Monday, August 17, 2015

A One Layer Card Experiment

Whew! HOT! HOT! HOT! and add humid into the mix and we end up with temperatures around 100F. Hopefully the wicked heat will end tonight and it will be more comfortable – in the 80’s – for the next few days. Another thunderstorm predicted tonight. We had a doozy last Friday night. On Saturday, in spite of the heat, we did another 31.5km on the bikes at Rondeau and rode up to the end of South Point trail that has been washing away for the last couple of years. We cannot get around the curve to the back of the trail anymore at all….too many trees fallen down into the lake. Sad to see. Here’s what it looks like right now and there is another tree on the far left that is close to going into the lake as well.
 
 
 

 
Two years ago we could walk our bikes along the beach to the other trail but the water is too high and the beach is littered with fallen trees and limbs.

I did spend some time down in the lower studio and here’s one of the cards that I experimented with….and liked.

 
The Frugal Crafter (youtube) quite often makes single layer cards. Mine are normally many layers deep so I decided to make myself make a single layer card as well. This card started out as a white card base. First I stamped a flower stamp in yellow ink around the background; sometimes stamping twice before re-inking to get some variations in colour. Then I used a flower with some leaves doing the same thing and then some small flowers and a swirl. Once I liked the arrangements I sponged the same yellow ink all over the stamped images to recess them even more. Orange ink was sponged around the edges to define them.

Then I stamped the poppy stamps (Justrite) using the largest stamp on the bottom, smaller one on top and then the sentiment (from the same set) using black Archival ink. Once the ink was dry (minutes) I used Prismacolor pencils to colour the flowers a bit. I do like this card but I think I like the cards with lots of layers more.

One more thing before I go. I saw this on Facebook today and thought I’d share it.

 It says a lot and could refer to other hand-crafted items you make for others.
 
That’s all for a hot and humid Monday,

Cheers

Violet








































 
 


 

 

 

 

2 comments:

aquafit said...

great to hear from you again, hope you enjoyed the grandkids. I LIKE YOUR card but agree I like a few layers too.

jinxxxygirl said...

Gosh i'm on the other end of the spectrum... wouldn't you know it... i like the single layer look... Nice and simple and utterly gorgeous. Beautiful Violet!

Its a shame you can no longer walk your bikes on the beach... Why is the lake so high? Just more rain than usual? or something else? We are expecting a great cool down if one believes the weather man... Tomorrow the high is 89 but Wednesday the hight is 65!!! Maybe its a typo?? LOL Hugs! deb

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