Monday, 18 September 2017

Full colour but one layer ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was a good one and your week has started well. Today’s card is another experiment with lots of layers of colour but keeping it one layer and here it is …

A6 card, nice and flat
My mum takes my one layer cards because she doesn't have to pay for extra postage when using them lol!
The stamp, H2O and EP details
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Blog Named Hero Challenge One Layer
Addicted-to-Stamps-Challenge #153 Stamp a Background

Mod Squad Challenge The Heat is On 
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Shimmer & Shine 
I wish I could capture the beautiful shimmer of the Twinkling H2O’s

I have to admit that I’m a lot happier with this one layer card and it’s all because of that lovely rich pigment. The bottom half looks like fluorescent yellow on my photographs but it is lime green IRL. I’m still out of my comfort zone with these one layers but I’ve learnt that I like pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

I have a tip for you next. A couple of weeks ago I was reading a blog post, the name of the blog and blogger escapes me at the moment but if I do find it I will update this post with their details. Anyways this lovely crafter shared that she can end up with fingerprints of ink and paint where she doesn’t want so she’s learnt to apply Post It Notes to the back of her one layer cards. That protects the backs from ink or paint and I think it’s a genius tip! I’m trying to remember to do that and I thought if it’s useful for me it may be useful for others too.

I’m working on using several of my Twinkling H2O watercolour paints because I had more pinks, purples and reds and that was double the amount of blue and green H2O watercolour paints that I own. I have, sadly, managed to decimate my supplies of blue, gold, green, orange and yellow H2O’s becauseI’ve used those colours more often in the past. So I’m trying not to use those colours whilst using the pinks, purples and reds. I wish I could still purchase the H2O watercolours easilly but they are difficult to purchase in the UK and too expensive to purchase from the US. I have tried the Cosmic Shimmer watercolour paints but they’re disappointing. Maybe they’ll come back in fashion one day lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Hero Arts K5585 Starbursts
Miscellaneous Tools:
Heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; spray bottle filled with water

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Luminarte H2O watercolour paints
White embossing powder
Versamark IP


Liz said...

Lovely, vibrant card, Karen. Super background for the white images. Thanks for the tip about the Post-It notes. xx

Barbara said...

One layer cards are always fun to make and sometimes it is hard to make them great. You have out done yourself with this one. So colorful and still flat. Thanks for sharing with us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Good luck!
Barbara Challenge host

Cara said...

Love the simplicity of this card, sound easy to do, but is so hard to get right - fabulous x

Ksenija said...

Beautiful eye catching colours and a great use of resist technique! - Sweet Kobylkin

Creative Lady said...

Love your one layer embossed resist technique on your card. The colors you choose are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing with A Blog Named Hero.

Linda said...

Fabulous one layer card. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a beautiful colourful creation I love the images they show up beautifully against the colours, superb make, thank you for joining our challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS I hope you will join us again
lorraine x