Thursday, January 3, 2019

A New Adventure - One Plus Twelve

Today is a special day - I've been looking forward to this day for a few weeks. You see, Kelly introduced an idea to Barb and I (we three are the Ready? Set? Go! gals and also the Three Musketeers). She had an idea for a new challenge for the three of us. Barb and I immediately agreed to join the fun. And YES! It is definitely going to be fun. Kelly is calling it...

One Plus Twelve

The title is a bit quirky perhaps (at least Kelly says it is), but it's really a simple idea. We were each supposed to choose ONE - only one! - stamp. It couldn't be a stamp set but it could be one stamp from a stamp set. Then (and this is where it becomes less simple) we are going to create a card with that ONE stamp each month, posting our cards on our blogs on the 3rd of the month.

The idea is that we will create a new look on how to use that ONE stamp each of the twelve months of 2019. (BTW, it is okay to use a sentiment on our cards, but no other image stamps.)

I had to ponder a while when trying to decide which ONE stamp to use. I pretty quickly decided I wanted it to be a Unity stamp (I have so many stamps, I needed to narrow my search a bit and Unity is so versatile that I thought it was the perfect choice. Beside I own a huge amount of Unity stamps.)

Finally after a week or so, I'd narrowed it down to TWO stamps... and I couldn't decide. What's a girl to do? I finally stamped out the TWO stamps and laid them on my stamping desk where I looked at them from time to time for two or three days. I still couldn't decide. That's when I decided to make a card with each of them, and then decide. So that's what I did.

The card featuring the stamp that didn't get chosen was actually on my blog yesterday. If you missed seeing it, you can do so HERE.

The ONE stamp I chose is from the Unity Be the Best stamp set.

Obviously, I think the dragonfly is beautiful! I also think it's more versatile for a card each month. I also like the size of the stamp and its artistic feel. I think it will be easier to use different techniques and such with this stamp. (I hope I'm right.)

So, here's my January card:

It looks like I didn't color the image at all... and that's almost true. I did use an Amazapen Gel Pen (the same color as the center of the flowers in the ribbon) to color the centers of the subtle flowers on the image.

If you look closely, you might see the color on this closeup:

I did use a sentiment this month, but won't necessarily do that every month.

Now, let's head over to Kelly's blog and Barb's blog to see what ONE stamp they chose and their first card for the One Plus Twelve Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Unity Be the Best stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and flower centers colored with an Amazapen Gel Pen

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Lemon Lime Twist CS and Paper Studio Diagonal Stripe DP

Embellishment: Michael's Ribbon


crafty-stamper said...

What a brilliant idea and what a fabulous stamp -can't wait to see what you create each month
carol x

Donna said...

What a fun challenge! I really like this idea. And I love your image. The black and white with the little pop of color is so elegant!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a fun challenge Jeanette - I am looking forward to the next card already!! Love the subtle colouring on this gorgeous image
Maxine said...

well it's going to be fun to follow you guys on this challenge. Love this card Jeanette.

Lynn McAuley said...

This is a beautiful image, and I look forward to seeing all of the cards you create with it! Great challenge!