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Less is More Week #364 – Music

Bonjour !

Hourra ! C’est la fête aujourd’hui chez Less is More ! En effet, nous fêtons les 7 ans du blog ! Pour cette occasion, ce mois-ci, nous accueillons 2 sponsors (1 par challenge), il y aura des cadeaux et des invitées spéciales…mais je vous laisse découvrir tout ça sur le blog principal ICI !

Hello !

Hooray ! It’s party time today over at Less is More ! Indeed, we are celebrating the 7 years of the challenge blog ! For this occasion, this month, we will welcome 2 sponsors (1 per challenge), there will be prizes and special Guest Designers….but I let you go and discover what the fun is over the main blog HERE !

Et comme un anniversaire est un évènement joyeux, on ne pouvait pas trouver mieux que le thème de cette première quinzaine : LA MUSIQUE !

And as a birthday is a happy event, we could not find better than the theme of this first fortnight: MUSIC !

Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir de nouveau Uniko en tant que sponsor de ce premier défi festif !

We are delighted to welcome Uniko back as our sponsor for the first festive challenge !

1/ Life is a song, love is the music

Le mois de février sera aussi le mois d’une nouvelle collection chez Uniko et Bev m’a donné la permission de vous montrer un des sets de cette collection…Merci Bev !

February will also be a new release month over at Uniko and Bev gave me permission to showcase one of the sets of this release…Thanks Bev !

Ne tenez pas compte de la taille des images sur cette carte, n’ayant seulement que les fichiers digitaux, j’ai pu agrandir et/ou diminuer la taille à mon gré.

Do not take into account the size of the images on this card, having only the digital files, I could enlarge and / or reduce the size at my discretion.

Une fois de plus Bev a conçu un bien joli set et j’adore cette police d’écriture !

One more time Bev has designed a beautiful set and I love this font !

La seule chose que j’ai rajouté et qui ne fait pas partie du set, c’est le petit coeur que j’ai collé en guise de note.

The only thing I added that is not part of the set is the little heart that I pasted as a note.

Vous aurez le plaisir de trouver ce joli set de tampons dans la collection de février 2018, alors surveillez bien le blog d’Uniko !

You will have the pleasure to find this beautiful stamps set in the February 2018 release, so keep an eye on the Uniko blog !

2/ Joyeux Anniversaire

Vu que c’est un anniversaire, autant le chanter haut et fort et accompagné d’un petit air de piano, c’est encore mieux !

Since it’s a birthday, then better to sing it loudly and clearly and accompanied by a piano music it’s even better !

Cette carte n’est faite qu’avec des produits encore jamais utilisés. Au moment des soldes de janvier l’année dernière j’avais trouvé pour trois fois rien, le classeur de gaufrage clavier de piano. J’ai donc gaufré le bas de ma double carte et avec un feutre noir j’ai coloré les touches.

This card is only made with NBUS products. Last year at the time of the January sales I’d found, for a ridiculously cheap price, the piano keyboard embossing folder. Then I embossed the bottom part of the double card and with a black marker I coloured the piano keys.

J’avais aussi dans mon stock une matrice de découpe avec les notes de musique. Je l’ai donc utilisé sur du papier blanc et j’ai coloré chaque note avec des feutres de couleurs. Pour finir je les ai collées sur la carte.

I also had in my stash a die with musical motifs. I then used it on a white cardstock and I coloured each note with markers. To finish I adhered them on the card.

Stamp: Simply Graphic “planche Anniversaire” – Die: MB “Musical motifs” – Markers: Fabrico “115, 112, 114, 110, 118” – Embossing folder: Aladine ref. 09006.

3/ Happy birthday

Pour finir sur une note charmante, j’ai trouvé dans mon stock cette adorable chouette avec son casque sur la tête et qui siffle un air…je suis sûr que c’est celui de “Happy Birthday” !

To finish with a charming note, I found in my stash this adorable owl with her headphones on the head and who is whistling a song….I’m sure that’s the “Happy Birthday” song !

Je ne savais pas trop comment j’allais la présenter sur ma carte et je me suis rappelé que Trina, ma talentueuse équipière, a le chic de mettre en scène d’adorables créatures, alors je me suis inspirée (j’ai encore du travail !) de ses jolis fonds. Merci Trina ! Pour les couleurs j’ai utilisé celles du dernier challenge de Color Throwdown.

I didn’t know exactly the design I wanted to use for this image and I suddenly remembered that Trina, my talented teamy, has the nose to make little scene with adorable critters, so I get inspired (I still have a lot of work !) with her beautiful backgrounds. Thanks Trina ! For the colours, I used those of the last challenge of Colour Throwdown.

J’ai d’abord tamponné et embossé l’image directement sur la double carte. Je l’ai masquée pour faire le fond avec des encres Distress. Ensuite je l’ai colorée avec des crayons de couleurs. J’ai découpé avec une matrice le mot “Happy” et j’ai coloré chaque lettre avec des encres Distress puis je l’ai collé sur la double carte.

I first stamped and black heat embossed the image directly over the double card. I masked it to make the background with Distress inks. Then I coloured it with colour pencils. I die cut the word “Happy” and I coloured each letter with Distress inks, then I glued it over the double card.

Je me suis amusée avec le sentiment “birthday” en changeant le “b” par une note de musique. Par contre je me suis beaucoup moins amusée avec le groupe de notes car étrangement (je comprend pourquoi le tampon était si peu cher !) les notes étaient toutes à l’envers (i.e dans le sens de celle que j’ai utilisé pour le “b”). Il a donc fallu que je les tamponne d’abord sur un tampon miroir et ensuite j’ai tamponné le miroir sur la carte !

I had fun with the sentiment “birthday” by changing the letter “b” with a musical note. On the contrary, I didn’t had fun at all with the group of notes. Oddly (I understand now why this stamp set was so cheap !) the notes were all upside down (i.e in the same direction than the one I used for the letter “b”). So I had to stamp them first on a mirror stamp and then I stamped the mirror over the card !

Pour finir j’ai mis un peu de brillant sur le mot “Happy” et sur le noeud de la petite chouette avec un pinceau Wink of Stella.

To finish, I put a little bit of shimmer over the word “Happy” and over the bow of the owl with a Wink of Stella brush.

Stamp: Craft sensations, Uniko “Happy succulent” (sentiment) – Die: STAMPlorations “happy” – Pencils: Faber-Castell Polychromos “106, 109, 123, 125, 128, 154, 171, 185” – Inks: Distress “Tumbled glass, Twisted citron, Mustard seed, Picked raspberry”.
Challenge:
Color Throwdown #478 : Hot PinkLime GreenYellow and Pale Blue

Et voilà ! J’espère que vous aurez été inspirés par mes cartes et par celles de mes coéquipières. Vous trouverez leurs créations et toutes les informations concernant le 7ième anniversaire de Less is More sur le blog principal ICI .

And Voilà ! I hope that you have been inspired by my cards and by my teamies’ ones. You will find their creations and all the information concerning the 7th birthday of Less is More on the main blog HERE .

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 ! 😉

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 ! 😉

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14 réflexions au sujet de « Less is More Week #364 – Music »

  1. Three wonderful cards! I especially love the graphic, “grown-up” look of the first card and then again the fun, young, cute feel of the third card! You are such versatile card maker! I have to remember that Color Throwdown color scheme for future, I love the bright look (love the multi-colored sentiment!). Thanks for your email, I enjoyed reading it, I’ll make sure to answer you soon! xxx

  2. Oh, you have some great stuff in your stash, Izzy. The new Uniko stamps look fab and I love how clean your card is with the pops of red. What a great embossing folder that piano is too, love the bright colours you’ve added to the black and white of the keys. And that owl is just too cute, great work with mirroring those notes, you would never know xx

  3. Three delightful cards Izzy! You seem to have a die in your stash for every occasion, that little music notes one is so cute! And when we buy these things, we never quite know when we will need them, and then voila, they become perfect for the card in mind! Your little scene is so sweet with the owl and her headphones. I always admire anyone that can put a scene together – I find them hard, and I adore the little scenes like this one. They make for perfect CAS cards. Have a wonderful weekend my friend, hope the weather is kind to you and you have some crafting time, Lisa xx

  4. I knew I was in for a trio treat from you Izzy and you definitely did not disappoint. That first card with a sneak peek of Uniko’s February release looks fabulous, especially with the added music note. Your embossed piano keys on your second card looks so cool. Way to use all NBUS. And your third card is simply adorable. You created the perfect little scene. Thank you for your kind words. Have a great day! xx

  5. Wow, what a trio, Isabelle … as always, so wonderfully creative! I can almost hear the first one, the sense of musical movement is brilliant and that tiny heart note is the perfect addition! Fantastic piano … love the cool, crisp black and white with the tiny pops of colour in the notes! That little owl is adorable … delicious colouring … and such a clever idea to make the b in birthday a note … fabulous detailing! On a eu du neige aujourd’hui … la premiere fois en cinq ans … j’espere que tu n’est pas sous une grande couche de blanc! Reste chaude! Hugs & bises, Anita 🙂

  6. Love the flow of the music image on the first card and because it’s a Digi you can change the size. The font is fabulous. Great keyboard embossing folder on the second card, such fun. Talking about fun your third card is so cute and yes she must be singing Happy Birthday. Fun idea to change the b to a musical note and so glad you kept going with it. Thank you for the inspiration on all your cards x

  7. Perfect inspiration from you again this week Izzy! That new Uniko stamp is fabulous and your pop of red really brings that card to life. Wow! What an amazing embossing folder on your second card – I do hope we see you use it, and those musical dies, again because that card is superb! Your cute little owl is adorable and well done for taking inspiration from Trina – your background looks fab xx

  8. These are gorgeous Izzy! Your usual amazing use of colour… they’re so cheerful and just fabulous! I adore that piano embossing folder and hope it will never be left unloved in your stash again!! And that owl is sooooo cute! <3 Have a great week x

  9. Fab designs, Izzy! I love the Uniko musical flourish – perfect for this week’s theme and your embossed piano keyboard is just inspired! I love all of the bright colours and fun style that you bring to your cards – they always make me smile x

  10. These are all so cute and clever Izzy I don’t know where to start. I’m in awe of how you’ve used the Uniko digital file and it’s so CAS but so effective. Your embossed piano keyboard is inspired and works just brilliantly – again superbly neat and CAS. Then that cute little owl – simply adorably, coloured beautifully and the little scene is just perfect. Thanks as always for such wonderful inspiration and enjoy your weekend. x

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