Less is More #170 (Three Colours/Shades), A Blog Named Hero #43 (Inspired By A Hero Artist), Keep It Simple #39 (Watercolour), Moxie Fab World (Hip on Handwriting)

After my last sunshiny card, I’m sticking with shades of yellow …

LIM 170, ABNH 43, KIS 39, MFW AprilI’m playing at Less is More where we have a colour challenge … use three colours or use three shades of one colour … I went with the latter.  At A Blog Named Hero, we’re being Inspired By A Hero Artist … I chose the awesome Jennifer McGuire and did a simplified version of these cards done with the HA Tiny Flags background stamp.   As I used water colouring, I’m joining in at Keep It Simple and because there’s a scripty part to the sentiment, I’m linking up again at Moxie Fab World’s Hip on Handwriting challenge.

I stamped and clear embossed the background onto a water colour card panel, squished some HA Butter Bar, Memento Dandelion and Squeezed Lemonade DI onto my craft mat, and did a colour wash over the flags, merging the shades from dark to light.  Whilst the panel was drying, the Papertrey sentiment was stamped (in two steps), overstamped in Versamark and clear embossed on the base card.  I split the water colour panel, popped it up on foam dots on the base above and below the sentiment, and added a scattering of sequins.

It’s about time to get dinner sorted … back later for an inspiring wander through all the galleries for these challenges!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


Moxie Fab World

32 thoughts on “Less is More #170 (Three Colours/Shades), A Blog Named Hero #43 (Inspired By A Hero Artist), Keep It Simple #39 (Watercolour), Moxie Fab World (Hip on Handwriting)

  1. Brenda

    Wow Anita, I am in love with this card! I loved when I saw Jennifer McGuire use this stamp and how she used it, but love your “ombre” look with the yellows. Then as I kept reading I read that you used water color to get this look. What?! So back to the picture I went and then I saw that you embossed your flags and was impressed all over again! I love your well placed sequins and the sentiment. Oh yes, I am so loving this card!! Hugs

  2. cmayne

    I’ve just picked myself up off the floor, so bowled over I am by this gorgeous, lovely, burst of sunshine card! WOW! Such a variety of techniques here, from the stamping, to the water-colouring, to the embossing, all coming together to create stunning visual harmony. LOVE x LOVE this!! Off for more gazing (once I dust off my clothes *grin*) Hugs~c

  3. Sue

    Your background looks amazing, Anita! Loving the sunny summer shades, great job. Thank you for your encouraging comment on my grunge card, I really wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Have a lovely evening xx

  4. Shona Chambers

    You and the colour yellow are a winning combination!! The Tiny Flags stamp is my favourite and wish I could get my hands on it. Love the way you coloured it with the different yellow shades and the silver (?) on the ‘Birthday’. This card would certainly brighten someones day!

  5. Kelly Griglione

    It’s just so buttery!! Aside from the wonderful technique you used, my favorite part is the half sequin that is showing in the bottom right of your card. Love that detail! You know, this card would be great for the current Fusion Challenge too!

  6. hannelie

    Hmmm. great creation friend. Don’t you just love the trend!? Great use of THE (my fav) color! Will be posting a yellow watercolor card soon!

  7. Petra

    WOW, this is just so brilliant, Anita!!! Loving the shades of yellow and how you’ve done the whole card. The sequins are placed perfectly!!! Lovely piece of art!!!
    Greetings from Africa!!

  8. Bobby

    This is a great CASE of Jennifer’s cards with the added twists. I love that you split the panel and that it’s done by watercoloring the background.

  9. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Dear Anita, first of all stunning card – love the sunny yellows and the perfectly placed sequins! And then second of all thank you soooo much for your birthday card – I was so surprised to find it in the mail – its now on display with all the other cards I got – of course it got the center spot 🙂 It looks even better in real life – love that subtle sparkle on it. I wish you a great weekend, my friend! Hugs, Cornelia

  10. Anne Ray

    Anita what a wonderful, happy creation and super technique!
    Thank you for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
    LIM Designer

  11. Rosemary D

    FAB.U.LOUS!!! once, again, you have flawlessly combined all the challenges and created a spectacular card!

  12. Susanne V.

    Yellow is such a happy color and makes a grey day much brighter! So I am sure your card will cheer the receiver right up! I love it, not only for the color choice but I also love that background and you have used it in a brilliant way!
    Wishing you a relaxing weekend,

  13. Joyce M.

    Such a burst of sunshine on my computer screen–I love it, as it is quite dark outside tonight. Fantastic inking, and perfectly placed sequins, too.

  14. Chrissie

    I’m sorry that I’m so late in visiting this time, but a new laptop has taken a little time to set up and get to know!!
    This is superb Anita!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  15. Bev

    Yellow is one of my most favorite colors. My bedroom is painted yellow, and I love waking up to such a happy color. Your card is a real stunner. I know I’m in for a treat whenever your blog pops up in my sidebar. This is an extra special treat!! Like Kelly, I was smitten with the little sequin tucked half way into the bottom panel. Seriously wonderful card. You’ve got a winner here. : )

  16. kimheggins

    Anita…this is just so pretty! I love your background…so perfect and so bright and cheerful. What a fun and fabulous card…love all the gorgeous yellow!

  17. Geri G

    Dear friend…please, PLEASE send some of that warm sunshine our way! The snow from two days ago has just melted. However, we are in the middle of rain/ice/snow shower as I type this!

    Fabulously cheerful, perfectly adorned with bits of sparkle, flawless ‘squishing’ technique and wonderfully designed to highlight the happy birthday wishes!

    Yep – another sunny creation headed to the winner’s circle!

  18. Tracey McNeely

    Anita that might be the kick I need, I have that stamp and was so excited to get it over a month ago–and it sits uninked! Your use of it here is gorgeous, you are making me want to play with yellow. The sequins are such a lovely addition!

  19. BarbGhig

    Another really gorgeous card, Anita! I love all the yellow…like sunshine on a cloudy day! Of course, I also love your perfectly stunning CAS design!


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