Wednesday, 16 May 2012

OLW 88

This week at One Layer Wednesday, it's Heather's first time as hostess and for her first challenge she has chosen 'Keep it Small', the focus of the card must be no larger than 2"x2"... a mini masterpiece!
Here's mine!

For this card I masked a small 2"x2" square with Post it  notes and began by stamping the teasels from the Rubber Stamp Gallery with Versamark and clear embossing them.
I then inked the square starting at the top right hand corner with SU Sahara Sand ink, applied with an ink dauber. I then moved in a south westerly direction adding some Crumb Cake ink and finally some Adirondak Cranberry.
I then positioned the SU Joie stamp with my lego positioner and stamped it in Soft Suede ink. Finally came the addition of some text from the SU French Foliage set and the stamping of some of the teasels in Cranberry.
After the embossed teasels were cleaned of any surface ink the masks were removed and hey presto... all done.
For this shape of image I wouldn't normally round the corners of the card...but one was slightly dinged.. so I kinda had to!
Off to lunch today with some old friends of my husband. The chap lived in the same road as he did when he was growing up... so they go back a long way. His wife sadly has Parkinson's Disease and is confined to a wheelchair, but normally manages to enjoy a lunch out!
It will be great to see them again. I don't think they'll recognise Phil as they haven't seen him since he lost 5 stones 12 pounds... I'm up to the 46 pound loss at the moment. 11 lbs to go!


  1. This is just so beautiful. Love the whole design.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

  2. What a gorgeous card Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. Gorgeous Chrissie, love the colours!
    Well done on your continuing weight loss, enjoy lunch :o)
    Val x

  4. Beautiful card Chrissie - looks so simple but what a lot of work goes into them!! Well done on your weight loss. x Jo

  5. Lovely!! I really like the colours you've used.

    Many congratulations on your weight loss, and also to Phil.

  6. Fabulous card Chrissie
    Well done to you both on the weight loss - amazing! :)x

  7. Awesome job with the challenge AND your weight loss! Good for You!!

  8. Hi Chrissie,
    Thanks for playing along in the first challenge I've hosted. I love the card you have made; the colour combination is lovely and the images perfectly positioned. I don't need to say anything about the technique; you know I love that!

  9. This is definitely a masterpiece! The rich cranberry is stunning against the neutrals. And a perfect sentiment!

  10. Sensational card Chrissie
    What a fantastic achievement you and Phil have done with your weight loss

    Well done you xx

  11. This challenge just suits you to the ground Chrissie and your little masterpiece is just that, love the colour gradient too :0)
    Jenny x

  12. Hi hun
    as always a gorgeous card, lovely image, sue,x

  13. I thought of you when I saw this challenge this morning. You did a beautiful job!

  14. That's a lot of work for such a small image Chrissie but my, it has paid off because it looks very effective. A smashing card.
    Sally x

  15. Simple and beautiful, i love it!

  16. What a fantastic card Chrissie. I love the colours.
    Well done for the weight loss, 45llbs is a great achievment.
    Love Sheila x

  17. Lovely card! Perfect one layer design!! :)

  18. Great colours Chrissie. I've just taken a look at the site and I may have a go as well. Thanks for the link!

  19. Your mini masterpiece turned out just fabulous! LOVE the color scheme! Congrats on the weight loss...I SO need to do that!

  20. Hi Chrissie .
    Like all your creations , this is so inspirational .Beautiful crafting .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  21. Chrissie, This is a masterpiece indeed! Beautiful colors and design. Thanks for playing along this week!

  22. That is simply gorgeous, I love the way you used the ink. A firm favourite of mine which I must try some time. (Bet I don't get the reuslts you did - it is fab)
    Hugs, Neet x

  23. This is my kind of card Chrissie! I love your teasels and the sentiment is perfect. Hope you enjoyed lunching with your friends. Vicky x

  24. Very pretty, love the stamps and colour combos


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