Saturday, 9 July 2011

Week 23 - One Layer

It's Saturday once more and as usual our thanks for all your participation last week. you certainly seemed to enjoy 'Shades of Blue' we thoroughly enjoyed looking at them.
These ONE LAYER CARD challenges 
seem to come around so quickly and here we are once more with another. Many LIMettes are now much more comfortable with this type of CAS card and each month we have some stunning contributions.
For our challenge today we would like to see 
SOMETHING WITH LEGS
This should give you plenty of scope, but please don't forget that we still need to see areas of white space and minimal embellishments on your entries.

Regular LIMettes will recognise this favourite, sponged background technique of mine. 
I masked the card with post-its and added the green, amethyst and blue inks with sponge daubers.
The tree (from Indigo Blu) was stamped twice,  a second impression  (I stamped on scrap first) over the masking and slightly to the right, then again with fresh ink once the mask had been removed.
When I first bought the stamp set it wasn't obvious what the tiny stamp was, but as you can see here quite clearly, it's a bird. That, together with the ones in the branches are the source of the legs in this card.
This second card also uses image stamps from Indigo Blu. I stamped this adorable teddy on scrap, and made a mask, then stamped him on the card and used the mask to add the music manuscript, apparently behind him. The tiny sentiment is a clear stamp from the Wild Rose Studio.
The legs for this card are implicit... you can't see any... but you know that a teddy wouldn't be a teddy without them, so in effect he is  'Something with legs'

Mandi

For my first card I have chosen this FAB stamp, but, I have no idea whose it is! Maybe someone will?
I printed the Birthday wishes on the computer in Young Love font and then coloured with watercolour pencils.

My second card is one of my favourite stamps. It;s an old one by Anita;s i love this horse! Didn't do anything except a little grey watercolouring!

Hope you have fun with this one be as creative as you like!
Happy crafting and don't forget
"Less is More"


38 comments:

  1. The sound of me laughing before 8am is rare but you two crack me up! Something with legs indeed! Gorgeous samples as ever and another great challenge - thank you. Vx

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  2. All these cards are gorgeous but my favourite HAS to be the tree - it's stunning! Off to find something with legs now :0)
    Margaret x

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  3. Hi Mandi & Chrissie, beautiful examples as always!
    I've just posted a one-layer card for another challenge, but have mentioned you (before realising this was a one-layer challenge!) because I think the card would have been a better entry than my other one for the shades of blue challenge ;) It is much cleaner!
    Thanks for all your inspiration.
    Love Shell

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  4. Good morning ladies - last week's challenge was a blast - I could have made lots ;) This week's challenge requires a bit more thought - a table came to mind almost immediately!! Your cards are fantastic!

    Thanks for all your hard work on this blog - it's such fun to play. Now, I'm off to have a bit of a think.

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  5. Morning Ladies, super challenge once again, I love your cards, my favourite is the ballerina legs. Just brillant.

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  6. Gorgeous samples. I'm going to try and join you this week. Thanks for sharing.

    Claire x

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  7. Wow more fab card Chrissie and Mandi, can't belive at 8:50 am there are three entrys already xxx

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  8. Really, really gorgeous. So beautiful, so stylish and so natural.
    Have a nice weekend
    Gr. Marja

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  9. wonderful inspiration for this weeks challenge Mandi and Chrissie

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  10. This should be interesting, can't wait to see all the entries :)
    Jenny x

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  11. Love the challenge again this week, thanks for the inspiring cards, Hazelxo

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  12. Hi ladies, another interesting idea for this week's challenge, where do you get them from? lol. Love the the ballerina card what a smashing stamp. Great inspiration from both of you, really gets the creative juices flowing.
    Sally x

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  13. Such beautiful cards C&M, they quite took my breath away this week! you certainly come up with such great challenges too, off for a think now :O)Viv xx

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  14. Another great challenge ladies and your cards are so varied and inspirational. Thanks again for running such a fun challenge blog. Zx

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  15. wow such fab inspiration. One layer and something with legs, oh boy you sure come up with some amazing challenges. Thinking cap is going on :) xx

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  16. Gorgeous inspirational cards again and a very interesting challenge, off to look through my stamp collection for some legs! Carol x

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  17. Terrific cards again from you both and a gorgeous selection of beautiful stamps.... Annette x

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  18. Love a One Layer card! Thanks again for the inspiration Girls - the sponging, the legs and the horse - all fab..

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  19. oh just stunning samples again this week girls just amazing hugs cheryl xxxx

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  20. Beautiful cards from you so I hope ours match up! I'm having bother commenting on quite a few cards - service unavailable over and over again but I'll keep trying throughout the week. Hazel x

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  21. Lovely cards ladies. I am a bit frustrated again though, for one, finding time to make cards lately and for the other, Google has lost all my followers etc.

    Its a nightmare out there!! Glad Hazel has mentioned it, you sometimes feel its only you!!

    Mums 80th Birthday Party to arrange this week:)
    love
    michelle x

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  22. These are fabulous:) Sandra H

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  23. Gorgeous samples Ladies~ That horse card is just stunning!!

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  24. Great inspirations dear Divas. Lots of things have legs...on to choose for mine.

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  25. Fantastic cards, so much inspiration from everyone x

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  26. This is my first time, and I am loving it!!!

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  27. Holy smokes - LOVE that horse stamp! Great idea about simple gray water coloring. Fantastic!

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  28. Beautiful examples and a brilliant challenge!looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

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  29. Hi Girls
    gorgeous cards as always, great challenge, sue,xx

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  30. I love the ballerina legs, would love to know whose stamp it is. Can't take part as I don't have a blog, really enjoy seeing everyone else's work though. Great job.

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  31. The DT cards are wonderful yet again and so inspiring.

    Toni xx

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  32. Great challenge and wonderfull inspiration from the DT cards Luv Sue x

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  33. Thanks for the fun place to play, I think I got it right this week ;-)

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  34. I love the cards that you have on this challenge each week (I have got into following along from Kathy K) but have been never brave enough to join in until today. I hope my card is Ok. I enjoyed the change in style, even though it was difficult. Will try again in the future I think too.
    The DT cards and entries are always of such a high standard and very inspirational. Thanks x

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  35. Fab cards from the DT and such a fantastic challenge this week, have only started to join in the last couple of weeks and I am really enjoying it!

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  36. SOrry I Buggered it up again :( can you remove my card thanks for the challenge anyway! I will try again :0)

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  37. Ok I'm back I made another card its one layer direct onto the card and I hope I got it right!!!! theheheheee fingers crossed!! :0)

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  38. Wow! You girls certainly have a winner here ... with this challenge site! Look at all those entries. Obviously this is a concept that lots of stampers are drawn to! Congrats on the great job! Hugs xxaxx

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