Wednesday, 24 April 2013

OLW137 - Makeover



Oh this is fun! Karen is hosting this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge and the challenge is to remake one of your cards.

I chose this one, from almost exactly a year ago (April 12) that should have worked, but didn't quite.



I de-layered it by sponging the colours rather than cutting them, lightened the whole thing up by adding some white space and made the sentiment clearer by stamping it in between the colours rather than on them.

I hope you'll play along - we've all got cards that deserve to have a makeover!


20 comments:

Happy Dance said...

I love all the white stripes in your makeover card, but the original is pretty fun in and of itself. I will admit that the first image to pop into my tiny brain was "Mork and Mindy"--referring to the original, but that's not bad--the show was funny. I like the sponge effect of the new stripes. How in the name of heaven do you get them so straight?!! You continue to be amazing. Bev

Virginia L. said...

Love your new and improved version, Ardyth! You took the original design and kicked it up a huge notch! The stamping of the sentiment is so lovely! I adore the colors, too!

Kathyk said...

Both lovely but this years version is a veritable triumph, Ardyth

Happy Wednesday

Kathyk

Bobby said...

I like the original but I must say I love the redo.

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth both are fantastic! No clear winner here.

Greta said...

Oh I really love the new version, Ardyth!

StephInOK said...

I love both of your cards! I don't think you're capable of make a "bad" one! :)

Shylaashree said...

thats lovely cards

mypapercraftworld said...

I think they're both fabulous, Ardyth (they're your's, they're going to be!)... I do LOVE what you've done with the remake though ... the white space, softer look, slimmer lines, black on white sentiment ... so delicious! Anita :)

Gabby said...

Like both cards but I adore this make-over! :)

Geri said...

The sponged colors are definitely softer and absolutely gorgeous - love the illusion of texture.

Each card, however, has its own personality (bold versus subtle) so it is really hard to compare them.

Both amazing and perfectly stamped - would not want to have to choose one over the other :)

shirley-bee said...

Love the makeover! I think it's the softer colour scheme, as well as that oh so regular white space :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, AMAZING makeover!! I can't get over it. So in love with your new card. I think the font really helps too ... the right angles really fit into this style of card.

Jen W. said...

Awesome retake of your card - I especially love e font on the "thanks".

Joyce said...

I love your redo, but I must say that the original was pretty good too.

Tanis Scott said...

Wow, it's amazing what a difference such a simple change can make..

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantastic remake, Ardy! I love the softer colors and the repetition of the "thanks." The recipient is really going to feel thanked!!

Jean said...

Your first card was great, but amazingly you improved on greatness. I really like the softer colors and additional white space.

Deanna said...

Love the remake! The white between the colors really makes the sentiment pop.

Karen said...

great card mf...filled with fun!
hugs,
K