Saturday, January 15, 2011

2 Challenges - OLW36 and Silhouette Moo

I was blogging around and found out that the Make a moo or two challenge site is back up and running.  I love the idea of Moos.  If you've not heard of them, they are 1.25" x 2.75" sized cardstock.  You all know how much I love my inchies and scraplings.  Well here is another size option that is just fun to play with.

So, the latest Moo challenge is Silhouettes.  I set to work one morning this week before heading out to work to make these:

I ended up making 3 (usually it is a Moo or Two).  I did the 3rd because when I started I wasn't sure of where I wanted to place the trees so I was just playing around with a third placement. Turns out I love all 3.  I started sponging Antique Linen (Distress Ink, Ranger) over the entire moo, then stamped a piece of the tree images (from Through the Trees, Papertrey Ink) with Walnut Ink (Distress Ink, Ranger).  Then I used a piece of torn paper and sponged Spiced Marmalade (Distress Ink, Ranger) to make the sunset and sponged Walnut Stain around the edges. 

Then, I was blogging one other morning before work and saw that the One Layer Wednesday challenge (OLW 36) was to use naked trees.  Well, I knew sitting down on my craft table were 3 beautiful Moos that had naked trees on them!!  Took a few seconds to pull together this card.  Of course, it is not one layer so I am not actually putting it into the link.  I keep thinking of the OLW challenges as Clean and Simple!!  Sheesh, will I never remember LOL!!! 

I have an idea of what I want to do with all 3 images so I might make another moo and create the card I can see in my mind.  I'll post it here as soon as I get it done. 

Thanks for dropping by this weekend.  I hope you have time to be creative.
Donelda

11 comments:

Carole said...

Fabulous moos! And great cards. :-)

Thanks for playing along.

Linda Palmer said...

And now I know what a moo is with a naked tree..very nice. I have not figured out how to link to blogs yet. Will try to figure it out next week.

Femmy said...

fantastic moos!!! great colouring!!
love this vintage look!

IsaNorris said...

lovely moos and a beautiful card too

Susan Raihala said...

Oh so lovely, Donelda!

Monica said...

Love your moos... So soothing and natural looking! A masterpiece...

I think I am going to become a follower soon as I have fallen in love with this card.

Xxx
Monica

danisart said...

wow - love the colors

Patrice said...

Congratulations! You've received a Stylish Blogger Award, and you can pick it up here:

http://oldbackporch.blogspot.com/2011/01/award.html

Lindsey said...

It's unanimous... you are definitely a Stylish Blogger! :) Thanks for introducing me to moos... yours are terrific! I guess I need to expand my range of distress inks, too, so I can attempt to sponge like you! ;)

Willy said...

Beautiful use of moos!

Vickie Y said...

Ahhhh, now I know what Moos are! Your cards are lovely!