Saturday, December 10, 2016

Less is More Challenge no. 306

Happy Saturday. Yippie, I've had  time to play two weeks in a row at Less Is More. This week it's with their one layer challenge. And, (doing the happy dance), my mojo is working two weeks in a row. This could have something to do with also creating 15 Christmas gift tags this week. Don't you just love it when your creativity is flowing? I was inspired by the pop of color on Susan's card who is one of the LIM divas.

This image is a practically ancient Magenta woodblock stamp. I doubt this company exists any longer. When I purchased it I had none of the tricks up my sleeve for stamping in different colors. I used it then by stamping the image in black and painstakingly coloring each of the flower petals in various colors. It never had much of a wow factor for me. Now, with the world-famous MISTI tool, and a little post-it tape strategically placed, stamping each flower, though on one block, proved much easier. I also un-mounted the stamp so I could use it in the MISTI. I am slowly doing this with all of my woodblocks, but I must confess, it often proves a bit tough in terms of letting the wood go. Like some others in this necessary part of a stamping journey, I don't know what to do with the wood. I've racked my brain and can't come up with a thing. I try to re-purpose as much as possible. Any ideas? Please share.

I used an A2 white card base and stamped in Catherine Pooler colors, grass skirt, orange twist and fiesta blue inkpads. These were included in her Foundations Box which is available in her store. I believe she will ship worldwide too.

I hope at this busy time of year, you will take time for some creative therapy other than decorating the house and baking. That's important too and you likely won't see me here next week, however, card therapy keeps me sane.



Christine said...


Kathyk said...

This is just lovely, looks great stamped in different colours

Magenta are definitely still going ...


Jen Nelson said...

Erica, this card is fabulous and the stamp perfect for this weeks challenge Thanks for joining us at Less Is More this week
Jen xxxx

Sandra H said...

Your card Erica is so elegant love the colours you have used too! sending lots of christmas wishes x

Bea said...

Fab card - love the colours and the image :)

Esther said...

This looks great! I love the stamp, such a pleasing symmetrical image and very pretty too. The colours are fab, so vibrant! I've heard good things about the Foundation Box. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)