Saturday, 27 February 2016

My Time to Craft DT #316 One Layer Card

Good morning and Happy Saturday! Our new Challenge at My Time to Craft is deceptively simple: make a One Layer Card

In its purest form a One Layer Card has the image, sentiment etc added directly to the card base. This can be stamping or die-cut insertions. Often, though, the one layer section is a separate piece of cardstock, decorated and adhered to the front of the cardbase.

NO additional paper is allowed, whether patterned paper or washi tape or cardstock! Embellishments should be used very sparingly. For more detailed rules look Simplicity One Layer Challenge.

Here's my card: it is inspired by the amazing Kristina Werner

I used Distress Inks on watercolour paper to colour Pricilla, a Saturated Canary stamp from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. (Sorry there's no link, Google doesn't show it!) This is my fourth attempt, watercolouring is not as simple as it looks!! I used my craft mat as a palette and squashed the Ink pads on it, then used an ordinary paintbrush to paint. The paper is quite thin, so I used as little water as possible, otherwise it pilled. I added Clear Wink of Stella to her dress and ribbons.

The sentiment is by Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler and when I stamped it I thought it looked too plain and added two stamped hearts. The top one was a mistake, it's in the wrong place - but with a one layer card it's not possible to cover it!

Do have a go at a One Layer Card, and check out Kristina Werner on Youtube if you haven't already!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


Daffodil Cards said...

This is so beautiful, love the image.

Sharon said...

She is gorgeous Mags and beautifully coloured. Love the CAS design.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

mags said...

Fabulous one layer card Mags. Love it.

Lynne in NI said...

One layer cards are definitely the hardest to make, but you did a great job. I like the 2 hearts!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awesome creation your water colouring. I always find the less water you use the more control you have over the ink
Hugs shell xx

Ann said...

The watercoloring looks beautiful, but sounds a bit tricky! Love how it turned out!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a pretty one layer card Mags.

Love and hugs

Annie said...

Hi Mags - love your card - can't really see why top heart is a mistake - you should have kept stum methinks. One layer is hard - well I think it is - love what you have done. Annie xxx

Pat said...

So gorgeous Mags, love the colouring and the great sentiment, the hearts look so good.

Pat xx