Wednesday, January 26, 2011

OLW38 A Sketch

I made two cards today for the One Layer Wednesday challenge hosted by Jennifer Styles this week.  Although they are both one layer cards, one of them was much more involved than the other.  This will show you the extreme looks you can create on a one layer card.

I have been making a lot of warm, sun and beach themed cards lately, and this one is no exception.

I sponged the sand and water, and used a brayer for the sky.  I took Michelle Zindorf's brayer classes a little over a year ago, and love to play around with her technique.  As you can see, you can create very elaborate cards with just one layer.

Stamps - All Night Media, Short & Sweet
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - Crumb Cake, Cool Caribbean, Turquoise, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Pixie Pink, Orchid, Espresso
Accessories - Post-it notes for masking, circle punch, Copic markers, brayer, sponges, white gel pen

This card is much more simple, but still packs a punch.

The bird cage and stand are embossed to make it look like wrought iron.  The triangulation of red in the three image areas pulls the whole card together.

The large bird cage image in this set doesn't have a perch for the birds to sit on, so I drew one with a black marker before I stamped the bird cage.

Stamps - PTI Love Birds
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - Riding Hood Red, Versamark, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories - clear EP, heat tool, quilting ruler, SAMJ

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you're having a great week!



Lisa Lara said... night and day with these two looks K. Great job. I just love that beach scene. Amazing.

Jennifer Styles said...

Wow, wow and wow!

Talk about totally rockin' the challenge!

Your cards are just gorgeous!

I love how you made two completely different cards using the same sketch!

I gotta learn me some brayering!

Awesome job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW38!

Carol said...

WOW! These are downright spectacular! I've been struggling coming up with an idea for this challenge and I don't normally look at what others have done prior to doing my own, but, WOW! you've nailed this challenge! Gorgeous cards!

Susan Raihala said...

Karen, this is totally ROCKIN' not least because I came up with the EXACT SAME IDEA!!!!!!! LOL, a perfect example of great minds thinking alike. This is just too funny. You posted first, so I guess you win!

Janeen said...

that beach scene is
FAB. great job. i have only done a couple of these challenges but they are fun

Donelda said...

heheehe you and Susan R are twins!! These cards are great!!

Susan said...

Both cards are simply fabulous...but that first card...WOW!!! I love the look of brayering...just haven't mastered it. Maybe I could use some lessons!

The second card is so simple...yet it really pack a punch! Love your work!!

Tiya-B said...

Both card are so different and wonderful. like the previous commenter, I love your work too

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

That beach scene is awesome. Your effect of light is perfect.

Mim said...

Both fab and you are so right in that it is sometimes easy to spend a LOT of time on a one layer card!

Sue said...

Your cards are fab and have shown what exactly can be done with one layer i just couldnt get my head round it har har maybee now i will give it a go thanks for sharing Luv Sue x