Friday 9 September 2011

OLW #63 - Baby card

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One Layer Wednesday is back! Yay! If you haven't looked at Jennifer and Susan's challenge, you should pop over to Jennifer's blog this week and have a go. If you haven't tried one layer yet, you should definitely have a go! For me, it is extra challenging.  This week there is the added bonus of a giveaway up for grabs - A Muse products, LOVELY!

This week's challenge is to create a one layer BABY card.  I have a few cards sitting on the table right now after spending last night trying to create SOMETHING that looked good on one layer.

I'm still playing with Jane's Doodles "Noah's Ark", because I adore the image, and I know I haven't explored everything I can do with it yet. This time, instead of paper-piecing (because of the one-layer rule), I coloured. Yes, ME, I coloured. Another of my personal challenges. I used SU! inks with a blender pen.  It turned out okay. I was using pale colours and attempting to make a gender-neutral card. I tried to anchor with the blue sponging, but I think I need something more. Maybe that is just because I have been anchoring this image with "water" in all my other cards, I feel it is a bit NUDE this time.  This was quick to create, which is always a bonus. I must be getting better at one layer.

What I used:
Card: SU! Whisper White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! various colours
Stamps: Jane's Doodles "Noah's Ark"

What do you think? Do you like my simplified Ark?



Mynn xx said...

OH MY WORD. This may be my favorite one this week! My dh and I have been trying for 7 years without success to get pregnant, and we took a leap of faith and started getting our nursery together...we chose Noah's ark because of the hope the story portrays. LOVE THIS!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing! :) You made my day!

kingstonmama said...

Sweet card. I just love your ark full of animals. Beautiful coloring, and I think the subtle blue around the images works well. Ann

Jenny said...

Oh I love this stamp Michelle and your delicate colouring is wonderful too :)
Jenny x

Canonbury creations said...

Love your Noah's Ark Michelle so beautifully coloured:-)
Val x

Jay Gee said...

Lovely card Michelle, the colouring is so soft and pretty :)

Rosanne said...

Sweet card!

Pauline said...

The ark is always a winner. Great card.

Carol said...

Your coloring is wonderful on this adorable card! Just a perfect card!

G Peplow said...

Hi Michelle, Gorgous image and lovely soft colouring a perfect baby and one layer, love it, Gay xxx