One Layer Poppy

Poppy Time Heather Telford

The new One Layer Simplicity Challenge is to make a card with flowers on it. There is already a gorgeous array of floral inspiration on the blog and you have until May 24th to add yours. The current Mod Squad challenge is to make a one-layer card so my poppy card meets the criteria there also.

To create this watery poppy I positioned the ‘Sun Catcher Stencil’ then painted the flower head in water. While it was very wet I added both Mustard Seed and Victorian Velvet Distress stains to the water and blended them with a paintbrush. I used the co-ordinating ‘Poppy Time’ stamp to stamp the stems, bud and seed head then used a paintbrush to immediately fill them with distress stains.  By this stage the poppy head had dried a bit so I inked some of the stamp with ink to add a few veins to define the petals. I added the verses from 1 Corinthians in a mix of Memento ink and distress stain allowing some to blur and some to bleed. The piece of watercolour paper already had two ink drops on it so I carefully added a few more rather than going overboard with the flicking technique I have been using lately.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Edited to add: If you are interested in an “Introduction to Stamping” class there are a few spaces left in the class I am teaching at “Crop-A-While” in Orleans on Thursday May 8th. Please click on the store link for more details and contact the store to register.

Supplies:

Stamps: Poppy Time, Love Chapter (PB)
Stencil: Sun Catcher
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko) Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint Distress Stains & Wild Honey, Peeled Paint Distress inks (Ranger) 
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper


One Layer Simplicity #4

Across the miles Heather Telford

The challenge hosted by Ardyth at One Layer Simplicity this month is ‘Road Trip’ and can be about the travel method or the destination. I decided to feature a city far away on a Thinking of You card. Most of my family live in cities on the other side of the world, sadly not cities I can take a road trip to.

I have created city-scapes with this stamp before using more of a watercolour effect. I simplified the process for this one layer version. I masked a square with painter’s tape and inked the top of the stamp with tumbled glass distress stain. I stamped once, reinked the top of the stamp again and stamped below the first impression. I stamped a third time with blue then added a little memento potter’s clay ink for the last two impressions. I sponged the perimeter in blue and potter’s clay before removing the masks and adding a sentiment.

The challenge is open until April 24th so it is not too late to add your travel inspired card. My card also fits in nicely with the current Addicted to CAS challenge “Far Away“.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Skyline, Eloquence (PB)
Inks: Memento Potter’s Clay &  Versamagic Aspen Mist (Tsukineko)
Distress Stains: Tumbled Glass (Ranger)
Cardstock: Classic Crest Solar White 110lb smooth ( Neenah)


OLS #2 Can you repeat that?

Dragonfly repeats Heather Telford

There is a new challenge up on One-Layer Simplicity. Pop on over and start dreaming up a new one layer design for this month. I am hosting challenge #2 and I want you to repeat yourself. You don’t need much for this challenge; you could use with one little stamp or maybe two like I did, just as long as you repeat one of them. There are more details over on OLS.

I masked my edges then stamped the dragonfly several times in blue, a few more times in green then splattered blue and green specks all over. Before removing the masks I sponged the edges to frame the scene a little more.

Supplies

Stamps:  Social ButterflyFriendship
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue & Versafine Deep  (Tsukineko)