Wednesday, 6 May 2015


Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers and a special welcome to my new Google+ follower Sally. I hope you are all having a good week although the weather has been awful here. Well its Wednesday again and the launch of a new challenge at Crafting by Designs and the theme this week is one layer.
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 Ike's Art  
Prize - $20 credit to the store
Prize - 5 digi images

I decided on a Ike's Art image Lenore . I have to say neither the image or the one layer were my favorite things and I struggled with this design concept.and I have to say I;m not perfectly happy with the finished card .

 Card Recipe

6x6 card Craftwork cards
Image Lenore Ike's Art coloured with Promarker and  Copic Pens
Corner flourish and sentiment are from Prima Fairy belle Collection 
Lace is Volcan Viscose Grey lace from Crafty Ribbons
Pearls from my stash

I think I've probable failed in the fact I've added that lace and pearls so its no longer one layer !! I also picked this image in a hurry after I came back from New Zealand and thought the crow was an umbrella !!I'm telling myself its good to try different as an excuse.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week and  find time to pop over and enter this challenge I know you are all a whole lot better than me at these one layer cards Hugs Carole x


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ha ha I thought it was a parasol on a first quick look. Well done for giving it a go, I don't think you are meant to add any embellies to a one layer either. The colours are pretty.

Jackie said...

You are so right Carole, it is not a one layer card, but it is beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Unknown said...

Aww this is beautiful don't beat yourself up Carole! Hmm maybe not one layer teehee I do love the lace tho! It's good to try new things and push out of your comfort zone every now and then so well done
Lucy x

Sarah said...

I agree totally with what Little Lucy has said, and it's an amazing card!! xx

ike said...

I am sorry you didn't like the image but it's a fabulous card. I love the colour tone :-) Ike x

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*Vicki* said...

Although I know this is not your style, I really love the Vintage elegance of it!! :) P.S. If you keep trying at this CAS can become quite addictive! :)

Darnell said...

You're too funny, Carole! No matter what you thought or wanted to do, the end result is that this card is fabulous! It is, in fact, enchanting!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous and I am so loving the lace!
Linda xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Carole this is a gorgeous card I love the image and the lace. I think I would struggle to make a one layer card. Hugs Jackie

pam said...

Hi Carole, beautiful card, lovely soft colour tones and beautiful lace, I would definitely struggles to do this style of card.

Sue said...

Hi Carole..I love this card and I would definitely struggle at a one layer card the lace is it..huggles Sue xx

JD/ Jill said...

You made a pretty card! I have made very, very few one layer's just too difficult for me. I like the pretty dress on this image and your embellishments are just perfect for this card!

Pop's Cards said...

Simply stunning sweetie, huggles Pops x

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this delightful card and what a fab colour combo.... xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Tracy Welham said...

Think this is beautiful, might not be one layer but that lace is very, very pretty! I struggle with 'lots of layers' cards so I'm trying to do a few of these to work outside my comfort zone! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for your comments on my blog

Murielle said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous !
I love your idea of the lace.
The design is perfect.
Have a nice week-end.
Big hugs, Mumur.

Irish Cherokee said...

Oh my!!!! It may not be one layer but it is far from a failure. Gorgeous is more like it. I missed this one my last visit. Shame on me. The lace on two sides and the corner flourish are just the right accents with the pearls finishing it off. I do very much like the image, which you colored wonderfully. Bravo Carole.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

Diane said...

Well this design sure has the wow factor.

Hugs diane

ike said...

Maybe you should have asked for this one !? :-)!__digi-people/productsstackergalleryv21=65


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