Saturday, 4 May 2013

one layer sketch cards

Not sure why but when I saw the sketch I've used for this card I wanted to see if it would work as a one layer card using nothing but ink & a stencil/mask to create the pattern blocks.

1 week later and I still cant find where I've put my box of masks so instead I created paper ones and got out a few stamps I havent played with for a long time (ever with the dandelion fluff lol)

Using from back to front, frayed burlap, gathered twig & walnut stain ink.  With hindsight I should have blotted the gathered twig and used the 2nd generation ink rather than pure as it's a bit too dark.

2 background stamps are ones I bought from Stampsandmemories a year (ok 2) ago and I think the dandelion is from Lavinia Stamps but I cant swear to it.  Sentiment is from SU and I used one of my new spellbinder dies to create the tag for it to sit on.  Matted on to dark brown stardream and a cream card blank.   Sketch and Stash where I got the sketch from has a lot to answer to as I then went on to try with a few other sketches, masks and the same inks & card lol.  Barely made a card all year and now I've done 3 in less than 24hrs!  Hopefully Sandra, Lorrs & Jackie wont be reading this seeing as it's their bdays this month ;o)


Julie said...

This is stunning Sue! Love how you've managed the sketch with just one layer and only inks!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this time around, Juliex

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! this is so beautiful, I am not a stamper but this could certainly make me want to be.

Patricia x