Thursday, April 27, 2017

It's Your Day to Shine

The current challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9 is to create a one layer design.  I tend to do pretty uncluttered designs, but I usually end up layering an element or two for dimension, so this was a real challenge for me!  Here's what I came up with using Concord & 9th's Shine Brighter stamp set.

It's Your Day to Shine card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Concord & 9th
I stamped the light bulb elements and sentiment on a white panel using black pigment ink.  The images were heat embossed with black embossing powder so that I could watercolor them, yet another challenge for me!  I did my watercoloring with Clean Color markers and an aqua brush.  The light bulb got a super pale blue wash, then a pale yellow glow around it.  The glow fades out a little more IRL than in the photo so it doesn't look as harsh in person.  I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, given my limited watercoloring skills.  For a fun sparkle, I coated the yellow with a bit of clear glitter from a glitter pen.  I really wanted to accent the image with a few sequins, but I kept with the one layer restriction . . . 

Materials Used:
Shine Brighter stamp set (Concord & 9th); Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Clean Color markers (Zig); clear Sparkle glitter pen (Spectrum Noir); black embossing powder (Stampin' Up!)


  1. You excelled at this one layer! Awesome design.

  2. So pretty. GREAT one layer card. Thank you for joining us at Where Creativity Meets C9!


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