Saturday 15 September 2018

Guesting over at LIM

Morning again friends.
I'm back to share a card I made for today's new challenge over at Less is More where I'm guesting.

Can you guess the theme?

Well it's one layer week and the theme is:-

Oh no I hear you cry, but hold on. OLcards just need a bit of planning and are really no harder than other kinds, so go on have a go!

I started by deciding on my layout on a piece of scrap paper before going ahead with the real thing.
I went with Altenew Amazing You as well as their September colour challenge colours.
Instead of using black ink to stamp, I went with Memento London Fog, embossed with WOW Semi dull EP as I wanted to use watercolours, masking with fussy cut Post it masks as I went.
My card is just bog standard premium card and is fine for watercolouring so long as you don't over work it. If you do, it becomes all rough and messy as the fibers breakdown with too much water.

I chose to work with DIs for this, basically because as I was too lazy to ferret out my watercolour pans from the bottom of the drawer! The blooms were coloured with Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry and the leaves with a mix of Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint.
I wanted a fairly airy sentiment so went with a Marion Emberson one from Personal Impressions, stamped in black.
So what will you come up with, check out the rest of the LIM ladies here for some fab OL inspiration.

Joining in over at:-

CAS on Sunday




  1. Beautiful..thanks for sharing. Love the choice of something other than black. It really makes the flowers pop.

  2. Beautiful one layer floral card. Julie! Your DI watercoloring is gorgeous with amazing depth and dimension. Great idea to stamp it with London Fog... gives it a softer look. Thank you for being our guest designer for this challenge at Less is More. Have a wonderful weekend! Trina xx

  3. Such a beautiful bouquet Julie, that semi dull embossing powder gave it a whole new look!

  4. WOW ! A very eye-catching floral card, Julie ! Your watercoloring is amazing and I love the combo violet/pink for these beautiful roses. Beautiful sentiment too. A stunning CAS and OL card. Thank you so much for being our talented Guest Designer for this challenge at Less is More. Have a fabulous crafty week ! x

  5. That's a gorgeous flower cluster and an interesting choice for embossing color, I really like it! Your watercoloring looks pretty too and I love all the white space you left to your one layer. Thanks for being an inspiring GD at LIM!

  6. Lovely card, really beautiful!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday!
    Mariken DT

  7. I love one-layer cards and this one is stunning!! Love the colour combo, especially against the grey you used to stamp and heat emboss the image, it looks amazing and might have to try that myself....Beautiful card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!!

  8. This is just beautiful. I Love the composition. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Flower Challenge. Cara DT x


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