, just simple stamping and doodling. I think this could either be used for a Halloween card or a birthday card.



STAMPS: fingerprint from Clearly Besotted In Print. 'Happy' is from WOW! Mr Wow's Wonderful Words & 'Day' is from Wow! Just Sayin
INKS: Marvy Blending Blox - shades of pink
OTHER: Googly eyes, raspberry card, Micron pen for the doodled arms, eyes, legs and banners.


I'm entering this into:
Addicted to Stamps & More! #264 - Clean and Simple
Cardz 4 Galz #58 - Monochromatic
Craft Rocket Challenge #42 - Birthday of Pretty in Pinks
Starz Stamps Challenge - Lots of pink
Stinkin' Inkers - Monster Mash
Sunny Day Crafting #57 - P is for Pink
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Pink October
Tuesday Throwdown TT365 - Clean and Simple
Unicorn Challenge #26 - Perfectly Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Hope you like this little card.
Please head on over to
the Less is More challenge blog for some fantastic inspiration from the rest of the design team.

Please pop back soon. It was lovely to see you here today.

Sharon xx


Wendy R. said...

Stunning take on the challenge-hahahaha those lil' monsters are just out of this world!-thanks for joining us at cardz 4 Galz! Hugs, Wendy R x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh heck! Sounds like you've had a week like mine ... resulting in just one card too! heehee! Anyway it's definitely a brilliant take on the theme Sharon and I love little detail and thought behind it. How clever with the breast cancer theme and girlie monsters have to be the best. They're so fun and funky and really made me giggle. Love how you've doodled away to make those fingerprints all the more spectacular. Just FABULOUS! Hope your week settles down over the weekend. xx

Ine Swinkels said...

very nice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges. Good luck.
Bye,Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Darlene said...

LOL what a cute creation Sharon! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘PINK’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Terri Snode said...

What a great idea using fingerprints to create these cute little monsters. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

Karen Knott said...

Great card, love the googly eyes
Hugs Kaz x

Diane said...

Super fun and CUTE card, made me smile right off! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT

Izzy Scrap said...

I'm totally in love of your fun monsters, Sharon ! These fingerprints are so cute with their googly eyes ! An what a smile for the one in the middle ! 😂 Really fun ! Love also your "wink" to the Breast Cancer month ! May be only one card but it is a stunning card as you know to do it ! Hope you'll have a more relaxing week ! Have a great sunday ! Hugs xx

Ashley said...

I absolutely love, love, LOVE your monsters!!! What a neat idea to use fingerprints to create the monsters! Thanks for joining us at Stinkin' Inkers!

~Ashley W
Stinkin' Inkers DT member

Trina P. said...

So clever and creative, Sharon! I love your pink fingerprint monsters and how you stretched your stamps. So inspiring. LOVE it! Have a wonderful week. xx

Terri Winske said...

Very sweet image....these are the kind of monsters that I love!! Great job on the design! So glad you joined us for our CAS Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

Susan said...

What a clever design...I love that these little guys are holding up signs...such a great idea! Gotta try that out!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Yay! I love these monsters and the clean lines and simplicity of it. Thanks for celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month too! Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz - Chris, DT

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card, brilliant idea! Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Dana Johnson said...

OMG, this is such a fantastic card! Such a clever design. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting. ~DT Dana

Sarah Gray said...

This is such a fun and creative card, Sharon! I love all of the pink and the fingerprint monsters are inspired :)

Neets B said...

I have the In Print set, why didn't I think of this? So resourceful you clever thing! And googly eyes with lashes....I need some of those! xx

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Sharon, thanks for your comment on my blog. I love your card, so clever of you. I could lend you a Monster Stamp or two...last count 28 sets of just Monsters..do you think I have a problem? Cx

Viv said...

Such a clever card Sharon,....another why didn't I think of that moment here too lol.The google eyes finish it off so perfectly too. Sorry you had trouble leaving me a comment...My Blogger again no doubt ;) Viv xx

Ela G said...

Hi Sharon,

such a good idea, genius! I love that they are pink!