Saturday, 12 May 2012

St Luke's Charity Card Challenge ......

.... I'm very, very late with my card for this month's St Luke's Charity Card Challenge - but you all know the reason why!  Anyway, I've sorted out my craft room, I've had lots of fun at the Mega Meet today and I've managed to make my card today.  Our theme this month is:

  • to make a one layer card - you can use any technique you like and make a card for any occasion, but there must be NO layers

I've made this card for Ben - he starts his GCSE exams next week, so we want to wish him luck! I've used a couple of other challenges to come up with this design:

I started off by stamping my favourite funky circles in orange (my new Memento ink - Morocco), masked the image and stamped the diamond pattern in two shades of green.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the sentiment.  It's a clean and simple design and it'll be in the post for Ben on Monday.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Heirloom Patterns, Free Spirit Boy, Fancy Phrases
Inks: Memento - Morocco, Olive Grove, Pistachio, Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Card from stash

I know that one layer cards can be difficult but half the fun of crafting is to challenge yourself - and there's still lots of time left to play along.  And to encourage you there's also a prize for the May winner - two lovely stamps from Lili of the Valley - they're so pretty, sadly I can't win!!


Do check out the St Luke's Challenge Blog - the rest of the team have made some stunning cards to get your creative juices flowing.  It's a bit quite there at the moment, so hopefully this will encourage a few more players - we love to see what you come up with!!

That's all for now - join me later for the new CR84FN challenge.  See you then!


19 comments:

Alicia said...

Super-cool. I really like the simplicity. I truly struggle with one layer cards, you nailed it! Lovely card, thanks for jumping in at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)

Jen W. said...

I love those funky circles, Deborah! They look great in that orange colour and are perfect paired with the diamond patterns. :)

Chrissie said...

This a dramatic use of colour Deborah!
Very bold and great masking!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Flutterby Creations said...

LOVE the red stamp- so eye catching!
Great card!

Kate
Xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely one layer card Deborah..the red is so striking coming across from the corner...

Anne

Gibmiss said...

Hi Deborah
Hope you have settled in ....Fabulous striking card ....
Hugs sylvie
xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Great design & colours for Ben - hope it goes well for him.
Paula (PEP)

Loli said...

Hola Deb, very "hards" days in your new house:d
Great card Deb very original design and fantastic masking!!!very contemporary card, well done.
A hug from the other side of the ocean:D

Scrapmate said...

Great colours on this striking card.

Daen'Ys said...

I really like your card!
These patterns hook the eyes!

Daen'Ys

Mandi said...

I really like argyle, Deborah
Super card
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Love the way you used the colors! This certainly is a 'challenge' and you've met it so well!

Stacy said...

Loving the stamps that you used. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date CAfe!

Deanna said...

Love the composition and colors of your card!-Deanna

Karen said...

Wow - very 70's - love it!

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE your take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Diane said...

What a stunning card a really striking design...love it.
Diane

Anonymous said...

I love the juxtaposition of the circles and the diamonds.

Ardyth said...

I love this - the masking of the circles and the bright colours! Wonderful!

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