Saturday, 14 April 2018

Less is More - Bring Something Back

I was thrilled to be invited to be a guest designer at Less is More this week, where the challenge is to "Bring Something Back", so basically use something in your crafting that you haven't used for a long time.
I had a rummage in my rather large pile(s) of stash and found these Clarity Stamp Bunnies, that hadn't seen ink for years, poor things! It also amused me that they were showing their backs (I know it doesn't take a lot to amuse me these days).  
I stamped the bunnies in black archival on a 6x6 card base and covered them with the masks that came with the stamps. I die cut a Tattered Lace Essentials heart out of paper and used this to mask off the rest of the card. I added a mask to create the moon and then used my MFT mini clouds stencil with Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean distress oxides to create the clouds. I used my Rare Earth ink brushes to add the ink as they allow me to be more subtle, as I tend to be a bit heavy handed with a blending tool.
I removed the moon mask and stamped in some foliage from Clarity Stamp. I also added a tiny bit of ink over the moon so it wasn't as stark. I spritzed a little water over the oxides and blotted it off after a few seconds.
I removed the heart mask and bunny masks and stamped in a few bits of grass around them (using another unlabelled Clarity stamp). I coloured in the bunnies using polychromos pencils and added a few highlights to the picture with a white gel pen. To finish, I drew round the heart to define it, not worrying about having a wobbly line. Simples.
I hope you have a great time finding something at the back of your cupboard to use and hopefully fall in love with it again. The Less is More design team have come up with some amazing creations if you need any inspiration. Happy Crafting!

14 comments:

  1. Cara, what a great example of one layer stamping, masking and blending. I love how you've used all these elements together to create this gorgeous scene. So glad you're joining us for this challenge and that we've given you the opportunity to dig out some forgotten stash xx

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  2. You've created such a gorgeous and dreamy scene on this fab card Cara. Your design is beautifully CAS and I love that it is all on one layer. Just look at that sky....absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much for being a brilliant guest designer for us xx

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  3. What a gorgeous card, Cara, a lovely scene and a beautiful sky. BTW, my friend Gail is having a Bunny Hop on her blog to celebrate her 50th birthday. All bunny cards are welcome. Find her at https://craftynomad.blogspot.co.uk/ Hugs, Jo x

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  4. An absolutely gorgeous card Cara! Barbxx

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  5. Such a cute card, love how you've done the colours and blending through the heart. Congratulations on guest designing and had a little chuckle that the bunnies have their backs to you x

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  6. Hi again Cara, Congratulations on your GDT role, and what a brilliant card, I love the heart and all the colours and those bunnies looking into it, fab design and colours, Kate x

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  7. This is absolutely stunning, Cara. What a eye-catching and lovely scene you've created with this old stamp ! A fabulous work of masking for a beautiful design. Thanks so much for being such a talented guest designer for LIM this fortnight ! x

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  8. I should have scrolled down, silly me. A superb background in the heart and love the little bunny stamp, super creation.

    Kath x

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  9. Awww that is just so sweet, your clouds are fabulous!

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  10. Love this card. Stamp set is so sweet. Thanks for being our guest!

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  11. This is a wonderful scene! I love all the details and small, important touches you've added. Wonderful design and great use of stamps an techniques. Thanks for being an inspiring GD at LIM!

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  12. Adorable card, Cara. Beautiful job masking and ink blending to create this sweet scene. Thank you for guesting for us at Less is More.

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  13. What a fantastic little scene you've created with so many techniques as well as digging out some old favourites from your stash. Thanks for being our Guest Designer at Less is More x

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  14. Gorgeous card, love the scene you've created, Cathy x

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