Happy Sunday everyone!!
Ok this card isn't really all that scary...not visually. But making it! Yikes! I was scared :) Let me explain.
One of my all time favorite companies-Newton's Nook Designs has a new challenge running right now to make a one layer card. One Layer! Usually for me this means making my card on a separate card panel and then just attaching it to the card base so it resembles one layer...a little bit of a cheat but it helps give me some wiggle room in case I mess up. Well...one layer is a challenge right? So I decided to take it for it's true meaning and go for a serious one layer card. This meant I couldn't mess up or I'd have to start over...I couldn't goof because there was no way to cover it up...scary!!!
But I did it! And I love it so much! I went for a bit of a wild card...I was trying to keep the rainbowish colors a little softer, but you know...that didn't happen and they got a little bright :) Enjoy!
Newton's Antics) is just so darn cute! I love it so much because we have 3 cats, and ever single one of them loves to play in boxes. Storm isn't the biggest fan, but he'll mess around a little. But Ezio and Cloud will fight over every box that comes into the house. It's hilarious! So I colored this cutie up like Cloud, using my Spectrum Noir pencils for easy blending that wouldn't bleed through the paper.
To get the colors around Cloud, I masked her off with a post it note. I had originally just done orange around her, but decided after I got her all colored up that she needed just a touch of some red to add some depth behind her. So I reapplied the mask to get the red applied.
The arrows...I wasn't sure if the arrows were going to work. It was more of a trial/play card to see what I thought, and I ended up loving it so much that I finished it all off. I kept my colors in rainbow order still. I didn't want a ton of purple on there but just enough to complete the rainbow. And I love the combo of the large arrows with the little ones :) That stencil is from Winnie & Walter and I love it!
I stamped a simple sentiment and covered it with some clear sparkly embossing powder. Then went back over all the large arrows with some shimmer brush so that they sparkle. You can just see the shimmer on the arrows towards the top of the card...always hard to catch those in photos :)
Such a fun card, and definitely a nail-bitter challenge, but I love how it turned out so much! I might have to keep pushing myself on this one layer style to see what I can really do with it :)
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
AAA Cards #33-Orange You Glad UR CAS
Inky Paws Challenge #18-Just One Layer
Lawnscaping Challenge #100-Birthday
Thanks for stopping by today!! <3