Less is More #397 – Colours

Bonjour !

Nous sommes déjà en juin ! Cela signifie plusieurs choses : c’est bientôt la fin de l’année scolaire (donc les vacances !), c’est bientôt l’été, et …. dans 6 mois et 18 jours c’est Noël !! Peut-être que ce nouveau défi et le bien joli thème que Less is More vous propose vous inspirera pour commencer à faire vos cartes de fin d’année….

Hello !

We are already in June! It means several things: it’s soon the end of the school year (so holidays !), it’s soon summer, and …. in 6 months and 18 days it’s Christmas !! Perhaps this new challenge and the very nice theme that Less is More offers you will inspire you to start making your end of year cards ….

Nous avons aussi le plaisir d’accueillir Bev, notre invité créatrice ainsi que la fondatrice d’Uniko qui sera notre sponsor ce mois.

We are also pleased to welcome Bev, our guest designer as well as the founder of Uniko who will be our sponsor this month.

Voici mes cartes / Here are my cards

1/ Happy birthday (using sponsor stamps)

En voyant les couleurs de ce défi, j’ai tout d’abort pensé que j’aurai du mal à trouver des idées, puis en réfléchissant bien j’y ai vu les couleurs des succulentes.

When I first saw the colours of this challenge, I first thought that it would be difficult to find ideas, and then thinking about it I saw the colours of succulents.

Sur une double carte blanche j’ai donc tamponné cette magnifique gerbe de succulentes en violet et j’ai coloré l’intérieur avec un marqueur bleu.

On a white double card I then stamped this wonderful wreath of succulents in purple and I coloured it with a blue marker.

Puis j’ai tamponné le sentiment à la fois en violet et en bleu et pour finir j’ai collé quelques sequins dans les mêmes tons.

Then I stamped the sentiment both in purple and in Duck egg blue and to finish I glued some sequins with the same shades.

Stamp: Uniko “Happy succulents” – Marker: Promarker “Cool aqua, Duck egg” – Inks: Altenew “Midnight violet” – Sequins : Little Things form Lucy’s cards “Magical”.
AAA Cards #141 – Our 5th birthday bash
Seize the birthday #167 – Anything goes
Time Out #137 – Nature


2/ If friends were flowers, I’d pick you (using sponsor stamps)

Pour cette seconde carte, j’ai utilisé un tampon de fond de la dernière collection d’Uniko.

For this second card, I used a background stamp from the last Uniko’s release.

Je l’ai tamponné en violet sur la carte et j’ai fait le coloriage en bleu avec un crayon de couleur.

I stamped it in purple on the card and I made the colouring in blue with a colour pencil.

Dans une feuille blanche et avec une matrice, j’ai découpé un encart blanc sur lequel j’ai tamponné une fleur en bleu et son coeur en violet ainsi que le sentiment.

In a white card stock I die cut a panel on which I stamped a blue flower and its hear in purple as well as the sentiment.

Pour finir j’ai collé cet encart avec de la mousse adhésive sur la double carte.

To finish I foam mounted this panel on the double card.

Stamp: Uniko “Background blocks mid century modern II” & “kindness blooms”, Clearly Besotted “scribbled flowers” (sentiment) – Pencil: Faber-Castell Polychromos “Light blue #147” – Inks: Altenew “Midnight violet”, CP “It’s a boy” – Die : Spellbinders “5×7 modern stationary”.

3/ Happy birthday

Update : Happy and honoured to be one of the favourites over at June HLS Watercolour challenge

Pour faire cette carte j’ai tamponné et embossé en blanc l’image sur du papier Bristol Strathmore puis j’ai utilisé mes crayons Zig et un pinceau pour l’aquareller.

To make this card I stamped and white heat embossed the image on a Bristol Strathmore paper then I used my Zig and a brush to watercolour.

J’ai ensuite coller le bristol sur une feuille de papier bleu puis sur une carte violette. Pour finir j’ai tamponné le sentiment en gris foncé.

Then I adhered the bristol on a blue paper then on a purple card. To finish I stamped the sentiment in dark grey.

Stamp: STAMPlorations “in bloom: precious plumerias”,Uniko “Pure florals: chrysanthemum” (sentiment) – Pencil: Zig clean color Real Brush “#036, 081, 082”, Faber-Castell Polychromos “#134, #160” – Inks: Altenew “Industrial diamond”.
AAA Birthday #2 – Use Water Colours
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #224 – Karen’s Feminine “Anything goes”
STAMPlorations CAS Card June challenge – Anything CAS goes (without the twist)
STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything goes Challenge
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour June Watercolour challenge – Anything goes (without the option)


Et voilà pour moi ! J’espère que mes cartes vous inspireront. Vous trouverez de magnifiques inspirations 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 for me ! I hope that my card will inspire you. You will find beautiful inspirations 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…

18 réflexions au sujet de « Less is More #397 – Colours »

  1. Gorgeous cards Izzy. You have used one of my favourite STAMPlorations stamps for our HLS Watercolour Challenge and how beautiful it is in the bright colours. Thanks so much for joining us this month at HLS.

  2. Gorgeous cards, Izzy! Love your watercoloring and the shadows around the florals. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  3. Wow! You have totally rocked this colour challenge Izzy! Those are 3 incredible cards and it amazes me how you come up with 3 totally different styles each challenge. The succulents card is superb and you are so right that the colours suit succulents perfectly. I love the cool and funky look of the second card. But I have to admit that I am smitten with the last card – it is incredibly beautiful xx

  4. What a wonderful set of cards! I so love each one and they are all so different! I am extra fond of the geometric one. I love the way you rounded the corner of the white piece and placed the scribbly flower in that corner. Absolutely awesome design! The two florals are gorgeous. I especially love the cascading blooms and the light inking around the flowers. Just gorgeous, Izzy!! Big hugs…

  5. What a gorgeous trio, Izzy … I love how you’ve used simply the two colours with no neutral at all … they’re so striking! I couldn’t choose a favourite as all three are fabulous! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Bises, Anita 🙂

  6. What a gorgeous colour combo and I think you used it beautifully. Love your one-layer design. Your flowers are coloured so well, lots of detail and blending. And all that crisp, white space is heavenly. So very glad you joined us at TIME OUT!

  7. Wow, Isabelle, what beautifully designed cards! I especially love the brightly coloured floral which you’ve entered into our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. A great mix of colours with those Zigs. The white heat embossing is so effective against them. Thanks so much for being such a frequent participant in our challenge. Your cards are inspiring.

  8. Oh la la ! Tu anticipes loin Izzy ! 🤣
    Ce combo est certes déroutant ! Mais, au final, quel superbe combo !!!
    Ce trio de carte m’émerveille !
    Tu nous offres le choix entre différents styles: avec l’élégance, la modernité ou le romantisme.
    Bravo encore une fois pour ces jolis défis !!!
    Bises tout plein.

  9. Oh love those colours! And such a fantastic use of them too Izzy. Brilliant cards! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards 5th Birthday Bash and AAA Birthday too.

  10. WOW Izzy, they are all so beautiful!I love this colour combination. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous zig coloured card with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  11. You’ve been as productive as always, Izzy! I think the second card is my favorite… I love the retro vibe the background pattern has! The design of this card made me think of a purse… Very inventive and fun! Beautiful coloring in all of your cards. I should remember to use some other than black ink for outline stamping sometimes… The way you’ve colored in purple outlines with blue looks very fresh and pretty. Have a wonderful weekend! xxx

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