Thursday, February 10, 2011

OLW A Day Late

I was so busy yesterday, I didn't realize it was Wednesday, and time for one of my favorite challenges. Jennifer Styles is hosting OLW this week, and it was a real challenge. Use 2 (and only 2) image stamps, no sentiments, and no embellishments of any kind.

Time to step it up a notch.

Here is my first card.

I used an acrylic block for my background image. I inked the block, then spritzed it with water before stamping on the card.

Stamps - PTI Heart Prints
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - Memento Lady Bug and Angel Pink
Accessories - Acrylic block used as a stamp, H20 spritzer, corner rounder

And just because that card was so quick to make, I had to make another one.

This card measures 3"x4" to fit in a leftover envelope I had in my stash. The image would have been lost on an A2 card.

Stamps - PTI Turning a New Leaf, Stampendous Loopy Blooms
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - Memento New Sprout and Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copic markers R29, C7

Now I'm off to box up the basement. Hubby is chomping at the bit to get it done, and I'm dragging my heels. My craft cave will be virtually inaccessible during the finishing of the basement, and I'll never be ready to give it up. Even if it's only for a week (or three). What will I ever do?


Jennifer Styles said...

Lovely cards, fresh and cheerful!

Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW40!

Debgem said...

These are great. I like the heart card - and the rounded corners add detail.

I adore the branch and ladybug!! Fun!

Fiona Whitehead said...

Tricky challenge but you've done great - I adore that little ladybird

Angelnorth said...

Both lovely, the branch really has movement which is great such a simple design - great job!

Susan said...

Love both cards...but really like the branch and ladybug on the second card! Hope your crafty cave isn't out of commission too long...I know I'd hate that too!!

HA!HA! verification word is boote....Bwahahahah!!!

Carol said...

Wonderful cards! Especially the branch with the ladybug! That card totally nails this challenge...perfectly balanced with white space...everything!