Sunday, January 25, 2015

Less is More 208

This week over at Less is More is a sketch challenge.


I read a post over at Simplicity about shading paper, and then die cutting.  Between Susan's post and the sketch, here are my cards. 

Version 1 uses ribbon for my vertical element.  Nice, but not quite right.  
Version 2 using a hoarded piece of silk moire paper for the vertical element.  Better. 
Version 3, black silk moire layered onto a black base.  Wish the sentiment was a little lower, but I like how the black base layer frames the top layer. 
I painted white paper with 3 colors of Twinkling H2O paint, then used a Spellbinder die to cut the top layer of the butterflies.  The bottom layers were cut with black paper.   The sentiment is from Unity. I am also going to link this up to the Shopping Our Stash Not Your Normal Paper.  The black moire was reclaimed from the envelope liner of a wedding invitation from years ago.  It was waiting for the right project!

Groundhog Day is coming, and so is the February Words 2 Scrap By challenge!  Come play with us!!


  1. All three are beautiful, but I think my favorite is the last one with the black layer. It just seems to set everything off nicely. I have found that you can't throw a thing away if you are a crafter. Nice use of the envelope liner and I have to tell you the H2O's worked like a charm here. The butter is just stunning. I love using them. Have a good week.

  2. I like the last one best, too. Way to go using an envelope liner, too! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  3. Gorgeous project. Love that black paper!Thanks for joining in at shopping our stash this week!

  4. Totally gorgeous cards and love the colours on your butterfly ... certainly twinkles.Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. so simple and so beautiful, I love this card.

  6. Just fab and a great use of colour


  7. Great variations Bobbi!
    Lovely cards!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Love seeing the way you have worked through your ideas Bobbi!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week, sorry to be late in visiting your blog
    Less is More

  9. HI, Bobbi!

    Love your sketch interpretation, and you really rocked that last card! Congrats on your SOS shout out. :)