Thursday, 13 September 2012

Just the one layer

Hi folks,
Wasn't sure where to start this morning, no urgent items on the 'To Do' list, nothing that needs to go in the post as soon as, and no rushing around like a headless chicken - absolute bliss! 
So it was breakfast in bed, followed by a second cup of coffee, a good old catch up with emails and stuff, my morning chat with Lauren, and now I'm ready to start the day (a little later than usual)
Yesterday afternoon was spent catching up with Blog challenges - well making a start at least.  I did manage to get one finished though .....
It's everybody's favourite week over at Less is More.
Yes, it's the
                        ONE LAYER CARD
with the focus this week being on

In some cases a One Layer card can be harder to do than one that's mat and layered to the hilt, and embellished with everything you can think of.  It can take a bit of planning before you start - how to create the 'layered' look, and add a bit of depth (masks/stencils come in handy here, and use of inks)  What needs to be done first to get the right look. And of course no embellies! (Oh no!)  On the other hand, this style can be so quick and easy to do, but still have that Wow! factor.

This weeks effort is somewhere in between.  It took me a little while to decide on the design, mainly because I couldn't find a stamp I was happy with.  Then of course, what colours to use.  I think I'm still a little bit in my pink phase - a least one shade seems to sneak into whatever I'm doing.

This time it was Spun Sugar, teamed with Tumbled Glass and a little bit of Milled Lavender.  The Distress Inks were brushed onto the card through a mask/stencil I'd made using a Nestabilities die.
My foliage stamp is from a Hero Arts clear set called Delicate Leaf Clusters (one of my favourites), and the sentiment is from Share Laughter (also by Hero Arts).  Both were just stamped in black Versafine ink - simples! 
Obviously you could choose any colour combinations for the inked panel, I always tend to use three.  And your panel could also be any shape you like.

I must admit I quite like the one layer weeks, they make a refreshing change.   The CAS designs are always elegant and make great cards for any occasion.  Why not pop over the LIM site and take a look at the inspiration from Chrissie and Mandi and the fabulous entries that are already on there - make a cuppa first though, there's quite a few!

Thanks for popping by.  I'll be back tomorrow with a card that's definitely NOT one layer - it's one of those rare offerings from me - one for the guys!

Have a great day, and ooh ..... don't forget the girls from Stamp Addicts, Sarah and Vicky, are back on C& C this afternoon - 4pm and 6pm - with their Birthday Bonanza show.

See you later


  1. Lovely card, Linda. I really like that beautiful stamp image. Sue x

  2. Stunning card Linda. I love the one layer cards but haven't tried them myself before.

    Sarah x

  3. Hi Linda. I just love the soft colours you've used behind your silhouette. Fab card. x

  4. Love the colours and I love the look of your card giving depth without bulk

  5. Gorgeous Linda ! Love the blend of Distress Inks masked under the fabulous leavy stamp. I have that one from Hero Art too! The sentiment is beautiful as well. Shirleyx

  6. I can see why this stamp is your favourite, it just pops out of that pastel background!Beautiful x

  7. Hi Linda, your card is stunning, simple, tasteful, beautiful. Love the colours you have used and the stamp. It looks like so much more than a LIM card, I love it! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  8. Hi Linda, this is stunning, beautifully blended colour choice really makes that stamp 'pop' - very elegant!
    Avril xx

  9. Brilliant! Love your card, my favourite leaf stamp too, well done:0) Gay x

  10. This is simply gorgeous - how spooky that I used the same set too - it IS rather fabulous isn't it?


  11. Fantastic card, that silhouette looks amaziing

    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"


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