Challenges at ATCAS and LIM

A little late this week but here are my cards for Less is More challenge week #169  with a sketch and Addicted to CAS challenge #37 with the code word 'Grunge'.  Firstly here is the sketch:

and my first card adheres pretty strictly to the sketch I think.  I made a circle from gold twine, added a die cut scroll, after sponging the background area using a Memory Box border die as the stencil, then overstamping with circles from Stampin' Up! Happy Watercolour to accentuate the circles - and to meet the 'grunge' criteria.  I also stamped the lines from Gorgeous Grunge by SU, after stamping off first.  The sentiment comes from another SU set, from their Sale-a-Bration catalogue, called See Ya Later.  I just masked off the clouds and raindrops above the words. and the line below, to keep the sentiment simple.

After I had made this card I kept having a rainbow in mind, with it being an arc of a circle - a bit of a stretch maybe, but I'm giving it a go.  The clouds at the sides echo the sketch,  and I used the same sentiment as before.  Puddle splats from the Gorgeous Grunge SU stamp set provide the grunge element here.  I adhered the raindrops from a Sweet 'n Sassy die set which included the clouds, and coated the drops with Glossy Accents.


  1. Two great cards...but if I had to pick a favorite, I think perhaps the first one is my favorite...I love the colors and the sponged ink!

  2. These both look fab for the challenges. Very clever. x

  3. Brilliant cards Ann!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Ann you have two lovely cards here, the rainbow is just fab!
    Thank you for your LIM entry this week
    Less is More Designer

  5. Very nice cards Ann!
    Nice interpretation of the challenge!
    Have a nice weekend, Charlotte

  6. Two great card. Perhaps the first is my favourite. Very stylish and classy


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