Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Less is More - Challenge #319 - One Layer Card - 'Leaves'

This week's challenge over at Less is More is 'Leaves' - and that reminded me of a set of stamps and matching dies, as yet unused here. As it's a one layer challenge, I couldn't try out the dies this time round, but I do so love the stamps on their own anyhow:
I had to take the photo at an angle to pick up the shine of the embossing!

I used:

- 4" x 5.75" card blank, tent style - made using Strathmore 'Mixed media paper - vellum surface' . What's extra great about this is that it's 300 gsm, so it's perfectly sturdy for a card blank when doing just one layer

- the stamps are from the MFT 'Geometric Greenery' set, which (as I already said) does have a matching set of dies

- using the Misti for placement of all the stamps in one go I lined up the leaves and popped the sentiment above

- stamped the images and sentiment using VersaMark and then heat embossed using Ranger 'Liquid Platinum' embossing powder

- coloured in the leaves using my new Zig water colour brush markers and called it done

Using an embossed outline certainly helped me when colouring the leaves - and I'm sure I got the 'Liquid Platinum' idea from Loll as it always looks so great on her beautiful work.

Edit: As encouraged by Loll, I'm also joining in the current CAS Watercolour Challenge, where the theme this month is 'Spring'. I reckon the pretty greens are a harbinger of Spring :) 






33 comments:

Fiki said...

very nice card!

scrappymo! said...

This card looks great. I will have to remember this idea of using the embossed outline to help keep the watercolours in.

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing geometric leaves, love them and your watercolouring! The sparkling embossing really makes them precious! Lovely CAS!

SARN said...

Wow . . . What a fabulously CAS catd this is. Perfect placement & beautifully coloured with yr Zigs. LOVE this card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

wow! this is so pretty and elegant :) love it!
hugs
preeti

Sarah Gray said...

I must get these geometric leaves from MFT - they are so striking and perfect for CAS designs! You have lined them up perfectly with your MISTI, Di and the Zig colours look beautifully fresh. Great to see you at Less is More this week :)

Juls said...

Love it xx

Jane Willis said...

Very beautiful - and your watercolouring hasn't bled at all, that must be the embossing holding it in place
Jane

Aquarius said...

Perfect for the challenge and I look forward to seeing how you use these great stamps with the dies as they look to be a versatile set.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card and I love the stamps you've used for this card. I can't wait to see what you make with the die set too.

Sue xx

Lia said...

How beautiful can a CAS card be?! It's gorgeous....
Lia xx

Pat said...

A beautiful CAS card Di and the embossing looks wonderful with your pretty colouring. x

Esther said...

Lovely card Di! I adore those geometric leaves and am so tempted to get the set... you're not helping matters by showing them off looking so fab like this!! Gorgeous fresh colour and the embossing is super elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like these geometric leaves and the different shades of green you did them up in. Fabulous!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh MY! Swoon, Swoon, Swoon! Just love this CAS-fantastic layout, one layer beauty and super elegant colours and embossing Di. You've rocked it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More this week. x

Loll said...

So beautiful, Di! The leaves are such pretty shades of spring green! And all colours look good with the liquid platinum embossing powder. This would be perfect for CAS Watercolour ... hope you'll join us. :) xx

Barb said...

This is a beautiful card Di. I love the stamps and the zigs are lovely fresh colours. Barb xx

Kathleen said...

Really lovely leaves, you should have done them in brown, then it would have gone with the words of the song, 'All the leaves are brown, was it California Dreaming? Beautiful LIM card.

Kath x

Maura R said...

Just so lovely, Di! I have this set also and as of now it is still unused! Ack, I need to get crackin'! Thanks for the inspirations!

Liz said...

This is just fabulous, Di. Love the embossing and the leaves are beautifully coloured. xx

Janice said...

Beautiful CAS card Di, I love your colouring of the leaves.
Janice x

meg said...

Stunning CAS card Di, the stamps are fantastic.
Thanks for advice have already challenged them, engineer was here for over 3 hours today,found that the fault is intermittent and is in the underground cabling he said we should hear from them by Saturday, I'll wait and see!!

Kathyk said...

Splendid make and love the fresh colours used too

Kathyk

Sue - said...

Super cas card Di. Love the simplicity of it!

Bonnie said...

These leaves are certainly spring green, my friend! What a wonderful CAS design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Darnell said...

Your beautiful golden and green leaves are definitely perfect for both challenges, Di! It's an awesome CASlicious creation!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

KandA said...

Gorgeous CAS design Di and I love the greens of your geometric trees xx

Mrs A. said...

Love the intricate patterns on the leaves and your gorgeous CAS design. So striking. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

SO pretty & fresh with the yellow & green colors. The liquid platinum embossing looks fab with your excellent Zig work too! TFS & Hugs (will check into this paper...thanks for the tip)

SHartl said...

This is so beautiful and I can't believe it's only one layer! I have so much trouble sticking to one layer because I'm always afraid of making a mistake but you did a wonderful job here.

Linby said...

You aced it = perfect for the challenge at LIM.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Those leaves are awesome and the platinum embossing powder with the fabulous greens look truly fabulous! xxx

Karen D. said...

beautiful cas Di....the greens are pretty and fresh.
Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge!
xx Karen