21 Jul 2018

Less is More #376 - OLC Stripes


Happy Saturday! It's time for another Less is More challenge and we have our dreaded (and loved) one layer week.  Here is this challenge's cue card

There is some fantastic inspiration from the design team on the LIM challenge blog and you can often get additional inspiration on their personal blogs too!

I have 4 cards for you today.

1) Tweedledum and Tweedledee

It would have been rude not to play with one of the new Wonderland stamps on pre-release at Visible Image, wouldn't it?

I've coloured most of the images for this release with promarkers so far.... but those polychromos pencils were calling to me, so I used them on this card with a bit of no-line colouring.

Although I haven't used the best base card for polychromos (this one is a smooth card and you really need one with a bit of tooth), the pencils stood up to the test pretty well.

This card is for:
Creates and Makes #22 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #193 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #23 - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday WWC179 - Masculine

STAMPS: Visible Image: Tweedledum/dee
INKS: Versamark clear
OTHER: Papermill Direct slate grey smooth card, Polychromos pencils (101, 102, 104, 107, 120, 130, 131, 132, 140, 151, 191, 199, 219, 217, 271, 274), black pen, Pinflair Craft Glaze.

2) Trick the eye

I haven't made one of those trick the eye cards for such a long time so I thought this challenge would be a good one to do that technique again.

Yes, it is a single fold card only, with NO layers added, and it was made in under 5 minutes!

I drew around a rectangle for the central portion, stamped the sentiment inside it, then used a ruler and a felt tip pen to draw the stripes. The shading around the central rectangle was done in the same way as I usually do (here's a VIDEO LINK showing how I do it) and I finished it off with nuvo drops. 

This card is for:
Crafting with an attitude #41 - Anything Goes

STAMPS: Visible Image: Go To Words
INKS: Hunkydory Prism Ink French Navy
OTHER: Distress Markers (Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone), Dark Blue Sakura Stardust pen, Nuvo crystal drops (gloss - simply white) White card, ruler.

3) Birthday & Christmas Turnaround Cards

Here I've made a two-fer. Well, actually it's a multi-fer because when you have the stamps lined up in a stamping platform you could keep stamping all day in different colour combos, or for different occasions.

The 'turnaround' part was because I placed the small stripe stamp into the door of my Misti and I rotated the card 4 times by 90 degrees to get the 4 different striped pieces on the central section.

I would just warn people - if you use the prism inks be VERY aware that they take an incredible amount of time to dry. If you want to heat emboss alongside these inks, I would recommend you stamp one day and leave them overnight to dry, otherwise your embossing powder sticks everywhere. I did also try drying with a heat tool, used an antistatic pad and I tried them with lots of different types of card stock. I got the same result every time,  so this has to be a 'feature' of those inks. So, if you want to clear emboss on top of coloured inks, these ones would be perfect to use.

Here is a birthday version and I'd like to pop this in to:

Addicted to stamps and more! #301 - Anything goes
Sieze the Birthday 19 July - Birthday optional topping of stripes

STAMPS: Uniko (Background Builders:Squared, Simply Said Birthday, Paradise Leaves)
INKS: Hunkydory Prism Inks (jersey cream, canary yellow, orange zest, red chilli, cherry walnut) Versamark clear
OTHER: White card, Stampendous detail gold metallic embossing powder, Misti, Misti creative corners, antistatic pad, pencil and rubber

and here's a Christmas version

I'm entering this into:
Crimbo Crackers #162 - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #30 - Anything Christmas Goes   

STAMPS: Uniko (Background Builders:Squared, Simply Said Birthday) Do Crafts Papermania (Home for Christmas buy Jesse Edwards), Stampendous (Snow Stop)
INKS: Hunkydory Prism Inks (blue lagoon) Versamark clear
OTHER: White card,  Stampendous detail silver metallic embossing powder, Misti, Misti creative corners, antistatic pad, pencil and rubber

Same supplies as above except
INKS: Hunkydory Prism Ink Blue Lagoon
OTHER: Stampendous detail silver embossing powder


Well, that's it from me for now. I do hope you found something you like and I really hope to see you back here again soon.

Sharon xx


Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Sharon, even before I got to your title for this card, I suspected it would be Tweedledum and Tweedledee. They have that look about them. Love the colouring and that perfect sentiment. Your polychromos pencils really pop agsint that grey background. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Melanie Gee said...

Love it
Thank you for entering our Challenge at Creates and Makes http://createsandmakes.blogspot.com/
Mel DT

Melanie Gee said...

Very elegant.
Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting With An Attitude http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/
Mel DT

Crystal Komara said...

Sharon, what fun cards these are with Tweedledum and Tweedledee. You have done an exceptional job coloring them! Thank you for participating in our challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday! Crystal

Viv said...

Wow so many clever cards here Sharon! love how you did the shading on the one layer card...makes a note! can't believe how many ideas you came up with this time...but the cute little boys are my favourite i think...sooo sweet ;) Viv xx

Trina P. said...

Four fabulous cards, Sharon! LOVE your Tweedee and Tweedledum card... they are adorable and put a huge smile on my face! I still can’t believe you used smooth paper and it turned out beautiful! Would never have guessed. Gotta love Polychromos pencils! Awesome shading on your second card to trick the eye... love that technique! And your two turnaround cards are brilliant. Have a great week! xx

Gail said...

Your Tweedledum and Tweedledee card made me smile. Love it! And great job with the "dreaded one-layer" card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

K M Meena Herale said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

Meena DT

JoAnn said...

Love your birthday card and the technique you used, very creative. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Jackie C said...

Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ TH&TI

Nonni said...

Sorry for coming to comment so late, Sharon... It's the summer vacation that bothers my blogging hobby! :) Love your LIM post as always, great to see so many cards. Your no-ine coloring looks stunning and all the cards are so perfectly CAS! I especially love the clean, elegant look of the second card. Beautiful layout. xxx

Neets B said...

I'm finally here! And wow, four cards! Great work with your polychromos, your shading looks fabulous. The clever shading on your second card is such a great idea for OLC interest. And those turnabout designs are such a great idea, must remember that for my batch makes of Christmas cards! I had to have a little chuckle at the 'make it stop' stamp, that was me not so long ago! lol xx