Monday, 11 July 2011

Nothing ventured ..... nothing gained !


**Sorry about the awful photo click for a better view**


I have been amazed by the one layer cards that I have seen around blogland recently - I love the clean and simple style but I have as yet been totally terrified to leave my DP's untouched and let my design do the "talking" !

Tonight I decided that nothing ventured nothing gained and set to rummaging through my stamps to find the perfect image.
I decided on this leaf image (positive and negative) from my ippity "should be" set and this gorgeous blue/green colour (mountain lake - versacolor) which I am loving at the moment.

I diecut one of my labels nesties and used it as a mask before stamping my images and sentiment but I felt it needed something else and couldn't add the buttons/ribbon etc etc that I normally would (only one layer allowed) so I added some paper piercing to the top left corner.

I am quite pleased with it - for a first attempt ! What do you think ?

I would like to add this card to the following challenges;

Crafty Cardmakers - One layer card
Spotlight challenge - Masking
Cupcake craft challenge - Pick your fav' challenge (# 26 one layer card)
Sentimental Sundays - Inky fingers

Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you liked what you saw x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

12 comments:

ahlers5 said...

This is really pretty. I have to try a CAS card in about two weeks and I have no idea what to do. I should start woring on it now.
Diane

Splashbunny said...

You might have just inspired me:D
love your cards and the paper piercing really is clever!
i haven't ever done a single layer card in my life yet, just not brave enough.
xx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love the inky technique! So pretty! The blue is great too! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week. If you you have not already done so, you may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no-strings attached blog candy with many gifts to win. (Just scroll down to the blogoversary give- away, not the blogoversary.) I apologize if I already have sent you this invite.

inkydoodlecrafts said...

It's beautiful Suzie, really elegant, love it. Mel :o)

Faye said...

Oh what a wonderful and stylish card, it made me smile! Thanks so much for joining us at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

Jennifer Scull said...

I think it is very pretty! I really need to try more CAS cards, but they scare me! ;)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Suzie, very elegant :)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Donna said...

Hey suzie, how ya doin hun? Lovely to hear from you and so sorry I've been a bad blogger recently! Your card is stunning and so soft and pretty in design...I'm with you on the one layer cards...they scare the hell out of me lol! :) Donna x

Shelly said...

Hi Suzie! How ya doin'? What a super card, very good first attempt, I love the blue! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake for our 150th challenge! Shelly ;)

Jane said...

Very pretty card and the paper piercing gives it that added lift.

Liza said...

Fabulous work, great image and colours. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Paula said...

Its a technique I do a lot - great attempt at a one layer card.Thank you for taking part in Crafty Cardmakers challenge #50