Thursday, 29 July 2010

Simplicity's OLW 14 challenge.

Good morning to you,
I have attempted Susan Raihala's Challenge over on her Simplicity blog and this week it's  like this;
Rules for OLW14

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half.

2. Your card must be square and use an outline stamp. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.
Sounds good to me:)

I used 3 stamps The main image is by Creative Expressions,
And finally the sentiment is from Hobby Art.

In this photo you can see how little colouring I've done, (Copic, warm grey 1 and milky white for her skin) but I couldn't resist using some platinum stickles on her jewellery:)
Looking back I realise that the biggest challenge was choosing which stamp to use at the begining but having done that it was real fun!!! I think the best part was when I stamped the background  (I masked her off first) and found that her coat echoed the design on the background, a happy accident. Then I had some more fun  balancing her on the word 'with'. That was because when I stamped her she was a bit high on the card (oops!) and I had to ground her:) Hope you enjoy this challenge,  if you take part, because I have. I also found it liberating to leave loads off, it made me think hard about design. So Thanks Susan :)




21 comments:

Susan G. said...

Tres chic....great card!!!

Tejal said...

Happy accidents make for such a cute card! Absolutely love the accidental card! :)

Hugs,
Tejal

cardz said...

Wow! Accident or not you have combined those three stamps beautifully, what a classy card.

Tiya-B said...

awesome card, truly beautiful.

Angela said...

A classy card for a classy lady (the stamp, I mean - but probably you, too!). Great job masking!

lililindsay said...

Really love this. Who would have known that you hadn't intended to place the sentiment right where it is?! Don't you just love masking? You have used the technique extremely effectively.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is amazing! I love how elegant and balanced you made this card!

chris said...

Wow wee!, so so impressive, love the background border and that stamp, I adore your work its so so inspiring, off to have a little mask myself now.
lots of hugs chris xx

Susan said...

WOW! This is a classy card. That stamp is AWESOME!!! I think I might "need" that one!

Pops x said...

This looks fab without any papers so elegant love the image big hugs Posp x

Donelda said...

awesome card. love the masking and background, and the bling is perfect!!

Patti said...

OMGosh! This is stunning! Simply gorgeous!

Netty said...

Love it, its fabulous. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Creative Crafter UK said...

A lovely card - good composition and beautiful stamps!
Best Wishes
Jenny

Kay Carley said...

This is fantastic!! I don't think I could do such a wonderful job with such hard rules to follow! Good luck with the challenge. xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful!
hugs
kim x

joanne wardle said...

oh I love the simplicity of this one, and your christmas one. Mind you I love the beach tag too. you pull of simple and heavily embellished equally well

Carol said...

Quite a stunning card! Such subtle coloring that really makes it all pop. Love the focal image of the woman.

Bahb said...

Holy Cats! This card is a stunner! I've never been to your web page before.........LOVE the background I'm exploring while typing this....can't wait to find the time to come back and explore more here.

Thanks for sharing.

Bahb

Susan Raihala said...

You're welcome. But I should be thanking you for this card. What an inspiration! Love how you colored just enough and the stickles was entirely wonderful!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Oh WOW . . . I have this stamp and I just LOVE the card you've made with it. May have to TRY and emulate this piece of lovliness.
I'm visiting your blog from Eileen's Crafty Zone link. So glad I did.
Hugs, Sandra