Saturday, January 8, 2011

OLW35 + A New Layout

This week's One Layer Wednesday is hosted by Susan Raihala at Simplicity.  Our challenge for this week was to make  A one-layer card using the color yellow.  Now, I understand that yellow is generally considered a "happy" color, but I must admit yellow is definitely not one of my favorite colors and even now that I'm finished with the card, I'm still not too sure that I {{love}} it.  This was definitely a difficult challenge for me!




For my challenge card this week, I chose a Flourishes stamp - Paperwhites.  Now I know that these flowers are generally white [mostly because I looked it up. LOL!], so I needed to get yellow on the card some way, some how......~putting on thinking cap~....Ah, yes, I'll just make the background yellow. Well, I'll tell you, that brilliant thought was very difficult to transfer to the card stock!  But, I did it and here it is.  I colored the stems of the flower with three different colors using Copic markers, the centers of the flowers with a darker yellow Copic, and then added my background with several shades of yellow Copic markers.  Okay...I admit it...had to do this several times before I finally got it looking halfway like I wanted it too.  Lesson learned....quit over thinking things!

As a bonus today, I'm posting a new layout I completed the other day.  This is a few photos that I took of my grandchildren Adam and Katie while I was visiting them when their little sister, Maggie was born.  We took several walks outside that weekend. The weather was a little chilly and the leaves on the trees were turning and were just beautiful.



I used Jillibean Soup - Chicken Noodle, and Old World Cabbage Stew collections for this layout.  The background is a soft yellow card stock.The edges were punched with an EK Success punch then cut close to the punched edge and added as a border. I layered the two large photos on the green check paper (rounding opposite corners of the top and bottom photo) and added layered border strips at the top an bottom as well as the punched red border which was punched with the same punch at the outside strip borders. The journaling block was cut from one of the papers and layered on the red. I added a piece of ribbon behind the journaling and a bow at the top of the journaling. The smaller photo of Katie and Adam at the bottom was layered on the red and I rounded the corners. The tag was made using the corner punch from SU. Title work is a combination of Thickers and letters generated on the computer. The butterfly was punched with the MS anywhere punch and I added red half pearls for the body and the trail. I added three red heart buttons between the two large photos. The journaling is hand written.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave me a comment. Your comments always make me happy!  Until next time...

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15 comments:

Rosemary said...

your card is lovely, susan! and your layout... fantastic!

Theresa said...

Love your card with the Paperwhites. I love that stamp but missed out buying it and I guess it was just available for a limited time. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my OLW card. You asked about the embossing...The EF is a regular size...I just laid the EF at the point I wanted to start embossing and only partly rolled through and then rolled backwards. I did use scor-pal to make lines after I used EF. Hope that makes sense. There are other ways to do partial embossing but I did it this way for an one layer card.

joanne wardle said...

love how you brought the yellow into your card

Stacy said...

Beautiful card & layout! I really love your scrapbook layout, great photos too. Jillibean Soup is one of my new faves :)

Debgem said...

Susan - I think the OLW card is just fantastic. I agree that yellow can be a difficult colour, but this is stunning! Thanks for your comment on my card - I enjoyed this challenge.

And I think your scrapbook layout is just fab!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Great use of the yellow. Made for a pretty card. Such a wonderful layout. Like the red ribbon....

Donelda said...

lots of yellow for your paperwhites! Perfect for the challenge. and your layout is lovely too!

otomys said...

I love your OLW card, Susan. The yellow back ground "pop" the beautiful image.
Amelia

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Susan, your card is so pretty, I love that you brought in the yellow as a background and made such an effort to get it just right. I would have coloured the flowers and that wouldn't have been nearly as nice.
Great LO :0) xxx

Anne said...

Hi Susan I love your yellow background. My bird stamp is by Crafty Individuals

http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/cgi-bin/shop_products.cgi?439

Thanks for your kind comments
Anne
x

Bonnie said...

I love your yellow Susan! Great job with those Copics! Aren't grandchildren wonderful!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous card Susan...love the yellow!! Your lo couldn't be more perfect...LOVE it in EVERY way!

PetraB said...

The yellow around the flowers really makes them pop out.

Janelle said...

Your yellow background really makes the flowers pop. Spectacular job! Great scrapbook page, too.

Susan Raihala said...

Wow, Susan. What is not to love about your card...it's sunny and pretty and happy! Your page is great too...it's helping inspire me to get back to scrapping! Thanks so much!

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