Less is More Masking

The challenge at the Less is More blog this week is to use masking. Well that is not a challenge at all; it is more of a challenge not to!

I masked the rectangular panel first and then positioned a second mask across the panel to make the hilly horizon. Above the horizon I sponged sunrise colours and below the grassy colours. After removing the hill mask I added the flowers from Darkroom Door, removed all the masks and finally added the sentiment from Penny Black. I like the way this sentiment looks like a hastily handwritten note.

Have a great day; I hope the sun is shining where you are!


Stamps: Wildflowers Vol 2 (Darkroom Door), Thinking of You (PB)
Inks: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, True Thyme, Old Olive, Buckaroo Blue (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory

Inspired by Simplicity

This is the third card I made when trying out my new Wildflowers set. It was inspired by this lovely card by Susan at Simplicity. I limited the colour scheme to five colours and made sure there was a common colour on each panel to tie it together. I applied markers directly onto the stamps and spritzed the stamp with water before stamping it on the white card.

It is March break in Ontario so I am hoping for a little more stamping time in the next week. So hopefully a few more cards on the blog too.


Stamps: Wildflowers Vol 2 (Darkroom Door), Upsy Daisy(SU)
Inks: Markers (SU)
Cardstock: MFP white

Neutral wildflowers

Here is another card made with one of the stamps from the Darkroom Door Wildflowers 2 set. It is an unusual colour scheme for me but I was thinking of the Less is More stamp challenge (Neutral colours) when I made it. By the time I had finished however I realised there was a little more stamping rather than less covering the card!

I started by masking the panel then stamping the wildflower spray in versamark a couple of times. I then sponged some crumb cake ink before sprinkling some clear embossing powder over the wildflowers. Because I had sponged after the versamark the embossed images ended up rather ghost-like. I inked a brayer with a small square ink pad  and then transferred it to the panel creating slight tile effect on the back ground.  A little more sponging, flowers stamped in early espresso and a black flower and sentiment completed the card.

Thank you again for visiting and commenting; I enjoy reading your comments and appreciate all your encouragement.


Stamps: Wildflowers Vol 2 (Darkroom Door), All Year Cheer(SU)
Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory

Silhouette and sun

My parents sent me a stamp set from Darkroom Door for my birthday so I played around with it on the weekend. The set is Wildflowers Vol 2 and is full of lovely silhouettes just waiting to be stamped into a scenic landscape!

I masked a panel first then sponged in greens, blue and yellow before stamping the flowers in green a couple of times, then black to finish. I planned to pop the panel up but it still needed something more so I pulled out the embroidery thread and punched a couple of indents to wrap a length of thread around a few times. I have a couple more using this set coming up over the next few days.

Thanks for dropping by.


Stamps: Wildflowers Vol 2 (Darkroom Door), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Inks: Summer Sun, Mellow Moss, Artichoke, Bashful Blue (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: MFP 100lb white
Also: Embroidery thread