26 May 2018

Less is More #372 - Thinking of you

I'm thinking of you …. in a one layer way...… yes I am!

Ok, you sussed me out.... maybe that's the theme for the latest challenge at Less is More.

Yes it is one layer week and I only have the one card for you today, having been away for a couple of weeks and I've been a bit busy since getting back here.

However if you head on over to the challenge blog you'll find loads of fantastic inspiration from the design team, and they may even have more on their personal blogs.

My simple card was so easy to make. I just stamped the outline image and sentiment in black ink, then stamped the layers in distress inks using a Misti for positioning, and multiple stamping to get a good coverage. Then I painted masking fluid over the image so that the blue distress ink could be blended over the flowers.  The finishing touches were to splatter a little bundled sage and then plain water over the 'sky' for interest and after remove masking fluid and I add gems to the centres of the flowers.

STAMPS: AlteNew Extra Special
INKS: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, bundled sage, mowed lawn and tumbled glass)
OTHER: White card, misti, masking fluid and paintbrush, 3 gold gems

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Create and Inspire Challenge #74 - Anything goes optional theme spring
Delicious Doodles Challenge May - Flowers
Fabrika Fantasy #20 - Flowers
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge May - One Layer
Moo Mania and More! - Flowers
Shopping Our Stash #355 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
The Card Concept #93 - Floral Centrepiece


That's it from me for now. I hope to be back to my usual 2 or 3 cards for LIM at the next challenge.

Sharon xx


Nonni said...

This looks great! I actually thought you had colored the flower in, what a realistic looking layering stamp! Love the blended sky with the distressed details. Very pretty card with beautiful details. Have a relaxing weekend!

froebelsternchen said...

Such a beautiful card! Just ADORABLE! WOW! Thank you very much for joining us at Moo Mania & More! Your participation is much appreciated! Happy weekend to you!
Hugs, Susi

Cathy said...

Beautiful! Cathy x

Sarah Gray said...

That delicate bloom looks gorgeous against the soft blue inking, Sharon! Such a pretty card x

Trina P. said...

So pretty, Sharon. Fabulous layering stamp set and phenomenal job lining up the layers. I thought you coloured the bloom! Love the blended sky and the rhinestones as a finishing touch, Have a wonderful weekend. xx

Rosie said...

Your card is just wonderful, love it

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Susan said...

Simply beautiful!

Susan Powell said...

LOVE this card! Soft and pretty and love that it’s all in the top corner. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Card Concept.

Jo Manna said...

Loving your yellow blooms and that blue background really makes them pop. Simply beautiful Sharon xx

Chris Dring said...

Such a gorgeous OLC! Love that flower image and your simple design! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Donna said...

Ohhhhhh so lovely!!!
Thanks for joining the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "April Showers Bring May Flowers" challenge this week!!

Izzy Scrap said...

Only one card but what a card ! So, so beautiful. I love the super CAS design of this gorgeous flowers and the delicate blended blue background ! So eye-catching ! Hope you had a great time away. Have a fabulous week. Hugs x

Anita in France said...

Simple, elegant and so lovely, Sharon ... a beautiful design! Anita :)

Neets B said...

This is fabulous, Sharon. Great masking, I always forget about masking fluid, so much easier than cutting out masks! Love the colours, the yellow is so pretty against the blue sky.
Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge too xx

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful and love the stamp
Carol x