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:

Mac Mable said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Heidi Stamps said...

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

sandie said...

Looks fab to me, love the grungy look x

Marianne said...

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

Donna said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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

Betty Keefe said...

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

Shirl said...

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

Shirl

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

Susan said...

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!

Bonnie said...

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

Nancy Stislow said...

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!

Susanne Vargas said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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

Linda said...

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

Marcia HIll said...

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)

Stacy Sheldon said...

that is very cool, I love the color mix.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

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

Pink Unicorn said...

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

Lee-Anne said...

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

Lee-Anne said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

TK said...

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

lilian said...


Great work Loll. Loving the colours

Lilian

Redanne said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Debbie said...

This is an amazing guy card! LOVE it!

OH Babs said...

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