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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

One Layer Wednesday Becomes One Layer Simplicity Challenge

Hello Everyone,
Well it is a very chilly -30c here in Perth - a perfect day to stay indoors and stamp. I was checking out the uber-talented and Queen of CAS Ardyth Percy-Robb's blog Maskerade (if you haven't seen her blog, stop reading and GO) - and was thrilled to see a "new" challenge blog announced. I say "new" because it is One Layer Wednesday in a revamped version - it is now the "One Layer Simplicity Challenge"! I have long-admired the OLW cards, but have never entered in their challenges. It seems that every time I set out to make a one layer card, more layers just sneak in! This time I am going to resist the desire to add more. So the challenge is to create a quick card needed to restock your supply. Well, every year at school (I am a teacher) as Valentine's rolls around, my co-workers ask what designs I have for sale. So I ahve created a bold Valentine that I think could work for guys and gals. I used I used the Hero Arts set "You & Me". I have had this set for awhile, but have never used it. I guess that makes it an NBUS card too (a nod to the talented and hilarious Darnell Knauss - head over to her blog too!). I created a mask with typing paper and sponged the heart with my distress inks. I started with a base coat of Picked Raspberry; then I went around the edges with Fired Brick. I added a little bit of Old Paper to the very edge and then blended over the whole thing with the Picked Raspberry again. Next I pulled out my Versafine Black onyx and stamped the sentiment. Voila! My very first one-layer card.

Happy Stamping,


  1. beautiful happy you like our new is very exciting for us too!
    Thanks for playing along.

  2. Loving the masked heart in the background. Nice card!

  3. I'd say you have a real talent for the OLC, Meg! Not only one-layer, but CAS, as well! Well done! (Thank you for the shout out!! I appreciate it!!) Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

  4. I love this, I am so going to try it for my fella for Valentines day, thank you

  5. I LOVE your sponging, Meg!!! That heart glows and needs no more layers. It's perfect just as is! Congratulations on your first OLC and thanks so much for playing along with the OLS challenge!

  6. Love the dimension you've built with the sponging! Thanks for joining us at OLS!

  7. Gorgeous card - really love the sponging!


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