28 Apr 2018

Less is More #370 - Sketch

Well, it's been an incredibly busy week for me so I only have the one card for you today.

We have a fantastic sketch for you this time - and I really wished I'd had more time to use this sketch in different ways, so I'll have to keep it in mind for future cards.

Our guest designer is  Sue Blamey of Sue's Card Craft, our February Winner. You can see her amazing card, as well as all the fabulous cards from the design team on the challenge blog .

Happy Bird-Day

I love these quirky birds of paradise! Especially when they are coloured up in vibrant colours. So I took out my promarkers (which do not get enough usage at the moment) and set about colouring.

I stamped the images and sentiment in memento ink and coloured them with promarkers. The images were cut out with stitched circle dies, then frames for the images were cut by nesting the same dies inside each other and adding the next smallest die down into the centre. The frames were adhered to the images, the sentiment mounted onto blue card with foam squares underneath and everything was attached to a piece of white card that had been secured to a blue card blank. It was finished with white sequins and matching blue beads in the centre of the sequins. 

STAMPS: STAMPlorations Birds of Paradise
DIES: Lawn Fawn Stitched Circles
INKS: Memento Tuxedo Black
OTHER: White card, Blue Card, Promarkers (yellow, orange, berry red, violet, indigo blue), sequins, beads, foam squares, glue

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #400 - Less is More CAS
Addicted to Stamps and More! #289 - CAS
Papercraft Challenge #10 - Clean And Simple
Passion for Promarkers #441 - Celebrations
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge - Hand Coloured Image
That's Crafty - Circles


Before I go, here's a cheeky reminder from me that you may still have time to enter the blog hop give-away for $50 at My Sweet Petunia or $50 at Visible image (see yesterday's post for the details) if you're reading this before midnight central time on Monday 30th April.

That's it from me for now. I hope you'll find time to join in the challenge, and I hope to see you back here soon too.

Sharon xx


Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Love your beautiful card
Thank you so much for joining us at the That’s Crafty challenge blog
Donna xx

Sue said...

Love your design and colours, Sharon. What a cute, fun card.

Nonni said...

This bird stamp looks hilarious! I love the vibrant, un-usual color combo you chose. Very creative stamping using the sketch so strictly, great work! xxx

Claire said...

Great card, I love the limited colour scheme which really catches your eye x

Trina P. said...

So cute, Sharon! These quirky birds are so delightful coloured brilliantly in bright tones. Love them peeking through the circle frames. Sweet take I pn the sketch! xx

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Fantastic card, Sharon! Love those vivid colors and your take on the sketch.Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

There might only be one card Sharon but it's an absolute beauty! Full of fun with the comical design, quirky image and adorable vibrant colours. Really brought a smile to my face. Hope this week is quieter for you. Hugs x

Susan said...

Such a bright and fun card! Love it!

coops said...

So stunning Sharin.I love the cas design, it really makes the vibrant fun images pop.
Thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What an amazing design, so effective. Thank you for sharing over at That's Crafty. Best wishes in the Going Round in Circles Blog Challenge.
Tracey DT

Neets B said...

Love what you did with this sketch, great images, love the circle frames and the colours. You really do have a fabulous stash! xx

Michelle said...

Fantastic card. I like the bright colors.
Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenges.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at the Papercraft Challenge!
xx Nela

Izzy Scrap said...

Sorry for my late comment, Sharon. What a fun card you've done with this sketch and such a clever design ! Those birds of paradise are fabulous and your combo of colours is just perfect for them. Striking contrast with the wide white panel. Love how you framed each one with a stitched circle and the bright and vivid sentiment strip is the perfect final touch ! LOVE it ! Have a fabulous week ! Hugs