Tuesday, February 5, 2013

One Layer Spring

 Good Evening crafters!

How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good. We had some friends over and played a few board games. My hubby picked one up at Toys R Us called Telestrations. I had never heard of it before but it's like the game telephone combined with pictionary. Which leads to some hysterical drawings!!

Anyway I'm popping in tonight with my entry for this week's Play Date Cafe. I'm so loving these colors :) 

The name of the post over at Play Date was called "longing for spring" and oh baby is that me right now! It's been snowing for like two weeks straight :( In thinking about spring I always think flowers (plus I just really like flowers ha!)

In he Clean and Simple 2 card class they talk about one layer cards. I personally love one layer cards. I think it's a great challenge to keep them interesting with zero extra layers. I decided to mask off a square and stamp Hero Arts Stencil flower, I haven't used this baby in forever! I made my square 3.25 x 3.25 because the whole stamp measures 3.5 x 3.5. Once I stamped my flower I also masked it to stamp my leaves. 

I removed the flower mask but left the border mask in place. Like the wonderful Jennifer Mcguire I love the idea of being a watercolor artist, I just can't paint :) I used picked raspberry, mustard seed, and peeled paint along with my water brush to color the images. I love the kind of fuzzy edges it gave once the mask was removed. 

I stamped my sentiment, colored the center with a medium brown copic and added some stardust stickles to complete it. I really love how it turned out and think it would be super fun to do a  set like this. Maybe to give as a gift . . .hmmmmm . . . that's an idea!

Thanks for stopping by! I love hearing from you all :)


  1. Stunning card, Kelly! LOVE the beautiful colors! I am sooo ready for spring too!

  2. Beautiful card with amazing colors! I am sooo ready for spring!!

  3. Stunning card!! wow!
    Soooo ready for spring!!

  4. Gorgeous colours and beautifully painted. Love every little bit of this x

  5. Absolutely stunning! A luscious design, love the way you did the masking. Really gorgeous, Kelly!

    1. I was so enthralled by your card I forgot to thank you for joining us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge! :)

  6. A very enchanting card... Saw it in the PDC Gallery and had to hop on over for a closer look... It is beautifully executed... Just divine coloring... Happy to be your newest follower :)
    Crafting Till The Crack of Dawn

  7. This is soooo, soooo pretty! Love seeing you and your creativity at The Play Date Cafe. :)

  8. Gorgeous! You always have the best color combos

  9. Stunning card, Kelly - congrats on you honorable mention in the Playdate Cafe!

  10. This is OH SO gorgeous and stunning! Congrats on having it featured on the HA blog! :)