Happy Saturday to you!
How has your last couple of weeks been? Good?
Those 2 weeks have just flown by for me.
I thought I would have loads of crafting time before my grandchildren arrive in 3 days time...but have been so busy that I may need to put them to bed early for a couple of nights to get more DT creations out of the way.
Mean Nanny, eh?
Spoiling their holiday with early nights. ha! ha!
Anyway, it's time for another Less is More challenge
and our theme for this week is a colour one
Brown and Blue
As it is the first challenge in August we have a new sponsor - Seven Hills Crafts.
The rest of the DT have worked their magic so there is loads of inspiration on the challenge blog, and on their personal blogs too.
Here are my DT pieces.
1) Enjoy the journey
I'd like to enter this one into the Cards in Envy - Wings challenge
This one is a subtle blue and bold brown creation.
The cloudy sky was made by brushing broken china distress ink over the Clarity Stamps cloud mask, which was repositioned several times to get the sky effect.
The birds are a Sizzix Tim Holtz alterations die called birds in flight, die cut with kraft card.
The die cut was embossed with a Craft Concepts embossing folder called budding vine, then gathered twigs distress ink was blended over the raised areas with a blending foam.
The sentiment is from the lovely Stamplorations journey stamps set, inked in tumbled glass.
2) Majestic Bloom
I'd like to enter this into freshly made sketches as it is based on this weeks sketch.
Next is the magnificent Majestic Blooms set of stamps from Altenew.
First, the corner of the card blank was blended with tumbled glass distress ink.
The Altenew stamps were inked up in a combination of tumbled glass, broken china, salty ocean and chipped sapphire, frayed burlap and gathered twigs distress inks. (Ha! the week after I made this card my Misti arrived....could have done with that when making this one!)
The items were cut out by hand ....because I forgot that I had bought the accompanying dies (not having a good week that week, eh? lol) and misted with blue raspberry Perfect Pearls Mist to give a fabulous sheen.
The Sweet Dixie big sentiments stamp was stamped in gathered twigs on a spare piece of card and cut out like a pennant, inking the edges too.
The flowers and sentiment were added to the card on 3d foam pads.
3) The quickie card
I'd like to enter this one into the Crafty Boots challenge - use a stamp (the sentiment stamp!)
As usual, here is a quickie card. Love the contemporary feel of this one.
Sizzix Thinlets Tim Holtz Alterations die called scribbles and splat was used to die cut the scribble in a piece of blue and brown card.
The tag die is an unknown brand (sorry), cut out in white and brown card.
The Sweet Dixie big sentiments sentiment was stamped in mushroom Adirondack ink.
A tiny piece of white ribbon was added to the tag.
4) Intricate African Floral
This card uses some leftover smooshed paper and kraft card so I'd like to enter this into Try it on Tuesdays - use your leftovers/scraps
A piece of smooshed paper was used to die cut the flowers using Sizzix Thinlets intricate African florals die. The leaves were cut out in Kraft that had been over stamped with an Indigo Blu text stamp in mushroom Adirondack.
One gem was added to the centre.
Thank you so much for looking. I do hope you will come back again soon.
I may be a little busy taking the kiddies to the beach this week but I will try to respond to any comments either early in the morning or late at night (unless mean Nanny puts the kiddies to bed early, wink, wink!).
I can't wait to see how you all interpret this week's theme.