Saturday, June 4, 2011

OLW 56 and LIM 18

The One Layer Wednesday Challenge at Simplicity is to make a one-layer Father's Day card and the Less is More challenge18 is to make a monochromatic card. For this card I decided to use one of my new Hero Arts sets, delicate leaf clusters, in shades of green.


I masked a rectangle with post-its and sponged gently with Memento pear tart and Versamagic sage. Then I peeled off the post-its and stamped the largest branch from delicate leaf clusters. Finally, I stamped a little Father's Day sentiment from a PTI tag-its set.

It's a gorgeous day here in Washington. We're off to catch a ferry to the city to take in a baseball game. I'll come back later to admire all the beautiful cards submitted to my two favorite challenges.

Supplies:
Paper: PTI rustic white
Stamps: Hero Arts delicate leaf clusters, PTI tag-its 4
Ink: Memento pear tart, VersaMagic sage and Niagara mist

40 comments:

Bea said...

Lovely card - it is a very restful colour scheme

Anita said...

Beautiful!!!!!!! I love that stamp!!

Suzilou said...

Gorgeous card, love the back ground and that fab stamp :)

Chrissie said...

This is simply beautiful!
Perfect!
Thanks so much for joining us again.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Lovely card, that's a wonderful stamp
Love the background
Thank you very much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Katina said...

Stunning! Love the shades of green you've used - so calming and restful. xx

Pauline said...

Beautiful and serene, a stunning image.

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

joanne wardle said...

my favourite technique for simple cards, beautifully done.

Jenny said...

This is just beautiful Anne, such a graceful card. Love the colours and the leaves look great stamped outside the shaded box:0
Jenny x

Vicky said...

Wow! Just stunning!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

TAM said...

Stunning

Rita said...

Fabulous card. Hugs Rita xx

Jess said...

I love this :D The sponging is fab, and I love the fact that the leaves protrude from your sponged area :)

Loli said...

Hello Kingstonmama, thank you for to visit my blog.
Fantastic card!!!so elegant, beutiful monochrome colours.
a hug from Palma de Mallorca

Kathyk said...

Beautiful - very effective

Kathyk

Hazel said...

A beautiful card, very restful colours. Hazel x

Gibmiss said...

Hi
Love your card ...fab....colour is gorgeous......
Hugs
sylvie
xxxxx

Bonnie said...

I love this stamp and the way you presented it on your card! Simply beautiful!

Beryl K said...

Stunning card
Beryl x

Lynne said...

Beautiful card, very calming colours.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I am such a fan of your cards Ann! This is another absolute beauty - I love the way you stamped the plant image off the background block and in those gorgeous colours too. Vx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous, love it :0) xxx

Susan said...

I love this! What a great HA stamp. I might "need" to get one for myself! A perfect masculine card!
my card is HERE

Aileen said...

Really soft and gentle. Very effective. x

Zoechaos said...

Charming card perfectly lovely. XOXO Zoe

Valerie said...

Love this card! The colours are beautiful andthe stamp so effective!
Val x

suzARTe said...

Really simple and just gorgeous

Craftilicious said...

Simply gorgeous - I love the shades of green and that leaf stamp is beautiful :-D

judith@poppy cottage said...

Beautiful colours, and a great design, Judith xx

Viv said...

It's perfect and I love it, well done :O) Viv xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Such a beautiful, serene card.
Caroline xxx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card. Love the soft green shades and gorgeous stamp :o) Lisa x

IsaNorris said...

Beautiful card !!
isa

Lisa A. said...

Just beautiful!! What a lovely image and color...very nice:)!!

Shobana said...

Absolutely beautiful! :)

Sally H said...

oh wow! This is fabulous!

Rachelxx said...

Love it :-)

Sarah said...

Hi there, what a beautiful card! Just gorgeous. Sarah