Tuesday, 4 January 2011

A couple more challenges ...

... to show you.  I've had another go at two challenges I did earlier this week.  The One Layer Wednesday challenge hosted by Jennifer at Styles Ink - I'm find this week's challenge quite tough.  We can only use one image stamp and a maximum of two colours; we can add a senitment if we want. 

I've made a really small card - 3" x 3" - and featured a butterfly stamp and some words - very clean and simple.  I coloured the butterfly with a promarker - shading to give some depth to the image.



Stamps:  Making Memories - Just Chillin' Girl
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Promarker:  Lipstick Red

The other challenge I had another go at was from Just Add Ink - here the theme is to "Just Add Summer".  Go through my stash box yesterday afternoon, I found a sweet stencil image that I made ages ago at craft class featuring a flower and some dragonflies.  To me that speaks of summer.  I edged the image with a bright pink felt pen and added a couple of stamped images to the card - which I coloured with Sakura Stardust pens.  Finally I added the sentiment - again speaks of summer to me!!



Stamps:  From a set in my stash (can't remember the company)
Stencil: Borrowed from a friend - coloured with chalks

It's the last day of my daughter's Christmas holiday today, so we're going to have a girly day out.  Jonathan's back to work today - not too keen!!  Hopefully, I'll be back later.  Bye for now and thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards, I love flutterbies and dragonflies :o)
Jackie xx

Danielle Daws said...

Very sweet! I love the colours you've chosen. :-)

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Deborah :) I visited your blog yesterday and am now following. Very pretty creations! :)

Only 2 colours! Hmm, I might struggle with that! lol

Great results though, and I love how you have used the stencil.

and yes, the OU rocks!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Deb! Love all the butterflies fluttering about!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Deborah, I agree pretty hard to use single image and 2 colors bu,t you did a great job with the challenge:) Cute cards!!
Hugs,
Norma

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I love making CAS (clean and simple) cards but I find OLC (one layer cards) are very difficult to do. I think because it's just too simple for me. But yours is lovely. The color of the butterfly is nice.

Vicky Hayes said...

That one layer card is gorgeous and I love the new-look blog too!

Paula said...

The OLW butterfly works so well with the shading you did with that ProMarker - impressive. I like the second too & will have to have to look at what I can do with my stencils. Thanks for the reminder that I have some - though neglected!
Paula (PEP)

Jennifer Styles said...

Your butterfly card is just lovely!

Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW34!

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