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Monday, 11 July 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 50

A very different challenge this time from Crafty Cardmakers. Put away your matting and layers. Forget lots of pretty papers. We want you to make a single layer card. You can add some simple embellishment if you wish, but there should only be one layer of paper or card.

Well, my first thought was to think about putting my fingers in my ears and hum loudly. (Jack O'Neill at his best ...) But then I considered a largely digital option and decided that was much less frightening. I'd been thinking I should have a sympathy card in my stash, and that seemed the perfect idea given that the result was bound to be a fairly simple design.
The image is the beautiful 'Apple Blossom' from The Creative Mind of Sylvie. I sized it in Photoshop Elements, and then changed the image outline colour from black to a dark grey to soften the effect. I added the sentiment, and then framed the result with a feathered gradient. I printed the card, and then coloured the flowers with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I love Promarkers where they want 'clean and simple',
Stamp Insanity where anything goes,
Charisma Cards where it's all about flowers,
Meljen's Designs where they want no more than two layers (I've got just one!).

8 comments:

Sylvie said...

Hi Josephine,
Wow.. talk about blast from the past! Lol.. I had forgotten that I drew this image... I love how you have used it.. the colours are wonderful. Thank you for choosing it for your challenge.. Big Hug
Sylvie x

WeirdCat said...

Very pretty card, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Eiglas said...

Such a pretty card Josephine. Love that stamp by Sylvie and how you've used it.
Hugs
Ei
x

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card Josephine, love the fab image, very pretty colours.

Donna x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Josephine a really lovely sympathy card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Josephine, so pretty :o) Lisa x

Lin said...

Gorgeous card Josephine, very elegant and perfect as a condolence card.

Lin xx

Made by Mandy said...

This is a gorgeous and very simple but effective card. Love the soft colours and it is a perfect sympathy card.

Love Mandy xxx

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