I'm taking the new Online Card Class: CAS 3 - One-Layer Cards. But is this post about any of the homework I haven't done yet? Noooooooo. I got distracted and made something else!
During my recent crafty weekend, one of my fellow crafters and I played with Distress markers and water. I made a lot of pretty messes, but didn't actually trash any of it yet. While explaining it to my pal, I realized I'd crossed the beams and got the techniques mixed up and mushed together. That's not an entirely bad thing, but it's not what I'd intended to accomplish.
When I got home I sent her the links to the techniques, then I decided to try one myself. Thus, I bring you my one-layer watercolor card:
Yes, it's very white, BUT it worked as planned, so I was quite happy about it. You can follow along with Jennifer McGuire's video here.
I made a second one, too:
I think I like the second one the best.
In other news, it turns out the infamous Susan Raihala, Queen of CAS and Minimalist Extraordinaire, lives like eight miles from me, so I contacted her and we've had lunch a few times. I love meeting crafty peeps!!!! The other day we were talking about the relatively new One Layer Simplicity Challenge blog, and the current Just Add Water challenge, and I thought I'd try to play along. My only personal challenge is that whole one-layer thing.
I'm not a one-layer purist, mostly because I screw up so often. I prefer to work on a 1/4 sheet (actually 4x5 1/4) of card stock and then I only trash that much when I make a mess. I like to think that if my card front layer is totally flat, then I stick that onto a card base, it's still a one-layer card. Yeah, I guess I'm not a purist. But if I don't add any bling or washi tape or anything else, in my mind I'm soooooooo close to one-layer, I'm good with it.
For these cards, I wanted to use watercolor card stock, and it comes in 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, so I stuck that to a white card base. BUT IT IS FLAT! FLAT, I tell you! :)
So, I'm going to be bold and enter this in the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge - Just Add Water. I hope I'm not disqualified, but I'm okay if I am. I still had fun playing, and that's the whole point, right?
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Products used: Hero Arts Big All Time Greetings, and the following: