Thursday, 9 June 2011

OLW 57 Summer Holidays, yippee !LOL!

Okay now I've got that out of my system I'll calm down! Just celebrating being able to blog once more, aaahhhh!
One Layer Wednesday is at Jennifer's this week and it's all about Summer holidays, pop over and see her, she's got a guest designer too!

OLW 57 Rules, (short version )
1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half.
2. Make a one-layer card inspired by sun, sand, sea, summer, the beach, the late, the cottage (or all of those).

Today I've stamped  a Crafty Secrets stamp that I got from the Craft Barn, I love this selection of stamps, they're pretty retro but lots of fun:0)
I stamped her first with memento tuxedo black then masked her off. Using Tim holtz inks, broken china and scattered straw I gently blended the colour onto the masked image and card base. When that was finished and the mask removed I decided I preferred it uncoloured, so I left it alone uncoloured and simple:0)

Do you think it should be coloured or left as is? I'd be very interested to know;0)
I'm still visiting the lovely LIMettes, only about 365 to go, I jest but there are rather a lot of us now, he he he.
Happy Crafting:0) TTFN Gay x

25 comments:

lisa said...

Oh Gay this is gorgeous, I love the soft colour around her and I think she looks just perfect uncoloured. I'd leave her just as she is.
I'm dreaming of Summer Hols now......
Hugs Lisax

Suzi B said...

I agree with Lisa... leave her as she is...just gorgeous!
Sue :)

Lynne said...

Wow Gay this is gorgeous. Love the subtle colours around the image. And speaking of images, that is one classy lady. Wish I looked that good in a cossie.Lol.
Lynne xxx

craftattack said...

Great card and lovely stamp. Glad you are back online! Enjoy it! Valerie

Paula said...

wonderful creation - looks good uncoloured to me!

Junie said...

OH my word Gay !!!! I am completely in love with this style of card you are creating at the moment !!! Have never heard of this make of stamp before but WOW I love them !!! Thank you for being so inspirational !!! Oh and I think when I was younger I had legs like that hee hee yeh like in my dreams !!!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous i love the little shade of colour i would leave the image as it is cos it is perfect, hugs pops x x

Netty said...

I agree with Lisa, its perfect as it is. Fab stamp and great colouring Gay. Annette x

Jenny said...

This is a fantastic image Gay and I agree she looks just fine un-coloured. can you believe I do not have any beachy hols style stamps :(
Thinking cap again.
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

I was just about to type 'Ah I see you're featuring in the card again Mrs MaC' when I realised you're probably getting sick of that joke! Your card is utterly beautiful and what a good idea to leave the young lady uncoloured. Vx

Fleur said...

WOW Stunning card, Just perfect
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Shirley said...

Hi MAC, what a very very cute card. I have no followers again. LOLOLOL

Linda R. said...

What a fun card. I love that image.. You made it look wonderful.. I love it just as is....

Hugs, Linda

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW Gay . . . this is PERFECT just as it is. How on earth did you manage to get such perfect soft blending? You're so clever.

Hugs, Sandra

Chris said...

I love it Gay and I love it uncoloured, just that hint of background is perfect! Stop showing me these stamps :D or I may have to get my purse out LOL. Hope you have a great weekend xx

Enfys said...

I love it as it is Gay - you did a fab job with the sponging, it looks as if you airbrushed it.
Have a great weekend,
big hugs
En xx

Tejal said...

This is beautiful...love the soft sponging (or misting) beautiful!!
super super cute! and congrats on your new DT post!! Awesome!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is a stunner! I would not touch a thing!

Susie said...

Totally, TOTALLY, awesome. Great image, great design.

Shirley said...

Lovely and more of the past personified!

Susan said...

Gay, I love the colors you sponged on...very cool. I don't think I would have colored the lady...I think it stands out a lot more uncolored. Very pretty card!

Rosemary said...

oh wow!! love your card, gay!!! so very cool (and/or hot... tee hee!)

Susan Raihala said...

WOW, Gay!!! I laughed out loud and totally love how you used this fab image. Hot stuff, indeed!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, this is absolutely stunning! Could you please do a tutorial on sponging? :)

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a stunning card, and, what a stunning lady. She is fab left uncoloured. Love Sheila x