N for No Layers

At The Alphabet Challenge we have reached the letter ‘N’, and Veronika has chosen the theme of ‘No Layers’. None. Zilch, Zip. Nada………

Here is my card:

I have taken a liking to stencils, particularly layering stencils. I struggle with them – I usually get some black ink on the layers somewhere – whether or not I’ve used black ink. Goodness knows where it comes from. And usually one of the colours I use ends up in the wrong place – handy for sequin placement – but this time I couldn’t use one due to being one layer.

I recently attended another virtual crafting weekend, and one of those classes was using a layering stencil, but also masking parts of that stencil to use different colours…..so I thought I’d try with this one from Simon Says Stamp.

I also decided I like to use Distress inks for smaller openings, and Distress Oxides for larger areas.

This particular stencil involved quite a bit of masking to get the different colours on the leaves and petals -those small sticky note arrow thingies work well for that – and small blender brushes too.

Hopefully you can join us in our new challenge – no layers. I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Sisterhood Of Craftersstencils

Addicted to Stamps and Moredie cuts and/or stencils

Stamplorations October stencil challenge – anything goes with a stencil

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6 thoughts on “N for No Layers

  1. You’ve created a beautiful no-layer card, just like what I had in mind for my challenge theme. I like the bright colours, and the floral motif you used in your creation – especially now that it’s getting cold and grey outside. I’ve been wondering about the creative process behind your card and I must say it looks so pretty, no matter the struggles you had behind the scenes. I admit I avoid using stencils and rubber stamps for all the reasons you’ve mentioned above, but it’s nice to see that those techniques are mastered by others.

    Hugs, Veronika

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    • Thanks very much Veronika – sometimes I like the ‘struggle’ and other times I don’t even want to try……..but this card is – as you say – bright and cheerful so I was happy to give it a go. xx


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