It seems that the weeks are flying by this year! On Saturday, our new challenge at Less is More was posted by Chrissie and Mandi...and this week is a doozy! We've been challenged to create a one layer card using Three stamps...not four, not two...but THREE! Ordinarily, this would seem to be a simple challenge, unless of course I'm asked to created within strict parameters! After great thought and a lot of digging around in my stamps, I finally came up with a few ideas....not necessarily good ideas, but it's the best I could come up with this week!
This was my first idea...using 2 of the leaf images from a PTI collection, I inked them up with SU Old Olive and then highlighted each of the leaves with a light green and stamped off the edges with each of the images. Added the PTI sentiment in the same Old Olive color. ~~yawn~~ moving on....
For my next card, I used two of the images from SU French Foliage (text and leaf). I masked off an area in roughly the center of the card and sponged it with Wild Honey DI, leaving the center a bit lighter. I then stamped the leaf in Rusty Hinge DI. Sentiment if from PTI (I think) and is stamped in the same brown I used to stamp the text .
This one was stamped using a set from PTI - the stems are one stamp and the blooms are the second stamp and then the sentiment (also PTI). I inked up the blooms with some soft pin, then added a little darker pink to the edges of each bloom with a Memento dark pink ink. Then I decided to add some sparkle to the blooms, so I added glue to each bloom with a glue pen and sprinkled on a touch of glitter dust. IRL it has a nice sparkle.
Then I stumbled across my Magnolia stamps and found this cute little girl and a bench. Normally, when I use these stamps, I cut out the little girl and then just pop her over the bench. Since this is a one layer challenge, I had to do a little masking. I can tell you...I had a very difficult time getting the bench stamped behind her! I must have re-made this card at least 4 times! I finally resorted to stamping the bench first (using a mask of the little girl on the card to stamp over...THEN I stamped the girl. My problem was the I couldn't seem to get her "sitting" on the bench....she kept levitating off the bench! LOL! Sentiment is from PTI. I colored the image with Copics.
My last card was just for fun...I found these cute frog stamps and decided to combine a couple of the images. I love the look on the middle frog's face! Looks like he's a bit surprised by the frog jumping over onto his lily pad! Images were colored with Prismacolor pencils and the water was colored with Copics.
Got another scrapbook page to share with you today...
Photo of two of our granddaughters, Helen Grace and Audrey that I took last November. I used Basic Grey's Lauderdale Collection for this layout. I love the bright and bold colors in this collection. I used a large white mat over a piece of the patterned paper, then arranged a collage with several of the patterned papers around the photo. The big circle, flowers, date tag, heart and the tiny zig zag at the top are all stickers from the collection. The title was cut with the Cameo and colored with Copics. I added some doodled borders in blue around the collage. The large zig zag piece across the bottom was made by folding a 1 inch strip. I posted instructions in this tutorial. I added journaling in strips across the green layer.
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