Sky’s the limit

 OLS Sky's the limit Heather Telford

Happy New Year everyone! It’s the first of January which means it is the first day of a new challenge at One Layer Simplicity. I am hosting this month and the challenge is to make a one layer card inspired by the phrase ‘the sky’s the limit’. You can make the sky the focus of your card like I did, be inspired by the phrase itself or come up with an idea of your own. Link your project over on the One Layer Simplicity blog any time before January 24th.

To create my great big sky card I first flicked some masking fluid on watercolour paper then taped it down to keep it from warping when wet.  I stamped the sled carrying passengers in versafine onyx black ink. Underneath the sled I positioned frog tape to mask the toboggan hill. To mask the children and dog I used my new Molotow masking pen. With all of that masked I was able to paint the rest of the panel with brushos to create a pretty blue and pink expanse. Once the sky dried I gently removed the masking over the stamp and coloured the image with watercolour pencils. Finally I removed the tape and added a sentiment.  The panel did warp a little so I ironed it. Are you surprised to see people on my card today? Yep, me too!

Thank you for your response to my two ‘Top 10’ posts; you were very kind and encouraging. I am excited to share some new products and techniques in the coming year as well as continue using and describing some of my favourite tried and true methods and materials.

Stamps: Gleeful, Holiday Snippets (PB)
Mediums:  Brusho powders, Versafine Onyx Black ink
Cardstock: Hotpressed Fabriano watercolour paper
Also: Winsor & Newton Masking fluid, Molotow Masking pen

12 Comments on “Sky’s the limit”

  1. Heather, you will always be my number one inspiration! Not only is your work incredibly beautiful but I’m introduced to products I never heard of. Thank you for posting, for detailed instructions and for sharing your incredible talent with us!

  2. Happiest of New Years to you and yours! Love seeing your amazing work and am so inspired by your techniques. Really must try one of the pigment powders!

  3. Liz in NH says:

    I’m excited for you to share new products and old favorites with all of us in 2016!
    Like Nancy, above– you’re my best source of inspiration, too. Thank you, Heather!

  4. bernadette says:

    Je te souhaite une très belle année 2016 encore remplie de jolies créations!!!!!!!!!!
    Je t”embrasse et Merci pour tout

  5. Gorgeous sky for the cute image! I am looking forward to seeing what you have to share with is in 2016! Happy New Year to you and your family! xxx

  6. Cheryl Kreis says:

    Heather, I’m dittoing what Nancy Stislow said.

  7. Bonnie says:

    This reminds me of nights sledding as a kid! What fun we had! A beautiful night sky, Heather! Happy New Year!

  8. Lindsey says:

    Not just people, but cute people… and a dog! What a sweet card and absolutely beautiful sky.

  9. Laura says:

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I’ve admired your work for some time. It is just beautiful!

  10. ND says:

    You could try a variation of this card with three children racing down sand dune below blue summer sky.
    But loved this one, too.

  11. Pat says:

    What a cute image and you are so good at this sort of subject Heather and the colours in the sky are glorious. Looking forward to following your work through 2016. x

  12. Gorgeous card! I love the whole idea of it. As I read, I was surprised to see you used Brusho, I figured it was watercolor or Distress Inks. At any rate it is truly beautiful.

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