Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One-Layer Wednesday 64: Color It

This week's OLW64 is to COLOR IT! Stamp an outline image and color it using any coloring medium you want: colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, paint, Copics, Bics, Sharpies, markers of any kind, or your kid's box of Crayola crayons. Doesn't matter...just COLOR IT! Remember keep it to one layer and follow the rules listed below. There's even a prize again this week!

We're still experiencing summer temperatures here in Ohio, so I felt summery when I made this card that harkens to picnics and cook-outs. The sentiment, however, is perfect for my sister's new job, so that's where this card is destined! (No, she's not opening a hot dog stand.) Isn't it wonderful when a loved one (or oneself!) moves from a job that sucks the life out of her/him to a job that is much more promising? Hot diggity dog, indeed!

The card uses A Muse's Hey, Man! set for the hot dog and sentiment, and a checkered border from Mark's Finest Papers's set called Snowman Country. I colored the hot dog with a combination of Bics, Sharpies, and Copics. The paper is Gina K's Deluxe card stock which is perfect for this because markers do NOT bleed through, no matter how much layering you do. Oh, yeah.

This card is sized 4 7/8" x 3 1/2"...a small size that fits into small envelopes I bought at Marco's Paper.

Many, many thanks to the awesome Krystie Lee Hersch for sponsoring yet another give-away for the One-Layer Wednesdays! Look at all that A Muse goodness. A random entry from this week's participants will be chosen to receive all this goodness...assuming I don't keep it all for myself. ;)

Cling mounted stamp set – Clever Girls
Sampler of A Muse Studio printed papers – 45 notecards
Sampler of A Muse Studio buttons – 13 bags in assorted colors
Clear Twinkle Stickers
Two A Muse Studio Inspiration books

Rules for OLW64

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of card stock folded in half.

2. Use an image that must be colored in (an outline image), and color with the medium of your choice.

3. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

4. Upload your masterpiece somewhere on the interwebs and link back to it using the InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.

5. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!!!!!!

stamps: A Muse, Mark's Finest Papers
ink: Memento rich cocoa, Ancient Page redwood
paper: Gina K Deluxe white
accessories: Bic, Copic, Sharpie markers


  1. What a great card. That checkered bar is so reminiscent of old fashioned hamburger joints. Really great design work on this. Glad your sis is on to better things. Hope I can enter this contest - what a glorious booty for the winner!

  2. This was a lot of fun. I decided to do an entire gift card set for this weeks OLW. Hope you like them! Hugs-Audrie

  3. Had a blast playing along again this week, thanks for the challenge. Love the grid stamp you used..

  4. I'm so glad you and Jennifer have resumed these challenges. I really missed them over the summer. This is a great card with the red checked "tablecloth" and yummy hotdog!

  5. Hi Susan, Well what a great challenge, love colouring:0) Your card is very clever and I love the chequered tablecloth effect you have going on there. Hope your sister's job is all she wants, what fanatastic news Gay xxx

  6. What a darling card! I love the "tablecloth" as well as the hot dog & sentiment. This is a colorful card, and would be appropriate with a variety of sentiments. Very different, very appealing. Good job! And oh yes, we've all had loved ones (or ourselves)in killer jobs. Glad your sis got out of it!

  7. Love the card. And I finally managed to participate this time around!

  8. Such a sweet card - the hot dog and sentiment are just fab and such fun too! Lovely colouring. I do hope your sister's new job goes well!

    Now off to have a think! So glad OLW is back!!

  9. Nothing says inspiration like loot!

  10. Super card Susan, that chequered border just looks at home with a food theme card :)
    jenny x

  11. Fun card! All the elements are perfectly placed, of course. :)

  12. Lovely card Susan! Thanks for the challenge! Happy they are back:)


  13. Great to have the OLW challenge back. Thanks Susan. Love your card.

  14. Such a cute card...it makes me hungry. ;)

  15. I missed last week...glad you're back with this great challenge!


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