Less is More week 302 - One Layer Cards inspired by books or literature
Hi LIMettes, we've got a fun challenge for you this week over at Less is More, the clean and simple card making challenge blog!
It's the dreaded One Layer Card (OLC) week... oh no! But a really awesome theme - we want you to make cards inspired by books or literature. Well, I almost had too many idea for this one, but time only allowed me to make two cards. If anyone wants to pinch my idea of rabbits for Watership Down, go right ahead! How about pink hearts for Barbara Cartland? A pony for any Pullein-Thompson pony story? The possibilities really are endless!
I'm a big fan of Diana Wynne Jones, and was so sad when she passed away. Her books inspired me as a child and I still re-read them often. This one is a tribute to Howl's Moving Castle which is nail-bitingly exciting and has a very determined and inspiring heroine.
It uses My Favorite Magical Unicorns, Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens which, when used "neat", don't bleed through decent quality cardstock. Perfect for OLCs!
Another favourite author is Terry Pratchett, again taken too soon. The world is a poorer place without him. This card, with its three apertures and stamping/colouring on the inside of the card, is inspired by his Discworld novel Guards! Guards!. In this story, the Unique and Supreme Lodge of the Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night summon a dragon as part of their dastardly plans to overthrow the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork. The Night Watch, headed up by Captain Vimes, have to save the city! Regular Discworld readers will know Vimes hates having to wear ceremonial robes, tights and hats with plumes, so I thought it was quite funny that this little guy here is in his armour but hasn't managed to escape having a plume on his helmet.
I used My Favorite Things Magical Dragons, My Favorite Things Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Dienamics and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.
Head over to the Less is More blog for all the details on this challenge, plus loads of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. As always, there may be some bonus inspiration cards on their personal blogs. Good luck!
Thanks for stopping by!