Wednesday, 17 February 2016

One layer friends

Good afternoon folks.
This a post to remind you that there is still time to join in the theme/sketch challenge over at STAMPlorations.
Here are a couple of cards I made followig both the theme and sketch.


I made the first with a couple of challenges in mind then went to play again keeping it one layer but a mirror image.
The flower stamps I used are one of my faves, Blooming Buds and the HAPPY BIRTHDAY is from the Balloons and Banners set. The text stamp in the background was stamped and embossed with white after I had stamped and masked the flowers and leaves. On the first card I washed some Salty Ocean DI over the text leaving the flowers white, then coloured them with wages of Spiced Marmalde and Mustard seed. When I went over the stems and leaves in the Mustard Seed they went green, just what I wanted! For the one layer card I coloured the flowers and stems first then washed in the blue.The first ended up darker than the second, not sure which I like best.

Anyway now it's over to you. Please check out the main page of all the important details and why not visit the DT for more inspiration and join us.

I'd like to enter the first card over at - 

I'd like to enter the second OLC over at -

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  1. Lovely cards. I love how you've created the background behind the beautiful flowers. xx

  2. These are really lovely JUlie, the background text looks amazing...not sure I can cope with that just yet!! xx

  3. To fab cards and I love how you did the background - I must try that sometime. Thnks for the inspiration.

  4. These are both gorgeous, Julie - love the added interest of the script and the bloom stamp is so pretty!

  5. I love the Blooming Buds and your beautiful cards remind me that I need to get them out and show them some love!

  6. Love, love, love your water colored cards, Julie! Thanks for joining our color challenge this week at The Paper Players.

  7. Simply fabulous Julie. Love your BG - so loose and fun which makes your flowers pop brilliantly. Great to see your 2 versions of the card and I'm thrilled to see you've linked up at both Less is More and ATCAS. Thanks so much. Sarah x

  8. Loads of clever steps to achieve a stunning result, YAY :D

  9. Such effective use of masking and embossing to create a really interesting background with stunning results! Lou x

  10. Beautiful cards, Julie! The flowers just pop on that blue. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  11. These are beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

  12. Both of these versions look fab Julie, super vibrant colour combo!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. WOW! You are amazing with watercolouring Jules. I LOVE the embossed text background and how the blue flows around your gorgeous flowers. Two gorgeous cards, my friend. xx

  14. Absolutely gorgeous card, Jules! I love how you created dimension, yet it's a one layer pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  15. Love that background technique and super, vibrant cards!
    Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
    "Less is More"

  16. I love to see cards made with the same supplies - it reminds me how versatile they are and that I don't need to be shopping! lol! So glad you joined us at OLS with this pretty card!


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