Saturday, January 30, 2016

OLS23 - Details

Susan here.

Heather's Sky's the Limit Challenge produced such a great diversity of cards...both in theme and style! I love that so many took the challenge and made it their own with such great-looking cards and just one layer. So much creativity! Many thanks to everyone who participated.

We've chosen some details that really caught our attention - we love the little details that make each card special!

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Join us on February 1 for our next challenge!

Susan's Details

Mac Mable combined crisp line stamping with a soft Brusho background for a lovely design anchored in a strong red focal point...and she finished the card with creative sentiment placement that works so well with the theme of the card.

Eun Ji Jung designed a sweet, soft "tea in the sky" card that uses layering of images, shading, and coloring to create amazing dimension and softness. I also like how she took tea to a whole new level that evokes nursery and dreams when combined with clouds and stars.

Birthday Star | by karen @ carefree creations

Karen Haman masked and used an embossing resist technique to create a soft constellation card that's out of this world! I particularly love the "ragged left edge" of her coloring that adds so much interest to the design. And all that white space makes me happy, too!

Karen's Details

Gail Townsend created such a fun card.  Love the few clouds she sponged into the background.  This would make such a super card for a guy.

Lindsey's snow card is so pretty with a bit of sparkle from using a Stella Wink pen.  I love the purity of this card and the way she coloured the snowflakes.

Shirley Bampton's butterfly card just has such a happy and uplifting feel.  Love the way those whimsical butterflies are watercoloured.

Ardyth's Details

I love how Jen's use of the upper portion of her card implies upward motion - very clever!

Lindsey's layered stamping adds depth and interest to her pretty snowflakes!

Foleysfriend's dramatic Northern Lights sky is allowed to be the focal point, by limiting the stamping.

Friday, January 1, 2016

OLS23 The Sky's the Limit

Welcome to a new year of challenges with One Layer Simplicity. We hope you had a delightful December and are ready for the challenge of making one layer cards.

I'm Heather Telford, a member of the One Layer Simplicity design team, and I am kicking off 2016 with the challenge to make The Sky's the Limit during January. I can think of two directions to take this challenge but you might think of more. I chose to feature the sky in my one layer card; the sky takes up over half my card in fact. You might choose to focus on the motivational nature of the phrase 'the sky's the limit' and make a card challenging the recipient to aim high in the coming year. I look forward to seeing what you come up with, just make sure it is one layer and keep embellishments at a minimum.

OLS#23 Rules

  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 card inspired by the phrase, 'the sky's the limit'. 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 the specific OLS22 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 January 24. 
  5. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!