Thursday, 17 May 2012

Heroic One-Layer Trigger

Today's first card is for this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge, being hosted by Heather.

The Mini Masterpiece challenge is that your image can only be 2 inches by 2 inches. I've used an old Stampendous flower stamped four times and coloured with copics and stickles.



The next card uses an old Hero Arts stamp, which is the requirement for this week's  Dust 'em Off challenge at A Blog Named Hero. The flowers are from a very old retired set called "Asterisks".




And both qualify for this week's sweet Tuesday Trigger:



I wish I had ink in these 4 exact colours  - they are the perfect mix of brights and pastels. I keep trying, but have never found that pinky-red or the green or that creamsicle orange. Stampin' Up - are you listening???

19 comments:

Aida said...

Hi Ardyth, these two cards are beautiful! I love your flowers,the colors and the simplicity. I always think less is more!
Hus,
Aida

Anonymous said...

I will ask Santa for a few of your brain cells! I love how consistent your style is, always so clean. W

hile the rest of us are wondering how we would get anything at all into just two inches, you have 4 "masterpieces" in the 2 inches.

That green you want MIGHT be Colorbox lime pastel chalk ink. Those colors are ones I would love to find in cardstock as well as ink.

Bahb

Lyndal said...

Both gorgeous cards Ardyth - LOVE the first one especially!!!
I think if I had those exact colour inks I'd be too tempted to eat them LOL!

Heather T said...

I love your little square of flowers, so small, but so bright and punchy.

Michelle said...

Great Cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero

Melissa Shea said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sideways flowers! Thanks so much for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Cath said...

Hey Ardyth! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

VanessaB said...

cute! i especially love the first one.

Tina said...

Such cute cards! Many thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

Stephanie said...

Fun design!
I love the bright bold colours! :-)

Kristina said...

seems like a tough challenge, but you pulled it off beautifully!

xo, kristina
visiting from a blog named hero challenge
please stop by and say hi :-)
www.pearlgateway.com

Susan said...

Ardyth, you've been a busy girl! I LOVE the bright and cheerful colors you've used...and your OLW card is so creative! I never thought to used several images to make up the square...DUH! Very nice!

lenny said...

Simple but very beautiful cards!
Nice work!

Deborah Frings said...

Love these bright colours and the square of flowers is just perfect. I love your CAS style.

kingstonmama said...

Fabulous cards. I especially love the first one with the four flower images. Such bright, wonderful colors. Great idea to stamp your image four times to create your square. :) ann Y.

Cheryl said...

Ardyth, Love your beautiful bright colors. Your mini masterpiece for OLW is super!... Thanks for playing along this week!

Bumblebee said...

very cute 2x2 card, isn't it amazing how fresh and trendy such a simple card can be!

Mary Dawn said...

so clean and fresh! thanks so much for playing along with Challenge #4 at A Blog Named Hero!!

Lura said...

Love these cards. I'm thinking the closest I could come to the cookie colors would be my stack of Brilliance Pearlescent stamp pads - have you tried any of those? I admit to having longings for brighter more colorful stamp inks than I usually find...