One Layer Simplicity: Shades of Summer

One layer Summer Poppy Heather Telford


Susan is hosting the new One Layer Simplicity Challenge and she has chosen six gorgeous summer colour palettes to inspire us. I chose the one below which was a challenge as I don’t often combine pinks and yellows.

I just did a big clean up and reorganization of my craft area and in doing so found the card base above with the square already masked and the green sponging started. I sponged more of the square in memento peanut brittle. I then removed the mask and stamped the poppy in versafine onyx black. I decided to use my coloured pencils for the poppy because I had the colours in the photo. I blended one colour pencil over another rather than using a blending fluid or blender pencil.

Also entered in Inkspirational Challenge to use markers or pencils

flora glow


Stamps: Poppy Time, Amazing (Penny Black)
Inks:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento New Sprout, Peanut Brittle (Tsukineko)
Also: Faber-Castell Artist Polychromos Colour Pencils

14 Comments on “One Layer Simplicity: Shades of Summer”

  1. poppaeacards says:

    Absolutely stunning! Cx

  2. jmhave44 says:

    Stunning. Loved the poppies against that masked & sponged center. Very rich pencil coloring. Your pencil blending is superb. TFS & Hugs

  3. Janet Castle says:

    GORGEOUS!!!! Love the shading and the flower…wonderful combo Heather!

  4. Lindsey says:

    Pinks and yellows would not be my first thought, either… but it works so perfectly here. A stunning card, Heather.

  5. Beverly says:

    Any reorganization tips? Beautiful card.

  6. Pam B says:


  7. Jo Ann F. says:

    Wow, this is stunning! The background is so lovely.

  8. Kim M. says:

    This is beautiful! Love the placement of the flower and the background is lovely. Nice to see you over at Inkspirational! Hope to see you again soon! 🙂

  9. Shauna says:

    Wow! This is fantastic! Your masking and that poppy look amazing. Beautiful work and thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna

  10. Gabby says:

    Pretty card, love the colors and inking. 🙂

  11. Sandie says:

    Wonderful masking and colouring. Stunning CAS design x

  12. One layer at its very best – bootiful!

  13. hhaverin says:

    This is very lovely! Beautifully done! I found your blog through CASE this sketch challenge. You make very beautiful cards and your watercolouring is wonderful.

  14. Daria says:

    Perfection. I love this card.

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