Tuesday, April 29, 2014

OLS4 - Details

Today we're posting our monthly 'details' post. This is where the DT members comment on those little details that caught our eyes and our hearts. Every month we say that we have a hard time picking out just a few, and it's true!

This month we had a lot of fun imagining where we could go and how we could get there! I love seeing how these challenge themes inspire you. You bring your talent and share your creativity with us and we truly appreciate that!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated - whether by linking up a card, or by coming by and commenting or even just by looking at all the gorgeous cards that were linked up!

Our next challenge will go live on May 1 - can't wait to see you there!

Ardyth's Details:

27 Chris F - Chris's use of watercolouring as backdrops to black line images makes this card fun and whimsical!

14 Patti - Patti's use of selective colouring makes her focal image really pop!

#3 Sherrie M - I love the way Sherrie's sentiment and focal image relate to each other and the grey oval grounds the tower perfectly!

Heather's Details:

#25 Sandra used red to great advantage on her focal image and the long sentiment doubles as a road to make a clever CAS card.

#21 Deepti used colour expertly; her sunny background makes the lovely hand drawn sailboat pop.

#35 Bev T used a simple monochrome colour scheme to create a very effective collage.

Karen's Details:

#2- Ingrid- Love her beach scene and how she sponged the block and blended the beachy colours         together so well.

#24- Jasleen- Great one-layer with lots of interest and details.

ETA - Oops - this post went up without Susan's details - here they are!

#12 Lynn’s crisp and clean play on a New York minute stole my heart with its kind sentiment and yellow taxi.

#33 Yvette made her card shape fit her design for this absolutely adorable House Mouse trekking his way toward happiness in lime green shoes.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

One-layer SImplicity Challenge #4: Road Trip!

Welcome to our fourth challenge at One-Layer Simplicity!

We are so thrilled with your response to OLS - we know you love to have all the challenges in one place here on our new blog.  The challenges will appear on the 1st and run until the 24th, giving you lots of time to play along.  This month we're going to take a


Make a travel-themed one-layer card.

It can be destination-based (ie a favourite or dreamed-of vacation spot) or journey-based (the transportation you used to get there).

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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 travel-themed images and/or sentiments.  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!