Wednesday, May 4, 2011

OLW52 - Round and Round We GO

Edited to Add: I rarely combine two challenges, but after I posted this card, I realized that I could also submit it for this week's Less is More challenge - to make a Thank You or a Congratulations card.  Since it definitely fits the challenge, I think I'll post it there.  I promise I won't do this on a regular basis....I'll try to get all my cards for submission to the LIM challenge in one post! 

NOW....back to the OLW challenge...

Week 52....WOW! We've been playing along with the One Layer Wednesday challenge for a whole year!  I might have missed a couple of the challenges, but I didn't miss many. Susan (and Jennifer) always make me stretch my creativity...and I actually have to think!  This week, the challenge at Simplicity is to use a circle or multiple circles on your card. You can get really creative with this. For instance, the centers of some flowers are circles, brads are circles, pierced holes are circles. All those would count. Or you can make a round card, punch a round window into a card, or accent your card with bit of polka-dot ribbon. I'll bet y'all can think of LOTS more creative ways to incorporate circles into a ONE-LAYER card.


Well, I took the easy route.  I just got these circle stamps from Papertrey Ink - Boy Basics collection about a week ago, and this is the first time I've had the chance to ink them up!


I used SU inks (Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, and Real Red), and the green is memento ink.  The sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink's Signature Greetings collection.  I think it took me about 10 minutes from start to finish...and I am delighted with the outcome.  I don't often say that, but this time, I'm really pleased!

If you've never played in the OLW challenge, pop on over to Simplicity - check out all the great cards - and get one of your own submitted! 

Did I mention that there's a prize this week? 

Here's what Susan said: "To make this more fun, and to celebrate A WHOLE YEAR of One-Layer Wednesdays, I'll give a $20 gift certificate to one random participant in this week's challenge. The electronic gift card will be to the online stamping vendor of the winner's choice (US dollars, but open to all participants regardless of country of residence--hey, it'll help pay the shipping on a PTI order, LOL!)."

Now...who can resist?!?


Have a great week...see you soon! Until next time...

Hugs!






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39 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You know I didn't think I needed any of the latest PTI stamps and you're like the 5th person to use those fabulous circles and made me rethink my resolve to not buy anything this month... The sentiment works perfectly.

Romaine said...

In love the bright, cheery colours!

Colleen said...

Beautiful job, Susan. I love your choice of colors!

Judy1223 said...

Susan, this card is perfect for both challenges! The cheerful colors and clean design are just perfect!

Mandi said...

FABULOUS as ever Susan
Love that sentiment, it's so cool!
Continued thanks for supporting our challenge
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Chrissie said...

Bold and beautiful!
Love those colours Susan!
Thanks so much for joining us once more.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Lynn said...

This is a lovely, vibrant card - so jealous that I cannot get Papertrey over here! Lynn x

ThinkInk Creative said...

This is such a fun card, Susan. Your cards always have a sense of crispness about them - that's owing to good technique and design right? I love your work.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

craftattack said...

A wonderful card, it pops and rocks! Great! Valerie

Erika said...

Susan I love your card especially the coloured circles and the sentiment is lovely, less is definitely more. x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.
luv
Debby

Suze Bain said...

A fabulous card, bold, bright and fun. x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Great card, Susan - so fresh and dynamic!

Susie Sugar said...

Lovely bright cheery card Susan
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

sasa said...

Love it - colour choices and composition are just perfect. Great card.
Thanks for sharing!
Sarah at 150

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So colourful! Great circles with the stars in them. So well placed!

Jenny said...

Fab card Susan, I love the colours and placement of the circles- it's hard to make them look scattered but you've done it brilliantly :)
Jenny x

Susan Raihala said...

Susan, those happy, colorful, bouncing circles are simply perfect with that sentiment. MUST pull out my Signature set and use it...you've inspired me!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Another bright and beautiful card Susan perfect layout and fab stamping.

Marie

June Houck said...

One word, TERRIFIC! Love this card :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

Super cute! LOVE it!

Jacqueline said...

Love the bright, fresh colours of your card - Jacqueline xx.

Kim Singdahlsen said...

Bummer for me - I had actually managed to NOT add this set to this month's PTI order. But now I am going to have to go back and get it. It's a great card!

Debgem said...

I really like this card - great colours and super sentiment! Very funky!!

kingstonmama said...

Those circles are wonderful. Love the colors you've used. So bright and fun. I've been eyeing those stamps. Love them!

massofhair said...

Stunning, bright, vibrant and perfect for a congratulations card:-)

Bonnie said...

I love those bright circles! They are perfect for a congratulations card!

Lynne said...

Wow Susan this is fab. Love the bright vibrant colours.
Lynne xxx

Lisa A. said...

Susan, this is wonderful!! LOVE the circles and the very cool colors you chose for your circles! What a great card:)!!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Susan, well I think you should be pleased, your card is brilliant, love all the happy circles. Great colour choices! Have a great day :0) xxx

Aileen said...

Love the fun and movement in your card. x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Susan - these circle stamps are fabulous and the placement of them is perfect. Love the mix of vibrant colours and the sentiment font.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen....x

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful card with fun colors. Your circles are perfectly laid out!

Rosemary said...

great card, susan!! love all the colorful circles!

Ciara said...

This is just my type of card, I love it!

Molecraft said...

Fabulous card, love it! Perfect colours and layout!
Helen x

Sharon D from Canada said...

What a terrific CAS card! I love the bright colours! Your card conveys such a wonderful sense of joy!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
you make some Fabby cards
hugs
sylvie
xx

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