Monday, 9 July 2012
OLW95 - Stars and Stripes (one last time)
After 3 submissions (see here and here for the other two), I bet you can't wait for NEXT week's OLW challenge and for this one to be over! lol! This week's challenge is to use at least one star and at least one stripe. I made the star by using a nestability to make a reverse mask. I did the same for the stripe, because I like the not-quite-uniform colouring you get when sponging and thought it would match the star better than a solid red stripe.
One of the things I love about OLW challenges is that the intent is to keep the card really simple. I find that I like to start with an idea and then minimalize it to its essence. I read a quote on Pinterest the other day - "Art is the elimination of the unnecessary". It didn't say who said that (I guess that was unnecessary, lol!), but it made me think about what I try to do when I'm making a card. I would never claim to be an artist, but I do think that all these cards we make are little works of art in their own way, and that quote perfectly sums up what I aspire to in my cardmaking style. Every once in a while, I even achieve it, I think.
Enough philosophy - on to the good stuff. Don't forget that CASology is starting on Tuesday morning at 9:00 am Toronto time (not that I think Toronto is the centre of the universe, but I can never remember if summer is EST or EDT and I don't want you to be late!!!)
See you then!