Sunday, 28 November 2010

OLW30 - first ...

... this week the One Layer Wednesday challenge is being hosted by Jennifer at Styles Ink.  Jennifer used to work for a card company - Vigo - and she has suggested that we get some inspiration from here for this week's challenge.  I think there are some wonderful images here and I have selected a few that I'm going to try and work with.  This is the first:



I love the contrast of the bright pink against the dark green, and the simplicity of the design is just beautiful. 
For my card I decided to use a cream card as the background and stamp just a small panel of branches, onto which I placed a small pink bird and a couple of baubles.  I created a mask using my rectangular nestie and then stamped the branches into the area, leaving the central area with only a few branches.




Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps - Around Christmastime, Teeny Trees
Inks: Memento - Cottage Ivy, Rose Bud

I might have another go at this tomorrow - in a different colourway (from the suggestions on the website).  I also have a few more cards that I particularly like, so I'm going to try and do something with them too.

That's all for this evening.  It's been a bitterly cold day here, although I know by some standards we are reasonably warm!!  But for early November it's unusual to stay below freezing all day.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be a bit warmer.  The only plus is that the night sky is just stunning - the stars are so clear.  I really will have to get out my binoculars and go out for a look - but not tonight :)

See you all tomorrow.

8 comments:

Jennifer Styles said...

Oh, oh, oh! This is just wonderful! I love what you did with the challenge, gorgeous card!

Thank you for playing along with OLW30!

Vicky Hayes said...

A perfect ten! I absolutely adore it!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, love what you've done here,captured the essence of the card completely but kept it really simple, totally great. Thank you for your visit and kind comments on my blog:0) xx

Sue W said...

What a great take on the challenge Deb have to try this!!!

Paula said...

I agree about the pink & green - brilliant & I like how you interpreted the inspiration with your faithful WMS. Hope the sausage casserole was good.
Paula (PEP)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Well done! Love your take on your inspiratin...beautiful OLC!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, clever idea :o)
Jackie

Susan Hogan said...

This looks really good - very sophisticated! The snow sounds lovely - its just warm here, and a bit overcast, but it is nice to see some sun.

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