Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Less is More - One Layer

This week the Less is More challenge is...

So the second week of the month and ONE LAYER, a genre lots of you seem to produce even when you don't have to! We are most impresssed!
We have chosen something a bit different for us and it's...


This can be in any form you wish, faux stitching, hand written or drawn elements on your card, zentangle. As long as you create something with 'ink' by hand
Normally the One Layer cards are a nightmare for me, and I don't really 'do' doodling (if you know what I mean!).

But I was up for a challenge as I also needed to create a birthday card for one of my nephews... I always find male cards hard & this one had be stumped (the nephew in question would be 20 today).

In the end I put all thoughts of this card to one side and started to think about a One Layer with Doodling...

I kept the card simple and used use a stamp from my one & only 'Stampin' Up' set.  I added some 'doodles' to the cup cake case and faux stitching around the edge of the card.

Once the card was finished and I stood back to have a good look at it, I decided that I would use it to send to my nephew.  So I ended up with one card for the price of two :)


  1. Lovely card, simple yet effective.
    I really like it.
    Becky xx

  2. I love this card Helen, I like the effect of the lone cupcake... love how you have done the stitching.... Hugs May x x x

  3. Very cute card, works well! Jenny

  4. What a great layout - not having the stamp in the middle of the card really makes it stand out. I really must make more effort not to be symmetrical! Great embellishments with your doodling :)

  5. Super doodling, the ideal finishing touch
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"