Less is More Week #345 – OLC Colouring in !

Bonjour !

J’espère que vous avez aimé notre premier défi du mois ! Aujourd’hui voici celui que vous attendez tous (ou redoutez le plus ?), le fameux One Layer Card ! Cette semaine nous vous demandons de colorer votre image !

Hello !

I hope you’ve enjoyed our first challenge of the month ! Today is the one you all expect (or dread the most?), the famous One Layer Card ! This week we ask you to color your image !

Je vous rappelle aussi que notre sponsor du mois est Happy Little Stampers.

I also remind you that our sponsor for this month is Happy Little Stampers.

Voici les cartes que j’ai concocté pour vous cette semaine… / Here are the cards that I concocted for you this week.

1/ Toutes nos félicitations / Congratulations

Voici la carte que j’ai faite cet été pour le mariage des amis de ma nièce. Elle voulait quelque chose de simple et naturel. J’ai donc pensé que la carte Kraft était parfaite ainsi que ce joli tampon d’Uniko que je trouve très délicat.

Here is the card I’ve made this summer for the wedding of my niece’s friends. She wanted something simple and natural. So I thought that the Kraft card was perfect as well as this beautiful stamp from Uniko that I find very delicate.

J’ai premièrement embossé le cadre avec une matrice de découpe. Puis j’ai tamponné et embossé à chaud l’image et le sentiment. Pour finir j’ai coloré avec des crayons de couleurs !

I first embossed the frame with a die. Then I stamped and I heat embossed the image and the sentiment. To finish I coloured with colour pencils.

Une carte facile et très rapide à faire !

A card easy and very quick to do !

Stamp: Uniko “originally organic”, Simply Graphic “planche félicitations” (sentiment) – Inks: Versamark –  Embellishments: Hero Arts “white embossing powder” – Pencils: Faber-Castell polychromos “#123, #132, #168, #170, #205”.
Stamploration Summer CAS challenge
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2/ Thanks / Merci

Je dois dire que, bien qu’elle soit simple, j’ai dû m’y prendre à plusieurs reprises pour arriver à cette carte !

I have to say that, although it is simple, I had to try several times to arrive at this card!

Un peu d’embossage à froid avec une matrice de découpe pour faire le cadre, du masquage pour tamponner le fond sans déborder en dehors du cadre mais surtout du masquage au milieu pour laisser un espace blanc pour le sentiment.

A little bit of dry embossing with a die cut to make the frame, a bit of masking to stamp the background without overflowing outside the frame but especially a bit of masking in the middle to leave a blank space for the sentiment.

Et bien sûr de l’embossage à chaud pour le sentiment et le fond que j’ai ensuite coloré avec des marqueurs.

And of course, I heat embossed the sentiment and the background that I then coloured with markers.

Maintenant je vous montre pourquoi j’ai dû recommencer plusieurs fois….

Now I show you what I had to do it several times….

Voici le premier essai mais je trouvais que le sentiment ne ressortait pas assez, donc après 1 ou 2 jours à regarder la carte, j’ai décidé de tamponner le sentiment sur un espace blanc.

This is my first try but I found that the sentiment did not pop up properly, so after 1 or 2 days watching my card, I decided to stamp the sentiment over a blank space.

Voici mon second essai, mais dans ma précipitation, j’ai oublié de laisser l’espace vide pour le sentiment !! Grrrr !  Je n’allais quand même pas jeter cette carte, j’ai donc décidé de mettre un sentiment plus petit en dessous et de la colorer dans d’autres tons. Finalement j’aime bien aussi !

Here is my second try, but in my rush I forgot to leave the blank space for the sentiment !! Grrrr! I was not going to throw away this card, so I decided to stamp a smaller sentiment underneath and color it in other tones. Finally I like it too!

Stamp: Uniko “Background Blocks Doodle Flower”, Artemio “textes manuscrits”(sentiment), HLS “Simply said” (sentiment) – Inks: Versafine “Majestic Blue”, Versamark  – Markers: Promarkers “Pumpkin, Duck egg, True blue, Lime Green, Turquoise, Purple”.
SSS Monday challenge : Stamp it
The Flower challenge #12 : Tic-Tac-Toe ( I chose the right column : Sentiment, CAS, colour (blue))
CAS on friday #116 : Color me Pretty, use Pencils or Markers


3/ Happy birthday

Pour cette dernière carte, j’ai décidé d’utiliser des crayons de couleur aquarellables.

For this card, I decided to use watercolour colour pencils.

J’ai tout d’abord fait les cercles en embossant avec des matrices de découpe puis ensuite j’ai tamponné et embossé à chaud les 3 images.

I first dry embossed the circles with dies then I stamped and heat embossed the 3 images.

Puis j’ai simplement colorié les images en diffusant les couleurs avec un pinceau et de l’eau.

Then I simply colored the images by diffusing the colors with a brush and water.

Pour finir j’ai tamponné et embossé à chaud le sentiment.

To finish, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.

Stamp: Craft sensations (don’t know the name of the stamp), Uniko “Happy succulents” (sentiment) – Inks: Versafine “Onyx black” – Watercolour pencils: Faber-Castell  “#430, 432, 407, 409, 414, 416, 418, 421, 427, 429, 445, 447, 453, 463, 470, 478, 483, 496”.
AAA cards #98 : Creatures great or small
SSS Wednesday Challenge : Stamp it


Et voilà ! J’espère que ces quelques cartes vous auront inspirés mais vous pouvez trouver encore plus d’inspiration chez mes équipières sur le blog principal ICI avec les liens vers leurs propres blogs. Elles seront ravies de lire vos commentaires !

And Voilà ! I hope that these cards inspired you but you can find even more inspiration at my teammates’ on the main blog HERE with links to their own blogs. They will be delighted to read your comments !

Merci pour votre visite et n’hésitez pas à me laisser un commentaire, je suis toujours ravie de vous lire. Bon WE et à très bientôt j’espère ! 😉

Thank you for your visit and feel free to leave me a comment, I am always delighted to hear from you. Have a nice weekend and see you soon I hope ! 😉

18 réflexions au sujet de « Less is More Week #345 – OLC Colouring in ! »

  1. Three wonderful cards, Izzy… Your white heat embossed flower on kraft looks so beautiful… Great, artistic coloring on this one, wow! I love how patient you’ve been to create the second card just the way you wanted it to be -great design! Your third card must be my favorite -you master using dies for embossing. I always mess this up and end up cutting through my card! 🙂

  2. Sorry I’m so late this week, Izzy! What amazing cards from you once again. Love your simple kraft card. Love the delicate image and the detail from the embossed frame. So glad you persevered with your square floral card, it was well worth the effort and great that you could use your first attempts too. And your watercoloured images look great inside the debossed circles, such a great design idea. Awesome inspiration! xx

  3. What an adorable little bear, Isabelle … those sweet floral panels are so pretty … and that gorgeous Uniko image (one of my favourites at the moment!) … just delicious, so perfect on the kraft, the colours are wonderful against it! Bises, Anita 🙂

  4. Wow! Such inspirational one layer cards Izzy! The simplicity of the first card is so elegant and classy. Loving each of the design versions on the second card, they all look great in their own way and they are full of techniques too. Then we get the dreamy and adorable water colour card. Absolutely fab! xx

  5. They are all gorgeous one layer cards !!! Love them all! The entry card at The Flower Challenge is a pretty CAS card as well! I personally like the first trial with the bold navy stripe in the middle too! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

  6. Three fabulous cards, Izzy. That wedding card is so elegant on Kraft. Great use of masking on your second card. Brilliant adjustment to your design…which I think showcases the framed in florals better. 😉 And I adore your third card. It’s simply adorable and I love how you coloured in your images. So soft and pretty. Great job! Enjoy your weekend and gave a wonderful week. 😊 Trina xx

  7. What a gorgeous arry of cards Izzy! I love how you said “dread” the one layer card. I don’t dread them but I don’t often manage them! Always there is something that inadvertently pops itself up! I absolutely love the kraft card. I think there is nothing like soft colours within a white outline on a kraft card. So beautiful. As always I marvel at how many cards you manage to produce – takes me ages to get one done! Thank you as always for sharing your talent with us, Lisa xx

  8. Oh my goodness Izzy – you’re on fire with creations! 3 total stunners and love the sophisticated and elegant look of the first one on kraft cardstock – you’ve showcased that organic bloom from Uniko beautifully. I love the second one too and your idea was definitely worth persevering with but thanks for sharing the other attempts too. Then what a cutie number 3 is. Simply adorable, so much detail yet still so much space. Hugs x

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