Monday, 24 April 2017

Stripes

I rarely get time to browse challenges and play along but I do try when I get a spare 10 minutes and when I saw the stripes theme come up on Less is More this weekend I had an immediate flash of inspiration and came up with this!


Simple embossed striped lines topped with a stripe of yellow stars and an "all stars" sentiment to go with them.  I used an MFT die called stitched strip to create the stripes and stars and scattered a few of the stars from the die around the card for fun.  The sentiment is from a discontinued MFT stamp set.

Thanks for visiting.

Tara

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Less is More is 6!

Less is More was the first challenge blog I ever played in - I played along in Week 2, One Layer Botanicals, for the first time which is 6 years ago this week!   I am back to join in their month long birthday celebration and its fitting that I am playing along and sponsoring week 2 which is the dreaded one layer week (although actually I love making one layer cards - who doesn't love a bit of masking!)

My store, Seven Hills Crafts, is sponsoring this week with a £20 voucher to spend in store, so do make sure you play along - there will be 4 prizes in total this month so make sure you visit every week.

The challenge was to create a one layer card featuring opposites - now the one layer thing didn't phase me but I spent a long time head scratching about what opposites to use, but finally settled on rain and shine.


I used Chance of Rain by Mama Elephant and used masking to create a little scene with the girl and her teddy in matching macs and wellies - simply stamped and coloured with polychromos pencils (no colour shows on the inside this way which is handy for one layer cards).  The sun, clouds and rain came from Sending Sunshine from Wplus9. 

Do check out the rest of the lovely examples over on the Less is More Blog and link up your entries before Friday evening.
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