Monday, 7 July 2014

Earth Tones

Earth Tones is the theme for this week's Less is More challenge. Resisting the temptation to produce yet another Autumnal leaves card as I'm pretty sure I did one of those last year for a Less is More challenge, I decided to use earth tones for the background on my card.

I used a Memory Box designer stencil with TH Distress Inks applied with some cut and dry foam on Crafty Individuals coated cardstock. Lovely result, the colours blend so well on that card.

The focal images are die cut from Crafters Companion Centura Pearl card, the poodle is mounted on 3D foam. These are lovely quality dies from Frantic Stamper purchased from Oyster Stamps with my winnings from the Artful Times Challenge last month.

Summary of Materials Used:
Precision Cutting Die by Frantic Stamper Inc. - FRA-DIE-09093 Toutou the French Poodle
Precision Cutting Die by Frantic Stamper Inc. - FRA-DIE-09091 Loretta
Memory Box designer stencil - Texture Mesh 
Centura Pearl black cardstock
Coated cardstock from Crafty Individuals
Tim Holtz Distress Inks : Vintage Photo, Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey


  1. The background is stunning, I love the silhouette images. Your card is brilliant.

  2. This looks terrific... I have this stencil, but it is yet to see the light of day... I just might get it out after seeing this fab card
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. What a great silhouette inspired card !

  4. Stylish silhouette Julia, this looks great
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  5. A fantastic design and scene Julia
    Love your use of the colour scheme too.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. The earth colours look really good with the black and white colour scheme and I love that stencilled background, great card.

  7. Love it! Must take a close look at Frantic Stamper dies.

  8. Fantastic results! And I know what you mean about autumn foliage....sometimes it's hard to resist doing yet another one :-)


  9. julia this ia fabulous

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  10. A very stylish card. Terrific background and love the dies

  11. Love the blended colours in that stencilled background, and the silhouette looks fabulous against them!
    Alison xx