I had all sorts of crafty time today, and lots of mojo, too. So, please be prepared for lots of photos. My first project is a set of cards I made for the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #1. This is the challenge formerly known as One Layer Wednesday. The challenge this month is 'Restocking the Shelves'. Today, I focused on creating some quick, one-layer thank you cards.
I pulled out a stamp--Stampendous Ranunculus--that I have never used before, and combined that with a thank you sentiment from PTI. Because the flower stamp is new, I am entering these into this week's Simon Says Wednesday challenge to use something new. I stamped the sentiment, masked it, and then stamped the flowers over. I used my Inktense Pencils to watercolor the flowers and leaves--in a very messy way, then brushed Wink of Stella over the flowers. It was quick and easy, and I was able to use the same post-it as a mask for all the cards.
As I was coloring the flowers, I wondered how the card would look just black and white, so I tried one with a colored sentiment and left the flowers and leaves blank. What do you think? I kind of like the black and white, but would maybe do a colored flag for the sentiment. Of course, that would make it ineligible for the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge, but I think it might work better.
My next card is for A Blog Named Hero challenge #35: One & Four. I used one new-to-me-Hero Arts Stamp (Winter Village) that has four different images. I stamped it several times in different colors, cut them out, and made my scene. I am also entering this card into this week's Simon Says Wednesday challenge to use something new. The inks are Hero Arts Shadow and the sentiment is from PTI Polka Dot Parade. Hard to see in this picture, but a covered all the snowy rooftop ledges and chimney tops with Prisma glitter.
Last up are a few cards that are not for any challenges at all. I was inspired by a post by Susan at Simplicity where she shared some of her ideas for using Washi Tape. I pulled down a few of the many Washi tapes I had, and CASED her cards from this post. I always learn so much from her blog posts, and always leave feeling smarter and inspired.
All the sentiments on these last 4 cards are from Reverse Confetti Lots to Say--my very first Reverse Confetti purchase. I guess I'll be entering one of these cards over at Simon Says Wednesday challenge to use something new. I did not realize until writing up this post just how much new stuff I ended up pulling out today.
Well, that's it for me today. I have been skipping the supply list lately--it takes a lot of time to write it all up, and I never know if anyone even reads it. Please let me know if you have any questions about supplies I used.
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