Wednesday, March 9, 2011

OLW 44

Well, this was fun! When I saw that the One Layer Wednesday on Simplicity was to be inspired by Marta's boards on Pinterest, something I had never even heard of, I decided to take a quick look around.

This picture jumped out at me right away, and the colorful lanterns reminded me of the polka dotted card I had made earlier this week for the Less is More pastel challenge. I was curious to see if I could recreate that card as a one-layer card using the color scheme in the picture.

I used hot pink, light pink, and orange for the polka dots. I tried using red but it just seemed to overpower everything else. One thing I noticed in the picture on Pinterest was that while the lanterns were red/hot pink, pink, and orange, turquoise blue was used as an accent on the table below. I stamped my sentiment in blue, thinking it would stand out better amongst the pink and orange polka dots.

I masked the sentiment and used post-it notes to mask a rectangle around it. Then I just randomly stamped my dots. Although I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, I'm still a little bit partial to the one with layers and the popped up sentiment. It was a fun challenge, though, to puzzle out how to recreate a layered card using only one layer.

This card, based on this picture on Pinterest, did not turn out quite as well. I'll probably have another go at it before the week is out. Unfortunately, right now I have laundry to fold and dinner to make.

Paper: PTI white
Ink: Memento Rose Bud, Versa Magic Pixie Dust and Sea Breeze, Color Box orange
Stamps: Rubber Soul Dot, Hero Arts Three Messages


Susan said...

I think you did a great job turning it into a one layer card! Don't know how you stamped your circles but they look perfect!

Jenny said...

Your cards are great interpretationss of the pictures. Well done for converting a layered card into a OLC. Think I might have a go to, you've inspired me.
I love both of them x

Kathyk said...

Love both cards - like Susan says, your circles look perfect


Bonnie said...

You did a great job working out how to do this on a one layer card! I like the second card too!

Monica K. said...

They are both really cute! I love the masked sentiment too. You did a great job interpreting the photo!

Susan Raihala said...

Totally cute polkadots!!!!! Love the card so much, and what a great take on the inspiration photo!

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Michele Gross said...

Super cute card! Love CAS and Love Polka Dots so this is a win win for me :)