Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mel's One Sheet Wonder Challenge & Nerine's Layout Challenge

I really enjoyed this challenge of Mel's, one sheet wonders (OSW) are something I used to do a lot of but haven't done for a while, so this was great! So great in fact, I did 3!!

Here's the first one, the one I'm entering for Mel's challenge - just because these colours remind me of Mel!! (Bright & cheery!)
For those of you who are wondering - what the hell is a OSW? The general idea is that you stamp an A4 or A5 page randomly then cut it up to make feature panels on cards. Here's is what the OSW sheet looked like before it became cards...

These are the four cards I made out of that A5 sheet:


Here are some close ups of 3 of the cards (lost the photo of the fourth card somewhere!):





Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Its your Birthday

Ink: Pink Passion, Green Galore, Lavender Lace, Brocade Blue

Paper: Pink Passion, Lavender Lace, Green Galore, Whisper White



The next OSW I did featured another Summer Mini Caty set - In the Stars. Here I was going for a kind of masculine look and endeavoring to use colours that I don't usually...here it is...

Here's the cards one by one...



Now with this last card I was trying to kill two birds (so to speak) and do Nerine's layout challenge...but...now that I look at it I think I may have gone two far from the sketch (the whole OSW panel is kind of an add on! oops!) I leave it to Nerine's discretion as to whether it qualifies...



This was the sketch...check it out at Nerine's blog


Stamps: In the stars, Short & Sweet
Ink: Summer Sun, Really Rust, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Summer Sun, Really Rust, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant


OK, last but not least, here is a sample card from my third OSW. This one featured the Garden Whimsy set and the colours are Taken with teal, Night of Navy and Close to Cocoa.


I hope you all enjoyed that HUGE post!! I'm sure that's got to be one of my biggest ever! Thanks for the inspiration Mel and Nerine!!

I'll be back in the next couple of days with not one but TWO scrapbook pages I made today!! So come back and visit again soon...

11 comments:

Alana Galagher said...

Love all your OSW's Karen - esp the first set, the colours are great :-)

Nerine .P. said...

Wow, you've been very busy Karen but love your cards. Thanks for playing in my challenge this week too.

Mel Hanlon said...

I always love it when you post things, especially LONG posts!

Thanks for joining my challenge! I love that the colours made you think of me!

Love Mel

Sharon said...

Great cards, all of them.

Chook said...

Your cards look great.

Mae Collins said...

These OSW cards are great! Love your use of bright, cheery and vibrant colours! TFS

Robyn said...

Fantastic cards Karen! Love all of them !! Congratulations on being Mel's winner!

Leah said...

Congrats, I love all of your osw's. They look fantastic.

Sharon said...

I'm back. Congrats on winning Mel's challenge. I have another challenge for you on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Love the OSW's I think they will suit me too, great work xm

Chrissie said...

I just love your cards especially the Stars ones! Will definitely be casing them. TFS!