Monday, 11 July 2011

Crafty CardMakers Challenge 50 - One Layer Cards

.......Phew....! Sounds simple and easy doesn't it? The more I do these demo cards following other peeps (thanks Gillyflower!) themes, the more I realize how much I stick to my comfort zone!

I have none no more than half a dozen single-layer cards in my life - I discovered 3D foam squares very early on and fell in love with the dimensional look!

For this one I dusted off one of my very precious D.Morgan stamps from, the
 now-defunct,  'Stamps Happen' rubber stamp company.

The nature of the one layer card is that I couldn't use my normal Copics-friendly card as it's too light to stand unaided as a card and the uncoated stock card does notlike markers - they bleed all over the place - so I masked and airbrushed the background, sky and sea and used my Lyra pencils and Sansodor for the house and the green border.

It took me four goes to get this in any semblance of 'right'.....and it still isn't! LOL!

I will do this again, if only to master it! I don't like to be beaten by a 'genre'!
Please do join in with us over at Crafty Cardmakers this week - it's not only fun amongst friends but you could win a lovely £10.00 voucher from Joanna Sheen!

So, what more do you want? Get over there!


  1. Well, I just love it and I could live there!!! :)

  2. It's a great card Ei, love the little scene you created :o) Lisa x

  3. So lovely, Ei. I'm amazed at how so much depth can be achieved in a single layer!

  4. Stunning card Ei, love the gorgeous scene and amazing colouring.

    Donna x

  5. Hi Eiglas, Beautiful, I absolutely love the Hampton art stamps and this is no exception, beautiful make! Thank you for letting me know about my win Yippee!!!! Sorry I'm happy:0) Gay xxx
    p.s computer probs stopping me getting about muc, slow loading and freezing pages, it's driving me nuts, :0) xx

  6. I'm another who just loves this and could happily live there. You are too hard on yourself cos I think this is gorgeous.

    Lin xx

  7. At least you attempted it Ei, I'm afraid I completely bottled out.

    Love Mandy xxx


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