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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

lost in thought .....

 Hello there. I bought these 2 sets of stamps earlier this month and I was itching to use them. Then the opportunity cam about when I saw the latest IndigoBlu challenge - one layer.


I decided to make a picture that has a street art feel to it as to me the girl gives me that kind of feel.
So I started by stamping her first in black archival and heat embossing her in clear. I made a mask for her and then covered all 4 outer edges with masking tape, leaving a central square to work with. I brushed the area with antique linen and old paper distress inks to remove whiteness. I also masked off the lower bit of this area.


Using the brick wall stencil I brushed various distress inks through it including tea dye, rusty hinge,  vintage photo and aged mahogany. I also added texture with one of the splat stamps using same inks.
Then I swapped stencils and masked off wall. I used pumice stone and black soot for the floor and added texture wit same stamp.


Then I added the 'paint' to the wall using forget me not and carnation archival inks and clear embossing. The stamps are mainly from a new set and the drippy paint is from Sarah's choice. The words are also from that set and are in black archival.


Then it was time to tackle the last layer. I masked off the central area and stamped the burlap from Sarah's choice in antique linen and script from same set in old paper and pumice stone. Once dry I stamped the splats from the Limor Webber range in forget me not and carnation archival ink and heat embossed in clear.
Leaving The girl masked off, I added some shading around the central area to create the illusion of depth and layers. I also went round it with a black micron pen.
I also added an outer line with a sharpie pen.


 It was now time to colour the girl. I did this with distress markers and a damp brush. I used different shades to create shadows and depth.
I masked her off again and added shadow behind her, again to create depth.

So this is my effort to create a one layer card, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

IndigoBlu challenge - one layer
TTCRD - anything goes

25 comments:

  1. That is stunning xxxx just WOW! xxx

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  2. There's a lot of clever stamping, masking and stencilling techniques going on here, fab work! Xx

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  3. PS: amazing 3D effect with the wall too! Xx

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  4. This is such a great card! Love all of the colors, the detail, and how you put it all together. Thank you for sharing with us and playing along this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog!

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  5. Now that's what I call one layer ...... absolutely stunning!!! xx

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  6. Wow Theresa this is amazing, thank you so much for the step by step, you make it seem very easy lol. This must have taken you hours, but it is beautiful! xx

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    1. thanks Sue. it did take me hours. in fact it spanned over 3 days to finish it xx

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  7. I can see why it took you some time to create, lots of techniques! It doesn't come across as one layer, so clever! xx

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    1. thank you Sue. it seems that my intent was achieved xx

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  8. Wow this is a great card.Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at TTCRD this week and hope to se you again in our next challenge// Zora DT

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  9. This is so clever and creative. Just goes to show you can create such depth, layering etc with just 'one' layer. Very clever and lots of work...love it! x

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  10. Great card, love the street art idea.

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  11. The card is so beautiful designed I'm fascinated and must buy the stamp too!!
    Big hugs Anja

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  12. wonderful card I just love how realistic the wall looks, gorgeous x

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  13. Oh my, your attempt at a one layer card is just awesome. A lot of work but so worth it. Incredible art. Thanks for sharing all the details. Hugz

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