January 25, 2016

Merry Monday Challenge 189!

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and ready for a new week. The start of a new week means a new challenge at Merry Monday and I have the pleasure of being our hostess this week. When I decided on this week's challenge, I really wanted to challenge myself so look at what I did:

I am challenging you all to a "One-Layer card"...do you know HOW HARD that is? I do not like a lot of clutter in my cards but I do love my layers so yes, this was a challenge for me. I think I did do good though. What do you think of this card?

My card base is a piece of watercolor paper measuring 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and folded in half at 4-1/4. I then placed Post-It Notes at the top in a straight line and that's where I started my sponging. I used Island Indigo Ink and started at the top and worked my way down to get it lighter. I then added Pool Party Ink and did the same thing.  I did not want my color to go down too far so I added ink to my Sponge Dauber very sparingly.

Once all of my sponging at the top was done, I removed the Post-It Notes and stamped the trees from the White Christmas stamp set repeatedly using Memento Black Ink. I then added a little more sponged ink below the snowbanks.

The sentiment is from the Versatile Christmas stamp set.

I hope you will visit my teammates today at Merry Monday. I can't wait to see their one-layers cards! Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

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