Firstly, a massive thank you to Tara at Seven Hills Crafts for so generously supplying a prize to me for the February win at Less is More. So many gorgeous goodies in her store - it took ages to choose something! All will be revealed in a future card! What a lovely lady and fantastic online shop. I really recommend you take a look.
The fabulous Less is More are doing a citrus colour challenge this week. It took me the whole week to make something I was happy with! Citrus is a funny set of colours. They can look fabulous, but they don't suit every technique or layout, as I quickly found out.
In the end I went for a simple layout using three repeats of a Tim Holtz Texture Fades Tattered Leaves die.
I coloured these with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Twisted Citron, and splattered them with water to lift some of the colour back off to create texture and visual interest. I also curled up the edges slightly for extra dimension.
These were stuck to a linen effect panel with sentiment, and I used my sewing machine to do 'silly stitching' in lemon coloured thread around the edge before raising the panel with foam tape off the linen effect card base. It was actually a bit embarrassing how easy it was to sew wonky. I think I'm better at it than straight stitching! If you like the effect of silly or wonky stitching, but don't fancy sewing, you could get one of these from Seven Hills Crafts! They nearly fell into my basket as I browsed!
Thanks as always to the Less is More DT for such amazing inspiration for the challenge, and to everyone who enters the weekly challenges. It is SUCH a pleasure looking at your beautiful cards.
If you'd like to play along each week, check out the Less is More blog for info!