Wednesday, March 2, 2011

OLW 43: Shimmer, Not Glitter or Bling

Go me!
Another OLW challenge, and I've got the card(s) done and posted the same day!  Yeah!

Susan, on her Simplicity blog, is hosting the One Layer Wednesday challenge this week and the rules this time around are:

1. One layer is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half. No other layers of cardstock are permitted.

2. Use shimmer on your card in some way. Do not use glitter or rhinestones.

Susan also adds: 
There are lots of ways to add shimmer: Sakura Stardust pens, Twinkling H2Os, pigment powders, Brilliance iridescent inks, eye shadow, shimmery cardstock, shimmery ribbon, and others I can't think of.

Well, I used two types of shimmer, my cardstock, Poison Ivory Curious cardstock (yummm!) and Brilliance pigment inks in Pearlescent Thyme and Pearlescent Chocolate (double yum!).  I started out using the swirling vine and one of the corresponding sentiments from PTI's With Sympathy set.  I liked how it turned out so much that I made 6 cards, using the swirling vine and each of the 6 sentiments from the set.

I adjusted the swirly vine placement depending on the size of the sentiment.  I really like how these turned out.

And, if I may, I'd like to add one more for last week's OLW 42: I've Got the Music in Me.  Just didn't get a chance to get it posted to last week's Inlinks (?), but wanted to share it, because it ended up being my favorite of all the ones I did for last weeks' challenge.

A HUGE thanks to my dear friend, Colleen, who helped me salvage my 'floor' that the dog is sitting on.  She is truly a Copic master!   Without her help, the card would be sitting in the trash.  That wonderful stamp is from Magenta and the sentiment is from a Hero Arts cling set.

Thanks for peeking!


Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards... What a nice set, and I like the color combo too!

Kathyk said...

Fab cards and I would never have put those two colours together ...... but they work beautifully


Bonnie said...

What a beautiful design! I love the sentiments too! I need to look into PTI.

Janeen said...

these are all beautiful. what a great idea to use the shimmery paper. and I can see why you would want to post your music one. it's the best!

kingstonmama said...

What a beautiful set of cards. I love them. That is a gorgeous vine and the sentiments are lovely. Very elegant.

Susan said...

Oh Yeah! I have that stamp from PTI...and will definitely be using it now!! Love the series of cards...and your card for last week's challenge is absolutely adorable!!

Pauline said...

Well I finally got to look at your post. Loved it. Color combo was great. The dog is really cute. Great cards.

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, Carol!

The series of shimmer cards is perfect in every way! Must check out that shimmery cardstock.

The card for last week is absolutely adorable. What a great image!

Colleen said...

Awesome job, gf!! I just love the way you adjusted the positioning of the vine as needed to accomodate each sentiment. Great eye! Love the colors you chose, too. I must get this stamp set!