Friday, June 5, 2009

One Layer Cards














I love the way this card looks in real life, I used Pebbles Inc. Pearlescent Chalks to shade the sun and sky and it has such a pretty shimmer hard to see in photo. I used Garden Silhouettes on Whisper White cardstock. Inks and markers were used for flowers- Celery, Mustard, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Ballet Blue, Lavendar Lace, Apricot Appeal. I also used Art of Life for sentiment and Happy Hamony and Watercolor Minis for flowers. My favorite part of this card is that it reminds me of an Impressionist style of painting. I used the leaves stamp from Branch Out and stamped repeatedly in stamped off Soft Sky and Cool Caribbean. For the grass I did the same with Kiwi and Celery.


This was a super quick 10-15 minute card. I used the retired Looks Like Spring set on Naturals White cardstock. Inks were Coral, Pretty In Pink, Saffron, Celery, Cameo Coral, and Amethyst. Layered a silk flower, a button and a pearl.

10 comments:

Elena said...

These cards are so pretty! The first one remainds me my childhood's summer days! And your sceond card is very cute! Love the flower in the center!

xiumaiyuki said...

These are wonderful!!! I LOVE the first one! Love how it looks like a painting with all the different colors. So vibrant!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, Joanne! These are so gorgeous! You are such an awesome artist!

Loretta said...

Joanne - I just love your impressionist cards! Soft an lovely, just like an original monet!

Becky said...

wonderful cards, but the first is my fav, I love that card, you did an awesome job for a one layer.

JulieA said...

I had totally forgotten about Looks Like Spring. Crazy, huh? Looks great. I especially love your impressionist card! That is drop dead gorgeous, GF!!!

Jaspere said...

Wow I didn't know one layer cards could look soooo good.

Jackie said...

Your cards are great Joanne! love them...tfs!!!

Velta said...

Oh My Joanne ! It does look like an impressionist painting ! What talent you have. Geez, I am just honored to be on your DT !!

Anne said...

What amazing one-layer cards! You have such a gift for combining images and colors. These are wonderful, you are one talented lady!!