Wednesday, July 30, 2014

OLS7 - Details

Today we are posting our monthly 'details' post.  For this post the DT members comment on little details catch our eye and inspire us in our cardmaking.  We look for elements that work really well on one-layer clean and simple cards. It is always hard to narrow it down to a few.

Thank you to all who decided to "Wave the Flag". Ten different countries were represented, USA, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, China and Japan.

Please join us back here on Friday August 1st when our next challenge goes live.

Ardyth's Details:

Deb's creative use of stars and stripes gives this celebratory card a patriotic feel!


Myrna's creative use of the red and white maple leaves is stunning!

Heather's Details:

Shirley-Bee's stamped stencil is so eye-catching with all the blended colour.

Sandra's layout is very clever with the intersection of butterflies and text highlighted with a different colour butterfly.

Karen's Details:
Chrissie's card is all about relaxing and a great example of CAS.
Joyce M's card is wonderfully done using canoe panels to constuct the flag....great idea.

Susan's Details:

Joyce used small icons to hint at an American flag design (star and stripes) in a wonderfully CAS way.

Sandra’s use of black on a grid background was completely different and worked perfectly as a foil for the colors and shapes of the flowers.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #7: Wave the Flag

Welcome to the July One Layer Simplicity Challenge. Canada Day and the American Independence Day both fall in July so I thought I would challenge you to take some inspiration from your own country's flag when making your one layer card. I created two cards, one inspired by the country I am from and the other by the country where I now live. You can take inspiration from the layout, the colours or the symbols and images on your country's flag.

I am looking forward to seeing how many countries will be represented in this month's challenge.

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 inspired by your country's flag. 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!