Friday, 19 August 2011

Single Layer Card

Morning everyone, hope you've all go the sunny Friday morning we have here. I can't believe it's Friday already - where did the week go!
We have a new challenge for you over at Polka Doodles and this week's theme of a Single Layer has been chosen by Ruth.
I have to own up to having struggled like mad with this as I really love layers on my creations as I'm sure you know so this was a real challenge for me. Here's what I finally came up with:

I decided to make a little scene with my favourite Fairy Flutterby, Gracie and the elements in the set which cleverly, I think, has the wings separate so that Gracie doesn't have to be a fairy,
I stamped Gracie on a scalloped card blank and then masked her and stamped the wings on so that they appear to be behind her. I then stamped on a few flowers at random and the greeting near the top.
I coloured Gracie and the flowers with a mix of Flexmarkers (I just love these) and Prisma pencils. I painted the wings with glitter glue and here serendipity struck as the wings were originally blue and the brush I used still had some Dried Marigold Distress ink on it (that'll teach me to wash my brushes more thoroughly!) and the wings ended up a rather interesting mottled colour which I actually like.
I finished off by adding some grass with Zig Art & Graphic twin markers in 2 shades of green.
I had to take the photo against a coloured background with all the white space on the card - a first for me I think!
Do pop over and look at all the other DT creations as there are some fabulous creations there and it might just inspire you to have a go.

My card is for the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Lawnscaping Challenge - One Layer

Have a great weekend,
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Beautiful card, love that little fairy! Great colours, too. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Fliss
I see you have been creating fabulous things whilst I have been away. I love your hand made flowers and your bird wall hanging is gorgeous.
I hope all is well with you and yours.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Fiona said...

Fab one layer card Fliss and great masking. OLC's are always hard to do.

Netty said...

So cute and pretty Fliss. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Daniele said...

such a pretty card, love the fairy

Laurel said...

What a beautiful scene you have created here. Love the color. Love the scalloped edges........ This is fabulous! I am so pleased you joined us over at Lawnscaping!

SuzanneK said...

Beautiful card Fliss, your colouring is gfab. TFS Hugs Suzanne x