Wednesday, October 30, 2019

One Layer Cards.

Time again for another challenge over on the Butterfly Blog and the letter is O.

#131 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter O for One Layer Card.

Sorry , my camera is making the purple look blue.

I have chosen One Layer Card as the card shape (although not strictly a shape it is a definite style of card and for the purposes of this challenge if you are making the card shape then one layer really means one layer so you can use only a blank card/or cardstock folded to make your base card to either stamp/paint/colour directly onto. You may use only one embellishment of your choice to be adhered to the front of your card. 
No die cuts unless this is your 1 added embellishment or you are cutting an oval in the front of the card and your design is therefore showing through from the  inside of the card.

I know that several of you struggle with making  this type of card so that is why I decided on it as  my choice for the letter O. Hopefully my examples will give you some inspiration for your own cards. You do not have to use the one layer element to take part in the challenge. Just choose from the other parts of the wheel as there are several prizes to be won.

1st Card.
One Layer Card/Only 1 extra embellishment/Olive/Old Gold/ Orchid/Butterfly

I have been watching a lot of videos on You Tube showing how to  paint loose Watercolor Florals  and have been trying my hand at painting  some myself. They are really easy to create.  The lady I have been following is called Creationsceecee.  They are ideal as little notelet cards and perfect for making one layer cards.

I have used the three colours from the wheel and  my Caran D'ache Gouache Studio watercolour palette box of paints. I mixed my colours to get the right shades.
The sentiment is by Julie Hickey from her 'Beautiful Butterfly' stamp set.  My 1 added extra embellishment is the gold sticker from my stash. A really easy peasy one layer card.

Entering the above card into the following challenges:
Water cooler Challenges #245 Anything goes
Crafty Catz #480 Anything goes.
Scrapping 4 Fun #152 Anything goes.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #116 Anything goes.
Not Just Cards # Anything goes,


2nd Card.
One Layer Card/Ovals/Olive/Old Gold/ Orchid/Butterfly

For this card I have cut an oval aperture from my card base and stamped my image to be coloured onto the inside of the card. I used my Graph'it markers to colour the butterfly image along with a silver gel pen to highlight. The stamp is Marianne Design   from CS0927 stamp set. The sentiment stamp is by Phil Martin from his Scribbled corner sentiments Everyday set. he flutted Oval die  cut is from The Works.

I used the same oval die to embellish the inside of the card.

Another easy peasy one to make.  Hope you will come and have a play and don't be put off by the one layer. If I can do it so can you.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas #444 Anything goes.
Tuesday Throwdown #443 One layer wonder.
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge #43 Anything goes.
The Sisterhood of Crafters #Make it clean and simple.
Craft Stamper # Anything goes.
Love To Craft #39 Anything goes.


Sandra H said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A l especially like the floral one the colours used are gorgeous and l will need to check this one out on YouTube you have done a fabulous job enjoy your day xx

Swissie said...

Just beautiful, both of them, Mrs A!
Just now I have got so much to do. Less time for scrapping. But I keep your splendid ideas in my mind.

All the best for you!
Hugs, Liv (Swissie)

Margo said...

Gorgeous cards and I'm totally in love with your first card ! The flowers are so delicate !

Aquarius said...

Two great examples for the latest butterfly challenge. My main problem with one layer is the potential for smudges where they aren't wanted - hope I don't make more than one - might be able to hide that with a butterfly!!!

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. I really struggle to make one layer cards. I do like my layers. Enjoy the rest of the week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris said...

Well done Mrs A! Two beautiful one layer cards, these really are the hardest to make!

Donna said...

These are gorgeous Mrs. A.!

terrie said...

Well done Mrs. A on both of your cards, I like both of them and glad that you shared your samples....

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful watercoloing and such a lovely card. That is a pretty gold butterfly and sure doesn't look like a sticker. It looks like a brass embellishment. I really like that corner sentiment and the silver highlights on your butterfly.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Mrs. A, these are gorgeous! I am one who struggles with one-layer cards so maybe I will take the challenge again this time! I love what you've done here! Hmmmm, I'm already getting an idea!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Valery, your water colouring is beautiful, so delicate. I love one layer cards and I love yours.
I follow this lady too, he painting is fabulous and she makes it look doable, Kate x

Suzanne Harkinson said...

You certainly put forth a challenge for this wheel. Your painting is lovely. I think I might have an idea.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards and love the delicate watercolouring
carol x

Liz said...

Two lovely cards, Mrs A. I especially love the first one, such a delicate design. xx

Renate said...

Beautiful and lovely cards
Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun
Renate DT

Darlene said...

Beautiful creations! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Vickie Y said...

Beautifully designed butterfly card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters

Diane said...

Both cards beautiful!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

Valerija said...

Your cards are stunning, beautiful soft colours.
Valerija xx

Zora said...

A beatyfull CAS- card. Thank you for joining us at Crfty Catz challange. Zora

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Lovely water coloured flowers and the tiny gold butterfly is just delicious!
The aperture on the second one is a so clever way to have only one layer but a lot of interest and a focal point! Love the sentiment in the corners!

Corinne said...

beautiful cards...
thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge
DT Corinne

chanya13 said...

Beautiful cards.
Thank you so much for taking part in our Love to Craft Challenge Blog.
Agnieszka chanya13 DT

Rocky said...

Two fab cards, love the watercolour flowers. Thank you for sharing them with us at NJC.

Anja v K@@rten said...

Lovely those special greetings!
Creatieve groetjes, Anja

mum of two said...

Both cards are so pretty. Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
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