Less is More ‘Off Centre’

It has been a few weeks since I managed to play along with the Less is More challenge so it is nice to be involved again.  Whether you play along or not the blog is an excellent source of inspiration with hundreds of entries every week.  This week the challenge is to create an off centre layout.  I really like assymmetrcial layouts so this asymmetrical branch stamp from Penny Black was the perfect choice for the challenge.

I inked the stamp with cherry cobbler and then inked the branches on the stamp with early espresso.  By stamping once and then stamping again twice more without re-inking I created a shadowy effect.  I added a little fold of riboon too as it needed something extra but not much more.

Supplies:

Stamps: Berry Branch (Penny Black), Taglines (Flourishes)
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Cardstock: SU Confetti White, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Also: Chocolate grosgrain ribbon

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OLW 49: Green, Pink and Never Seen Ink

I haven’t had a chance to play along in any challenges lately as we have been very busy with violin related activities.  Both my girls competed in the local Kiwanis Music Festival last week.  On Saturday most of their ensemble came to our place to make truffles for a fundraiser.  We rolled 2000 truffles in 2 hours and then they all left to play at a concert Saturday night.  When Sunday afternoon arrived I took a little time to play with a new stamp from Penny Black.  It was the perfect stamp to use with Pink and Green as Jennifer challenged in the One Layer Wednesday challenge this week.

I inked the whole stamp with Pretty in Pink then added Old Olive to the branches and twigs with a marker.  I used a mask and sponging to create the bottom left corner.  It shouldn’t be too long before I see blossoms like this on some of my trees.

Supplies:

Stamps: Berry Branch (Penny Black), Eastern Influences (SU)
Inks: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock: SU Confetti White