Tuesday, July 5, 2011


This week's One-Layer Wenesday challenge is to make a card that layers ink, using only stamped images and sentiments. No masking or sponging is allowed! When I think of layers of ink, I think sponging and masking. So this certainly was a challenge for me, I just couldn't seem to get anything to work. Composition not right. Colours not working. Sentiment crooked. Ahhhhhh!
So... after many attempts, I finally came up with something I was "kind of" happy with ;)

Stamps: Love & Care
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose

And here is one of the "attempts" which includes Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette inks. I like the idea of the images stretching from edge to edge, but this just looked too messy for my liking. I much prefer the "cleanness" of the other card. Also, the sentiment is a bit lost in the flower, and I was hoping to achieve a more even gradation between the colours. Perhaps if the sentiment was positioned differently (maybe over the to the right somewhere) it might have been okay.

So what will happen to this card? It will get added to the pile of "experiments" that one day might get made into something else. And yes that does happen — you may just see a part of it somewhere else!


  1. I think they are beautiful Shelley. Love the composition of your first card:)
    Jenny x

  2. They are both SO pretty! Great job on the challenge!

  3. Oh these are both wonderful! The clean balance of the first is absolutely perfect, and I think you're right that the second one would benefit from relocating the sentiment on the right. You should see how many cards I have like that...almost perfect, but just a little off. Thank you for having the courage to share them both!


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