Good morning, crafters
At Less is More this week we're back with our regular, dread-evoking One Layer Challenge. Our theme for you this week is...
This wasn't an easy one for me this week but I do have two cards to share.
Here's the first...
I used Strathmore Bristol cardstock for my card base as I knew I'd be using my Zig markers to colour my image and they blend really well on this cardstock. I started by stamping the cat before masking it and stamping the cushion. I then stamped the thought bubbles, the small dots being from a leaf stamp set and the main bubble from a shadows set. I then stamped the mouse and the sentiment in black. To finish the card I coloured my image using Zig markers blended with water.
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - You're Purrfect, Stylish Flowers (sentiment); Paper Smooches - Leafy Greens, Shadows
- Ink: Archival - Jet Black; Versa Color - Sky Gray; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #446 - Anything Goes
I'm not overly happy with my second card. The watercolouring isn't great and it was very warped from the water and heat embossing but I managed to straighten it out under some heavy books and decided I would share it anyway...
I watercoloured the central area in two 'dreamy coloured' Distress Inks. Once dry I flicked some water onto it and lifted some colour as well as adding a few splatters. I blasted it with my heat gun and used some anti-static powder before stamping and heat embossing the sentiment and butterflies in white. The images and sentiment didn't stand out as much as I had hoped so I went back in and added more watercolour. Although I like the colours I'm not so happy with the hard lines and I think it looks a little 'overworked'. I may have another go soon with a similar design.
- Ink: Distress Ink - Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick; VersaMark
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Flutterby Dreams
- Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #214 - Clean and Simple
CAS on Sunday - Challenge #93 - Heat Embossing
Addicted to CAS - Challenge #98 - Watercolour
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #158 - Use Lots of Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
Time Out - Challenge #67 - Breast Cancer Awareness/Friendship + Embossing and/or Use Pink
My teamies have created some fabulous one layer cards this week so please do pop over to their blogs if you have the time. I hope you'll join in with us this week.