Sunday, July 15, 2012

LIM76 & OLW 96 - - One layer week

Yesterday a new challenge was posted at Less is More.  This week just happens to be the week for making a one layer card.  Chrissie and Mandi also told us that we've been challenged to use three of anything...that is...three colours, three images, three stamps, three words, the number three.... it's up to you, but don't forget the white space, a simple design and just one layer!

Once again this week I was challenged to create a card that I was happy with.  So...without further adieu...here's my  cards for this week's challenge.
 

This first card was actually the last card I made and I think it's my favorite card.  I used...3 trees and three birds...and I guess you could add three stamps (trees, birds, sentiment)....and three different color inks...green, blue, and black.  I stamped the trees from Heartfelt Creations in distress ink (peeled paint).  Then I masked off the strip and sponged the ground with the peeled paint and the sky with tumbled glass (DI).  The birds are from a Gina K set.  Grass was random swipes with the peeled paint distress marker. The sentiment is from a really old HA set, I think.


This card was created using these three Papertrey Ink stamps.  They're all from the same set and made so that you can use them to create grids. Here are the three stamps I used to create the above image.  Added a touch of glittery-sparkle and stamped a sentiment from HA. ( I think this would qualify for the OLW challenge too...Woohoo...look at me combining two challenges! Almost NEVER happens!)




This card was my first attempt at using these three stamps...and as you can see, I had to change direction when I managed to get the image off-center, so I just cut it down and matted it with the teal and popped it on a card...definitely not one layer, but at least I was able to salvage the image...because I actually like it better than the one above!


This fish card was actually the first card I made and it just didn't come out quite like I'd envisioned.  It's not bad...just not what I wanted.  To make this card, I punched three squares in a post it and masked the card.  Then I sponged the blue (water) and stamped the fish.  The fish stamps are from Hero Arts and it was actually three fish on one stamp, so I cut them apart (GASP!) to use them separately.  The bubbles were actually on a stamp with another fish in the set and I cut them off to use here.  Sentiment was handwritten.  You can't really see it here, but the bubbles have a coating of glossy accents. Maybe I can use this for one of our grandchildren.

This last card looks a little blurry...sorry.  I used the same sentiment stamp and stamped it three times....scored a few lines on either side and added a couple of square blue bling to separate the phrases.  This card would also work for the OLW challenge this week, which is to make a one layer birthday card with bling.

I finished a layout yesterday too.  This is my granddaughter, Helen Grace.


This is her kindergarten picture...cute isn't she!  I used some papers from MME Be Loved collection.  The scalloped edge was punched with a EK Success border punch.  The mats were layered with some orange card stock.  The books, apple, Little Miss Giggles in the upper right corner, the abc's, and that adorable little bookworm were cut with the Cameo.  The strip across the bottom under the books was punched with an EK Success punch also. The blooms on the journaling block were cut with a Lifestyles flower die and layered.  Journaling reads:

Helen Grace, it’s hard to believe that you’ve already finished kindergarten.  It seems like yesterday that you were getting ready to start your first day of school.  You were so excited to start school.  In fact, I heard that the one thing that you asked your teacher on that first day is, “am I going to learn to read today?”  You were so excited about learning to read.  Now you’re heading to first grade and you are a great reader.  You were able to read some Dr. Seuss books to me before you finished the first half of kindergarten.  You are so smart and I’m very proud of all that you’ve accomplished!

Just one more post today and I'll be all caught up! Whew!  I know this was a long post...and if you've hung in there to the end...bless you!  Your comments are appreciate so very much! Until next time...


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27 comments:

Inkyfingers said...

Gosh Susan you have been so productive and come up with some great cards. I love your tree card and the landscape you created for it is gorgeous. I also love the fish card and the one you ended up matting is a great example of a CAS card.

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Susan, i can't choice one card, they all are fantastic creations, maybe the trees...perfect stamping, inking and sponging, it's a very fresh card...the queen of the cards:D.
Pretty "little" girl, the time fly my friend, seem yesterday when my son was a little boy and now hi is 7 years old, gouw up to mauch quickly:D. but the scrapbooking is pefect for to have amazing memories.
hugs from Palma and have a nice week.
PS. I like, specially, the long pots:D

Rosemary said...

another wonderful group of cards, susan! i love what you did with the guidelines stamps!

Judy1223 said...

Susan, you always amaze me by making several cards for the LIM challenges each week. Sometimes I struggle to make even one! On top of that, you make several REALLY GOOD ones! I can't even pick a favorite, they are all awesome in their own ways!

Chrissie said...

Wow Susan, a real plethora of fabulous cards this week. What awesome stamping!
Thanks so very much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sandra H said...

Wow Susan, Your cards are adorable as is your lovely grand daughter and the scrapbook you are showing too!:)x

Elaine said...

My you've been busy with a great selection of cards. Have to admit I love the first one best with the three birds - it's just lovely!!

Karen said...

Wow Susan - how busy have you been.........what a great selection of cards. Especially love the tree card which, to me, seems to be looking out to sea. Love the patterns you've created with the three stamps and think your off placing was serendipity as it looks lovely. Great layout of your granddaughter.

Karen x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards Susan, my favourite is the scene one with the trees with the cute fishy one coming second.
Absolutely love your layout and what an adorable little girl.
luv
Debby

Meadie said...

All your cards are gorgeous....such amazing work:) hugs x x

Suze Bain said...

I love the composition of your first card Susan and what fabulous intricate stamping on the others. You must have a lot of patience! xx

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS projects from you and loving your threes

Kathyk

Anja said...

Lots of wonderful cards you've made! Love the scene on the first one!

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow you have been busy !and all of them great cards ,but the last gets my vote the little scene is really ovely x

Deanna said...

WOW what a great assortment of cards. How do you find the time..lol. Love them all. Your Grand Daughter is just precious! How they grow up so fast. Beautiful Cards & love the stamps:)

librariane said...

I really like that all blue card--the sparkles are perfect for it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So nice to have your overachieving little self back in full force, dropping jaws all over cyberspace! Love them all, as usual, especially your darling scrapbook page!!

Viv said...

Gorgeous cards Susan, the first is my fav I think :) Viv xx

Carol said...

My, my Susan! 5 cards AND a scrapbook page...you've been busy! All are really wonderful, but I really like the fishes one best...so colorful and I like that the fish gets bigger as it moves to the right! Really fun card!

Doris said...

Love your fish card! Your handwritten greeting is fabulous--what an inspiration!

Mandi said...

Superb cards Susan...as ever
Love the first and the fishes are terrific
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous cards. My favourite is the first, you've created a beautiful scene

Zippy said...

Goodness, you have been busy! I love them all but the first one is my favourite, so beautiful xxx

Bonnie said...

I love, love, love the scene on the first card! I don't think I'll ever tire of this layout. I like the geometric designs, especially the 2 color one and the fish are adorable as is your granddaughter. I hope you are settling in and each day is brighter than the last.

Vicky Hayes said...

A wonderful gallery of cards Susan! I adore the fish but I think I'm with you on the first card - I love a scene!

Craftilicious said...

I love when you share your challenge journey from the ones you don't like to the one you were happy with. I really love the one that had to be matted - the pattern is gorgeous and in my fave colour too but I also really love the fishes! Very impressed with your hand written sentiment on that one - it looked stamped to me!
Tara
x

Julie Howard said...

Cards are fabulous (as always), but I really love the layout. Super cute! The little bookworm & the punched paper boarder with the letters/numbers overlay. Too cute!

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