19 May, 2016


One-layer cards take a bit of planning and are challenging but fun to make.  I like simple.

Here I used a stencil and two shades of blue distress inks for the sea, fading it out so it looks like they are sailing in mist.  The ship  and birds are stamped and coloured with copics.  No designer paper in sight.

I would use this for a birthday card for a male of any age, and because of the cartoonish nature of the image it's a little bit fun too.

Stamp: Woodware
Stencil: Rosies
Also distress inks, WofS on sails

Shared on challenges:


Susan said...

Such a cute little sail boat. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Esther said...

Fab image and I love the 'mist' effect which looks great. Nice LIM entry!

kiwimeskreations said...

Exquisite Carol - love the quirky wee boat and the wonderful waves

Neets B said...

I adore the simplicity of this, Carol, and your crisp clean colouring. Thanks for sharing at LIM and ATSM but unfortunately, you've exceeded our limit of combined entries at Less is More, we have a maximum of 5 :(
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x

Helen F. said...
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Helen F. said...

Carol, this is the cutest sailboat~so whimsical! Great CAS one layer design! Thank you so much for playing along with Creative With Stamp Challenge this month :-)

Lou said...

What a cute little boat, I love the polka dots on the sails! Lou x

Judy Woodland said...

Well this card is just too stinkin' cute!! I love the whimsy, and your stenciling is spot on, really wonderful. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!
Judy, Mod Squad Host

Chrissie said...

This is fab but as Anita mentioned it exceeds our number of combined challenges permissable.
I have replied to your comment on the LIM blog, but just to reiterate... we limit the number of challenges which may be combined in the hope that cards will be created with our challenge in mind and not simply linked to our challenge because they have a tenuous association with any particular theme!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

stempelfrida said...

Such a lovely CAS card! I love the soft lines of water and this cute boat! Thank you so much for playing with us at ATSM. Please come again to join us soon! Creative regards from stempelfrida

Jacquie Southas said...

You have created a lovely little scene on this card! Thanks for sharing with us at the CASology challenge this week!

Eunice von creative clutter box said...

Great design - it shows perfectly how pretty the CAS-Style is!
Thanks for joining our challenge at "Creative With Stamps",
Eunice (DT)

Anonymous said...

I just love the subtle stenciling on this fabulous one layer card, Carol! I also love the way you have coloured that gorgeous little boat. So glad you could join us at CASology this week!

Alison said...

This may be simple - but it's ever so effective. I love the cute little boat and the wave effect. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n Funky.
Alison x

Gale said...

This is so cute Carol! Love the cute sailboat. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Creatalicious and we hope to see again next time. Hugs, Gale DT

Unknown said...

Love CAS card looks such a cute boat. Thank you for joining us at Where the HeArt is. Helen DT

Lilian said...

What a cute image! Love the scene on the CAS card!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
The Leaf Studio

Melanie said...

A great CAS card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional no design paper” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)