Tuesday, March 13, 2012

OLW82 - Swirly Fun?

I'm really late playing in the One Layer Wednesday challenge this week!  I finished my cards over the weekend but just haven't had a chance to get them uploaded.  This week, Susan challenged us to create a one layer card with "swirls".  I have lots of swirly stamps...but my brain just wasn't working with the theme this week.  I really struggled with this and can't say that I'm totally happy with the end results.  Anywho....here's my cards...


This card was my first attempt...the flowers are too bright...and the swirls should have been shorter....sigh....
The sentiment is not blurry, I just didn't take a very good photo of this one! 


 So...I went back to the drawing board and gave it another try.  This airplane and the fly high sentiment are some stamps I picked up from the dollar bin a year or so ago and have never used.  Now I know why...the really don't stamp very well.  I had a terrible time getting the stamps to hold the ink and not give me a smudged look! The swirl is from a very old set of Rhonda Farrar stamps.  I colored the airplane with Copics and then added a few red lines with a red pen. The "and reach for your dreams" was computer generated and added to the card front prior to stamping the fly high sentiment....still not totally satisfied, so I tried another card.


I think this might be my favorite of the three...maybe.  The dragonfly, swirl and sentiment are all from a PTI set that I've had forever and never used...so at least this set has seen ink now!  I colored the dragonfly with Copics and then to add a little sparkle, I covered him with stickles.  

That's it for me today...I really appreciate you stopping by, and I appreciate all your wonderful comments.  Until next time...

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6 comments:

Charlotte said...

Really nice CAs cards Susan! In opposite of what you think, I like the firs red one the most :-)
Spring greetings,
Charlotte

Bonnie said...

Sounds like you've had a rough week. I think these cards came out fine. I tossed a few cards over the weekend too. Maybe it was the full moon?!

jimlynn said...

I actually like all three of them. The first one is just lovely with those bright flowers. Love the "smoke" coming out the the airplane and the last one - fabulous!
Lynn

Sandra H said...

All of them are so beautiful:)x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Maybe it's the black background, Susan, but on the website that first card is NOT too bright. Those flowers are really stunning with the black sentiment and the swirls. IMHO. Of course I LOVE a dragonfly anytime, but the first one is my favo.

Lynette said...

Personally, I think all the cards are wonderful! I sure can't tell that you struggled with them. :)

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