As always, a new
diabolical exciting challenge was posted on Saturday by our great hosts, Chrissie and Mandi of Less is More fame. This week is the dreaded (maybe not so much anymore) one layer challenge and we've been challenged to create a one layer card with a theme of "things with wings". While there are many "winged" things, I stayed with the usual - butterflies and birds....I know, I took the easy way out! LOL!
Here are my humble offerings for this week's challenge. Listed below are my cards in the order of my favorites for this week:
The butterfly is from HA and was stamped in black Memento and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from PTI. Simple...and very quick, but I do love how it turned out.
This one was a little more difficult because of the partial embossing, but after two tries I finally got it right!. The image is from Flourishes and is colored with Copics. The sentiment is from PTI. I dotted each of the berries with some crystal lacquer and touched up the branches with a little of the white Copic paint. I used the dotted embossing folder and to do the partial embossing, I used a technique that I've described here.
This was another simple card. I used a SU image that I've had for a while but had never inked up. I colored the stamp with markers so I could have red birds. I embossed an oval with a Spellbinder die and stamped the image inside the oval. The sentiment is from PTI. After stamping, I used a mask and lightly dusted the background with a bit of blue for the winter sky. You can't really see it on here, but I used a clear star glitter pen on the branches...looks cool in real life.
I made this card a 4 x 4 card. The image and sentiments are both from Flourishes. I stamped in black Memento and colored with Copic markers. Very quick and easy card (except for the inky fingers I seem to be plagued with!). I think I made this card two times, also! LOL!
I'm thrown these next two cards in just for fun (are these penguins considered "winged"?)...just more Christmas cards for my stash. This first on is from an old SU wheel. I took the stamp off the wheel and added tacky to the back of it so that I could use it on an acrylic block. Never could get those wheels to stamp straight! The sentiment is from PTI and I colored the penguins with Copics.
This cute little guy is a little fuzzy for some reason. He's from a Collections set (I believe that's a Michael's brand stamp). Sentiment is from PTI. I drew some lines with a silver pen (for the ice ... cool huh?) Then I added just a few stickles, which you can't really see from this card...looks kinda cute though.
Bet you thought I'd never finish! HA! Well, that's all for me today...I got kind of carried away with my winged friends! Thanks a million for stopping by! Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated!! Until next time....