Monday, May 31, 2010

Fluttering by...


In order to get the ol' mojo going, my friend Colleen and I talked awhile back about doing some of the card challenges out there in blog world. Well, we talked, but never produced. This past Wednesday, Simplicity, aka Susan Raihala's blog, posted her 6th in a series of one-layer card challenges. This particular challenge requires the use of a single card, no matting or layering, no embellies if at all possible, and the technique of stamping an image or sentiment partially over another stamped image or sentiment. (Whew! all that make sense???) Her past challenges have been intriguing me, but, there was always some excuse not to participate. But! This week was different. I decided to overcome my fear of one-layered cards and just do it. And, the result is not too shabby. I can live with it. In fact, I've already sent it on to my sister in law. And in the midst of all this decision making, who should call out of the blue, but my dear friend Colleen, to challenge me to do the Simplicity challenge. Ha! I said! I already had mine done, photographed and mailed out! I really put the pressure on her. And wouldn't you know it, she beat me to the posting!
Well, enough of the chit chat and on to the card. Old image and sentiment.....image of the butterfly is from Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment is My Sentiments Exactly! Cardstock and ink are from SU!
Thanks for peeking!

4 comments:

Colleen said...

You've really nailed this challenge, girlfriend. We may get this one-layer phobia beat yet =D
Love the card.
Hugs,
Colleen

Bahb said...

GREAT inspiration. Six days I've been waiting for that to happen to me. Thanks a bunch. That doesn't mean I'll enter the challenge, but it does mean I will make the card and hope to figure out the camera and how to set up a Gallery on SCS.

Susan Raihala said...

WOW! You certainly ROCKED this challenge! That butterfly is beautiful and the sentiment over the flourish is perfect!

pauline said...

I really liked this card. You did great. We all should remember that simplicity can be beautiful.