Saturday, July 11, 2015

Less Is More challenge no. 232...Oh NO! One Layer

Yes Limettes, the dreaded one layer card challenge, at least for me it is. I took the plunge and hunted around my very messy desk and came up with a Stampabilities clear mount set called Fountain Pen. It was just 3 small images in a $1.99 set. I've had it for quite some time and finally, the moment came to use it.

I masked an area of a 5 x 7 Strathmore water-color ready-made card and then using Faber Castell Gelatos in yellow, orange and green shades, I smooched the colors around with a wet sponge. I've recently seen a tutorial where they apply the color directly to the sponge and then spritz the sponge. I then used my marker spritzer from SU (so glad I have been hanging onto this seldom used tool), using a Memento Paris Dusk dual marker. I removed the mask and stamped in Memento tuxedo black using my MISTI to get an accurate position within the water-colored area. I had a sentiment in mind, but couldn't see a suitable place for it. I think the card works without it. I was thinking of a torn page and ink splattered effect.

Hope you have some time to play with this challenge at Less Is More.

Have a great rest of the weekend.



Kathyk said...

I keep forgetting my gelatos (only having five) - this is super


Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the images you used -- isn't MISTI the best! ;)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Classy inking and stamping and a great one layer guy card
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
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Chrissie said...

I apologise for my lack of comments over the past couple of weeks, but I'm now back from my cruise and ready for visiting once more!
This is a great card Erica, it's great to see you at LIM again!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Great masking and what fab images for a guy card.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
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Anne said...

What a stylish card for a chap Erica, great stamps!
Thank you for joining us for one layer week
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Viv said...

Such a clever card Erica,... I so hate one layer cards too!good thinking about making an album with all the LIM ideas this week ;) Viv xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Love the background you created for the gorgeous vintage stamps. Have a great weekend, sweetie.

Love and hugs