Thursday, 3 November 2011

Woodware Challenge Week 23 - Just One Layer

Morning Everyone,
I decided that I had better get this post done early before I get stuck in to another day of play.
I am currently on holiday in Peterboro staying with the lovely Janice and Andy from SirStampalot.
I am spending my week sitting in the shop playing, how cool is that. I couldn't ask for a better holiday. Of course it does mean that I may need a bank loan to pay for all of the wonderful goodies that keep finding their way into my basket, but just think what a real holiday would cost me, and with this one I come home home with toys lol.
I haven't been completely slacking whilst I have been away as I have already demoed on Saturday, have two classes to teach and I am making samples for the shop.
And of course I have made my entry for the latest challenge over at the Woodware blog.
This week you are asked to use Just One Layer. I have to admit that this was very difficult for me as I rarely stamp directly on to my card, I usually matte and layer with other card stock or background papers.
I didn't let the challenge beat me though, and this is what I came up with.
I have used a new stamp set that I bought at Davina's before I came away. It is called Proud Peacock FRCL205. Isn't it beautiful.
I have stamped and embossed the image direct on to a watercolour card and then spritzed it with a solution of coffee that I put into a mini mister bottle. The peacock has been coloured using Distress ink colours Broken China, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord. I painted around the peacock within the frame with neat bleach to remove some of the coffee.
Of course I added a little bit of bling with a couple of tiny gems. A stitched border, greeting and stamped swirls in the corners completes things.
I have to say that I am really pleased with the end result, I may have to make a few more like this.
Why don't you have a go at one layer and enter the challenge. If you don't have a blog you can still enter HERE or by sending Dorothy an e-mail at .
My craft table is calling I have been away from play for far too long posting this :)
Have a great day.
Happy Crafting


  1. Very nice, you have been a busy girl this week. Everybody is find this a challenge, I was the same, but as you have shown so well it does not have to be plain or simple. X

  2. Kim that is stunning, I find CAS or one layer cards really hard but you have made it look so beautiful. Have a great time on your holiday!


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