I'm so excited to be back stamping! I've had a few weeks off as a result of getting a cough that turned into bronchitis. You'd think all those sick days at home would be a blessing in disguise (more stamping time), but the tyranny of illness is that I just didn't have the energy for much other than being still in between coughing fits. So frustrating!
Today I wandered off to the craft show, where I didn't buy much other than tape and spritzer bottles, but I did pick up some fresh inspiration. I returned home hoping that my family would bless me with another hour or two to myself, and they did ... without my even asking!!
The challenge I chose to work on this afternoon was the new Less Is More challenge. Week 19 is One Layer Week and the theme is In The Frame. You saw my first efforts at one layer cards a few weeks ago, and today I gave them another go. I made three cards: One I quite like, one I'm still thinking about, and one that didn't work. I'll show you them all.
The first is my challenge entry:
With this card I got a bit adventurous (for me) and made an embossed frame around my sponged image. Surprisingly, first go and I managed to get the lines to meet correctly at the corners. :-) What I used here was White cardstock, ink colours were More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, the stampset is one of my favourites, Trendy Trees. I like the simplicity of this card, it soothes me.
The second card was the first I made, and I do like it, but I feel like it is missing something.
What I used here was White cardstock, ink colours were More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive. Stampsets were Curly Cute and Organic Grace. Curly Cute is brand new for me, and I predict I'll be using these sentiments regularly for a while! Organic Grace I have had for a while and I have made some lovely cards with it, but it seems that I never shared those on this blog. What an oversight, I'll have to make some more and show you!
The third card didn't work at all. This card is for one of my little girl's friends at kindy. She thinks it's lovely and she thinks her friend will like it too, so that is all that matters really . . . but I'm going to have to have another go at the idea in my head to see if I can make the necessary improvements to make it work as it should!
Cardstock is Very Vanilla. Ink colours are Summer Sun, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy, and Chocolate Chip. The stampset is Fox and Friends (which always makes me smile).
So there you have it. After a card drought of a few weeks, I have managed to put together three in one go.
So what do you think? Which is your favourite?