Sunday, 9 February 2014

OLS2 - Can You Repeat That?


This month's One-Layer Simplicity challenge is to use repetition on your card. I just got this Yellow Owl Workshop set of two balloons (only one used here - the other says birthday). It has a childlike feel to it so I used bright basic colours (I see that some of my inkpads need to be reinked!) and then used a sharpie to draw the strings down to the Hero Arts 'birthday'. I chose the Sharpie because it is about the same thickness as the font of the black sentiment. I think that thinner strings would cause the card to look unbalanced. Another design tip - I notice when I'm overlapping inks like this, yellow can very quickly disappear underneath the other darker colours (see where it overlaps with the green? No? Exactly my point!), so I usually try to minimize the overlap so that it feels like there is an adequate amount of yellow in the design.

I'm also linking up to Less Is More 158  - One Layer Anything Goes.


16 comments:

Kim Heggins said...

So fun...what a fabulous way to say Happy Birthday!!!

Lynn Mangan said...

Love your design tips! This is perfect Ardyth!

Anita in France said...

Fun and vibrant, Ardyth, with lots of colourful energy! Thanks for the tip ... I'd never have thought of it! Anita :)

Chrissie said...

This is great fun Ardyth!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Gerrina said...

Fun card and love the lay-out! Have a good week, Gerrina

Gabby said...

I like this fun, festive, colorful b.d. card! :)

Happy Dance said...

Love the bright fun colors of the balloons here, Ardyth. This is so sweet and a surefire winner! Great card! Have a great week. Bev

Jen W. said...

Okay, my Great Mind buddy! Clearly the bold and bright balloon thought was floating around today! :) I love this balloon stamp! I just went over to the Yellow Owl Workshop. Oh dear me. So much cuteness!
I like how you pointed out the use of the Sharpie. It's something that most of us probably wouldn't think of but it makes so much sense...

Heather T said...

Lovely bright 'happy' design.

Bobby said...

I'm glad you're educating us as well as inspiring us. This is a bright and cheerful card that makes me happy, happy, happy.

Sheila H said...

Your card is so cheerful and fun. It's a great birthday card.

Hannelie said...

Wish i could repeat that!
Beautiful stamping!!!

Marianne said...

nice card, like how the sentiment is hanging on the balloons

Joyce said...

This is an awesome card. Thanks for the tip about yellow. I never thought about that, but I see what you mean.

Lindsey said...

Fab card - as usual!

Gay Peplow said...

Great happy birthday card, lovely bright colours :D