Last week I ‘blogged’ my entry for the ‘Less is More’ challenge and mentioned the black and white theme of the bedroom complete with black and white cat on the bed and penguins in the corner. Well somehow the penguins found out that while I had put in a picture of the cat, they did not appear and a riot ensued. So I promised them that I would show a picture this week, even though it has nothing to do with the rest of the post!
Right, that sorted back to the job at hand. This week the challenge over at ‘Less is More’ is a one layer card – off the page.
Stamps – Hero Arts Traditional Roses, Inkylicious Handwritten Script and Happy Birthday
Inks – Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks – Vintage, Tea Dye and Old Paper
Spectrum Noir pencils
Grey Spectrum Noir pen
I had in mind a card with a page of a book coming in from the side and a rose stamped on top, the problem was how to create it so that it was one layer. Eventually I hit upon the idea of masking off the base of the card leaving an aperture where I wanted the book page to be. I use the script stamp to create the page and inked through the aperture with the distress inks to give a vintage feel to the page. Having removed the mask I then went around the edge with a fine line pen.
I stamped the rose on top of the script and coloured it in with the pencils. The script and the rose are both coming in from off the page. I then stamped the birthday greeting on to the card. I still was not happy that I had the dimension I wanted, which would have been there with a two layer card, so I gave the script a shadow down the side and underneath by running the grey pen along the edges. At that point I decided to leave it before it went pear shaped!
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