First and foremost - Thank you, thank you... Thank You everyone for all the lovely comments you left for me last week. It took me most of the week but I think I got back to all of you. If I missed anyone, send me a quick shout and I'll be sure to swing by. :)
Now on to a down week ..................The following cards were made for this weeks Less Is More Challenge. The challenge for week 10 was to make a one layer card with the sentiment as the focus. For those with talent, this challenge is probably a breeze. For a no-talent wannabe like myself ...........freaking Nightmare!!!!
I am a firm believer that the hardest cards to make are single layer cards. And I'm talking about cards made with real stamps and ink, not digi-cards; because you can layer and layer a digi-card and still have it be only "one" layer. True talent shines bright in one layer cards. I so admire women, and men, who can make OLC's that pop and make people take notice.
So enough of my unsolicited personal opinion.....
Here are the three nightmares I created and to be honest I really have no idea why I am posting these other than I am so mad at how much paper I have wasted trying to make a OLC, that I feel I need to post them. Oh and as a side note, I usually take a dozen or more pictures of every card I make to ensure I get at a least one clean shot. I couldn't be bothered to take more than one for each of these so the lighting is off and I actually cut off the top of the first card. Yes, I am truly that displeased with these cards.
The first card is the worse of the lot. I stamped a flower with Versamark ink then pulled out my old chalks and colored it in. I then stamped a lovely sentiment from Verve Stamps and the botched it with a ink smudge. I didn't even bother to try and hide it using photoshop. The flower screams and makes the sentiment secondary. So failure number one.
Card number two is a bit better, but then I made the mistake of looking at other cards and find that this one is lacking as well and is better suited to line my bird's cage. The lovely sentiment is by Verve Stamps and its called To Risk. The roses are from SU!s Elements of Life set, stamped out in Soft Sky (lovely shade of blue). Failure number two. GRRR
Card number three so so boring, I actually fell asleep while making it. The "sentiment" if you can call it that, is SU!'s Well Scripted. There should be laws in place to keep people like me from posting cards like this. :)
I should have just admired all the other cards out there and left this weeks challenge alone. Live and learn. I apologize for any nightmares these cards cause. Hopefully next week I can provide something pleasing and be forgiven. :D