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5MQ: Thank you for everything

Haven't done an OLC (One Layer Card) in a loooooooong time, and was really jazzed over how this one turned out!

The base is oatmeal (a slightly lighter kraft) card stock and I stamped the Modern Wood Block with white pigment ink–when I need a high contrast white, I usually use Colorbox Pigment "Frost White".  Yes, you have to heat set it, but, it's totally worth it, IMHO!

Inked up the Leaf Frond with Fluid Chalk Inks, first using Olive Pastel, then highlighted the edges with Dark Brown.  The sentiment was also stamped with Dark Brown.

The boldness of the images and high contrast of colors used worked so wonderfully together on this design–I'm madly in love with its simplicity–that it didn't really need anything else to feel "finished"!  And, the trial run, was the final run–gotta love that!  Long live the 5MQ! 


Supplies & Materials:
Stamp Credits:  Leaf Frond, Modern Wood Block (I drew those! *grin*), Thank you for everything by A Muse Artstamps
Oatmeal/kraft card stock
Inks:  Colorbox Pigment Frost White; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Olive Pastel and Dark Brown

I SPY A MUSE! *grin*

Magazine Monday – September Gallery Challenge Winners! « Paper Crafts Connection.

I'm buried right now, but, check out Miss Tami Mayberry's fab design at the above link!

It's the epitomé of the clean and simple, one-layer look that always stops me in my tracks!  WOO HOOOOOO!!!  Darling!!!

Poppy thoughts!


Modern Poppy is such a pretty image–I thought it would be fun to pair it up with Big Bl serving as the backdrop.

So many ways to color a poppy, but, I thought I'd give this design more of a "California" poppy look, hence the yellows and oranges on the blossom.  The center was accented once again with some luscious chocolately brown glitter, and I decided to sprinkle some Twinkle Stickers, too.  I just like the look!

I trimmed out loosely by hand around the uneven edge and I like the effect of that.  I also felt it looked most effective 3D mounted to the Buttercup card base, without being matted with an additional layer of contrasting card stock.  Hand-lettered the sentiment.  Here's a tip for hand-lettering:  use a straight edge and a pencil to lightly draw a line where you want to write.  This will keep you from "sloping", which I always seem to do when I write free-hand.  *chuckle*   I also like using a fine-tip pigment pen for hand-lettering, personally speaking.  Then I use a white eraser to make my guidelines vanish! *wink*

Have a fan-stamp-magorical day!  BTW–how fun to read so many of you are Disney fans like me! *chinkle*


Stamp images: Modern Poppy, Big Bl; Paper:  Buttercup Yellow 4 Bar note card, Micro Dot Twinkle Stickers all by by A Muse Artstamps; Ink:  Fluid Chalk in Ice Blue, Lime Pastel, Olive Pastel & Versamagic Jumbo Java; Glitter:  Art Institute; Colored pencils:  Koh-I-Noor; Pigment Pen:  Pigma Micron in Dark Brown .05

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