Saturday, October 1, 2016

One-Layer Simplicity #32: Colour Challenge

The oh-so-talented Karen is hosting this month's One-Layer Simplicity Challenge with a fabulously flexible color challenge: red, orange, and yellow!

This is great for all those in the northern hemisphere who are making fall/Thanksgiving cards, but it's flexible enough to accommodate almost any theme and season. It's a warm, high-energy challenge (depending on the shades you choose) and always a happy scheme to play with.

I'm posting two cards for the challenge, using the same leaf stamp but in ways that yield VERY different results. First up, a fiery blast of bold watercolor plays background to very simple design.

The color comes from StampinUp's summer sun, more mustard, and cherry cobbler, used on watercolor paper. The brown ink for the leaf and sentiment are Memento Luxe rich cocoa.

Next up, a crisp, clean leaf border in the same StampinUp colors for a completely different look on white card stock.

The difference is AMAZING!

Thanks, Karen, for such a fun and versatile challenge! Click on over and give it a try!

stamps: PSX (leaf), Papertrey (top sentiment), Clearly Besotted (bottom sentiment)
paper: watercolor (top card), Papertrey white (bottom card)
ink: SU summer sun, more mustard, cherry cobbler; Memento Luxe rich cocoa
accessories: watercolor brush, washi (mask), rhinestones


  1. There is such a world of difference between these two but both are fabulous. The way I look at it you can't go wrong with leaves and fall colors.

  2. wonderful cards mf...2 totally different looks using the same colour palette and stamp.


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