Friday, October 23, 2009

Bloggers Challenge ~ a one layer card

Well, I'm not sure if the ribbon counts as a layer, but I only used one piece of whisper white paper for this beauty. I really feel challenged by this one.

You cant see it in the picture, but I used shimmer paint and alcohol to create a shimmer across the whole card. It's subtle but so pretty in real life. I thought about embossing, but sometimes, less is more!

I used a blender pen to blend the colors of the stamped images, and tied a bow across the top. I'm so not a bow girl, but I like how this one turned out.

VERY MUCH outside my comfort zone ~ but that's why they call it a challenge! See what my friends from bloggers challenge are up to, and how their one layered creations turned out.

21 comments:

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is gorgeous Selene! Our designs are so similar, but complete opposites in style! Yours is so beautiful and elegant, and mine is well...you'll have to see for yourself...lol! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Very elegant! Glad the challenge pushed you outside of your comfort zone - we all need to do that once in awhile.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful!!! Love the simple yet quite elegant style! TFS

tonistamps said...

Beautiful Selene! I love that ribbon too. Very elegant looking.

MJ said...

This is just stunning, love those flowers and your coloring makes them really pop. Beautifully done.

Tami Black said...

So this is how it's done? I see but I cannot make it work! I absolutely love this set and used it quite a bit -- perhaps I'll pull it out and see if I can case this simple, yet very elegant beauty!

Nikki Bond said...

This looks amazing! Love the pop of color in the flowers and the bow is theperfect touch! {SMILES}

Pat Huntoon said...

Very elegant. Well done!

Robin Merriman said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love, love this card - great job!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful colors you chose and the ribbon looks wonderful with it!

Rachel Hope said...

Stunning! WOW

amycara said...

Gorgeous card!

Regina Cornelius said...

oh wow!! this is so pretty!

Ida P. Krause said...

So pretty. Wonderful images and the bow is lovely.

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

This card is great Selene - I too feel super challenged by a single layers. You however rocked this challenge - your work is always so stunning and I truly get inspired by your cards.
thank you for sharing your love for cards with us

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is so pretty!!! I love everything about it!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors you used!

Lori said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Chrissy D said...

VERY PRETTY. So soft and elegant!

Connie Paxman said...

Selene that rocks, simplicity and elegance...
connie paxman

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Selene, this is so pretty! Love the softness of the colors!