Thursday, February 27, 2014

OLS2 - Details

If you joined us last month you will know that our design team spotlights cards that demonstrate those little details of design that make one-layer cards stand out. Looking at the designs of other card makers can give us all the inspiration to try something new on our one layer cards and give us the helpful hints we might need to make a really eye catching design.

Once again it was very hard to limit ourselves to just a few details. There were so many imaginative ways to use repetition on a card.

We hope you enjoyed our February One-Layer Simplicity challenge and that you are looking forward to March's challenge hosted by Karen Dunbrook.

Heather's Details

#71 Joyce M What can I say? Tilting the dress forms was a stroke of genius; it creates movement and the overlaps add a few more tones to the lovely colours chosen.

#81 Patti shows us how to make the sentiment an integral part of a simple design.

WPlus9 Bday 3, PTI MIM 152, LT 31, OLS 2
#103 Anita's positioning of the sentiment is beautifully done. The masking and placement show her attention to detail and balance.

Karen's Details

So many wonderful cards again this month in the gallery.  Here are 3 that I really liked:

#3 Toni's card was such a great example of colour variations and using a stencil over a stencil.

#10 Sue's watercolour flowers were wonderful and airy just like a watercolour picture.

#83 Mynn's hexagon card had such great detail and wonderful balance and colours.

Ardyth's Details

#85 - Lauren's choice of colours and simple shapes made this simple card stand out to me.

#79 - Gay's beautifully elegant card shows that using classic black and white is always stylish!

by karen @ carefree creations - New House

#90 - Karen's choice to use colour for her line images really reinforces her message.

Susan's Details

#23 Michelle W uses bling to create movement for the eye in an otherwise static graphic design

#45 Gillian R went super-clean with her design...but the chevron hearts pack an unexpected design punch

#52 Shirley-Bee used distressing so very well to soften her lovely trio of flowers

Saturday, February 1, 2014

One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #2: Can You Repeat That?

What a wonderful response we had to the new, improved, restyled, relocated One Layer challenge. What was once One Layer Wednesday now appears once a month on the 1st and runs until the 24th giving you way more time to get involved. Some people entered last month's challenge several times which just made for more wonderful inspiration. I hope you enjoyed our details post which highlighted some of the important little features of one-layer cards that make them special. 

This month the challenge is to use repetition on your one layer card. You could choose an image and repeat it like I did with the dragonfly or perhaps repeat your sentiment.

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OLS2 Challenge Rules

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

2. Make a card which features something repeated. It could be an image or a sentiment. Just remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

3. Post your card somewhere on the internet and link to it using the InLinkz button below. Remember if you link to your blog, please link to the individual post and not your blog's home page so we can find your card easily.

4. The most important rule of all...have fun! Let me repeat that...HAVE FUN!!!