Monday, November 12, 2012

Less is More and One-Layer Wednesday

I'm sharing two one-layer cards this morning.  I made the first for Less is More 93, where the theme is houses.  I stamped this lovely Northwoods winter scenery stamp and added some very soft color with Prismacolor pencils.  After masking the image, I sponged some soft blue ink on the hillsides and in the sky.  A Sakura pen added some sparkle to finish it off. 



My second card is for One-Layer Wednesday 113 where the challenge is to use dark red, green, and yellow/gold on a one-layer card.  I used Paper Smooches gently seasoned.  This is my first Paper Smooches set and I love the tree combined with the polka dots.  So fun!


It's been lovely this long weekend to find some crafty time.  I hope that wherever you are in the world, you are finding some time to create, too!

Ann



21 comments:

Linby said...

oh this is just a beautiful LIM entry, lovely card.
Linbyx

Rosemary said...

your LIM card is just stunning, ann... the sponging is so perfect! and your OLW card is so cute...love that little tree!

Lynn said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I really love the circles on the second.

Fiona said...

Beautiful wintery stamp and the colouring is great. Love it.
'Tree' card is gorgeous too!
xxx

Sue said...

Beautiful inking and stamping on your LIM card and a fun pretty one layer card. Sue x

Kim S said...

Each is so different and absolutely gorgeous!!!

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Ann! Your soft colouring in the scene is stunning and LOVE the bold spot leaves on the tree, you really are so talented!

Chrissie said...

What a lovely scene Ann...it looks simply super.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

shirley-bee said...

Two beautiful cards, Ann! Love the delicate shades on the first one, but I adore that tree on the second one!

Kathyk said...

Lovely cards, your LIM entry is so very elegant

Kathyk

Jessi Fogan said...

That house stamp is gorgeous, and I love the way you coloured it so softly! Beautiful for the holidays. And that tree is beyond fun!

Skye said...

Two lovely card. I love the winter scene and the soft colouring. I like the tree for it's desing and bold colouring

Darnell J Knauss said...

What an awesome job you did on the blue for the snow hills, Ann. It is perfect! And the polka dot tree? Please. So pinned!

Thank you for your kind thoughts. I'm home and doing pretty well. Yesterday was ridunculous, but today I'm feeling like I might actually venture out to the Playhouse for some card therapy!

Deanna said...

These are all such stunning cards!

Ardyth said...

Love your polka dot tree - so bold and graphic! A wonderful OLW card!

mypapercraftworld said...

Both cards are fab ... the blob tree is particularly wonderful! Anita in France

Jenny said...

Gorgeous winter scene Ann, your soft shading has really bought it to life :0)
Jenny x

Elaine said...

Beautiful cards - love that winter scene and your colouring is lovely and subtle!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Ann, this little village scene is remarkable! What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the bight colored whimsical tree on the second card! What a cheery hello!

bastelengel said...

A beautiful skyline. Great work.

Viv said...

Beautiful LIM card Ann and I love the second card also :) Viv xx