One Layer Wednesday #138 (Spring has Sprung), Less is More 118 (Colour)

The uber talented Susan is the host at One Layer Wednesday this week and has set us the challenge of celebrating spring on a card (Spring has Sprung) … and at Less is More, Chrissy and Jen have a colour challenge, we get to showcase two colours opposite one another on the colour wheel.  I started out with the ‘Spring is sprung, the grass is ris, I wonder where the birdies is’ ditty, but couldn’t come up with anything bird-like that I cared for, so went instead for simple spring flowers using yellow-green and violet-red …

OLW 138, LIM 118

The image is from Penny Black, stamped twice in Stazon Black.  I watercoloured it once, spritzed it, allowed the colour to spread (there’s a hint of the violet red in the space above the blooms and of the yellow-green around the stems), and then before it was quite dry, I re-watercoloured it.  The double embossed line kept the colour from running into the sentiment panel (sentiment from Kaisercraft).

I’m off to do some visiting around the blogosphere, so might see you there … thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments make my day!  Anita 🙂

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21 thoughts on “One Layer Wednesday #138 (Spring has Sprung), Less is More 118 (Colour)

  1. lollthompson

    Hi Anita. Love the way you’ve watercolored the image. Thanks for sharing the tips about spritzing and re-watercoloring … and the scored line to hold the color! Must give this a try! Loll xx

  2. Geri G

    Hey pal. I’m out and about for a quick peak around blog land to see what I have been missing! And wow, I’ve missed a whole lot of amazingness right here in your lovely paper craft world! This card is stunning! I love the technique and the gorgeous soft, watercolor look. Absolutely beautiful. I never would have guessed that the scored lines would keep the color from spreading – clever idea!

  3. Bev

    Whimsically fun! Love your card, Anita. Beautiful colors on darling flowers. You’ve rock this challenge dear friend. Will em a bit later (I hope!)

  4. LOLI

    Hola Anita, thank you for your kind comment, i´m glad to see you:D
    What fantastic card for springtime, i like the vibrant and bright colours, good job!!!
    A warm hug from Palma

  5. chrissieann

    Oh Anita, this is really really pretty! The flowers look so delicate… just lovely!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  6. kimheggins

    Anita, this is simply wonderful! It just creams springtime to me and those flower, wow! You truly have a fabulous gift of creativity. If I did not have allergies I would love to walk through a meadow filled with your beautiful creations!

  7. Kelly Griglione

    Anita, the subtle glow coming from the flowers jumped out at me right away … what a fantastic detail!! Then the scoring below really sets off this one-layer card. Love it!!


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