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

Cooking pot thank you

I have something a little different to show you today.  I was going to say “no stamping involved”  but I did stamp that wee “thank you” above the pot.  You only need to browse through my blog a little while to see that I don’t have many stamps that are not organic images of some kind.  Other than a few “boy” stamps they are all decorative elements or plants!  When I wanted a thank you card for a very generous friend who gave us a chili mix for Christmas I decided to draw my own image.  I was also motivated by the desire to use my Christmas present.

I used the Flourishes classic white card stock which is way too shiny and smooth for drawing on but it was fun anyway.


Stamps: Everyday Flexible Phrases
Inks:  Basic black
Cardstock: Flourishes classic white
Also: Faber-Castell Artist Color Pencils