Friday, September 16, 2011

Stamp and Color

Whoo, what a week.  I tried 3 times yesterday to do my blog and this is the second time today, so far.  Sick children don't allow for much card making or blogging!

Did I mention how glad I am that the One Layer Wednesday challenge is back?  Although I usually like to have a little layering, I love the challenge of making a one layer card.  This week Susan challenged to COLOR IT.
Stamp an outline image and color it using any coloring medium
you want: colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons,
paint,Copics, Bics, Sharpies, markers of any kind,
or your kid's box of Crayola crayons.

Rules for OLW641. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of card stock folded in half.

2. Use an image that must be colored in (an outline image), and color with the medium of your choice.

3. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

4. Upload your masterpiece somewhere on the interwebs and link back to it using the InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.

5. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!!!!!!

I actually made these cards a while back and never posted them.  I pulled them out as a guide for the Papercrafting group that met here on Wednesday.  When I saw the challenge, I was so happy.  I can use all the help I can get this week.

Susan, this one is especially for you.  I know how much you like pears!

All the cards are 3" x 3" and have little envelopes.  We did 8 cards and envelopes.
(You can get 8 cards out of a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock.)

And here is a little tote to hold them.

My new Simply Scored was a big help in folding the cards and scoring the folds for the tote.

All were stamped with Early Espresso ink and colored with my Stampin' Pastels and sponge daubers.

The ladies made such cute sets.  One made a Christmas set.  That gave me a great idea for teacher gifts at Christmas.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Faith in Nature, Clearly for You
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip
Other:  Stampin' Pastels, Sponge Dauber, Eyelet Border Punch, Simply Scored, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads

I only had one two interuptions in this sitting.  Maybe, just maybe this will finally get posted.

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you all a wonderful weekend.



Mynnette said...

These are fabulous! Beautifully crafted!

Colleen said...

Such gorgeous cards, Bonnie! I particularly love the pear *wink*

Kim S said...

Beautifully colored! That pear is perfect. I love your use of this unique set on a one layer card - it makes them all so unique and interesting!

Colleen Dietrich said...

These are terrific little OL cards! And the gift basket/tote they are stored in is sweet, also. :)

Donelda said...

Oh Bonnie, I love it ... especailly the pear (Susanne Schmoozen ... what does she know LOL)!!!!! I am going to have to give this text on top of image a try!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Aileen said...

These are gorgeous Bonnie, I love this set. Cute set of note cards and holder. x

Bev J. said...

Very pretty cards and a cute little tote-great project~

Chrissie said...

These are fabulous Bonnie, I love this stamp set that you used!
Yum, yum!

Carol said...

These are ALL gorgeous, Bonnie! I love the softness of them.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Totally gorgeous cards Bonnie, great colouring too. What a great present all together in the little tote, fab work, Gay xxx

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous set of cards, love everyone of them.

Thanks for your comments.

Kath x

Vicky Hayes said...

These are gorgeous Bonnie - a perfect use of the pastels!

Pauline said...

Great cards, Bonnie, Liked them all. That is a great stamp you used. My favorite is the pear.

Susan said...

WOW Bonnie! What a great bunch of cards! I love the text over the that the stamp or did you double stamp? I took a look at the scorer you used. If I didn't already have the score-pal, I'd get it as I like the 1/8 inch markings.

Beautiful work on these cards!!

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards! What a wonderful set, and I love them all. My favourite, though, is the pear. These are beautiful!

Benzi said...

All pretty cards and I really like the pear card....I guess that is one of my things, too. What a wonderful tote.

Cheryl said...

Bonnie, These are so elegant. I love the pear!

Shirley said...

What a really creative and artistic gift!!

Susan Raihala said...

*snort* She stamped a pear, LOL!

And it's lovely! This stamp set has intrigued me since I first saw it, and you've really done an amazing job with your coloring and composition. SUPER!