Friday, 20 March 2015

LIM - One Layer Week

Hi Everyone - well, did you see the eclipse this morning?  Didn't think we were going to down here in Somerset as it was extremely cloudy but a small window appeared eventually where you could see the sun eclipsed by about two thirds.  Must admit it didn't get as dark as I thought it would.

Anyway, onto the business in hand.  I'm just getting into the new LIM challenge by the skin of my teeth - is that a weird saying or what????  So it's a one layer challenge with the subject of including an animal.  Come and see what I made.

I've been wanting an excuse to use this Tim Holtz Crazy Birds set for a while now and this seemed the perfect opportunity.  I stamped the bird using Stazon and then watercoloured him using my Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens which are fabulous to use.  If you're interested check out the Kristina Werner YouTube video on them  The sentiment is from my Wplus9 Unforgettable stamp set.  

Now Chrissie at LIM carried out a survey recently on what one layer meant to everyone and, as a result of that, have changed the guidelines slightly as follows:

On the subject of using inlaid dies, we have decided that it will be acceptable if the whole of the front of the card is simply backed by an inner lining! We deemed this to be much more aesthetically pleasing than a piece of stickytape on the inside of the card to keep the bits from falling out!

As for embellishments... they must be just that... embellishments and not a main feature of the design. They must be small and add to the design and not form the majority of it!
So, how could I not add an embellishment which adds to the design - my googlie eyes!  They just seem to make my bird come alive...........

I'm also entering this card into the AAA Cards challenge which is:

Game #35 Bare Naked CAS

Thanks for dropping by and any comments you may wish to make.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Happy crafting.


  1. this is absolutely FANTASTIC Karen - googlie eyes a must! They 'sell' it completely!
    Love, love, love it! Great colours! Great sentiment! Great layout! Great eyes!
    You might also like to link up at AAA Cards as we are looking for similar cards there too.
    Thanks for playing along at LIM. Sarah x

  2. Gorgeous colors on this cute little bird!

  3. This bird stamp set is adorable and your coloring makes is life like :)

  4. thanks for linking up at AAA cards too Karen. xx

  5. Aren't these crazy birds just the best? You did a brilliant job with this one, Karendipity! The golden yellow coloring is perfection. I put goggley eyes on mine, too, and agree with you, they gotta have him, especially the ones with colored eyelids! I also love your sediment!! Hugs, Dippy

  6. This stamp set is all the rage right now in blogland and I've seen many of them used and all so very different, your make is just lovely


  7. Love that bird Karen and so beautifully coloured! The sentiment is just perfect for people of a certain age:) Too cloudy here for the eclipse but when I came out of Aquafit the sky was cloudless and the sun beaming down and it's stayed all day!
    Val x

  8. Lovely card Karen I love the bird stamps and you've coloured him beautifully


  9. Fabulous card design Karen, great colours on your bird image, love those eye`s!!!

  10. I just love this bird Karen... I'm really going to have to get the set!
    Just fabbo!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. What a cute little bird, Karen and I love that sentiment!!! Those eyes really give your beautifully coloured bird such lovely life!!!! Love your one layer - fabulous!!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

  12. Fantabulous bird and your colouring is awesome Karen!
    Thanks so much for your entry
    Less is More

  13. Your bird is completely brilliant, Karen ... fantastically coloured, wonderfully shaded ... and oh my, those googly eyes ... perfect! Another bird set for my wish list! Hugs, Anita :)

  14. This is amazing, I love the bird! I just ordered this set today. I bookmarked your blog and definitely will be coming back! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards Challenges! Justine

  15. What a super fun colored bird ! thanks for joining in at AAA--

  16. Oh my I totally love those new bird stamps, and the color combo is fab! Thanks for joining AAA Jenny x


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