Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Flowers - One Layer Card

Good morning.

This card if for the Crafty Cardmakers #50 Challenge and what a challenge it was too. The one layer technique is exactly what it says - put your image straight onto the card blank with little or no embellishment.

For this A5 card I chose to use the Donna Dewberry one stroke painting method. Unlike Sheena Douglass' paint fusion technique, this is done without the aid of the safety net of using stamps to give you an outline to paint. This is done entirely by hand starting with an clean sheet of card!

Once  the paint had dried overnight, I tinted the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and stamped "With Love" in the bottom right hand corner with green ink. Stamp by Sheena Douglass.

I only started trying this technique last weekend so I am delighted with the results. I hope you like it too.


  1. Wow Shirl you really do seem to have the gift, and have mastered the Sheena Douglas painting art, your card is stunning. well done hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. Oh wow wow wow!! This is stunning! What a fantastic job you have done and you only started a week ago?! OMG that really is amazing :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  3. Well Shirl this would be amazing at any time but to read you only started this technique a week ago WOW, WOW, WOW.

    Absolutely stunning.

    Perfect example of a one layer card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

    Lin xx

  4. I'm with Lin on ths one!!! WOW WOW WOW and can I come for lessons, lol. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  5. wow well done this is gorg.


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