One Layer Simplicity

one layer daisies Heather Telford

Have you visited the new One-Layer Simplicity blog? What once was One Layer Wednesday is now One-Layer Simplicity and has its very own blog where  each month you will find a new challenge dreamed up by one of the design team. The challenge will appear on the first of the month and you will have until the 24th to add your challenge entry. The first challenge hosted by Susan is to restock the shelves with whatever card you are short of.

I am short on birthday cards so I stamped these daisies in Smokey Gray versafine ink and coloured them with Faber-Castell polychromos pencils. I masked with post-its first to create two margins then used coloured the images and added a pale grey shadow around them and at the edge of the masks.

Go and check out all the entries for inspiration plus.


Stamps: Wishes, Flower Festival (Penny Black)
Inks:  Versafine Smokey Gray (Tsukineko)
Also: Faber-Castell Artist Polychromos Colour Pencils

15 Comments on “One Layer Simplicity”

  1. Janet Castle says:

    This is Gorgeous Heather! Wonderful colors too!!! TFS

  2. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    Did you use mineral spirits with pencils? Thanks.

  3. Joyce M. says:

    What a beautiful card. Your coloring is just gorgeous.

  4. jmhave44 says:

    Beautiful pencil coloring. Love the way you have blended the colors so well. Was interested to see that you didn’t use the mineral spirits to blend. Awesome look. TFS & Hugs

  5. Gabby says:

    Nice card, lovely colored flowers! 🙂

  6. Pamela G says:

    Lovely colours. The card is simple yet elegant. If you have time Heather, could you please let me know which colours you used? Many thanks.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Pamela,
      I think these are the ones I used; I will note them down before I put them away next time!
      delft blue, 9201-141, mauve 9201-249, purple violet 9201-136, magenta 9201-133,
      indanthrene blue 9201-247, deep cobalt green 9201-158, dark phthalo green 9201-264

  7. emilly says:

    That is such a pretty card. Beautiful pencil work. I wish I could do that!

  8. Lindsey says:

    So very pretty, Heather! I like the subtle definition the corner shadow gives to the entire image.

  9. lesliekmiller says:

    Yay! My last comment worked! I just want you to know I’m continually awestruck by your work and so happy I can finally tell you so outside of an email. Keep on keeping on!

  10. Liz Killian says:

    So glad I can follow your posts. They are marvelous and I learn so much.

  11. catcraig says:

    gorgeous depth achieved on this one layer card. A joy to visit here.

  12. Oh, Heather! I adore the masking and sponging you did…so very, very subtle and beautiful. But your pencil coloring on this one is absolutely stunning! Great layout, too!

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