Sunday, January 5, 2014


I read on someone's blog that their NewYear's resolution was to try to join challenges other then the ones they design for. That really struck a chord with me. I realized I hadn't joined any challenges other then my own for several months.  Sooooo, I decided to try and be more active in other challenges myself.

One-Layer Wednesday has had a make over and they are now known as One-Layer Simplicity, a monthly one layer card challenge. The  challenge this month is "restocking our shelves", whether it is birthday cards, all occasion, thank you. They want us to create a set of one layer cards to restock our stash.

I picked up this Hero Arts stamp on sale at Michaels. I can't even find this stamp on the net except at E-bay, so it probably is no longer available. I remember seeing a card where the image came down from the top. I stamped at the top of my card and using copic markers I created an ombre effect. Is ombre still hot? Some times I am just so behind the trends!

Here are the cards individually with the copic colors I used.

Y23, YR12, YR15

B00, B02, B14
R30, R32, R35
YG 01, YG03, YG05

I hope you find the time to participate at the new and improved One-Layer Simplicity Challenge.

I am entering this at Simply Create Too where this challenge- "anything goes!". 

Happy Creating!


Beach Girl 115 said...

Your card design is stunning and I how you chose to do it in different colors.

Karen Dunbrook said...

What a great set of cards you them all done in the different colours.
Thanks for playing along with the new OLS.

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, oh, oh!!!! I ADORE the placement of that stamp at the top of the card!!!!! That is brilliant! Love the colors, too, and the rounded corners. Thanks so much for playing along with the OLS challenge!!!

Joyce said...

Not sure if my original comment posted, so I'll try again. This is absolutely stunning. I am going to try this idea myself. I love the way you had the colors at the top and the sentiment at the bottom. Your cards jumped right out at me from the OLS challenge line up.

Rockwell Designs said...

These are STUNNING!!! The way you set the scene is brilliant!

Lisa said...

These cards are stunning!

Karen said...

These are stunning cards! So elegant and serene. What a wonderful one-layer card set!

Claire Dale said...

Hi Sue! These are beautiful, love the simplicity! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our latest challenge!
Claire xx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Sue: I love ALL of your cards--pretty colors--great set. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Stunning set - absolutely love this , so pretty and CAS!
Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too. I hope to see you there again soon.


maria f. said...

I think ombre is still in - love how you used it for your set. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

Designs With Paper said...

what a great way to have huge impact with a cingle layer.

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Your card is one of my favorites so far. I can't decide which color I love best. Like you, I hope to take part in more challenges this year...challenging myself!