Wednesday, September 8, 2010

OLW and a Stamping First

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means.  Time to make a one layer card!  Susan's challenge was to make a black and white card with just a spot of color.  Having little color, with lots of black and white tends to make whatever is colored pop.  That can make for a striking card.

At first, I was only going to color the spider's treat bag, but the rest of him (her?) got lost.  So I have two spots of color instead of one.  I think it was necessary, though, to complete the image.

Tho photo doesn't show it, but the spider is embossed to give it a little texture.

And now for my stamping first.  See those brackets around the sentiment?  That is something I have never used before.  I have never really understood the need for all the brackets I see, especially in scrapbooking, because I am more of a literal person.  Grammatically, you don't need brackets, so therefore it doesn't make sense to me to use them.  Unless of course, it is for a design element.  I finally figured that out today!  The sentiment was just floating out in the middle of nowhere until I added the brackets.  Now it seems grounded and is very much a part of the whole picture.

I like that.

And I need to loosen up!

Supplies used:
Stamps - web wishes, Hero Arts bracket
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - Versamark, Memento black
Accessories - SAMJ, post it note for masking, clear EP, Copics
Technique - masking




Jennifer Styles said...

Awww, how cute is this?

PetraB said...

Cute and so much fun, the two colours are so perfect for this challenege.

joanne wardle said...

and I know what you mean about brackets, you made a good point though, I guess it's just like drawing a box around the words

Lisa Lara said...

This is sooooooooooo sweet K. I love that image. Nicely done gf.

Bonnie said...

I love the web stamped off the paper and that spider is adorable!

Susan said...

LOL! This is just too cute! Love the little spider..and stamping the web off the page was a fab decision!

Brenda R said...

your card and the details behind it brought a big smile to my face. Normally I don't get excited about Halloween cards, but I do like yours very much!

Sue W said...

Too, too cute!!! Love the spiders web stamp!

Anonymous said...

How clever, giving the spider a treat bag. SUCH a cute card. I don't get the bracket thing either, but I never could grasp the notion of buttons used as an embellishment. I bought them, WANTED to use them, always ended up removing them with a happy sigh.

Doris said...

I like how you got those brackets to work for you!

Kara said...

love it!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, love your card, it's lots of fun too:) xx

Susan Raihala said...

Karen, your little spider is adorable! Love this card!