9 Dec 2017

Less is More #358 - One Layer Card - Candles

Hi there. I can't believe that it is time for the last one layer card challenge of 2017 at Less is More. Our fun theme is Candles or something depicting light.

There's some amazing inspiration on  the challenge blog from the design team so it is worth popping over to see that.

Time is still at a premium for me at the moment so I have just the 2 cards again for you today

1) Brushstroke Candles!

This one is for any of you that do not have a candle stamp. Here I've used a stamp that is a paint, brush or ink swipe and turned it into candles with some doodling and a little bit of bling glittery heat embossing

I'm entering this into:
Addicted to Stamps and More! #271 - Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #48 - Anything Goes + Christmas
Try It On Tuesdays 5th December - Twinkle Twinkle (Stars / Sparkles / Glitter / Shiny things etc....)

STAMPS: Visible Image sparkle and Dare to be different. Sentiment from Jesse Edwards Home for Christmas.
INKS: Distress Inks: Festive berries, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet. Versamark clear ink.
OTHER: Black micron pen. Wow! embossing powders: metallic brass sparkle, metallic gold sparkle, metallic copper sparkle. White card

2) Love Joy and Peace

I've been CAS to the max here! Just look at all that open, clear white space. This took under 10 minutes to make with just some stamping and a little colouring and ink blending.

This one is for:
Craftaholics R Us #48 - Christmas
Crafting by Designs December - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenge December - Christmas
Path of Positivity Challenge #54 - Something positive, inspirational, encouraging or motivational with optional theme of Festive
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #20 - Anything Christmas Goes

STAMPS: Woodware Traditional Christmas Greetings
INKS: Ranger Archival Ink in olive, Distress Ink, Squeezed Lemonade
OTHER: Distress Markers: festive berries, pine needles, antique linen, scattered straw. Gellyroll pen clear star, White card, blender brush.

That's it from me for now. I hope you found something you like and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


froebelsternchen said...

I like both but the first one is admirable! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
oxo Susi

Tammy said...

Two beautiful CAS cards, I love the glow around the candle on your second card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge!
Tammy x

creationsnz said...

A clever idea to use the brushstrokes. Both great cards for our Christmas challenge at Come And Get It, CarolG

Izzy Scrap said...

Once again you amaze me with your creativity! What a great idea to make candles with this kind of stamp and the result is just fabulous! In addition it emerges from this card a lot of joy with all these pretty colors! Your second card, as simple as it is, requires nothing more to make it incredibly CAS and therefore delicate and perfect for the season ! Hope you have a fabulous WE ! Hugs xx

Meggymay said...

Two beautiful CAS cards. Thank you for joining us over at Try it on Tuesdays.

Joan said...

Two super cards, love how you made the candles on the first one

Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday Challenge

Billie A said...

Very pretty cards. Love the ideas and CAS look. thanks for sharing over at The Merry Christmas challenge.
Billie A
The Merry Christmas Challenge
Catch The Bug
Inspiration Destination
Creative With Stamps
Aud Sentiments
Sunny Day Crafting
Pause Dream Enjoy
Craftaholic R US

Cara said...

Two great cards, I love you creativity on the first one especially x

Marjut said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Susan said...

Both of these cards are just perfect for the holidays! Love them!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulously creative design Sharon. I love those gorgeous candles and that is a great one layer beauty.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you have a very Happy Christmas.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Sheer brilliance on both these ideas Sharon, particular that first one ... what a clever and versatile lady you are! I'd never have thought to use a paint stroke as a candle! Brilliant use of the twinkle twinkle embossed detail too. Your second one is a CAS-tastic beauty - great for a quick and easy Christmas make ... I'm in need of ideas!!! Have a great week xx

Nonni said...

Two fantastic makes and so different in style too! You've been super innovative with creating your own candles, they look very artsy and fun and I love the colorful look! Your second, CAS to the max card is equally wonderful -I love how the small images "frame" the sentiment and draw your eye to it. Great design! Have a fun week!

Trina P. said...

Sweet cards, Sharon. How fun and so clever of you to create candles from brushstrokes. Love your creativity. Love your second card too. Perfectly CAS with oodles of wonderful white space as you mentioned. Hope you’re having a wonderful week.
ps. thank you for the beautiful Christmas card.

ScrappyHorses said...

So beautiful and festive! Love the glow of the candle with that wonderful sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Neets B said...

Sorry for the late visit, got here eventually! Those candles are genius, you're so resourceful creating them from other stamps, bravo! And your super CAS card is fabulous, love that little corner cluster and all that white space xx

Nandini said...

Both cards are really wonderful. Merry Christmas and looking forward to seeing you in the ATSM gallery in 2018. Nandini, DT