Monday, 30 July 2012


Here's a card made for the Less is More challenge week 78 where we have to follow a sketch which involves a horizontal band in the upper section plus a sentiment.

To create the panel I've clear embossed a Sunflower stamp (Oak House Studio), blended over this with Salty Ocean Distress Ink and then misted lightly with some Faded Jeans Distress Re-Inker.  The border is a Bazzill On the Edge strip which I only had in a strange corally colour so I painted over this with some Paperartsy Fresco Finish Paint in Sky and then used Sailboat Blue and Silver Alcohol inks to compliment the panel.  The sentiment is stamped in Manganese Blue Archival.

Hope you like!  Now back to the Olympics and watching lots of weird and wonderful sports.


  1. Ooh this is a lovely and fresh looking card with the blue and white combo


  2. Lovely card Elaine, perfect take on this week's sketch challenge. xx

  3. Your card is absolutely gorgeous Elaine, I love the blues and how well they go together. Those Fresco paints sound like another must have. I am loving the Olympics so much..........sad for Tom Daley though... Anne x

  4. Beautiful technique displayed with those sunflowers. You could almost dive into them. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. This looks lovely Elaine, I love the emboss resist technique.
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  6. Wonderful card Elaine, I love the vibrant colours, yummy!! I'm enjoying the Olympics too, LOL Gay xxx

  7. Just beautiful! I love your sunflower band and it's lovely to see them in an alternative colour palette.

  8. Lovely card Elaine it just goes to show how versatile stamps are as the flowers look so different in blue. Your stamping is always so lovely and crisp it's an inspiration.

  9. Beautiful Card and the color is gorgeous with the embossed sunflowers.

  10. Such an effective technique
    Pretty blues
    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  11. This is a favourite technique of mine. I love the colour scheme you chose.
    Heather T


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