Sunday, February 26, 2012

One Layer Wednesday #80 - Two Colors

In the words of our host, Susan.... "This week's One-Layer Wednesday (a.k.a. OLW) Challenge is to use two colors, two images, and masking. Sentiments are optional but must be in one of the two colors, just to make the whole thing more diabolical, um, challenging."

I do believe diabolical would be the better choice of words!  I definitely struggled with this challenge.   First of all, I rarely stamp in colors.  I use a lot of color, but normally the color is added with my Copics or Prisma pencils.  Stamping color never looks right to me when I do it!  But, always willing to give each challenge a's my efforts! 

This card was my first try, and I totally  didn't like it, but thought I'd post it anyway.  The butterfly isn't bright enough, and the "trail" is too dark...hmmmm...on to the next try.

I think my biggest problem was the fact that the stamping had to include masking.  I tried to think of something I had that would work with masking and stamping...and I was at a total loss.  Then I decided to give these Technique Tuesday images a try...still not happy!

I decided this would be my last effort to make something that I liked.  I used PTI stamps for this card.  Stamped in Memento cottage ivy and cantaloupe, then added three scored lines to ground the image.  Although I wasn't totally satisfied with any of these three, this third card comes the closest to making me happy.

These last two weeks of OLW challenges have really been challenging! (guess that's why it's called a challenge, huh?!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Appreciate all your comments!! Until next time...

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Sandra said...

Hi Susan 3 beautiful cards Sandra H

Carol Lucas said...

Lovely cards! My favorite is your second one. Gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

I like all three of these Susan. It was a very difficult challenge. I think my favorite is the second one. I love the bright outlines. I like the tea cup too with the scored lines.

Linby said...

Three fab cards.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Susan, Three fabulous cards, we are so critical :0) I agree with you about the butterfly however if you'd changed the intensity of the colours it would be a fabulous card! I love the flowers card, off the page and the sentiment is perfectly placed and your just my cup of tea card :0) Brilliant sentiment and great image with perfect colours, I can see why you chose this as your favourite, it's mine too! Gay xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Of course they're all wonderful Susan! You are your harshest critic for certain!

Lisa A. said...

Love the bold, beautiful colors you used on your cards...perfect placement, too...simply lovely... all three!!!

Mynnette said...

I think all three are fabulous, but the second is my personal favorite! Do you mind if I CASE it?! LOVE the flowers and I have a set close to it, maybe the same, from Stampin' Up! that needs to be used! :)


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