Less is more challenge 2

The second Less is More challenge is up and running and it is a one layer challenge featuring a tree or flower theme.

I decided to create a slightly whimsical sponged scene but without snow for a change.  I masked off a rectangle and added a horizon mask.  After punching half a circle and half an oval out of a post it note I randomly sponged amethyst and eggplant curves into the sky.  I stamped a few pale sections of the Baroque Motifs flourish, removed the horizon mask, sponged the ground and stamped the tree and sentiment in black.

Check out the other challenge entries; there is inspiration aplenty!


Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, Baroque Motives
Inks: Almost Amethyst,  Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White


34 Comments on “Less is more challenge 2”

  1. Miranda says:

    Hello Heather, again a beautiful card. Great use of colours and movement…..greetz, Miranda

  2. sue says:

    I don’t know how you do it! You come up with new, fresh ideas, but always beautiful! This tree, the sponged backgrounds, and the fluorish all go together to make a stunning card. Honest to gosh, you amaze me! I LOVE this card!

  3. Valerie says:

    Love the flourishes on this card Heather, it makes it look as if the wind is blowing. I love to visit your blog and see all these sponged originals :)) x

  4. *Chrissie* says:

    This is a really interesting one Heather… that sky is almost Picasso-esque (if there is such a word). Something quite compelling about it… clever sponging too.
    Thanks so much for joining us again, we really appreciate it!
    “Less is More”

  5. Yvonne Whaley says:

    Beautiful card. I love your background colour block.

  6. Suze Bain says:

    Another gorgeous card. The combination of the sponging, stamping and colours you have chosen are beautiful.

  7. AAACCKKKK! Heather, I just had this set out last week and felt totally stymied…not creative at all. Now, you do this and omg the ideas are pouring into my brain. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! Oh, how I love your art!

  8. KatheD says:

    truly beautiful use of color, and i especially like the off-center framing

  9. Kaz says:

    WOW!!! Love your sponged background, so pretty!
    Beautiful card.
    Kaz x

  10. Joss says:

    Hi Heather,

    really like the look of this one, using the baroque motifs in the way that you have to me looks like the leaves are floating on the wind. Great look

  11. linda evans says:

    Beautiful card. Love the hues of the purple

  12. This is gorgeous!!! I NEED that tree stamp…who makes that? Love it all!

  13. Lindsey says:

    Wow, it’s like this challenge was created with you in mind! One layer, trees… and of course you create a beautiful card! Really like the background of this one.

  14. massofhair says:

    One of my favourites so far. Your colour choice is outstanding and i love the stamps:-)

  15. Sheila (Cyprus) says:

    Very clever use of colour. The tree looks stunning against the background. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

  16. mandi says:

    What a super effect you have created,
    I have that tree stamp, its so versatile
    Thanks for participating in our second challenge, hope you will continue to do so its so appreciated
    “Less is More”

  17. Frieda says:

    Waaaahnsinn !


    Sooo schön gewischt ,- toll !!

    lg Frieda

  18. Anne says:

    Simply stunning.


  19. WOWWWWWW . . . this is just LOVELY. Brilliant idea and I love the colours.
    Hugs, Sandra

  20. Lynne says:

    Fabulous. Love the sponging effect and the colours you`ve used.
    Lynne xxx

  21. Jan says:

    This is beautiful xx Jan

  22. fiona says:

    What a beautiful card. Fabulous colours and stamps.

  23. Lesley says:

    Stunning card. Such a beautiful background.

  24. Aileen says:

    Stunning card, love your baroque motifs in the background.

  25. fiona says:

    I love this effect!! gorgeous.

  26. I really like the – the sponged sky is wonderful and that tree is gorgeous!!

  27. Fiona says:

    oh my goodness…gorgeous!!


  28. Kathyk says:

    Just lovely – fab colour choices


  29. June says:

    Beautiful I love the colours!

  30. Anke says:

    Adorable, wonderful card …

  31. Becky says:

    This is just amazingly beautiful and creative. Love all the masking you did to create this beauty.

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