12 November 2008

SIMPLE SOMETHINGS for ABC & STAMP SOMETHING
Here is this week's challenge as quoted from Stamp Something:
"Now, let's get to our challenge! This week is Simple Somethings. Make us a card using only one layer of cardstock. You can embellish it, stamp it, color it, do anything you wish, but you must only use one layer! That's easy right!!?? Have fun with the challenge and good luck to everyone. "
Easy right??? No not so easy, as one is always inclined to mount your image not once, but often even three times. So just on this one design element, you can see that using only one layer on a card is really restrictive. But I managed to come up with this creation using only one Basic Grey patterned cardstock. The idea was to build a patchwork around the stamped sentiment with different sized punched squares, for which I used my different EK Success square punches. The design was then embellished with corner punch-outs using another Basic Grey patterned cardstock and finished off with brads.
I inked up my newly acquired 'My Minds Eye - Laundry Line' acrylic stamps for the doodle stamping on opposite corners of the design. Just love the effect of this stamp.
I have also entered this card for this week's ABC Challenge which is 'Q' for a QUICK card as this creation took me much less time to put togther.
Thanks again for popping in and having a look ... its much appreciated.
- Simplistic signing off

23 comments:

  1. The quote is so true. This is a stunning layout - I see the mosaicing effect coming out!!

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  2. stunning as usual!!!!!

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  3. Beautiful as always...

    Quick question Desire, where can I get those stands you use to hold the cards for displays?

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  4. You can really stretch your creativity to great lengths...I admire that you are always up for any challenge.

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  5. Another fab card, great sentiment

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  6. Sorry me again...forgot to tell you...you have been tagged!

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  7. Good card... wow that is a hard challenge and you did it beautifully... like usual!

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  8. Ek hou regtig van hierdie kaart. Mooi gedoen Desire!

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  9. Ek hou regtig van hierdie kaart. Mooi gedoen Desire!

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  10. This is gorgeous, love the mosiac look and fab sentiment.

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  11. Oh Desire this is gorgeous I love the sentiment. Fab colours you have used. Thanks for joining in the ABC Challenge with us this week.

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  12. Hi Desire,

    so gorgeous.
    It must have been a lot of work cutting all those small pieces.
    Love the colours and quote.

    Hugs,
    xoxo Karin

    PS: hop over to my blog, you've been tagged.

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  13. sensational!!!

    thanks for joining us this week on ABC

    hugs jane x

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  14. Wowzers! This is wonderful. I love your colours and the way you have used those punches just fantastic.
    Love your sentiment and heart.
    Those corner stamps are beautiful.
    hugs
    kim x

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  15. Stunning, it's beautiful.

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  16. Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the intricate design and the colors. Thanks for playing along with us. :)

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  17. Your card is so unique and wonderful!

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  18. Another lovely creation!

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  19. Stunning card, I really like the colours you've used.

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  20. This is a gorgeous creation and such a nice quote. Thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this week.
    Jen x

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  21. Such a sensational card - I can't believe it only one layer!Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this week.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  22. Quick card? it looks like it took forever. Beautiful colours.
    hugs Heather xx

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