Saturday, 15 October 2016

Less is More Week #298

Hi there

It's new challenge time over at Less is More and this week we have a Theme for you which should give you lots of options.  We would like to see...


Incy Wincy Spiders / Insects


I've got two cards to share with you...



I chose this cute little bee for my first card and used it as part of my sentiment.  I stamped the bee, then masked it before gently blending the honeycomb background through a stencil.  I then positioned and stamped the sentiment in black.  The bee was then coloured with pencils and a little clear Wink of Stella added to its wings.  The panel was popped up on 3D foam.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Cute as a Bug, Sugar & Spice
  • Stencil: Imagination Crafts - Hexagons
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Wild Honey, Mustard Seed; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils
  • Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear

Challenge entries:

CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch Challenge #195
Virginia's View - Challenge #24 - Focal Point






And what better than a Halloween card for our spider theme...



I started with a panel of white cardstock and blended some purple Distress Ink fading out from one corner.  I then die cut this with a wonky rectangle die.  I stamped the spider and sentiment next in charcoal and black ink.  I wanted to add a spider web but didn't have a stamp or stencil in my stash so I used a Quickie glue pen to draw the web and then sprinkled over some fine glitter.  I then added some splatters in green and orange before mounting the panel on 3D foam onto a black card base.

I don't know why but very often my purples seem to look bluer in photographs.  And the glitter is super sparkly in real life which I really struggle to capture.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - In Print, Message Me
  • Ink: Versa Color - Charcoal; Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress Ink - Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin
  • Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Reverse Wonky Rectangles
  • Accents: Quickie Glue Pen; Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Frost - Frosty Dawn


Challenge entries:

Simply Create Too - Challenge #120 - Halloween
The Male Room - Challenge #46 - Halloween
Just Add Ink - Challenge #333 - Just Add 'G' (Glue and Glitter)
CASology - Challenge #219 - Spooky
Fantasy Stampers - Challenge #73 - Black Magic


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My teamies have created some wonderful projects this week so why not pop over to the challenge blog if you need some inspiration. This theme has great scope so I can't wait to see what you create this week.



20 comments:

  1. Fab cards Anita, both so fun and mega cute! Love that plump little bee and how you've incorporated them into the sentiment. And your spider looks awesome against the hand drawn spider web! Great idea! Have a good weekend x

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  2. Oooooh! A veritable feast for the eyes this week Anita, that goes from delicate to dramatic. Your gorgeous blending behind the bee is wonderful and using the image as part of the sentiment is such a great idea. How do you get your clear Wink of Stella to look so sparkly? Love that atmospheric purple with the green and orange splatters on your second card, and the glittery spider's web reminds me of a real one sparking with dew. Fabulous spider image too. xx

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  3. That cute bee has stolen my heart, Anita! I love the soft stencilled background behind him too. Love your fingerprint spider and your glittery spiders web looks so effective. Have a great weekend x

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  4. Love your beautiful backgrounds. xxx

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  5. The glittery web on your cute Halloween card is fabulous, Anita! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

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  6. Both cards are super cute -- love your little thumbprint spider and the honeycomb sponging behind the bee!

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  7. Your cards are so sweet. Just love them!

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  8. Great Lim cards Neets xx Jan

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  9. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S! Love the bee card - great set up of the sentiment and love the honeycomb background.

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  10. Two fabulous cards Anita, I don't know which I like best - love them both.

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  11. WOW! & WOW! 2 Fantastic cards teamie. Your colouring is perfection on the cute little bee and I've got my eye on that stencil now! Damn!!! But your Halloween card is simply awesome and I've now just realised you hand-drew the web which makes it even more spooktacular! Love 'em. Have a good week. xx

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  12. the bee card is so cute. love that spider stamp of yours. that card is really sweet, hugs xx

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  13. Both of these cards are fabulous Anita! I love your bee as part of your sentiment in the first one, and the sparkling glittery web and subtle colours of your spider card. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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  14. I'm generally not fond of spiders nor things that sting, but your interpretations of the bee and the spider are just too, too darling! The bee card is what brought me here, and you've done a fantastic job coloring this little guy and creating his honeycomb background. Thanks so much for sharing your artwork at CC&S! I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge. :)

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  15. Two great cards and I love those sparkly wings on the bee! x

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  16. Beautiful halloween card you made :-)) I like your spider.
    Thank you for joining us at Male Room.
    Hugs, Andreja

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  17. Adorable hallowwen card, the spider is so cute... Thank you for joining in with us at The Male Room.
    Buffy x

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  18. A super cute spider, loving the design. Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers. Good luck. Caz DT

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  19. Both cards are just fab. I love the cute little spider - perfectly CAS and such fab sparkle too. Thanks so much for playing along with our Halloween challenge at The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

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  20. Cute spider, that's if spiders can be cute! Love the idea to use a fingerprint with added legs. Thank you for joining us at TMR.

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