Saturday, 7 June 2014

Just the one layer




This week at Allsorts the lovely Jo is challenging us to make a one layer card and our sponsors are Craftbag.

I love making this style of card using Pan Pastels, masking a section in the middle and round the edge of the reverse side of a piece of Centura Pearl and stamping the scene which in this case is repeat stamped with a Clarity stamp for the focal element then adding the PP's. The faux layer effect is achieved simply by using Copics and a ruler, I find it easiest to start from the outer edge and work inwards.



And another using exactly the same technique but this time using Chocolate Baroque's lovely Tuscany image and sentiment.

Happy weekend all.

48 comments:

Sarah said...

These are lovely cards Brenda. LOVE the deer, we have lots around at the moment and they always seem to hedge hop as I am riding down our lane, thankfully Surprise is used to them now!! Your Tuscan scene reminds me very much of the chick flick "Letters to Juliet!" in which the scenery is beautiful. Wishing you well xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda and I love the technique you've used
Have a good weekend

Anne

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thanks for the ideas re the edging, one layer is scary but will try to have a go this week

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, the first is my favourite

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, do adore the first one

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous images Brenda and two fab cards, xxxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

just saw these beauties Brenda ,oh wow , fabulous crafting , I love them both but the Tuscan scene is my fav with it's beautiful simplicity. janex

Gertrude said...

Tolle Karte, wunderschön gemacht
glg Gertrude

Glennis said...

Lovely cards - good idea with the copics borders

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, two beautiful scenes.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Nannieflash said...

Hi my dear friend, sorry Ive not been by for awhile, I never seem to have enough time in the day. I adore your two cards they are just gorgeous and both of them are just stunning. hugs Shirleyx
Im up in your neck of the woods at the end of July picking up my grandsons, I think hubby wants to visit Peterborough railway museum, hes nuts on trains. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda! love the serene scenes you created! So very gorgeous!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda! One layer can be tough - but you nailed it!

Joan said...

Super cards Brenda, love your faux layer technique, must try it but I'm such a mucky tyke I think I might struggle to keep to the lines!

Sue said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I love the images and gorgeous colours.
Sue xx

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful one layer effect. Whenever I have tried to use a ruler and pen I manage either to smudge it or the lines bleed! Hugs Mrs a.

kanda said...

These are both so beautiful Brenda. Fabulous stamps and gorgous colours xx

Gail said...

Beautiful cards!
Love your scenes!
Hope you're well!

Claire said...

Two lovely cards - love the effects of both of these fabulous images. Hugs, Claire x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both really beautiful Brenda, I hope you are keeping well
Kevin xx

rachel said...

wonderful makes \brenda - gorgeous xx

Ellie said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love that silhouette scene, and Italy sounds great right now, I could use a little bit of a vacation :-)
What a great idea to use a copic to mimic a strip of paper, I thought it was card stock.
Hope you have a great weekend!!

Berina RGA said...

very beautiful cards!! faux layers is awesome!!! hope things are getting better...
Berina
Moxie Craftie

hellerlittle said...

woooooooooohooooooooooooo Brenda you absolutly perfectionist this style.
I love how you mix and match the Colors!
CU hellerlittle

Shirley Chillman said...

You do one layer cards fabulously Brenda x x

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning cards B, you've created such beautiful scenes x

susiestacey said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, isn't l lovely not to have to reach out for bits to add to the card for a change, hope you are having a good weekend x Susan x

susiestacey said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, isn't l lovely not to have to reach out for bits to add to the card for a change, hope you are having a good weekend x Susan x

Crafting Queen said...

Two great cards, like the design being in the middle of the card. Have a lovely weekend.

Jacee said...

What beautiful work you've done here Brenda, two little beauties!! Hugs Jacee

Whisper said...

Oooo both are absolutely classy hun and i so love your scenery cards too, Luv Sam x

Helen said...

Fabulous cards, Brenda!! Really love the top one.

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. You've created beautiful sceneries on both of them. I especially like the first one. Have a nice weekend. hugs, Marlies

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful. I love the see the scenes you create on your cards.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both cards are fantastic.

Jackie said...

Two stunning cards, you have created wonderful scenes :o)
Jackie xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

awesome one layer cards B. and agree re the use of Panpastels too ... the Italian on particularly! Shaz.x Praying for you.((hugs))

Gerrina said...

As you know, I love to work with PanPastels and do backgrounds with them, so I enjoy your cards! Especially the second one; those warm orange and reds are beautiful! Hope your weekend is sunny aswell! Gerrina xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful cards, I love them both but especially the top one. Hazel x

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the images on both.
Avril xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Stunnings cards Brenda, love them both.
Today I've been gardening the hole day and now my back is killing me, but great day!
Happy new week;-))m

debby4000 said...

Oh I love both your gorgeous cards.
luv
Debby

loulou said...

Absolutely gorgeous scenes Brenda. Love those pan pastels

Michelle J M said...

Just love these, real works of art. Perfect CAS cards. Michelle x

Carol said...

Thank you for dropping by earlier today love the faux layered edges and images on the cards - thanks for sharing technique x

butterfly said...

What beautiful one-layer cards... oh, how that second one makes me long for Tuscany!
Alison xx

scrappymo! said...

Both are breathtakingly beautiful!

 
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