Wednesday, March 30, 2016

OLS25- Details

Such a beautiful gallery filled with 'green' goodness!
All your one-layer cards were so beautiful and well done and really showed how making a monochromatic card has such a great visual impact.
Thanks so very much to all our friends and followers that took on this challenge to make it such a success and for sharing you creativity here with us at OLS.

We've chosen a few cards to highlight that really caught our attention - we love the little details that make each card special and we so appreciate that everyone played along!

Remember our blog badge for those of you whose cards have been featured here.


Hope you can join us on April 1st for our next challenge.

Karen's Details:

Hoppy Easter 
 Ashwini's card was so super cute with all the shades of green she used and the doodled lines.   

Grateful Heart | by karen @ carefree creations 
Karen's card caught my eye, love the symmetry and balance of it and the great strong visual look. 

 Mac Mable's card looks so wonderful with the white space peeking out from behind the greens and the way she stamped the sentiments on the stems.

Ardyth's Details:

Cornelia's use of this graphic stencil really makes this card look dimensional!

Carol's monochrome garden is fresh and fun!

Bev created amazing dimension with her masking and sponging!


Heather's Details:

Style's ink use a pretty ombre effect to add interest to an all over pattern

Mary painted a pretty watercolour panel as a background to her stamping-a great one layer trick.

Gail's perfect masking created a clean and classy decorative strip.

Susan's Details:

Karen pulled together a tight focal point with delightful enamel of which is black!

Loli created a beautiful vertical-designed watercolor background for her horizontal Irish sentiment, which made a lovely, balanced design.

Janet used one of my favorite sets in such a clever way...the uneven line of leaves, connected by watercolor wash, is simply fabulous!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

OLS25 - Let Green 'March' In

Welcome to the OLS challenge for March.
Karen here as your OLS hostess this month.
We wanted to let you know that we are now linking all of our posts to our new OLS Facebook page. Be sure to pop over and follow us for another way for you to stay in touch with OLS and see what's going on.

When I think of March, I think of winter's end approaching, the garden starting to come alive, St. Patrick's Day and of course the colour green.  So, this month's theme for your one layer card will be:

 Let Green 'March' In
 Create a card using shades of green and one other neutral on your white card.

For my card, I masked a panel across the front of my cardstock, inked up my stamp by Fred B. Mullett using 2 shades of green Brushos diluted with water and stamped.  When that was dry, I rubbed green Distress ink along the edges to define the panel.  I removed the masks, added scored lines on either side and stamped my sentiment from Daisy Bucket.


  1.  A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers of paper allowed! 
  2. Make a monochromatic card using just shades of green and one other neutral. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum. 
  3. Post your card somewhere on the internet and link to it using the InLinkz button below. If you link to your blog, please be sure to link to your OLS25 post, not to your blog's main page. That way, we will be sure to see your beautiful entry!
  4. The deadline is midnight EST on March 24th. 
  5. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!