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Less is More Week #349 – Hot & Spicy

Bonjour !

Nous avons un joli thème cette semaine chez Less is More puisqu’il s’agit d’utiliser des couleurs chaudes comme celles des épices !

Hello !

We have a lovely theme this week at Less is More since it’s about using hot and spicy colours !

Ce mois-ci notre sponsor est Uniko et nous avons l’immense plaisir d’accueillir Bev (propriétaire et designer chez Uniko) en tant qu’invitée créative. Si vous avez la chance d’être à Port Sunlight pour le Happy Stampers Festival aujourd’hui, vous pourrez rencontrer Bev puisqu’elle y tiendra un stand ! De plus aujourd’hui c’est le premier jour des aperçus pour la sortie le 16 octobre prochain de nouveaux produits ! Pour en savoir plus rendez-vous ICI.

This month our sponsor is Uniko and we are delighted to welcome Bev (owner and designer at Uniko) as our Guest Designer. If you are lucky enough to be in Port Sunlight for the Happy Stampers Festival today, you can meet Bev as she will have one stand ! Moreover, today it’s the first day of the Sneak Peeks for the Release of new products on the 16th October. For more information see HERE.

Les couleurs chaudes et épicées me font totalement penser aux couleurs que l’on commence à voir partout dans les arbres ! Et quelle chance, un bon nombre de défi tourne autour de ce thème cette semaine, donc il y a énormément d’inspiration partout !

The hot and spicy colours make me totally think of the colours that we begin to see everywhere in the trees ! And what luck, a lot of challenges, this week, focuses on this theme, so there’s a lot of inspiration everywhere !

Cette semaine je vous propose 3 cartes… / This week I propose you 3 cards…

1/ Happy Birthday / Joyeux Anniversaire

J’ai fait cette carte pour une amie qui fêtait son anniversaire dimanche dernier. De plus je sais qu’elle aime bien ces couleurs chaudes !

I made this card for a friend who celebrated her birthday last Sunday. Moreover, I know she loves warm colours !

Ce magnifique gerbera de chez Uniko est un de mes tampons favoris dernièrement (pour peu qu’il y ait un favori !). J’adore ses magnifiques détails et sa grandeur. C’est un plaisir de le colorer.

This beautiful gerbera from Uniko is one of my favorite stamps lately (if there is a favorite!). I love its wonderful details and its size. It is a pleasure to colour it.

J’ai tout d’abord découper un carré avec une matrice dans une feuille blanche. J’ai ensuite tamponné la fleur avec la tige avec de l’encre Versamark puis j’ai embossé avec une poudre Silver Pearl. Sur une autre feuille, j’ai tamponné et embossé l’autre fleur et je l’ai découpé avec la matrice correspondante. Je les ai colorées avec des crayons de couleurs aquarelle.

I first die cut a stitched square in a white cardstock. I then stamped the flower with the stem with Versamark ink and then I heat embossed with a Silver Pearl powder. On another cardstock, I stamped and heat embossed the other flower and I cut it with the matching die. I coloured them with watercolor colored pencils.

J’ai collé le carré sur de la mousse puis sur la double carte blanche, puis j’ai collé l’autre fleur dans le coin gauche en la laissant dépasser sur les côtés. Pour finir j’ai tamponné le sentiment et je l’ai collé sur la carte.

I foam mounted the stitched square on the double white card, then I glued the other flower over the left corner. To finish I stamped the sentiment and I adhered it over the card.

Stamp & Die: Uniko “Pure florals: gerbera & die bundle” & “Simply said blocks” (sentiment) – Pencils: Faber-Castell watercolour pencils “#414, 416, 418, 421, 467, 473, 483” – Die : Simon Says Stamp “Stitched squares”.
Challenges:
Addicted to CAS #121: Favourite stamp
The Flower challenge #13: Use your favourite flower  – (It may be not my favourite flower but it is my favourite flower stamp lately)
Stamp, Ink Paper challenge #119: Card Maker’s choice
Penny Black and More October challenge: Close to Nature

  

  

2/ Juste un mot / Just a note

Pour illustrer le thème de cette semaine je voulais absolument faire une carte avec du papier Kraft. J’ai ressorti aussi un autre de mes tampons favoris, Marvellous Mehndi, mais cette fois-ci j’ai joué avec les autres tampons qui sont dans le set.

To illustrate this week’s theme, I absolutely wanted to make a card with Kraft paper. I also took out another one of my favourite stamps, Marvellous Mehndi, but this time I played with the other stamps of the set.

J’ai tout d’abord tamponné les images avec de l’encre Distress puis j’ai tamponné par dessus avec de l’encre Versamark pour pouvoir embosser à chaud.

I first stamped the images with Distress inks and then I stamped over them with Versamark ink in order to heat emboss.

Je me suis amusée ensuite à colorier les différents motifs avec des crayons de couleur en jouant sur les différents tons des couleurs chaudes.

Then I had fun colouring the different images with coloured pencils and playing with the different shades of warm colours.

Pour finir j’ai juste tamponné le sentiment avec l’encre Distress.

To finish I just stamped the sentiment with Distress ink.

Stamp: Uniko “Marvellous Mehndi”, Simply Graphic “Planche un petit coucou” (sentiment) – Pencils: Faber-Castell “#107, 108, 111, 113, 115, 121, 223, 217, 225, 102” – Ink: Distress “Vintage photo”, Versamark.
Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers October CAS challenge : one layer card
Modsquad Challenge : Color Me Fall

  

3/ Joyeux Anniversaire / Happy Birthday

C’est en m’inspirant des différents challenges en cours que j’ai fait cette dernière carte. J’ai été inspirée par le Sketch de Freshly made Sketches #307 et par les thèmes des challenges CAS watercolour (Joyeux 1er anniversaire !) et Muse où ma chère coéquipière Anita nous propose une magnifique carte aux tons automnales (voir mon interprétation dans la rubrique challenge ci-dessous).

I’ve been inspired by the different challenges in progress to make this last card. I’ve been inspired by the latest Sketch of Freshly made Sketches # 307 and by the themes of the challenges CAS watercolour (Happy 1st Birthday !) and Muse where my dear teammate Anita proposes us a wonderful card with fall colours (see my interpretation below in the challenges section).

Pour illustrer le rond du sketch j’ai utilisé un stencil et de la pâte à embosser. J’ai laissé sécher.

To illustrate the circle of the sketch, I used a stencil and embossing paste. I let it dry.

Pour la feuille, j’ai (encore !) utilisé la superbe technique (voir ici) de Loll (Stamping with Loll) avec le papier de soie. Il me restait des essais d’une précédente carte. Pour ceux qui ne connaisse pas Loll (je doute qu’il y en ait beaucoup), je vous invite à aller visiter son site, vous allez adorer ! Encore merci Loll pour toutes ces merveilleuses cartes qui nous inspirent tant et les superbes tutorials !

For the leaf, I used (again !) the superb technique (see here) of Loll (Stamping with Loll) with the tissue paper. Some tests from a previous card remained. For those who do not know Loll (I doubt there are many), I invite you to visit her site, you will love it! Thank you again Loll for all these wonderful cards that inspire us so much and for the great tutorials !

J’ai découpé la feuille avec une matrice et je l’ai collé sur le tronc. Puis j’ai tamponné le sentiment sur du papier noir et embossé à chaud avec de la poudre blanche. Je l’ai collé ensuite sur la carte.

I die cut the leaf and I adhered it over the tree trunk. Then I stamped the sentiment over black cardstock and I heat embossed with white powder. I glued it on the card.

J’ai collé l’image sur une double carte avec de la mousse adhésive.

I foam mounted the panel with the image over the double card.

Stamp: Simply Graphic “planche anniversaire” – Inks: Distress “Mustard seed, Ripe persimmon, Fired brick, Peeled pain” –  Embellishments: Hero Arts “white embossing powder”, SSS EP “antique gold”, Wendy Vecchi “embossing paste” – Stenci: Altenew “tree ring”.
Challenges:
Freshly made Sketches #307
CAS Watercolour october challenge: Fall leaves
Muse #236 (my focus on Anita’s card : fall colours, a technique, a metallic add-on : gold instead of copper, white card base)
ATS&M #262 = Make your mark (use of stencil, embossing paste and tissue paper technique)

      

Et voilà ! J’espère que ces cartes vous auront inspirés et que vous serez encore nombreux à venir jouer avec nous cette semaine ! N’oubliez pas, vous trouverez encore plus d’inspiration sur le blog principal ICI et sur les blogs de mes équipières qui vous réservent surement d’autres surprises !

And Voilà  ! I hope that these cards inspired you and that you will still be a lot to come and play with us this week ! And don’t forget, you’ll find even more inspiration on the main blog HERE and on my teammates’ blogs, I’m sure they have surprises for you !

Merci pour votre visite et n’hésitez pas à me laisser un commentaire, je suis toujours ravie de vous lire. Bon WE et à très bientôt j’espère ! 😉

Thank you for your visit and feel free to leave me a comment, I am always delighted to hear from you. Have a nice weekend and see you soon I hope ! 😉

 

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31 réflexions au sujet de « Less is More Week #349 – Hot & Spicy »

  1. Three amazing hot and spicy cards, Izzy. Your first one is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully. Love the design too. Your next one on Kraft is fun and artsy and beautifully coloured again. But I think my favourite is your last one. Love the embossing paste background and your tissue leaf is incredible. Love the rich colours and texture. Fabulous cards as always. Have a wonderful week. xx

  2. Izzy wow, so many beautiful cards. the Gerbera are so amazing, and I love the tissue paper and embossing powder . your colour and layout are perfect. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour 🙂

  3. Wow, Izzy, what fabulous cards in this post! I love that gerbera set too and I love the idea of stamping the stem in a frame and embellishing with the second bloom. And those colours look fabulous on kraft, a really great one layer and such a spicy feel. And your third card has to be my favourite. So many great textures, wonderful colours in that leaf with the touch of metallic, and a beautiful CAS layout. Wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers and Muse! xx

  4. OH my! Where do I start with this luscious trio Izzy! Each one is a stunning sensation. The gerbera is one of my favourite stamps too and your colouring is perfection. You’ve showcased the mehndi set beautifully in these hot and rich tones which pop against the kraft cardbase. Then so many incredible techniques with all the tissue paper and texture paste on the third one yet totally CAS! Have a fabulous week and it was so lovely to finally meet you on Saturday – just sorry I had to dash off but much better now! Happy Birthday week! hugs xx

  5. All three cards are gorgeous as always Izzy! And what a fun palette of colours to play with! Love all thatbtexture with the embossing paste! Looks fabulous as a backdrop! Lisa x

  6. What a beautiful trio! Came to tell you I love your coloring on the gerberas. And now I’m completely taken with your leaf on the tree ring. Wonderfully CAS.

  7. You are on fire this week with those hot and spicy colours Izzy! My jaw dropped when I saw the rich vibrant oranges on your first card – great design there too. Love the folksy art look you achieved with the kraft card and mehndi stamps. Your tissue leaf with the incredible texture paste behind it is super CAS. Hope you had a great birthday and enjoy your week xx

  8. Gorgeous cards Izzy!! LOVE the Uniko gerberas. The colours are so bright with your w/c pencils. Great design! And I LOVE that autumn leaf. The embossing paste circle in the background looks like the rings of a tree. Perfect backdrop for your beautiful tissue paper embossed leaf. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour. And thanks for the lovely comments and shout out! xx

  9. What a beautiful trio of cards, Izzy! I LOVE the hot daisies! Beautifully colored! And your leaf of tissue paper is so pretty perched atop the woodgrain! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  10. I am so inspired by the fabulous cards that you have created for us this week, Izzy!! Your colouring on the gerbera (a favourite of mine too) is stunning and that gorgeous textured leaf looks perfect against the subtle texture of the tree rings. Using kraft is also a great idea for this week’s challenge. All three are so different but full of wonderful touches x

  11. Gasp! What a gorgeous trio, Isabelle … the colours on the kraft are so warm and cosy … the gerbera is stunning, such a wonderful burst of colour against the crisp white … and what delicious dimension and texture on that tree trunk, that gold touched tissue leaf delicately drifting down onto it is simply beautiful! J’espere que tu passe une magnifique journée, pleine de joie et de célébration … amuse toi bien! Mille bises, Anita 🙂

  12. It’s hard to believe that these wonderful cards all are for the same challenge. Even though they all feature “hot and spicy” colors the look so different! I admire your creativity! My favorite is the last one because I really love this tissue paper technique (that I still have to try)!

  13. What a fabulous trio of cards…you are spoiling us. Such a beautiful CAS first card with such pretty colours. The stamping and colouring on the kraft card looks great. Love the texture on the third card and your use of the stencil, still beautifully CAS and love it!

  14. What a fabulous post, Izzy, all 3 cards look amazing! Great use of hot and spicy colors -and how different they look on white and kraft! Your gerberas are wonderfully colored and your third card has absolutely stolen my heart. That leaf is gorgeous, your use of texture paste adds so much dimension and detail and the sentiment heat embossed with white on black adds a lot of contrast and drama. Fantastic work!

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