Welcome to my crafty blog. We’ve got a new theme over at The Alphabet Challenge – we’re now up to the letter N and Veronika has challenged us to make cards with ‘no layers’.
I often struggle a bit with one layer cards – although I don’t use lots of embellishments, I do like to frame images with mounts, etc, so this one has pushed me a bit. I went back to one of my favourite stamp sets (Claritystamp’s floral spray) so I haven’t gone too far out of my comfort zone! I started by stamping the flowers in black Archival ink on a 6×6 card blank.
I used the infill stamps from the set to colour the flowers with ‘festive berries’ Distress Oxide and the leaves with ‘mowed lawn. I also added colour to the small leaves & flowers using the inks and a Pergamano blending nib. I then used a blending brush and ‘broken china’ to add the effect of sky around the flowers.
The final touch was the sentiment – this one is from ‘Barbara’s months & numbers’ set, also by Claritystamp.
Thanks for dropping in. Come and join us at Alphabet Challenge – we’d love to see your ‘no layer’ cards. In the meantime, I’m also going to share this one at CAS Colours and Sketches as I used their current colour palette.