12 May 2018

Less is More #371 - Yellow, Blue & Grey

Hello! How are you all? I'm currently having a great time in the UK, and I still have another week before heading home again. I've come over to see my daughter and grandchildren, but at this very moment I should be at my Mother's house as I'm spending a week with her too.  But enough of that...you're here for the LIM challenge, aren't you?
We have our colour challenge this week at Less is More and it looks like we've chosen our logo colours this time.

We're joined today by JoJo who was our March Winner. You can see Jojo's fantastic card HERE and if you also head to the challenge blog you'll fine some brilliant inspiration from the design team.
And our generous sponsor for May is   

I made 2 cards for you.

1) Geometric Thanks

This is a quick card. I am in love with these brand new geometric shape stamps from Visible Image. I think I may be using them quite a bit on my backgrounds because they are really fun to use.

I made this by putting brusho on my craft mat, wetting it, smooshing my card into the wet brusho and then drying my card.  I stamped the geometric shapes in distress inks on the top of the smooshed panel. The panel was matted onto some 3d foam, then grey card and finally onto the card blank. The 'thanks' was die cut twice in grey card and these were glued together I cut it again in white card and then embossed it with pale blue embossing powder before gluing it to the grey word, slightly offset to create a shadow look. The word was then glued to the central panel on the card.

STAMPS: Visible Image 'Shape It Up'
DIES: Altenew Halftone Thanks
INKS: Versamark clear ink, Distress inks (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, tumbled glass and weathered wood).
OTHER: WOW! embossing powder (misty sky), Brusho (yellow), white card.

2) Free Soul

This is my 5 minute card! A great image for teenagers, isn't it?

Mask the shoes and stamp the jeans in light blue ink onto a piece of white card. Mask the jeans and stamp the shoes in grey ink. Mask off all but the last 2 words on the sentiment and stamp those in grey ink. Colour the laces of the shoes with a Promarker.  Round one corner on the white panel and also on the corresponding corner of the yellow card blank. Mount the panel onto the card blank.

STAMPS: Visible Image Teenage Kicks and Free Soul
INKS: VersaColor 19 cyan, VersaCraft 181cool grey
OTHER: White card, Yellow Card, post-it notes for masking, lemon Promarker.  


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


Jo Manna said...

Loving both cards. Your artsy thanks is so clever with the different geometrics, both stamping and design. The second is so smart too. Thanks so much for having me, xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simple Classy CAS brilliance Sharon. You make card making sound so easy in your posts but I know it's anything but. I love these 2 examples with the colour combo and you've used them beautifully in both cards. Hope all ok with you. Hugs x

Trina P. said...

Two quick and brilliant cards, Sharon. That geometric stamp set makes a beautiful background... great design on your first card. Your second card is young and so fun... love the one rounded corner. xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Isn't this combo of colours great ? And it's funny to see how many different styles and looks we all finally made with it ! And I'm totally in love with your young and fun designs ! Love the geometric background you've done on your first card and it's a brillant idea to use Brushos for the smooshing technique. Thanks for the tip, I have to try. Your pair of jeans and your Converse style shoes are just stunning and the sentiment is the perfect pairing. Fabulous showcase of this combo, you rock again this week ! Have a fabulous and sunny weekend ! Hugs x

Susan said...

Terrific cards. Love them both!

Neets B said...

Sorry I'm so late! What an awesome duo. I can see why you love those geometrics, perfect for backgrounds and your style of crafting. And that's a fabulous teenage design, such a difficult age to make cards for xx