Thursday, 1 January 2015

OLS12 - Attractive Opposites


Happy New Year! I wish you all the very best in 2015! We've been having lots of family fun over the last week and while I have sneaked a few peeks at blogland, I haven't had much crafting time. Until yesterday, when I remembered that it's my turn to host this month's One-Layer Simplicity challenge!

I knew I wanted to host an 'opposite' challenge - use as many opposites as you can. I sat down with a piece of white cardstock and the Simon Says Stamp sentiment. I figured black and white would do as a start. But then I started playing around. And look what I did!  I sponged the circle using a mask and Salty Ocean and Spiced Marmalade inks. Then I added the tiny dots to get a more festive feel.

So now this card has black and white. Circle (image) and square (card). Little and big (dots). Top and bottom (within the large dot). Blue and orange (opposites on the colour wheel). Curves and straight lines.Thick and thin (text). Print and script. Caps and lowercase. Sponging and stamping. OK, those are not strictly opposites, but that's still a lot packed into this simple little card isn't it?

I hope I've managed to get you thinking about other opposites and that you'll play along with us - you have until January 24th at midnight to link up!

17 comments:

Kim Heggins said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. This is one sweet card and I love all the opposites too, you are always so creative.

Lisa Lara said...

I did not pick up on ALL the opposites til you pointed them out Ardyth. I love your happy card and love this idea. Good one.

Gabby said...

Neat card! Thanks for mentioning all the opposites on your card, because like Lisa Lara, I didn't realize them all either. Fun first of the New Year challenge Ardyth! HAPPY NEW YEAR to your and yours, as well! :D

Lynn said...

Happy new year Ardyth! Wow! The number of opposites you created is incredible! Sweet, CAS card!

sandie said...

Happy New Year-this challenge has totally inspired me-love the idea and love your CAS design. I already made a card for this, hope to post later or tomorrow

Brenda said...

Happy New Year Ardyth!! I love your card and I love all that you got in this card with the opposites! How clever of you as well. Love seeing your creations and look forward to them all of 2015! Hugs, Brenda

icardeveryone01 said...

So definitely the opposite of unimaginative!!!
Happy New Year Ardyth!!
=]

Sheila H said...

Happy New Year! Your opposites on this one card are amazing.

Vicki Dutcher said...

All those opposites in this CAS card - you did good! Happy New Year mf and I am looking so forward to your [amazing] 2015 creations!!

Anita in France said...

The coolest of cool ideas, Ardyth ... all these opposites really pack a punch ... brilliant! Happy New Year, my friend! Anita :)

Joyce said...

Oh, this is such a fantastic card, and clever in all the right ways. Fun challenge idea. Happy New Year.

wienerhoneymooners said...

All of your opposited have me so intrigued!!!! Getting my thinking cap on for this one......!

Happy New Year!!!

Happy Dance said...

LOVE this! Am so going to CASE this card for my grandson's 16th birthday later this month. He's all about the blues and oranges! Great idea to do opposites and I hope to play along. Hope your 2015 is full of all things lovely. Missing you. Bev

Geri said...

Wow! That's quite the list of 'opposites'. Thanks for 'splaining all of them cuz I would have been hooped after the orange & blue colors! I bet you are REALLY good at 'finding Waldo'!

Fabulous card - really love the split color design.

Kelly Griglione said...

You are such a thinker ... I love that! This reminds me of taking the letters in a word and seeing how many other words you can make from it ... I feel the need to take your card and see how many opposites I can find. Apparently there are a lot of them! Way to get us thinking, Ardyth.

AND, I keep hoping that one of these years you will do a Year In Review post. I'm dying to know which cards you love the most. Please?!!

Gerrina said...

A great challenge; so versatile and you have so many on your perfect CAS-card; super card! Always love to drop in here and see all the inspiration... Hugs, Gerrina

Frances said...

Fantastic looking card. You are a genius!