Saturday, 12 January 2013

One Layer Exercise!

This was fun!
The theme for our one layer challenge at "Less is More" is Sport or Exercise
I had to think a little creatively as I don't have an abundance of sporty images, but with a variety of different sentiments I think I got there!
My Penny Black chicken stamps came into their own this week!
Here are the girls doing a bunch of knitting... aren't they the cutest!
This one reads 'I would just exercise, but it makes me spill my drinks'... the image is part of a larger Penny Black stamp.
Another chicken!
Another part image... each of the last two cards feature just one chicken out of a total of four on the original stamps!
A simple Bugaboo digi image of a little chap with a soccer ball. He's a sweetie isn't he!

This last one is of Bugaboo's Gus! It made me laugh out loud when I read the sentiment.
All of the cards are coloured with Watercolour Pencils, blended with a water brush, as there is no chance of colour bleeding through the cardstock... reasonably important with a one layer card!
I hope you'll be creative this week... can't wait to see what appears!


  1. FAB - I LOVE the umour in these fabulous cards and you gotta love those chooks!


  2. love love love those chickens!!!!!
    gorgeous cards chrissie

    jen xxx

  3. Great cards, gorgeous colouring in as usual, the images and sentiments are brilliant - really funny. Thanks for cheering me up!.

  4. Fabulous cards Chrissie - love those chickens! Clever work with the chicken card on the LIM blog, tricky to do but oh, so worth it. I love the little footballer. I used this image and spent ages paper piecing an Aston Villa kit for a commission card last year, I only charged £3 and must have been mad as it took ages. Have a great weekend, Jo x

  5. Lovely bunch of cards , love the chicken ones

  6. Fabulous! I just love the first card with the knitting chickens! This really made me laugh. Great work!

  7. The one layer cards are to difficult for me but you make beautiful OLC with such an ease Chrissue! Really love the chickens!

  8. Here's hoping that I can knit fast enough to get in shape and that "round" is NOT that shape!!

  9. I LOVE your sentiments and of course those hens are just fab. This gave me a bit of trouble, mainly because I found a sketch and an idea and was really pleased with what I achieved - then remembered it's one layer week! What an idiot lol
    Brilliant golf card

  10. I always love your chicken entries Chrissie, they are so fun. x

  11. Fabulous cards Aileen, I love the chicken stamps, they are wonderful

  12. those chicken cards are the best.. the chickens are cute but combined with the sentiments really really wonderful!

  13. I always LOVE your chicken cards! I think I might need to get some of those adorable PB stamps! Using just parts of the stamp really makes them versatile! All of your cards are just fab this week!

  14. Those chicken girls are fabulous Chrissie they just make me smile:)
    I must get that golf image for Jim's next birthday!
    Val x

  15. Such fun cards Chrissie! Love the chickens and the sentiments are way too cute....

  16. Absolutely brilliant cards Chrissie.

  17. Very entertaining cards this week Chrissie.

  18. Fabulous cards Chrissie, love all those fun chicken stamps :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  19. These are hysterical, Chrissie, and beautifully executed with the watercolor pencils! And again my wish list grows and grows and grows. Those chick stamps have my name all over them!! Now what sport stamps do I have on hand . . .

  20. Fantastic one layer cards - I particularly love the chickens, what's not to love!?!

  21. You and your chicken stamps eh!! Love them so much ... I think they have to be the best PB animals and the sentiments are fun too.
    Brilliant inspiration as always :0)
    Jenny x

  22. So impressed at all these cards Chrissie, I found it very hard to come up with anything (and then when I did, it wasn't one layer! By the way, I couldn't remove the earlier entry.) My favourite of these is the skipping chicken you took from the larger stamp - I love the shape the rope makes and the sentiment is great fun. Vicky x

  23. All great humerous cards Chrissie, just love the knitting chickens esp. :) Viv xx

  24. Fabulous cards Chrissie with brilliant sentiments ... I started with a chuckle and ended with a laugh out loud! Thanks for your photo's on LIM on masking ... great tip ... I used it on mine! Anita :)

  25. hee!! your cards with the chickens are just way to funny and fabulous chrissie!!

  26. MG Chrissie, these are gorgeous examples!
    Me too, I laugh out loud, when I saw the sentiment on the card with the guy, but the one I like the most is the one with the knitting chickens ...I still laugh.

    Rosi x


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