Saturday, 12 November 2011

Another one layer week for Less is More

The One Layer theme this week at "Less is More" is 
Leaves
One layer cards are now one of my favourite methods of card making, but I wish I didn't ruin so many at the last moment!
Of the bunch I made for this particular challenge, one was ruined by a splodgy sentiment (remedied by a new sentiment die cut and mounted over the original... arguably making it not a One Layer card any longer, but it's another for the 'for sale' box).
Another attempt saw me stamping a script stamp upside down, (remedied by cutting off the strip and remounting on another card base... another non-one layer) 
This is the re-make of that particular card. You can see that it's not necessary to have a leaf stamp to make a  leaf themed card. This was made by inking and stamping through a Cuttlebug die cut mask.




This Christmas card is a straightforward stamped image using a couple of green Distress inks and a red marker. The image is from Penny Black and the sentiment from Dovecrafts.


This last one was made by masking, leaving a strip which was inked and then over stamped with SU French Foliage stamps, using River Rock and Pear Pizzazz inks, with a little gold on the top.
I actually intended having the coloured strip in a vertical orientation, but the stamping looked much more at home arranged horizontally.
It's funny how things evolve as one goes along!

Mandi is back after a wonderful cruise... it seemed like she was away for ages! It's so good to have her back!

DO join in our challenge this time we'd love to see your creations.



PS
These are the two rescued cards, I thought you may like to see how they ended up!

49 comments:

  1. All just stunning as usual Chrissie - you are so good with inking. I particularly like the masked leaf shapes one though - even if you had to remake it. It's good to hear you mess up sometimes too ;-)
    Tara

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  2. fab as always chrissie... i love the holly leaves one
    jen xx

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  3. All lovely but the first collage-y one is simply gorgeous

    Kathyk

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  4. Sensational as every my friend!

    Good to be back x

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  5. Chrissie these are stunning! I love the first one, I need to buy some nesties. the colours are wonderful. I like the third one too... like them all :D
    Suzi B x

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  6. Oh WOW these are just beautiful, so stylish and I do love the first one. No clue what to do for this challenge this week, one layer is never my favourite and leaves....oh boy hehe :) xx

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  7. Hi Chrissie
    You are sooo good at these cards.....love them all ....didn`t do last week as my mojo dissapeared...and the colours were not my colours .....
    Hugs sylvie

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  8. Totally stunning - I'm lost for words

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  9. oooo your post today is like walking through an art gallery...I love all of them, your an ace with those inks :)
    I'm going to bite the bullet this week and get inky too!
    Jenny x

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  10. Gorgeous cards chrissie ,beautiful work x

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  11. Fab cards Chrissie - glad it's not just me that messes up the one layer cards, the last one I made took 4 attempts!! Me and my inky fingers. :)xx

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  12. Love them Chrissie. xx Jan

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  13. Oh Chrissie all of these cards are stunning, I especiall like the last one where you used the image horizontally instead of vertically. It's also nice to know that others have to make changes to fix that last minute crisis. Happy inking.

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  14. Blimey you made LOADS of cards for this week! The first one, inside the bargain Nesties, is my favourite, that is one classy card. The holly looks fab and it is good to see your card rescues, I have three from my one card this morning waiting for a plan b - more haste less speed!
    Anne
    x

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  15. wow what a stunning set of cards I love the top one
    hugs

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  16. Aww Chrissie! Look at all these gorgeous samples!! You were a busy stamper~ gorgeous all of them!

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  17. Super set of cards Chrissie, love all your inking you make it look so effortless! Glad I'm not the only one who messes a card at the last minute though, love your rescues. Carol x

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  18. What a gorgeous cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  19. OMG...so many beautiful cards for inspiration...more like gee whiz, how can one compete. Oh well, to the drawing board I go.

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  20. Great cards Chrissie, I love the one through the nestie frame.
    Linbyx

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  21. I think one-layer cards are my favourites too but I can certainly appreciate other kinds and your do-overs are just as lovely. Your French Foliage cards are my favourites especially the one with browns and reds in the ornate label - you certainly do this stamp set justice Chrissie! Vx

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  22. Lovely cards.My fave is the very top one xx

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  23. This time, you have probably outdone yourself. Quite amazing card, especially the first!

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  24. Oh my gosh, Chrissie, these are all so stunning!! Gorgeous masking and colours. I really can't pick a favourite! Even your "rescued" cards are fantastic! :)

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  25. Superb cards as always Chrissie - even the two "rescued" ones are fabulous! Have to say, the Holly branch is my favourite - there is something very graceful and elegant about it. Thanks for another great theme this week - Sylvia xx

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  26. Wow such a lot of beautiful cards. I love the framing in your first card and the feeling of depth. x

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  27. Fantastic cards as usual can't pick a winner but had to smile at your rescued cards cos that 's all i seem to be doing this week !x

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  28. Hi hun
    as always a gorgeous selection of cards, luv the leaves with script & embossed edge, im even doin CAS when im not entering ya challenge! lol, sue,x

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  29. goodness... what a stunning group of cards, chrissie!! i especially like the first one... so elegant!

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  30. Chrissie - a great theme over at LIM this week. I think your inspiration cards are just fab! Actually I think my favourite is the rescued card with the new sentiment label!

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  31. You are such and inspiration. These card are super spectacular.

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  32. Beautiful cards, think the holly is my personal favourite. XOXO Zoe

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  33. Your rescues are gorgeous as are the one layers! I love your holly. It's much prettier than mine. I may have to retry! Thanks for the challenge and all the inspiration.

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  34. great cards! I love them all!

    Hugs,Beate

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  35. WOW a stunning collection here Chrissie, my absolute favourite is the first though:0) The deep red leaves over the other images is simply inspired, love it, Gay xxx

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  36. Wow Chrissie these are all totally gorgeous, the leaf images look beautiful I adore the different colours and designs they are superb.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  37. I loved reading about all of your attempts and reattempts, and I feel like I was on the same wavelength as you this week! Everything you made is beautiful as always. I really love the card on the right at the bottom of your post. Your rescue efforts paid off.

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  38. Fantastic cards as usual, I think my favourite is the 3 green leaves. Glad I'm not the only one who messes cards up hehe.

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  39. Good to know that such a skilled stamper can have stamping mishaps. Now, if only I could rescue my mis-stamped cards as well as you do! Gorgeous cards, one and all. I'm partial to the rich reds and browns in the first card!

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  40. Wow, Chrissie! What a gorgeous bunch of cards! I LOVE that first card with the embossed frame....but all of them are fabulous!! (even the one's you "saved"!)

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  41. Wow, WOW! All amazing cards...even the "rescued" cards! Gorgeous! I love your dry embossing...just beautiful!

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  42. They are fabulous Chrissie! Love the colours and the designs. The rescues are beautiful too, it's great that we can cover our small mishaps when cardmaking and no one will know!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  43. Stunning cards Chrissie, all are beautiful but my fave is the tree leaves in a row xx

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  44. Amazing cards Chrissie! The scond one and the last 2 are my absolute favorites. Love the texture in the stamp and the embossed lines, so pretty!

    Hugs,
    larissa

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  45. Sorry late commenting this week ! Wow what amazing cards Chrissie, I just love them all. What great inspiration you both give us all, along with all the other talented LIMettes of course :O) Viv xx

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Thanks,
Chrissie