Over at Less is More we're continuing with our month long 6th birthday celebrations. And this week we're back with our regular challenge, the one that you all love (*wink).....yes, you've guessed it, it's One Layer week! So here's our theme for you...
And as I mentioned last weekend, we have lots of sponsors this month, and this week's it's the turn of Seven Hills Crafts, and the lovely Tara is also joining in this week's fun as our Guest Designer.
Wow, did I find this challenge tricky this week! I had lots of ideas but trying to transfer those ideas onto a one layer card was proving tough. In the end I did manage to create two cards for you this week.
For my first card I chose 'Night and Day' as my opposites...
And although our themes are different, I think Sarah G and myself were in the same creative zone this week, our cards are so similar!
I started by drawing a central pencil line down my card so I could work on each side separately. I covered one side and gently blended some yellow ink before then inking though a stencil to create my sun rays. I then swapped sides, added a small circle mask cut from a post-it note and blended a night sky (I've had my usual problem with my purple tone turning blue here in the photo!), to which I then added some small white dots with a white pigment pen to create some stars. I then erased the pencil line and finished by stamping the sentiment centrally.
- Ink: Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Stencil: MFT - Sun Ray
- Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Time to Celebrate Additions
- Accents: White Signo Uniball pen
At the last minute I had a further idea and managed to combine a few opposites on my second card - wide and narrow stripes, opposite colours, uppercase and lowercase, and large and small fonts...
I wasn't sure if this was going to work well but I'm really pleased with the end result. I masked off the diagonal top section of the card and stamped the wide and narrow stripes to create the plaid design. The sentiments were then simply stamped before adding some enamel dots to finish the card.
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Basic Stripes, A Little Sentimental; Uniko - All Occasion Sentiments #2
- Ink: Versa Color - Orange, Cyan; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Accents: Doodlebug Sprinkles - Tangerine, Blue Jean
Color Throwdown - Challenge #429
And don't forget, by playing along with us this month you'll have a chance of winning some great prizes from our sponsors so why not join us.
Have a lovely weekend!