Saturday 26 October 2019

Less Is More #407 - OLC Winter Flora

Happy Saturday. It's time for a new challenge over at LIM where we want you to create a ONE LAYER CARD with the theme of winter flora. Even though it's summer here in Australia at Christmas time, you can't go past good old Christmas cards using beautiful flora such as holly, mistletoe, and christmas trees (for example).

Here are my cards -

Card #1
For this card, I used a new stamp called Berry Kissed by Penny Black. I really like the watercolouring technique used with these stamps (incorporating the MISTI) but I haven't really mastered this technique. I decided to try no line colouring by stamping the image with Antique Linen ink then colouring with my polychromos. I went a little crazy with my white gel pen but the end result was okay :) The sentiment is an old one from the HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments.

Card #2
This card was created using another HLS set called Merry Kissmas. I stamped the Mistletoe and sentiment at the same time using my MISTI. I coloured the image using some glitter pens. Easy!

Card #3
This stamp is from Sugar Plum Fairy by CAS-ual Fridays.  I am embossed the image straight onto my linen card, then coloured the star with a gold sharpie. 

We have two guest designers for this challenge - Ankie (our August Winner) and our generous sponsor Bev (from Uniko).

I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Creative Sketchy Girls (Create a Christmas Card), Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (all about occasions), 
Card #3 - Sweet Stampin' Christmas (Anything Goes + optional stars), Tuesday Throwdown (One Layer Wonder), CAS on Friday (Big Sentiment)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you playing along at LIM :)


  1. Wow Kylie, you really went to town on this challenge! Three fabulous cards. That first one is awesome. You did a beautiful job with the no line coloring - I have yet to tackle that technique. Scares me to death! And I don't think you overdid it with the gel pen. It's gorgeous. Love the simplicity of the second and the way the top you your mistletoe bunch lines up with the sentiment. The third is just such a fabulous stamp and stands alone in creating a fantastic card.

  2. Love your berries! So beautifully coloured.

  3. 3 wonderful CAS Christmas creations. Love the elegance and clean lines. Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

  4. These are all just beautiful ... No. 1 is my favorite though! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Love the CAS Mistletoe b/w card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

  6. A trio of wonders, Kylie! Can’t choose a favourite, they are all beautiful with their CAS look. Your colouring on the PB card is stunning. I almost was ready to make the same card with your second one, but I finally changed my mind and I chose the other stamp of this set. Love the tree too ! xx

  7. Oh my, I love all of them. So simple and totally stunning. Thank you for sharing them with us at CASS.

  8. The result was 'ok' need to give yourself some credit, lady! I bloody love it, that stamp and the way you've coloured it is gorgeous! You do one layer CAS so wonderfully, I love them all but that first one is wow! xx

  9. Wow, you've been busy! I adore the first card -I think the way you have used gel pen looks absolutely amazing and adds so much interest!! I love the artsy look. Your two other cards look so crisp and clean, perfect for quick Christmas cards. xxx


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