Friday, 16 November 2012

Less is More Challenge 'One Layer - Houses'


A quick post for a blog challenge that I have decided to have a go at, 'Less is More' and Chrissie, who started the blog, is our November guest DT member at LOTV.

The challenge for this week is 'One Layer' with the theme of 'Houses' and I immediately thought of the perfect stamp which has been sitting in a bag since the GNPE at Harrogate!

The stamp is 'At Home' by Little Claire Designs, the actual stamp is quite a bit bigger than just this cute little house but I thought that just simply stamping it in the corner with the sentiment (also from 'At Home') looked really effective. I thought some nice bright colours would be perfect for it so I coloured it with Amethyst, Bright Orange, Sunflower, Poppy, Berry Red, Forest Green, Aegean and Vanilla Promarkers.

I've always been a bit wary of having quite a simple card because they always tend to look a little boring but this one has worked really well so I'm really pleased with it.

Hope you like it!



Tuesday, 13 November 2012

LOTV Playtime Puppy Sneak Peek

Evening! I will gloss over not posting for a while and get straight to my latest card! =)

Anne suggested last week that I should do a sneak peek for the new launch that we have coming out at the end of November which is full of gorgeous baby and animal stamps! There were a few that hadn't been picked yet so I picked the gorgeously cute 'Playtime Puppy'.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and the bear is Cool Grey 1 and 3, Baby Pink, Ivory and Vanilla. The puppy is Cool Grey 3 and 5 (he looks a bit brown in the picture), Tan and Pink. The blocks are Vanilla with Baby Pink and Cool Aqua over the top and Vanilla letters and the floor is Tan.

The little bunny and the stitching are both from the baby Companion Set that's coming out at the same time too! I absolutely LOVE the stitching, I can see me using it all the time as it's perfect to edge a 6x6 card!

The cutouts are Spellbinders Labels 2, the gorgeous bunting paper is Dove Crafts 'Tea Party', the green insert and the gingham are from my stash and the buttons are from The Hobby House (I think!).

Anywho, I hope you like it, still need to work on my colouring but I don't think he's come out too badly!