Friday, May 30, 2014

OLS5 - Details

What an overwhelming response to our flower challenge! So many beautiful creations from so many talented cardmakers! Join us back here on Sunday - Karen will be hosting the next challenge and you're going to love it!

Here are some of the little details from Cheryl's challenge that we loved:

Ardyth's Details:

I love how Caroline matched the font of her sentiment with the whimsical feel of her images!

Joyce's concentration of flowers in the centre of this bold fun card still leaves lots of white space!

Anita created a lovely 'nest' for her sentiment by using the rule of 3 - 3 flowers, 3 dots, 3 colours, 3 words!

Heather's Details:

Shirley-Bee's used bright splashes of colour with simple black line images to create a vibrant scene.

Chrissie's corner layout leaves plenty of white space which make her gorgeous blue flowers all the more vivid.

Sandra's pretty row of flowers is perfectly centred, the colours provide extra interest and the black sentiment underlines it all.

Karen's Details:

Shirley-Bee's watercolour flowers card got my attention with it's clean and crisp lines.

Lauren A. created a stunning card with lots of white space and gorgeous flowers.

Gay's card had a simplicity to it that made for such an elegant, fresh and clean card.

Susan's Details:


Tracey's card uses a very clean border around a very bold image with the sentiment placed absolutely perfectly in relation to the flower.

Ili Bili softened the straight lines and right angles of her card with whimsically placed flowers and the sparkle of glitter! I love the movement she created with the flowers.

Shirley-Bee paired a fun--and big--handwritten font sentiment with bold, solid flowers...and her colors simply glow off the white!

Heidi enhanced her acrylic block stamping by using a heat gun to blow the paint around and re-stamping to get this simply fabulous backdrop for her flowers, stamped in black. Great use of technique!

Cheryl's Details:

Harriet Skelly's beautiful watercolor technique (wet on wet) caught my eye with it's subtle shades of red and pink within the black outline.  Great placement of the sentiment too!

Karen G's background has a wonderful movement to it.  It feels like drifting clouds.  Perfect for a sympathy card.

Sue created a stunning watercolor card!  She used the rule of thirds, and anchored her images beautifully.   

Thursday, May 1, 2014

One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #5: Fabulous Flowers

Welcome to this month's One-Layer Simplicity Challenge!  With spring finally in the air, our challenge for May is all about flowers.

Remember the challenge will run through the 24th of the month, giving you lots of time to
play along.

 Fabulous Flowers

Make a one-layer card using floral images.  I know we all have lots of beautiful floral stamps, so dig them out and show us your flowers.

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OLS Challenge Rules

l.  A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of cardstock folded in half.  No other layers of paper are allowed.

2.  Make a card using a floral theme.  Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum. 
3.  Post your card somewhere on the internet and link it to us using the Inlinkz button below.  If you link to your blog, please link to that specific post and not your blog's home page so we can find it easily.

4.  The most important rule of all is to have fun!