Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Less is More - Week 192 Colour Challenge

Hello everyone - well Autumn has certainly arrived and it seems that Less is More are embracing it with their new challenge:

For our Colour challenge this month we have chosen 
Autumn's Bounty
Sounds kinda poetic doesn't it...
so we'd love to see autumnal shades in your cards.
Don't forget to make them CAS of course!

Now it's been absolutely ages since I joined in the fun at Less is More but as I'd just made this card and it fitted the theme then I thought I'd give it a go.

At club tonight one of our projects is showing them the faux pearl technique as demonstrated so wonderfully by my ATCAS DT pal Loll of Stamping with Loll.  I decided to try out my Brushos to see if they worked with the faux pearl technique and to my delight they really did.  I die cut my Memory Box fern and coloured it with Brushos and then when my pearl paint was dry I sprinkled the crystals on the card and spritzed with water.  I layered it up on some brown cardstock, placed a brown strip across with the fern over the top.  The sentiment is SU punched with a circle punch and I added a ribbon.

This is really a great technique so pop on over and watch Loll's YouTube video.

Happy crafting.


  1. Wonderful autumn colours used here and the fern is right for the season too. I bet the pearl effect is great when seen for real because photos and scans don't really do it justice.

  2. Fab colour on your background !! Superb card !!

  3. Fabulous card Karen! The colours look wonderful. p.s. there is some exciting news for you on my blog. x

  4. Ooh, like that! And you used those Brusho's at last. Good for you Karen. I like the background you made but am not sure how you did it - secret? Great fern and with pearl - mmm... must investigate.
    Lovely to see your card.
    Love, Neet xx

  5. WOW Karen, this is really striking!
    Fabulous autumn colours!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. A beautiful card Karen, love this technique. Carol x

  7. Gorgeous Autumn colours Karen
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. Stunning and vibrant colours Karen!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our autumn challenge
    LIM Designer

  9. hi Karen, beautiful colours make a fabulous effect, love the leaf that coordinates with the design.

  10. Beautiful card Karen, love the background and I thought the fern was real!
    Val x

  11. Beautiful card Karen, love the background and I thought the fern was real!
    Val x

  12. This card is stunning Karen, I saw it on my dashboard and had to pop by to see how your created such wondeful colours and look. Stunning Karen, you could frame this xx

  13. Hi Karen
    Congrats on your Clearly Besotted win... Lucky You....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  14. The colours of your Brushos are AMAZING Karen!! Love that they worked with the Faux Pearl technique. Thanks so much for the shout out! Loll xx

  15. Oh, Karen, your Faux Pearl technique turned out beautifully!!! Your bg is so lovely and I love that stunning fern leaf!!! Your bg looks great matted on the brown and I like the brown strip!! Lovely card!!!

    Have a great day!!!

  16. Wow Karen this is spectacular! It's such a different look! Just beautiful!!

  17. Wow, Karen, what a striking background ... amazing ... and the fern is just gorgeous against it! Anita :)

  18. It was a great technique to share and this card is lovely.

  19. Autumn leaves. That jazz song. Autumn art. Autumn reflections. Well reflected piece Karen!
    Keep it up...


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