Saturday, 14 January 2012

Week 50 One Layer - Birds

The camp seemed pretty divided last week, re like or dislike purple, but there were some stunning submissions.
There also seems to have been a tendency by some, towards lots of layers and more complex designs and in some cases, a total lack of WHITE SPACE so this week we're back the basics of CAS and have our 
ONE LAYER CARD
with the subject of
BIRDS
Remember to add NO additional layers and to keep embellishments to a minimum.


Uber simple... a chicken (did I ever say how much I like chickens?) from Artemio, gently coloured with Copics and with the addition of a sentiment from Hero Arts.



Penny Black this time and two gorgeous ducks!
These have such super expressions and I think this Stampin' Up sentiment is just right!
The image was stamped and masked, before the circle was inked through another mask, in Scattered Straw and Wild Honey DI, applied with Ink Duster brushes.
The images were then coloured with Copics.







Mandi
I don't have too many bird stamps, but I do have my FAB Stampin' Up Aviary set,
 I love it's quirkiness! It is such a fun set. I used my Stamp-ma-jig to get the placement of the birds correct.
The sentiment is from a retired set as is the Pink colour. The other 2 colours are Pear Pizazz and Black. The branch is from another set called Hopeful Thoughts. I used the markers to ink the stamp, so I could colour the stem in black, the leaves green and the flowers pink. I chose to add a little interest with the punched flower heads and a few little trails of liquid pearls.
Lots of white space!




Even more white space on this one! Hopefully you can see it, taking the photo was pants!
The birgs are stamped in Tempting Turquiose, Pink Passion [retired] and Rich Razzlebury. 









We do hope you enjoy this week as much as your passion for purple!
There are more examples on our personal blogs... do take a look!
Happy crafting
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44 comments:

  1. Love your blog; somtimes 'simplicity is the best' and this time the challenge is lovely!!. Thanks!!

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  2. great designs you have shown for this challenge - love the cute images

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  3. One layer & birds it was the 13th yesterday ladies!
    Love your cards xx Jan

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  4. Great to be back in the swing, another FAB challenge, thank you ladies.

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  5. Another great challenge, may be delayed making mine though as it looks as if my new grandbaby is on it's way ...and a week early too :O) Viv xx

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  6. Birds are a real challenge for me, even worse that purple. lol.

    Mandi, your card with the cage is just stunning! Love it with all my heart!

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  7. Fab entries for this great challenge - still having problems with viewing and commenting on some of the entries, so if I don't comment then it's not because i don't like your entry

    Kathyk

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  8. Another wondeful challenge. My mind is searching for layouts already.
    I love your inspirational cards, especially Mandis one the the flowers! WOW!

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  9. Great cards ladies and another fab challenge. I love one layer week now!

    Michelle xx

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  10. Oh gosh the dreaded one layer and birds!! Really going to have to get my thinking cap on for this one, not even sure what I have got in the way of birds. Loving Mandi & Chrissie's creations, off to have a rumage and hopefully be back later :)

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  11. I was so excited to get in here early, that I neglected to look around first. Didn't mean to mimic Michelle S! Honest. ;)

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  12. I'm really enjoying attempting 'Less Is More' at the moment ... thanks for the Fab Challenges!
    Might even have another go lol!

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  13. Just a quick add... I've just tried to leave comments but Blogs aren't opening properly (also happened on the last Challenge) I don't know if Blogger is having problems with Blogs with external Blog Backgrounds HTML Code but I've just tried to open two ... Cutest Blog etc and they are just hanging and not opening properly.
    Don't want you to think I'm not commenting ... because I want to!

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  14. Great challenge girls. Love your DT cards xxx

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  15. Fun challenge girls! Gosh I have missed you all~

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  16. What gorgeous cards from you two leaders, great challlenge.

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  17. I love bird stamps and am so enjoying looking at everyone's cards! Judging by the outstanding cards I've seen - and it's only Saturday evening - you are going to have an extremely difficult showCASe decision with this challenge!

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  18. Oh, ladies, your cards are WONDERFUL inspiration! Thank you so much for picking such a fun challenge for this week! Can't wait to play!

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  19. Gorgeous cards, ladies. Thanks for encouraging me to rediscover my bird stamps!

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  20. Sorry I had another attempt and got carried away lol!

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  21. Hi Ladies, Well l see another fantastic challenge you have set us, l don't have any bird stamps but that hasn't stopped me from entering l trawled trough my images and came across the one l used...........Thank you for great challenge:) Sandra H

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  22. Another fabulous challenge and gorgeous cards.

    Many thanks girls


    ALi x

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  23. Great idea for this weeks challenge, love your inspirational cards, Gay xx

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  24. I have many problems to comment on some personal blogs,I don't know why. ... There is no comment form!

    So today I let you know ... so many great cards!! I love them all!

    Greetings from germany
    Beate

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  25. Hi team
    Would you please delete my entry 111 as it didn't link to my blog properly.
    Thanks
    Jackie xx

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  26. Thank you for this challenge, it prompted me to use a stamp that I hadn't yet inked-up.

    Toni xx

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  27. I'm really enjoying doing some CAS cards at the moment so I decided to play along with your Bird/OLC theme this week - my first, 'Less is More' Challenge entry. Thanks for the lovely DT examples as inspiration.

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  28. Terrific cards ladies and a great challenge. Di xx

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  29. I am unable to comment on blogs at the moment. I can open the link but it won't scroll down.

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  30. Absolutely stunning samples ladies and the best challenge ever (but perhaps I'm biased!) Vicky x

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  31. I've really enjoyed this challenge- another one to get me using previously underused stamps etc

    Rebecca x

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  32. Hi, so very sorry but I have had really bad problems with blogger and I think that I have only been able to link to my blog and not to the actual post, if you wish to delete my entry because of this then I understand, and will try again later in the week. No idea why this has happened.

    Your cards are fabulous.

    Kath x

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  33. Oops just read that there was a subject, I made one layer card with flowers... Well I keep that when and think of something else, there are still some day's left...

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  34. Thank you for a fabulous challenge--LOVE the DT creations--so wonderful! :)

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  35. Had fun having a go at this one - and a big thanks always Chrissie and Mandi for your wonderful examples and your diligence in putting this challenge out there for us with so many variations!
    It is great even though I dont have time to enter very often I love seeing it all each week! and if the two brads on my card are not okay, I also have one on this post with no brads! :D love Shaz in Oz.x

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  36. Really enjoying the CAS card challenges. Thanks Chrissie and Mandi.

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  37. Ladies these are just lovely, the ducks are great - really cute and love the chicken. Clean and simple, what a breath of fresh air and helps to keep the postage costs down - sometimes I get carried away with layers... nice to do something simple for a change.

    K x

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  38. Hi Chrissie, thanks for stopping by my blog, really sweet of you considering how many people you have to go visit - your blog is a real inspiration.

    K x

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  39. Thanks for another great challenge - single layer cards aren't as frightening as they used to be!!

    Helen x

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  40. And there it is another card... loved making this one... and loved your cards too...

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  41. I'm loving this challenge,didn't realise I had so many bird stamps, I could do with it going for another week to ink up some other neglected stamps! Thanks for the challenge as always,Julie.x

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  42. Very late again this week,sorry chrissie & Mandi :-)

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  43. I am sorry, but I have blocked my account for some reason ... I hope everything will be restored soon .. I duplicated the last message in this magazine:
    http://lenochek-0183.livejournal.com/4548.html

    Lenochek Neger

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