Tuesday, February 16, 2016

One Layer Card with pencils.....

Hello everyone: One of the things I've learned participating in CAS challenges is to really enjoy this beautiful style of card making. The first few times I attempted to make CAS cards I struggled with leaving all that white space, adding very little or no embellishments at all and to keep my hands and work area free of ink or anything that can "dirty" my paper.
Most of you know how much I love water coloring, I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination, I just enjoy this technique and I've learned a few tricks along the way but this time, I use only Prismacolor pencils to color this image.
The "Less is More" challenge for this week is ONE LAYER CARDS!!!!! and you must include an image with a stem. Here is mine.



This is a beautiful and sadly retired image from Flourishes called "Orchids"
Now, I wanted to enter this challenge but I ran out of Ninah Solar White card stock, I have a few pieces left here and there but not enough to make a card base and fold it in half for the One Layer challenge.  I thought of going out yesterday but the cold and snow just kept me indoors so I had to improvise and hope for the best.  So I grabbed just a plain white card base that I buy in bulk to make my cards and, bracing myself, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink hoping that I wouldn't smear when I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in baby oil, no water coloring this time and I had to be real careful not to use to much oil because I didn't want to stain the back of the card. There is really nothing to add to this image, it's just so beautiful all on it's own, all I did was stamp the word in SU Rich Razzleberry ink.
Here is a picture of the finished inside, the sentiment is from the same set, the little Terrarium with the Orchid on the corner is from another Flourishes set called "From the Garden", both are stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink.


Here's a picture of the stamp set I used, just so you can see how it looks like and maybe you can find it too. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping, hugs from Maria.

26 comments:

  1. Very pretty Orchid! Love it in pink!

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    1. Thank you Patti, I love this image and it stamps perfectly with any ink.

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  2. That sure is a beautiful card, and a beautiful stamp.
    Thanks for leaving a nice comment on my blog. Unfortunately that is not a stamp, it's a drawn picture from an old diary (it's drawn by Marjolein Bastin). Just the background is stamping.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Ellie. Your card is gorgeous non the less, I've heard of Marjolein Bastin, she should make stamps with her gorgeous images, don't you think?

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  3. Stunning colouring on a fantastic image. So beautiful.
    Sharon xx

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  4. Really pretty ! The coloring is just perfection !
    Love the color !

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    1. Thank you my friend, coloring with pencils is a bit more time consuming than water colors.

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    1. Thank you Mary, I just love Orchids but they are very difficult to keep, this is the closest I will ever get to this gorgeous blooms.

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  6. Wow ! So beautiful ! Love it so much. Hugs

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    1. Thank you Anita, I really love this image.

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  7. The orchid stamp is beautiful and you have coloured it so skilfully!

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    1. Thank you Sue, coloring it with pencils really was fun.

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  8. WOW! That's one stunning stem and the most beautiful colours and colouring. CAS perfect and a one layer dream. thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  9. Thank you Sarah, I really tried to do this right, this challenges are truly giving my brain an excellent workout, I'm really learning the CAS style.

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  10. WHAT TOTALLY AMAZING COLOURING... those orchids are simply beautiful!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  11. Thank you Chrissie, I really enjoy this challenge, love the workout my brain gets trying to make this cards really CAS.

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  12. Your stamp is lovely Maria, but your colouring is complete and utter perfection - what a stunner!
    Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Anne, I truly enjoy the look of just coloring with pencils.

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  13. WOW, your coloring is amazing.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.