Friday, October 9, 2009

Ladies Ink October Challenge


Ladies, Ink, the blog group I belong to has monthly challenges. The very talented Christyne is responsible for issuing our monthly challenges. If you have a few minutes, check out her blog. There is a link on my side bar.

This month’s challenge was one layer, one color, one embellishment. And by ONE embellishment, she means only ONE – ONE brad, one whatever.

That’s it.

Sounds simple – NOT!

I’ve thought long and hard about what to create and played with a few different ideas but nothing that I really liked.

Then, out of the blue, while I was at work, this idea for a one layer, scored, square card with a Christmas tree popped into my head. Unfortunately, I was stuck at work for the day, but as soon as I got home, I put this one layer, one color, one embellishment together.

My base is 5 ¼ square on a textured navy blue that I got at Hollos. I don’t own a Score Pal, but do own a Top Score Multi Board which I really like. I got mine at Overstock.com for about $18.00. I’d like a Score Pal, but . . . . it's not in the budget right now. I scored all the way around the card, stamped in SU Craft Whisper White and added my bow.

The bow is made from ribbon I bought on clearance for $1.00 at Michael's. I wasn’t sure how I felt about this ribbon because it has the wired edged, but honestly, I really like bows made with it and love the way the bow holds its shape.

Since this was a one layer card on navy blue, I did add a 5” square of white cs inside.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with all that your heart desires!


Stamps: SU Lovely as a Tree

CS and DP: Hollos Navy Blue

Inks, markers and coloring tools: SU Craft WW

Extra goodies: Michael's Ribbon
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20 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful!!!! I sooooooo have a hard time with those "one" only cards, you nailed it!!!! I will be CASE'g LOL

Jackie said...

What a FABULOUS card Michelle! You really made this look good gf...tfs!!!

MiamiKel said...

WOWZA! You certainly nailed the challenge! This is stunning with it's rich color and that lovely tree - totally terrific holiday card!

Karin said...

Clean, simple and beautiful! Love it!

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Crafty Creations said...

Great one layer card!! I think you did your Top Score justice!!! Love the clearance find too!!
Maria

Martha said...

ahh very pretty!

Vicki said...

Fantastic job, Michelle! Just beautiful! You did great with this challenge! Blessings to you!

my5bratz said...

wonderful card for such a difficult challenge, they just keep getting better and better :0)

Sew-Ink said...

Beautiful! I love the simplicity of it!

Cheryl Walker said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love it!! I love the colors toooo:) Beautiful job!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Monica said...

It's a beautiful card and I love your bow! It is great ribbon after all.

Paige said...

Beautiful card Michelle!

shellpole said...

Lovely Michelle....Very clever....My scorpal is coming home soon:). I left it by mistake in Canberra in August....but Grace is coming for my 50th birthday celebrations early next month and is bringing it on home....We will have to play lots with it when it gets here!

Cathleen said...

Oh wow! this is just stunning, I love the contrast, what a beautiful holiday card!

Michelle said...

michelle this s gorgeous..and gives meaning to.."less is more"...

TFS!
michelle

Gina said...

I would have been so stuck with that challenge but you did a great job, I love that card.

Kristin said...

you did a GREAT job on this! i've done lots of one layer scored cards, but now that it is a challenge care, hmmm, what do i do?? :-)

Debsg said...

Wow. A very elegant card.

Suzanne said...

this card is gorgeous. i just love the shade of blue and how it contrasts with the white. great job!