Monday, July 18, 2016

One-layer Card / Colouring on Kraft

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing something different! I've coloured on kraft! And not only that but I've challenged myself to make a one-layer card!  These are tough (for me)!

According to One-Layer Simplicity, a one-layer card is defined as a single layer of cardstock folded in half. No other layers of paper allowed, and embellishments are to be kept to a minimum. With this in mind, I searched for inspiration and fell in love with a one-layer card by Kristina Werner - so I CASE'd it!


I recently won some adorable images from Sami Stamps (thank you, Sami) and I couldn't wait to get this one coloured! She's called Curious Snowflake Kitten and I used my Prismacolor pencils to colour her like our Snowie. Here are the other products used:
  • Die: Nellie's Multiframe Circle (for masking)
  • Stencil:  Hot Off the Press Snowfall
  • Ink: Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink
  • Stamps:  Sentiment (Sugar Pea Designs Smitten Kittten), hearts (Newton's Nook Frozen Friends)
  • Cardstock:  Neenah Desert Storm
  • Accents:  White gel pen for faux stitching, sequins from my stash



I would like to support these challenges (listed alphabetically): Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Broken Fairy Christmas in July 1/2; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Cute or AG UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra July UE; Crop Stop Linky #18 (Distress Ink sold at Crop Stop here) 1/5; Deep Ocean Christmas in July UE; DL.ART July Linky AG 1/day; Dragonfly Dreams AG UE; Emerald Faeries Winter Blues 3/3; Fab n Funky Add a Sentiment UE; Fussy and Fancy Christmas in July UE; Glitter n Sparkle AG 3/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Love to Scrap AG 1/3; My Favorite Things - Camp Create Coloring on Kraft; One Layer Simplicity OLS29 Christmas in July; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 3/3; Sami Stamps AG 1/2; Sasayaki Glitter CAS Cards 2/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids Christmas in July 4 Kids 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Work-it-Wednesday Wafer Thin Dies or Stencils (used both) 1/3; Sparkles Monthly Christmas in July 3/3; Sweet Stamps July AG 1/3; Taylored Expressions Share Joy Sketch or Keep it Clean and Simple UE; The Crafter's Cafe CAS 2/3; The Daily Marker 30-day Colouring Challenge Day 14; The Outlawz Sunday CAS Use Blue and Brown 1E; Tuesday Throwdown One Layer 1/3


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

53 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Kitty! Your one layer Kraft card is so soft and sweet. Wonderful coloring!

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  2. Kitty, this card is awesome....I like the soft touch of color around your image.....beautifully done and I love it......tfs

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  3. Oh... the snuggle is real! Such a darling one layer card. One layer cards can be difficult for me but you handled this like a pro. Love it!

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  4. This is adorable! Everything about this card is perfect! :)

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  5. This is a fabulous card - love the colouring on kraft.
    Kath x

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  6. Beautiful card. Like your colouring.
    Valerija xx

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  7. Wow, this is super adorable, I newer try one layer card, I belive it was hard, so simple but not if you are not a simple person :)
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  8. Wow, your one-layered card is amazing. They are so challenging for me too, I make them rarely. I love Kraft and your card is looking so soft.

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  9. I didn't realize this was a one layer before I read it. To me that means this first attempt was a huge success! Wowzers! Whenever I have a go they usually end up in the bin or as recycled elements for layered cards.

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  10. Oh Kitty! your one layer card is perfect!! I love the dimension you achieved with the snowflakes and blue inking around your adorable kitty!!

    Thank you so much dear friend for you wonderful comment on my Penny Black cards today. You really are one of my BEST "finds" in Blogland : )

    You made my day!

    BIG (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous!! You colored it beautifully!! I love the sweet image and sentiment!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. How adorable! Love the sentiment! Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

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  13. I've never tried a one layer card but this is fantastic - I love the cute image and the snowflakes around it. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n Funky.
    Alison x

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  14. Wow Kitty, it's really a ONE layer card?? Stunning!! It has a great dimension!!! I'm very impressed by your first attempt, it come out wonderfully, so very special! Great work, my friend!! The Mermaid Lagoon DI looks amazing with the stenciled snowflakes on the kraft cardstock, it gives a great feel to your card!! And this "look-alike" of Snowie is so cute!! Fab idea the faux stitching with a gel pen, it looks great!

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  15. What a Sweet design, love the way you highlighted the circle in blue. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  16. Absolutely stunning, those one layer cards are quite a challenge!

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  17. Absolutely stunning, those one layer cards are quite a challenge!

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  18. Well you are an amazing cardmaker Kitty! this is so gorgeous! I might have to case you ;-)
    xoxo Olga

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  19. I just love your sweet card and love that kitty image too. And, your one layer card is so fantastic...gives the illusion of lots more than one layer, that is for sure.

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  20. LOVE your card & the fun techniques :)

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  21. What a great card! I love the white snowflakes on the Kraft cardstock! And that kitten is adorable!

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  22. This is a gorgeous one layer card...great job on getting so much dimension in the card without adding layers! Beautifully colored, and what a sweet design!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!! So glad to have you!

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  23. Oh these snowflakes are beautiful. I love the Sami Stamps image, too.

    Great backdrop to showcase your card.

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  24. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sasayaki Glitter, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  25. Love your card! One layer cards are not easy for me either! I'll let ya know when I get my clear stickers how they turn out (although I'm not getting much done lately). I loved yours; the little kitty image you used on it was so pretty!!! I always enjoy seeing your creations!

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  26. Eeeeee - how super sweet and a brilliant card. The sentiment is ultra sweet :-) I really can't force myself to do 1 layer cards ... I always want to sneak something on there hee hee

    Hugz
    IKE xx

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  27. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  28. Fabulous job on the one layer card, they are so difficult for me too. super cute image and nicely coloured. great job of masking too and that circle looks like it's a real stitched circle AWESOME.

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  29. This is so very sweet, love the colour blue around the image and the lovely snowflake paper. I see I missed some cards again, so catching up now, give your loved ones a cuddle and a snack, they sure deserve it, lots of hugs and love to you, xxx, Marion

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  30. Oh my... this is beautiful!! It certainly "feels" like there are many layers.. I don't know if I could do this... hmmm... maybe time to try.. LOVE it!!

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  31. Wonderful card Kitty.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  32. The combination of kraft, white and aqua is delightful.

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  33. Thank you for your prayers and kind words on my blog! They are so appreciated!!! Today was a much better day! :)

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  34. Oh my what an adorable, cute, festive creation such a sweet image and wonderful background, thank you for joining our challenge at EMERALD FAERIES
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  35. Oh wow! You blew my mind when you shared that there is only one layer to this card! I am so used to reaching for papers to spice up the background, clearly I need to get more imaginative. Love the effect of your coloring on Kraft. Such an amazing card!

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  36. Love your great OL, Kitty!!!! The colouring on the kraft is just great and I looooove all the stamped snowflakes!!!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!
    Have a great day!!!!
    Hugz

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  37. So sorry, Kitty, have just seen that you did the snowflakes with a stencil - it's beautiful!!!!

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  38. This article gives you the track to move further and achieve your goals. DigitEMB

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  39. Love the one layer challenge! It's a super card :) The background effect is awesome! :)
    Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

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  40. Oh my goodness that sentiment cracked me up. Haha! Your sponging around the edge is so pretty and I'm totally going to tuck that idea into my back pocket!

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  41. Cute sentiment and a cute, cute card! I just can't get the hang of coloring on Kraft but yours is gorgeous.Lynn

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  42. Thanks for playing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for July!
    Monica - DT

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  43. SUPER CUTE card!!!
    WOW - your colouring is FABULOUS!!!

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  44. all that snowflakes looks funtastic on your kraft paper Kitty
    and the image so cutee love love the one layer card you made
    hugs
    Monika

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  45. Such a stunning card, Kitty!

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  46. Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT
    http://anncard.blogspot.tw

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  47. So cute love that image great on the kraft card with the snowflakes.


    Thanks for joining us at sparkles monthly challenge

    Tracey dt

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  48. what a lot of dimension despite it being a one layer card! fab use of kraft card. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx

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  49. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe. Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Fiona DT xx

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