Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Timely Thanks


Hi everyone.  I struggle making one layer cards, but had a LOT of fun making this one ... and it even has a couple of mixed media techniques and products. :)

I started with a very fun and loose background using Brushos (dark brown, turquoise) sprinkled onto a brick embossing folder.  I sprayed with water and then pressed my card stock over top.  I love how the colours of Brushos flow.  I used my heat tool to dry, and then sponged over top with the clock stencil from Tim Holtz using Vintage Photo ink.  I stamped the sentiment in black so it would stand out over the dark brown stenciling.

This is a very easy card to make using just a few simple techniques.  And it's a great card I can use for one of the men in my life (I have several!). :)  Actually Jer saw this already and claimed it for himself. :)

I'm enter this into the CAS on Sunday Challenge #79 and AAA Cards Challenge #61, they are both looking for cards with Stenciling.

Thanks for dropping by for a visit!







Stamps:  Thinking of You (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Brusho Colour Crystals (Dark Brown, Turquoise); Vintage Photo distress ink (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Brick embossing folder (Tim Holtz), water mister, Clockwork Stencil (Tim Holtz), sponge

Challenges:
CAS on Sunday #79 - Stenciling
AAA Cards #61 - Stenciling


31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous one layer card. Loving the layering, the brusho's and the techniques. Very creative and fun ideas. Thank you so much for the inspiration x

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  2. Such a gorgeous one layer card Loll a very creative card and use of brusho colours

    Anne

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  3. Lovely card! And a nice reminder to send our thank yous in a timely manner! I have a stack I need to write soon!

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  4. Looks fab to me, love the grungy look x

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  5. It's hard to believe this is a single-layer card. Your stencilling provides so much dimension.

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  6. This is beautiful, Loll.. in a grown up, masculine way of course :)
    I agree that you've achieved the illusion of dimension quite spectacularly here.
    This is one fantastic card. X

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  7. Great grungy guy cards Loll. TFS your play time :-)

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  8. such a great masculine card Loll - will have to give this technique a try - my Brushos have been neglected lately!

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  9. This is great. Love the use of the brick e.f. for this.

    Shirl

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  10. LOVE it Loll! How come when I try these types of techniques it always looks like I've had some sort of accident in the craft room and yet, yours looks amazing? I'm in awe my friend! have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  11. I'm not surprised that Jer claimed it for himself! It's fabulous. And so perfect for a guy card. Love the way you combined the embossing folder and the stencil!

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    1. I love this card Loll ..... Great one layer design, you've created the look of so much depth ....very clever xx

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  12. What amazing depth! The shading makes it look like it has layers! I can see why Jer claimed it!

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  13. Uh oh, another shopping spree coming on since I have resisted brushos. After seeing this- WOW! What great color you achieved with this technique and I too love the way they flowed! You come up with some wonderful techniques, Loll and it's so fun to see what you create!

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  14. This looks fantastic! I really have to get my hands on some brushos...

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  15. Looks great with the brusho coloring over the embossing. Brilliant idea to do that! Loved the stenciling over top of it all, and what a terrific one layer, with loads of color, texture & interest. You rock! TFS

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  16. Well I can certainly see why your son claimed this card already for himself! It is a fabulous card Loll! I love that it is a one layer card, love the brusho coloring over the embossing and I love the sponging. Fabulous masculine card! Hugs, Brenda

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  17. Wow Loll, absolutely amazing work with the Brushos! Love the browns and blues together! Fabulous design, love it! hugs :)

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  18. WOW...love this one layer card Loll! I really thought this card had layers until I read the actual post...this is amazing! Really like the idea of sprinkling the Brushos on the embossing folder too...definitely going to try that idea! Great card!! :0)

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  19. that is very cool, I love the color mix.

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  20. WOW! Vibrant, striking, classy and a fantastic take on our challenge at AAA Cards Loll. Thanks so much for playing along this week. Sarah x

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  21. What a gorgeous card, love the bold colour combo and the mix of techniques.

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  22. This is absolutely brilliant my friend! Love the embossing folder background and your stunning colors!

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  23. This is absolutely brilliant my friend! Love the embossing folder background and your stunning colors!

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  24. Stunning one layer masculine card, Loll! I love how you used different mediums, especially your Brushos, and the color combo is just beautiful!

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  25. No wonder this was snatched up by your husband, it's AWESOME! Love the colors too!

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  26. Great work Loll. Loving the colours

    Lilian

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  27. I have great admiration for anyone who can create a one layer card - and this one is absolutely stunning! The clock face looks like 3D and I just love the hint of the brick wall in the background - this really is a stunning card. I am your newest follower. Anne x

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  28. Lolly, you shouldn't lie to us like this. There is NO way this is a OLC! It has way too much dimension and texture!! Every time you post, I admire you more! And I see that one of my other besties, Anne, has found you! That makes me smile! Hugs, Dolly

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  29. This is an amazing guy card! LOVE it!

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  30. Love this nice masculine card. I did the brusho/stencil techique once and loved it, so glad you gave the instructions.

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