Less is More #372 – OLC Thinking of you

Bonjour !

J’espère que vous allez bien et que vous êtes prêt(e)s pour notre dernier défi du mois de mai chez Less is More. Il s’agit du fameux One Layer Card où le thème est Thinking of you (Je pense à toi/vous). Nous finissons aussi ce mois avec notre sponsor Winnie & Walter. J’ai hâte de voir dans la galerie ce que vous allez nous proposer !

Hello !

I hope that you all are fine and ready for our last challenge of May at Less is More. It is the dreadful One Layer Card with the theme “Thinking of You”. We also finish the month with our sponsor Winnie & Walter. I look forward to seeing in the gallery what you will show us !

Voici mes cartes / Here are my cards

1/ Je pense à toi

Pour cette première carte j’ai choisi un thème fleuri, avec dans la tête l’image d’un champ plein d’herbes sauvages et de fleurs de toutes les couleurs.

For this first card I chose a floral theme, with in mind the image of a field full of wild grass and flowers of all colors.

Sur une double carte blanche j’ai tamponné aléatoirement les différents éléments du set de tampons et j’ai juste utilisé du masquage pour les fleurs.

On a double white card I randomly stamped the different elements of the stamp set and just used masking for the flowers.

Pour finir j’ai tamponné le sentiment en noir . Vous voyez c’est simple !

To finish I stamped the sentiment in black. See how simple it is !

Stamp: Aladine “Clear graminé”& Artemio “textes manuscrits” (sentiment) – Inks: Catherine Pooler “It’s a girl, It’s a boy, Tiki Torch, Party Dress, Lime Rickey”.
{Pin}spirational challenges #216

2/ Thinking of you (using sponsor stamp)

En voyant un des tampons du set, cela m’a fait penser à une bulle dans une BD quand il s’agit de pensée. J’ai juste complété avec des bulles plus petites.

When I saw one of the stamps of the set, It made me think of a bubble in a comic when it comes to thinking. I just added smaller bubbles.

Sur une double carte blanche j’ai tamponné le sentiment. Puis j’ai tamponné le plus gros cercle avec de la Versamark et j’ai embossé avec de la poudre blanche. Pour les autres cercles j’ai utilisé des tampons de ronds que j’ai ensuite masqué autour pour venir tamponner à l’intérieur les petits motifs de la grosse bulle.

On a double white card I stamped the sentiment. I stamped the biggest circle with Versamark and embossed with white powder. For the other circles I used round stamps that I then masked around to come stamping the small patterns of the big bubble inside.

Avec un pinceau, de l’eau et des encres, j’ai ensuite coloré l’intérieur de ces motifs, et pour finir j’ai masqué les ronds pour pouvoir faire des éclaboussures tout autour.

With a brush, water and inks, I then watercolored inside the patterns, and to finish, I masked the rounds to make splatters all around.

Pour tout vous avouer, j’avais commencé par tamponner les ronds en noir mais avant même d’avoir coloré je trouvais ça trop foncé, alors j’ai fait la carte avec l’embossage en blanc. Mais ne voulant pas jeter le premier essai, j’ai l’ai finalement coloré mais cette fois-ci dans des tons plus masculins.

To tell you the truth, I started by stamping the circles in black, but before I even try to colour them I thought it was too dark, so I made the card with the embossing in white. As I didn’t want to throw away the first try, I finally have it colored but this time in more masculine tones.

To tell you the truth, I started by stamping the circles in black, but before I even try to colour them I thought it was too dark, so I made the card with the embossing in white. As I didn’t want to throw away the first try, I finally have it colored but this time in more masculine tones.

Stamp: Winnie & Walter “a tree for all seasons”,  SSS “Lots of dots”& Uniko “Simply said block II” (sentiment) – Inks: Catherine Pooler “It’s a girl, Tiki Torch, Lime Rickey” & Distress “Squeezed Lemonade”.
Winnie & Walter May color combo with Heather H.
Simon Says stamp Wednesday challenge : Use more than one stamp (I used three stamp sets : W&W, SSS & Uniko)


3/ Watercolour Thinking of you

Récemment j’ai regardé une video de Cynde Whitlow, où elle montrait une technique d’aquarelle avec des tampons clear. Alors j’ai voulu essayé sur ce nouveau papier multi-technique (grain fin et presque blanc). Cette technique est encore mieux avec des tampons à plusieurs couches.

Recently I’ve been watching a video from Cynde Whitlow, where she showed a watercoloring with clear stamp technique. So I wanted to try it on this new multi-technique paper I bought (fine texture and almost white). This technique is even better with layering stamps.

J’ai d’abord tracé un carré au crayon puis j’ai fait le fond bleuté avec des encres et de l’eau.

I first drew a square with a pencil then I made the blue background with inks and water.

Puis pour tamponner l’image, j’ai coloré mon tampon de fond avec un marqueur et j’ai vaporisé un peu d’eau. J’ai répété l’opération jusqu’à être satisfaite du résultat. Il est important de sécher entre chaque estampillage. Une fois la couleur de fond faite, j’ai recommencé avec le deuxième tampon pour les détails et avec une couleur plus foncé.

Then, to stamp the image, I coloured my background stamp with a marker and I sprayed a little bit of water. I repeated the operation until I was happy with the result. It’s important to dry between each stamping. Once the background colour was made, I started again with the second stamp for the details with a darker colour.

Pour finir, j’ai tamponné le sentiment et j’ai tracé un cadre avec un marqueur très fin.

To finish, I stamped the sentiment and I drew a frame with a very fine marker.

Stamp: Altenew “Lotus” & Uniko “Simply said block II” (sentiment) – Inks: Distress “Salty ocean & shaded lilac” & Altenew “Silver stone” (sentiment) – Markers: Fabrico “Bubble gum, Lipstick pink, Green apple, Pea pod”.
Happy Little Stampers May CAS challenge : One Layer
Happy Little Stampers May Watercolour challenge : Anything goes option CAS
AAA Cards #115 : Inspired by nature


Et voilà ! J’espère que mes cartes vous auront inspirés et que vous viendrez jouer avec nous. Vous trouverez encore plus d’inspiration sur le blog principal ICI avec les cartes de mes coéquipières. Merci pour votre visite et tous les gentils commentaires que vous me laissez. C’est toujours un plaisir de vous lire. À très bientôt…

And Voilà ! I hope that my cards will inspire you and that you’ll come to play with us. You will find even more inspiration on the main blog HERE with my teammies’ cards. Thanks for your visit and all the lovely comments that you write. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you. See you very soon…

20 réflexions au sujet de « Less is More #372 – OLC Thinking of you »

  1. Izzy, these are terrific. I loved your first card when I first saw it on the DT blog, such a lovely design with the flowers along the base. And then, wow, two more fabulous designs. The speech bubbles from the tree set was an awesome idea, works brilliantly for this theme, and the square with your flower stem just grounds the design perfectly. Great work, and thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge xx

  2. These are three superb designs Izzy and you have really put some thought into how to make them all look so different. Your water coloured lotus is really soft and dreamy, the circles are fun and funky and your meadow of beautiful grasses is just beautiful. Lovely inspiration xx

  3. Bonjour, Isabelle! J’mapelle es Marisela. Je suis de Etas Unis (Texas). I hope I didn’t kill French with that. ha-ha Anita in France (first comment listed) is mon amie. She is my friend who tolerates my attempts at French. ha-ha I speak Spanish so it is similar. I just subscribed to your blog and I am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful cards! your friend in San Antonio, Texas, USA

  4. Your watercoloured lotus is so soft and dreamy, Isabelle … and the thought bubbles in the two different colour combo’s are delicious (and clever!) ! I absolutely love your wildflower/wild grasses meadow … it’s delicate, whimsical and wonderfully dainty … oui, j’adore! Fabulous inspiration! Bises et hugs, Anita 🙂

  5. HI Izzy! I am somehow having trouble posting a comment on your blog. This is my third attempt and let’s see if it works! I really love all three cards that you made. The choice of pastels is very pretty. And the idea of masking and keeping the stamp in a circle and white heat embossing… very very interesting! I really love your card. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  6. Your one layer cards are fabulous, Izzy! From the pretty meadow with flowers to the thought bubbles (brilliant! I like them in white and black) to the artsy watercolored flower! Very creative!

  7. Hi Izzy! I love how you placed the stamp in bubbles. Such a pretty card, especially the pastel soft colors. The whole design and concept is really out of the box thinking and gives more creativity than just using the stamps as in. Thank you so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  8. Oh ! quelle belle série de cartes bucoliques Izzy !
    Et toujours à la recherche de nouvelles techniques afin d’élargir les possibilités et tes connaissances…
    Je suiis admirative car je serais bien en peine d’essayer de me débrouiller avec juste des tampons ! 🤔

  9. Such delicate and pretty cards. The first one is CAS perfection with the prettiest of stamping and masking. Wow to the next two…. and love the large circle stamped in the black and the white. Great idea to then mask them off and fill them with stamping. Such a unique and beautiful effect. Such a genteel third card with wonderful water colouring x What a tret with these cards Izzy x

  10. Hi Izzy, absolutely love your water coloring with clear stamp technique. The soft colors look so lovely together. The way the image is partially out of the frame makes the design very interesting. great take on the inspired by nature challenge. Thanks for playing along with AAA Cards. Hugs – Bharati

  11. Aaahhh-mazing, Izzy! Three fabulous and inspirational one layer masterpieces! Both your floral cards are beautifully coloured. Your second thought bubble card is fun and creative. Awesome job! Have a wonderful weekend. xx

  12. These cards are wonderful, Izzy! I love the fresh meadow of grasses and flowers on your first card and the composition of those thought bubbles cards is fabulous. Your watercolour effect on the last card adds an artsy touch. Great inspiration x

  13. 3 fab cards Izzy! Once again you’ve been very innovative with your stamps, these one layers are beautiful! Your 3rd card is my favorite because of the beautiful watercolor look. That flower looks so pretty and the bg you created is stunning! Love the “thinking bubble idea” in your second design and the soft look of your first card. I actually thought it was one stamped image so you did amazing job with your masking! Have a super weekend!

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