First of all, this would normally be Jennifer's week for the challenge, but she's cooking up something special for next week and wanted to swap. So here I am, posting the OLW44 Challenge, which gives me even numbers now. What a relief. Those odd numbered weeks were really freaking me out.
Last week, I stumbled upon the website Pinterest via a blogger named Marta, whose blog Marta Writes is both smart and inspiring and resides in my Google Reader so I don't miss a post. She also has a number of inspiration boards posted at Pinterest, a website for "pinning" photos of really cool stuff on your very own virtual inspiration board.
Marta's boards will provide our inspiration challenge this week!
When you go to her boards, you'll find lots of photographic goodness to inspire your own One-Layer Wednesday Cards. If you start to feel overwhelmed by the goodness of it all, just focus on one board or photo. You really can't go wrong even picking at random! You'll find patterns, textures, color combinations, shapes...all sorts of cool ideas you can play with on a piece of folded cardstock.
I've already made about five cards using Marta's boards as jumping off points, but I'll just share this one today. It uses the color combo and headline layout on this picture, set in a lot of glorious white space. And please notice the slightly rounded corners.
Scallop scissors, I love you.
I also love my honey-bunny hubby, who will be getting this lovely in his lunch box tomorrow!
1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of cardstock folded in half. No other layers of cardstock are allowed. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum for a clean and simple look!
2. Find inspiration for your card on Marta's Pinterest Boards.
3. Post your card (and the link to the inspiration photo!) somewhere on the internet and then link to your card using the InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.
4. Most importantly, HAVE FUN!
stamps: Hero Arts alphabet, StampinUp always
ink: StampinUp Tempting Turquoise, Real Red; Memento Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand
paper: Papertrey Ink white
accessories: scallop scissors