Saturday, January 22, 2011

Simplicity + The Play Date Cafe

I discovered a new challenge site - Simplicity - via Danielle Daws, via Just Add Ink (don't you just love hyperlinks?).

The challenge is called One Layer Wednesday! After making cards with at least 3 layers, this was a definite challenge. OLW 37 is just sentiments or really - just words as definition stamps are allowed. To up the ante, I thought I'd do the Play Date Cafe Challenge 665 - the colours and inspiration (Quentin Blake) are just delightful.

Like my entry into CSC #23 - this card made me smile every step of the way. In fact, it made me smile through to another card. so quick, simple, so fun!


So which one will I enter. It probably doesn't matter but I'll pick the 2nd one. I just had to add that ribbon to make the green pop a bit more.

Here's a bit more detail about this card...

First, I put the "hi" mask on (Tim Holtz) and stamped over with Hero Arts Friends definition stamp inked with Spiced Marmalade and Shabby Shutters. I blended the colours a little. Then I stamped "thinking of you" (Stampin Up) and was delighted that all the fonts actually match!

Finally, the ribbon - just through 2 slits. Maybe I'll make a tutorial for that as it's really simple and I've not come acros on the web.




Inspirations:
Simplicity OLW challenge
Play Date Cafe

That's 4 cards for challenges in 1 night. I'm so pleased with myself. :-)

15 comments:

  1. lovely one layer card! thanks for being inspired by the colours at the PDCC this week :)

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  2. They are both great - I like the little bow on the second card.

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  3. Oh, yes, I like that second one because the little bit of ribbon tied around the "i" is an unexpected touch. Sooooo glad you like the challenge colors, and thanks for coming to the Cafe to play!

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  4. Both of these are great - I just love one layer cards. Thanks so much for playing at the Play Date Cafe this week.

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  5. And you should be proud of yourself! I LOVE these cards! Very creative!

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  6. Wonderful cards, and I'm not sure which I'd choose for the challenge.

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  7. Both cards are great, but my favourite is the second one! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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  8. What a cool take on the challenge, great cards!

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  9. Lovely and fun!!!! Great take on the PDCC colours!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe:)

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  10. Love this - such a wonderful take on the challenges! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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  11. Love that effect, Malyn! Great job with our colors and awesome design! Thanks for joining us over at the Play Date Cafe!

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  12. I love your second card. Just gorgeous.

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  13. Another very cool card!!
    I wanted to let you know about a brand new weekly CAS challenge that will be starting soon. Its called CAS-ual Fridays. I hope you'll stop by to check us out and we'd love to have you add yourself to our fun followers :)
    http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com

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  14. Thanks Michelle for your lovely comments. Thanks, too, for the invitation - just what I needed (not), another challenge. Should be fun.

    cheers,
    Malyn

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