Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #90, where our sweet Nonni selected this as her Designer's Choice challenge:
This week, the DT - Marina, Shauna, Sandie, Nonni, Yvonne, Pia, Kim and I - are joined by our talented guest designer, Ellie, whose card is pure delight.
One layer...oh my! Not something I do...in fact, I don't think I've made more than two prior this challenge, so talk about a stretch! Not knowing what approach to take, I combed the blog-iverse and, fortunately, discovered another challenge with a similar theme. Eureka! Yes I confess, I borrowed ideas from One Layer Simplicity #19~Strip Down (but didn't enter!), because had I not, we'd all be starting at a very blank post right now! After wrestling with getting my tape straight (make that straight-ish) for the strip, and doing the best I could with blending/sponging, a card finally fruitified (my mom's word. Love it!). Since I was in the groove, I made two...
Here's the first showcasing my lovely Uniko English Garden butterflies, where I was perhaps a bit too enthusiastic with sprinkling water droplets,
and the second, where my So Suzy Stamps Fancy Butterfly has alit...
This business of masking/sponging a strip is not easy; fussing, mussing and, yes, a smidge of cussing were called for. Still, I'm okay with the final results, although I think I'll continue to stick with my die cut panels!
Please head over to the Inkspirational blog to scope out the one-layer wonders the team and Ellie have for you, then create one, or a few, to share in the gallery. We love having you join us, as your creativity is always delightfully inspiring. The winner will be invited as a guest designer for a future challenge and, as always, I'd be delighted if it were YOU!
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!