Friday, 15 May 2015

Fishy Birthday

This week's it's a one layer challenge at 'Less is More', and once I stopped trying to wriggle out of it, it gave the opportunity to try something I've wanted to do for ages. Which is to take a one layer challenge, combine it with a (layered) sketch challenge, and create a faux layered card.

A nice simple layout at Tuesday Morning Sketches obliged, along with the pretty palette at Simon Says Wednesday (I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Shabby Shutters distress, with Cloudy Blue and Stream Adirondacks). Last but not least, this is about as grungy as I get: hand drawn lines, mottled hand sponging, and the old 'watery' brayer technique (ink up, roll over scrunched up paper, roll on - hey presto).

The fish and word chain stamps are from Clarity, and I also used their banner and Jo's bubbles stencil to achieve this effect.

Simon Says Wednesday - Colour Swatch
Less is More #223 - One layer: Water
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #300
Time Out Challenges #31 : Grunge with the optional twist of embossing (I chose not to take the twist)


  1. you've combined a lot of challenges very well, thanks for sharing

  2. What a fun design, love it in these pretty pastels! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Fabulous and fun take on the challenge
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  4. Well you really challenged yourself and you rocked it, congrats on getting in the grunge look too. Thanks for joining Time Out

  5. Great faux layering, adds so much to a one layer card, and I love the colour combo.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More GD

  6. Wow! Wonderful one layer card!! (they are very difficult for me!!) Love it!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  7. Great faux layers - it is something that I keep meaning to try! Love the textures you have incorporated too :) thanks for playing along with us at Time Out :)

  8. Love all the techniques you used to achieve this look! Such a cool card! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!