Less is More Week #351 – Monsters

Bonjour !

J’espère que vous avez passé une bonne semaine et que vous êtes en forme pour notre nouveau et terrifiant défi chez Less is More ! Nous souhaiterions voir sur vos cartes des MONSTRES !

Hello !

I hope you had a good week and that you’re on top form for our new and creepy challenge at Less is More ! We would like to see MONSTERS on your cards !

Notre sponsor ce mois-ci est Uniko. / Our sponsor for this month is Uniko.

Voici 3 cartes pour vous inspirer. / Here are 3 cards to inspire you.

1/ Happy Birthday

Ma fille était invitée le week-end dernier à un anniversaire et elle voulait faire signer par toutes les copines une carte pour son amie. J’ai donc créé cette carte avec des tampons Uniko qui sont à l’origine des fleurs, mais en détournant un peu leur utilisation j’ai réussi à en faire des monstres plutôt sympathiques !

My daughter was invited last week-end at a Birthday party and she wanted a card for her friends to sign in for their friend who was celebrating. Then I created this card with Uniko stamps which are originally flowers, but by diverting a little bit their use, I managed to make some rather nice monsters !

Sur un papier noir, j’ai tamponné des pois blancs et j’ai découpé avec une matrice de découpe pour faire la bordure sur le côté gauche. Je l’ai collé sur la double carte blanche.

On a black cardstock, I stamped the white polka dots and I die cut it to make the border on the left side. I adhered it over the double white card.

J’ai tamponné les différentes formes en trois couleurs et j’ai rajouté en noir différents éléments pour faire le visage. Et pour donner vie à ces monstres, j’ai juste rajouter des yeux. Ils sont collés avec de la mousse adhésive.

I stamped the different shapes in three colours and I added different elements in black to make the face. And to give life to these monsters, I just added googly eyes. They are foam mounted.

Pour finir, j’ai tamponné le sentiment sur la double carte.

To finish, I stamped the sentiment over the double card.

Stamp: Uniko “Background blocks : Scattered polka dots”, “Uniko style” and “Simply said blocks” (sentiment) – Embellishment: googly eyes – Inks: Distress “Twisted citron, Spiced marmalade, Shaded lilac” – Die: MFT “Stitched scallop basic edges”.
Cards in Envy : Let’s play dress up (Hallowween costumes)

2/ Sorry

Pour cette carte, je me suis inspirée de trois challenges en cours : Color Throwdown pour les couleurs, Freshly Made Sketches pour le sketch et enfin CASology pour le sentiment.

For this card I’ve been inspired by three current challenges : Color Throwdown for the colours, Freshly Made Sketches for the sketch and CASology for the sentiment.

Quand nous avons acheté notre maison, notre fils n’avait que 18 mois et avant d’emménager nous avions repeint toute sa chambre. Quelques mois après avoir emménagé, alors que nous préparions son bain, nous l’avons retrouvé en train de dessiner sur le mur de sa chambre avec des crayons à la cire type Crayola !  C’est ce souvenir qui m’a inspiré pour cette carte !

When we bought our house, our son was 18 months’ old and before moving in, we had repainted his bedroom. Few months after moving in, while we were preparing his bath, we found him drawing on his bedroom wall with Crayola crayons ! It is this memory that inspired me for this card!


Sur une double carte blanche, j’ai tamponné les coups de pinceaux et les éclaboussures en noir. Puis j’ai tamponné le sentiment “Sorry” avec de l’encre Versamark et je l’ai embossé à chaud avec de la poudre blanche. Le reste du sentiment est tamponné avec de l’encre Distress.

On a double white card, I stamped the brushed line and the splatters in black. Then I stamped the sentiment “Sorry” with Versamark and I heat embossed with white powder. The rest of the sentiment is stamped with Distress ink.

Sur une feuille blanche j’ai tamponné le monstre puis je l’ai découpé aux ciseaux. Je l’ai ensuite collé avec de la mousse adhésive sur la double carte.

On a white cardstock I stamped the monster and I fussy cut it. Then I foam mounted it on the double card.

Et voilà une carte simple et rapide qui m’a beaucoup amusée !

And voilà an easy and quick card, I had a lot of fun doing it !

Stamp: MFT “Abstract art” and “More Monsters” – Inks: Distress “Wilted violet”, Versafine “Onyx black”.
Color Throwdwon #465 : Purple/black/white
Freshly Made Sketches #309
CASology week 271 : Sorry


3/ Joyeux Anniversaire

C’est encore un challenge qui m’a inspirée pour cette dernière carte : Fusion Card Challenge à la fois pour le sketch et pour les couleurs. Voyez plutôt …

Again, it’s a challenge which inspired me for the last card : Fusion Card Challenge both for the sketch and for the colours …

Sur une feuille blanche j’ai tamponné le fond rayé en noir et je l’ai découpé pour en faire une bande comme sur le sketch. Cette bande rayée rappelle les rayures de la couronne de la photo d’inspiration. Je l’ai collée sur une double carte blanche.

On a white cardstock I stamped the striped background and I fussy cut it to make a strip like on the sketch. This striped strip is for the stripes of the wreath of the inspiration picture. I adhered it over a double white card.

Sur une autre feuille j’ai tamponné le monstre en lui ajoutant un ballon pour illustrer les deux cercles du sketch. Puis je l’ai coloré en vert. J’ai masqué les contours extérieurs du ballon et j’ai coloré avec de l’encre distress. Avant qu’elle ne soit sèche j’ai appliqué de la poudre Perfect Pearl pour illustrer le côté argenté et brillant du crâne sur la photo. Puis j’ai tamponné mon sentiment à l’encre noire. Puis j’ai découpé l’image avec des ciseaux et je l’ai collé avec de la mousse adhésive sur la double carte.

On another cardstock, I stamped the monster and I added a balloon to illustrate the two circles of the sketch. Then I coloured it in green. I masked the outer outlines of the balloon and I stained it with distress ink. Before it was dry, I applied Perfect Pearl powder to illustrate the silvered and shiny skull on the photo. Then I stamped my sentiment in black ink. Then I fussy cut the image and I foam mounted it over the double card.

Pour finir j’ai juste rajouté quelques gouttes noires de Novo Crystal Drops.

Then to finish, I just added some black drops of Novo Crystal Drops.

Stamp: Uniko “Wonky Stripes”, Woodware “JGS456” and HLS “simply said” – Inks: Distress ” Hickory smoke”, Versafine “Onyx black” – Marker: Fabrico “#110 Green apple”.
Fusion Card Challenge : Striped Wreath
AAA #101: Inspired by a film – (It reminds me Monsters)
Addicted to Stamp and More #264 : CAS
Seize the Birthday : Anything goes


Et voilà ! C’est tout pour moi ! N’oubliez pas, vous trouverez encore plus d’inspiration sur le blog principal ICI et sur les blogs de mes équipières qui vous réservent surement d’autres surprises !

And Voilà  ! That’s all for me ! And don’t forget, you’ll find even more inspiration on the main blog HERE and on my teammates’ blogs, I’m sure they have surprises for you !

Merci pour votre visite et n’hésitez pas à me laisser un commentaire, je suis toujours ravie de vous lire. Bon WE et à très bientôt j’espère ! 😉

Thank you for your visit and feel free to leave me a comment, I am always delighted to hear from you. Have a nice weekend and see you soon I hope ! 😉

29 réflexions au sujet de « Less is More Week #351 – Monsters »

  1. Well done for making three once again this week, Izzy! And monster flowers, you’re so clever! Love the crayon story and that card is so fab with the pop of purple. And wow, you’ve rocked that Fusion challenge with your last card, fits the them perfectly xx

  2. All three cards are amazing! Lov the colors, the fun images, and the sentiments! Your CASology card made me chuckle…ah, kids! Can’t look away for a second! Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!

  3. This is indeed a monstrous trio! The middle one made me laugh! What a great way to say sorry! Love the story about your artistic son – I guess he showed his talents early!
    Thanks for putting a smile on my face with your fun monster cards!

  4. Wow, Isabelle … what a fabulous trio! The sense of energy and vibrancy in the green one is fantastic … that’s such a sweet story to go with the purple cutie (and a happy memory, even if it wasn’t at the time!) … and I love how you made those adorable monsters on the first, they’re positively pretty in their bright outfits and googly eyes! Bonne semaine! Hugs & bises, Anita 🙂

  5. All three of your cards are brilliant, Izzy! The flowers turned into monsters on the first card are so clever! The wild eyed monster on the last card made me giggle. And I need a stack of the second card to keep on hand to give out when I’m grumpy! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  6. I love your creativity, turning those flowers into monsters! Awesome way to stretch your stamps. Love the googley eyes too. And I guess great minds do think alike. Your purple monster card paired with your story about your son made me smile. Your cards this week are all so adorable. Great job! Have a wonderful week. xx

  7. You are so clever! Turning your floral stamps into monsters – they really do look great with their googly eyes! Such an innovative way to use them – I always love to see people stretching their supplies to make something completely different. So much fun! And the story of your son drawing on the wall 😱 Too funny! I bet you weren’t too amused at the time :-). And I thought you had just cut a banner from patterned paper for your third card, I should have known better that you would create it yourself. As always love all your great cards, where do you find the time to make 3?!

  8. Tu as cree des cartes tres amusantes! Mais aussi CAS. L’achat a Port Sunlight t’a servie bien! J’adore le petit monstre et l’explication pour ta carte de ‘sorry ! Tres mignon. Gros bises

  9. Three great, but super cute, monster cards, Izzy! I especially love the card you made for CASology and the story that went with it. I think every child must do this at some point! For us, our son decided to draw on the hall wall with waterproof mascara I had left on the bathroom counter!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Great way to make double use of your stamps by using flower stamps and turning them into cute monsters. Thanks for this idea, I will keep this in mind. Also, love the French and the translation below. Give me a chance to brush up on my French. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara DT member

  11. What fun inspiration on your first card to use the flowers as monsters. Great memory on your second card and your own really cute monster x Love the colours and layout on your third card. Love all three of them and thank you for the fabulous inspiration x

  12. Izzy you are on fire with these cheeky monster cards! So inspired by how you’ve changed the Uniko flower into a cute monster – perfect idea and it’s worked a treat! Love the little story behind your second card which really made me giggle. What a brilliant example to remind your son! Lastly you’ve pulled in all those challenges so seamlessly to make a superb eye-popping monster card. So much fun in this post and hope you have a fun week too. xx

  13. Your trio of monster cards are a triumph Izzy! What a BRILLIANT idea to use flowers as the base for your monsters on your first card (wish I’d thought of that!). They work a treat. I had to laugh at your second card – I remember so well when my kids used to draw on walls too. Ha Ha! Your little monster on that card looks suitably ashamed. And your third card is so happy – that little monster looks like it is jumping for joy. Such wonderful inspiration. Hope your week is awesome xx

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