OLW 101 Feeling Blue

Blue has long been my favourite colour so I thought a One Layer Wednesday challenge with blue would be appropriate. It is a very simple challenge: Feature the colour blue on your one layer card. You can use other colours too but Blue must be the star of the show! To create my card I masked the bottom of the card with a post-it note and then stamped the Penny Black stamp “Winter Ledge” twice, one in versamark, then again slightly lower in black. Next I embossed with clear e.p.  I positioned a hill mask and started sponging the sky; when I was happy with it I repositioned the hill mask and sponged again along the edge of the mask to create a snow drift.

I might not get to visit your submissions straight away as I am off to Prince Edward Island with my daughter for six days. She is competing in the Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships and I will be cheering her on and snapping pictures. I look forward to visiting your blogs when I return next week.

I have another card below which I made for the Penny Black blog today. It isn’t one layer but it features the same technique and stamp so I thought I’d post them both together.

Rules for OLW 101

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers allowed!

2. Make a card using blue  as your feature colour. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum and NO ADDITIONAL LAYERS of card stock.

3. Post your card online and link it to the InLinkz button below.  If you link to your blog, please link to the specific post, not your blog’s main page.



Stamps:  Winter LedgeChristmas Fashion, Winter Magic (PB)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark(Tsukineko)

39 Comments on “OLW 101 Feeling Blue”

  1. chrissieann says:

    This is absolutely stunning Heather, I love the effect of the double stamping.
    Good luck to your daughter at the Track and Field championships!

  2. Mary H. says:

    Your sponging is so awesome. I must learn to do this better! This stamp is so pretty, and the way you used it in both cards is so effective. I have to say, the blue is my fav though. Love both of ’em. Lucky you to be going to PEI…Since reading Anne of G.Gables, I’ve long wanted to visit the place. Have fun, and good luck to your daughter. TF sharing your beautiful cards.

  3. raski says:

    Great work Heather – would appreciate a video on sponging techniques.

  4. Robyn says:

    SO lovely! I’d like the sponging tutorial too!

  5. Marja says:

    Heather I adore this work and this lovely and beautiful card. It’s awesome.
    Lovely greet

  6. Dotty says:

    This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! But then, all your creations are! I would also LOVE a tutorial on how you create these sponging masterpieces!

  7. Godelieve says:

    Wow, stunning card, and the style is so you!

  8. Carol L says:

    This is fabulous!! What a fantastic creation…..WOW!!

  9. mustavcoffee says:

    Totally fabulous inking Heather, love both cards but I’m really taken by the colours in the layered card. The lovely warm night sky is amazing xxx

  10. Judy says:

    Such a beautiful scene that you have created, Heather!

  11. maureenchandler says:

    Both cards are so very beautiful – thanks so much! All the best to you and your daughter too!

  12. valerie says:

    Two fabulous cards Heather, at first glance they are almost photographic, the embossing is so sharp! Enjoy PEI, I enjoyed a fabulous 4 days there a couple of years ago, Anne of Green Gables house, lobster suppers, mmmmm!! Hope your daughter does well:)
    Val x

  13. Deanna says:

    Love the colors on both cards. Gorgeous! have a wonder trip with your daughter and best wishes:)

  14. sue says:

    Heather these cards, especially the blue one, are so beautiful. It looks icy cold! Winter snow is beautiful, but you’ve made it more than that. It makes me think of new-fallen snow on the cold Michigan evenings I remember as a child. It’s a fond memory. This is just gorgeous.

  15. Ardyth says:

    It’s amazing to me what you can do with a one layer card and basically one colour! Beautiful!

  16. Jackie W says:

    Fabulous cards! I love how well you have captured the image of a cold winter night!

  17. Paulette says:

    Heather your one layer landscape cards are just STUNNING. I would enjoy a video tutorial. I make landscape cards with my dies and sponge the backgrounds, but I can never get them to be this smooth and blended. *sigh* LOL

  18. Strong work Heather and absolutely stunning. xo, Marian

  19. missusb3 says:

    Totally awesome!!!

  20. Cheryl says:

    Heather, What a beautiful OLW card! Your sponging and shading is amazing. Thanks for the fun challenge.

  21. sgoetter says:

    Beautiful card, Heather! I love the sponging technique! Off to give it a try!

  22. elscoast says:

    VERY Nice – I love your colors. Linda

  23. Sue McRae says:

    These cards are amazing, love the richness of the colours!

  24. So gorgeous, beautiful scene. Hugs

  25. shirley-bee says:

    Another stunner, Heather! I’m loving these moody, broody skies! Good luck to your daughter.

  26. Absolutely stunning Heather!! Love the CAS design and it has a definite WOW factor!

  27. lucyschmidt says:

    You’ve captured the true feeling of a nice, cold winter’s day and night. If only we were enjoying some of that colder weather in so much of the US right now. Best wishes to your daughter in her competition. My sister and I spent some time on PEI several years ago. I’ve never seen such rich red soil in my life. It was a lovely place and we hope to go back some day. Enjoy — and cheer loudly!

  28. Lindsey says:

    These are classic Heather cards! Enjoy your time in PEI.

  29. Pai says:


  30. JanTink says:

    I have been pinning your cards like mad this week…finally, someone who loves to sponge as much as I do! Your cards are such an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing!

  31. […] challenges are one layer the usual Wednesday OLW and Top tip Tuesday.  The OLw was blue so i decided to do a blue frog…add a sentiment and frame it with pen… Like […]

  32. Your card, I mean, your ART work is, is … I’m speechless.

  33. Gabby says:

    BEAUTIFUL cards! Great forefront stamp, which sets off your wonderful “blue” inking. 🙂

  34. donna mikasa says:

    absolutely gorgeous, Heather!

  35. So stunning! Beautiful use of a gel pen too!

  36. Jocelyn says:

    WOW! GASP! STUNNING! WOW again!!

  37. Bahb says:

    You make the same old technique look fresh EVERY time. This is another over-the-top beauty.


  38. Earline says:

    Just stunning love your work

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