Thursday, 7 April 2016

White space ..... but not WHITE space

Happy Thursday .......

How are you today?  It's another busy one here in the old craft room .... I've got two posts for you today!
I'll be back later with the start of another challenge for the month of April but first a little 'Me' time.
I'm playing along with this weeks Less is More challenge ....... yeah!!!   Missed the last two .... not a happy bunny!

It's a Colour Challenge this week ....... and the focus is on WHITE SPACE, or rather NOT WHITE SPACE!!!

Leaving white space on a card can sometimes be a problem ...... the Clean and Simple style requires a lot of white space ..... that means an area of the card that has no image, no layers and no embellishment ..... not as easy as you may think!
Me .... I love this style, but sometimes my designs don't end up as CAS as I would have liked!!!

The challenge this week is to still have the 'white' space however, it has to be coloured ..... I can do that ......

I love this colour from Stampin Up! ..... Mint Macaron and I really like the white embossing on the top.
I simply cut a piece of the SU cardstock to fit the front of my card blank.  Stamped the beautiful butterfly from the Tim Holtz stamp set Perspective and embossed it using a fine detail white embossing powder

Then using the Stampin Up! ink pad in the Mint Macaron shade, I stamped the words along the bottom, from the All Occasions Sentiments set by Uniko (who, it just so happens, are this months sponsors for Less is More)

I also used the ink pad to add a touch more colour to the butterfly.  I swiped some of the ink onto my craft sheet and instead of spritzing with water, I used Perfect Pearls instead and it gave this gorgeous shimmery wash to the butterfly

Me being me though, couldn't stop there (this is what I mean when I say my designs don't end up as CAS as they should be!) Because there was ink left on my craft sheet I just had to get my brush and add a few splatters here and there didn't I!!!

That beautiful butterfly also makes an appearance on the inside

This time .... stamped using the Mint Macaron ink and colour washed with the shimmery mix ..... so pretty when the light catches it ...... not sure the photo has captured it though.

Oh well .... I'd better get a move on .... the list is long today.  I'll be back later with another challenge for you ..... see you then.

Thanks for popping by ....

Cheerio until next time



  1. Simply beautiful Linda, just like your sentiment! Love the colour choice and wonderful attention to detail inside the card too. Thanks as always for playing along at Less is More. Sarah x

  2. I always love your CAS cards and of course I do love the Perspective butterfly - so this is a marriage made in heaven in my opinion! Love, love, love it! Anne xx

  3. A very appropriate sentiment for such a beautiful card! I love the colours, and the butterfly stamp is gorgeous. The hint of shimmer sets everything off perfectly. Fab!

  4. Stunning card. The butterfly stamp is really beautiful and I love how you've also decorated the inside of the card.

    Liz - LIM Guest Designer xx

  5. Beautiful card - love the white butterfly against the green.

  6. A wonderful card, that butterfly is stunning !

  7. Oh this is really gorgeous Linda, beautiful stamp and I love that you have repeated the design on the inside too. Lou x

  8. Love this elegant butterfly white embossed against the mint with the added shimmer and all topped off with a Uniko sentiment! Glad you found time to play along with us at Less is More this week, Linda :)

  9. Beautifully CAS, Linda! Love the mint and white!

  10. A beautiful card Linda, such a fabulous design.

  11. So simple, yet SO stunning, Linda! I have that new SU color, but haven't used it yet. This is a phenomenal way to use it!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Sorry for my late visit this week, but time just ran away from me!
    Oooh! Gorgeous Linda!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. That butterfly is amazing! Such an elegant beauty.
    Sorry for my late visit but thank you for sharing this with us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx


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