Tuesday, 3 May 2011

OLW 51 - 3 of a kind

Jennifer is hosting this week's OLW with a really fun 3-of-a-kind challenge. Ideas have been floating in my head for a few days now and with one last dose of inspiration (will tell you in a minute), finally got everything down on paper...3x!

et voila

yes, deserves a close-up and here's one

The deets (all Stampin Up again - wow, 3rd all-SU for challenges in a row)

stamp: Pocket Silhouette
ink: Regal Rose, Peach Parfait, Tempting Turquoise
Stampin write markers: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Cherry Cobbler (for the glorious aqua-red combo and because I don't actually have a TTurquoise marker)
punch: Ornament XL punch

More deets...

A fellow LIMette, Vicky (aka Crafting Clare), inspired me 2x yesterday. (1) to finally create a blog page to collate great ideas which will grow over time and (2) use the ornament punch as a vase. Because this entry is for an OLC challenge, I had to innovate via masking and sponging (see my post-it masks photo below). Nevertheless, the original idea is most definitely Clare's. As an aside and in case you've missed the hint - the inspiration is from a fellow LIMette, i.e. a member of the wonderful Simply Less is More challenge community.

All up, it took less than half an hour to make all 3 cards. I chose not to put any sentiment at all; maybe I'll  change my mind later but for now, I really wanted to just see the flowers and the vase.

So happy.


  1. Fantastic job of masking and SO creative of you to use the ornament punch for the vase. Beautiful set!

  2. These are a great One Layer conversion, love how you've sponged them to give a 3D effect. I thought the ornament/vase idea was a great one too:)
    Jenny x

  3. Hi Malyn, know I could've commented on the LiM card - and it is lovely, but I just had to say these cards are gorgeous. I didn't come over from LiM this week, but from your comments and when I saw these cards my first reaction was WOW, and they are WOW they are also stunning! Sarah

  4. Clever girl and obviously very creative. Wonderful cards beautiful stamping and perfect techniques.


  5. This is a simply gorgeous set of cards!

    Fantastic technique for making the vases and I love your colours!

    Fab job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW51!


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