Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Paper Players #596 Make it ONE Layer

 Hi there! It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players #596! Our lovely hostess Jaydee has chosen a one layer CAS challenge for us this week. It's been a long time since I've made a truly one layer card. I came up with an idea that's a bit different. Hope you like it! 

I've been playing around with some freehand loose watercoloring over this past year. Using strokes and blobs of color in a random fashion to create flowers and leaves in a bouquet using just paints and a paintbrush. I took one of my practice pages and decided to make it into today's card.

I went back in after the first layers were dry to add just a few details. The idea is to keep the images loose - and flowing - and not too detailed. I kind of make up the composition as I go.

The only stamping is the lovely sentiment from Penny Black stamps. I am absolutely only a beginner - playing at the watercoloring, so just know that. It's fun to try something new! If you are at all interested in learning to paint, you must check out the videos by Dawn Woleslagle HERE

Got covid last week and that was NO FUN! Still not over it and then there's more time to quarantine. I know I will be feeling better when I feel like stamping again! Hope you can find some crafty time and join us! 

Stay well, friends!

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  


LeAnne said...

Well, if that's your beginner watercoloring, I would be impressed to see what you do when you're more "expert", because this is GORGEOUS! You have nailed those flowers perfectly! Great colors and perfect sentiment!

laurie said...

This is just gorgeous!! Love your blooms!

Leslie Miller said...

Really? You did this freehand? I'm awestruck! It's so pretty and perfect! I'm awfully sorry you've had a hard time with your COVID infection. Some get a mild case, especially when fully vaccinated. I hope you feel better soon.

ElizStewart said...

Cindy... this card is gorgeous! I can't believe you freehanded it! You are amazing. I will definitely check out the recommended videos. I so want to learn to watercolor. Thank you for sharing!

Jennie Maier said...

Cindy, your free hand water coloring is amazing! Wow, I'm so impressed. Great job with the challenge! Hope you feel better soon! Have a great week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Cindy, I am so happy you are feeling better! Your card is gorgeous! This loose watercoloring is so beautiful! Love the color combo and the beautiful sentiment!

Ida said...

This is beautiful.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh Cindy, this is stunning! I love how the colors just pop on the clean design!

Jaydee said...

Gorgeous florals, Cindy. I love all those fabulous colors, too. You really showcased how one layer doesn't have to be boring - this is gorgeous

Linda Callahan said...

This is a fabulous work
Of art! Wow just gorgeous! You have mastered this loose water coloring for sure!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! You are so talented, Cindy! This card is absolutely gorgeous. Each blossom is placed so perfectly, while the bold colors are so cheery! LOVE it!