Saturday, June 23, 2018

One Layer Wonder and a little Toucan

Hi there.   I can't believe it's the weekend again!  Where has the week gone????  I don't seemed to have done much -  it's been cold and wet so have been hunkered down in front of the heater each evening so not much crafting done.  So today I race around and got the house work done, some veggie soup on, pull apart bread made (with the help of the bread maker) cookies baked and slow cooker casserole started... so time to have a bit of a play.   My first card is is a little Toucan I started last evening and finished off this afternoon

I used my Prismacolor pencils to colour this wee cute up.  The sentiment was masked so I could get it on two lines to fit in the Penny Black Chat Bubble die.   As it is a CAS card but I wanted some extra texture, I used a tropical flower die from Darice to emboss the background.  A few 3D liquid drops finished it off.

Plus I did Day 1's home work from Altenew Academy class " One Layer Wonders" which Kelly Latevola is teaching.  Day 1 was about giving the perception of a raised layer across the card.

Well this was definitely PRACTICE!  So many errors.  First off I didn't stamp the sentiment in the centre, but happy with the masking of the little sentiment.  Next I must have moved as I got some double stamping...then I realised I'd not used Copic friendly ink so some of it smudged when I went to colour.   My dark lines went a bit wobbly when I went to add the shading to give the perception of a raised layer... and both my dark and light grey Copics went dry on me.  Oh well that's hand made card making for you.   I did manage to save the sentiment panel by adding the extra flowers which made it look much better.    I do like the technique and will practice some more.  I used the flower stamps from Starry Flowers set with the sentiment from Flower Arrangement set.

Day three's class is there now so I've just turned on the heater here in the craft cave and am going to watch Kelly's magic happen.

Enjoy your weekend... hopefully get some crafting done.   


Maxine D said...

What a fun card your toucan one is Dawn - love the background texture.
At first glance I did not believe that your second on was only one layer!! A great visual illusion, and despite the 'oops', it looks great.
I went to my craft cave this afternoon, and ended up sorting and actually biffing stuff out... and now I have some spare storage space...

Lin said...

What a fun post today, Dawn! Love both your cards, but the first one has me smiling!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful, Dawn - love your cute little toucan and the one layer card is fantastic.

Kelly Latevola said...

I think it looks amazing! I love the colors you chose and adding the extra flower looks beautiful!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Two stunning creations hun! Love the embossing on the toucan card, so so beautiful! The second card is stylish and so brilliant with its occasional colouring. The areas left white create such a clever and lovely effect. I utterly love the little pop of colour off the side of the sentiment panel too. Delish! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Greta said...

Love the embossed background & your homework card is beautiful!

Monika Reeck said...

that toucan is cuuteee
and the Emboss background SAKURA FLOWER ohh I love...tell me please which product is it..
I want to have it Dawn
the second carfd is so romantic
great colors only some flowers