Thursday, June 8, 2017

Seize the Birthday - One Layer

Hello!   It is time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday.  Usually you need a lot of Wedding cards for this month, But I still need more Birthday cards.  Specially for the month of August.  All of my siblings, and my grand daughter are in the summer months.

We have a new Special Party Guest too.  Her name is Cathy and you can see her blog Here!
Please check out what all of the other designers have done at Seize the Birthday.

" Our "Toppings" option this time is...

                                                               "One Layer"
                                 Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

        If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
 stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!
  The choice is yours!
For my  one layer card, I when right to my no line water coloring.  More practice makes perfect! 
Here is my card. 
For my card, I started with a base of watercolor card stock.  I stamped the flowers from Altenew Adore stamp set, in an arrangement that I liked, with Distressed Ink in Antique Linen.  They are colored with Distressed ink in Wild Honey and Bundled Sage and Forest Moss.  I really watered down the Wild Honey to make the splatters.  The Beautiful script is from Gina K Designs Flowers and Frames stamp set. 
I will admit that this is not really a one layer card. I am still uneasy about water coloring directly on a base, so I used a panel and then set it off to one side and added the strip of gold foil. 

I am excited to see what yo all will be doing for this challenge.  I need ideas too.


  1. Just gorgeous, Barb. I love the arrangement of flowers and your beautiful water coloring.

  2. This. Is. STUNNING! I love it all. The beautiful yellow flowers, the splatters and that fab strip of gold! Gorgeous!!!

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous coloring here! Really beautiful, and great take on the one layer. No line coloring is a challenge, and you have really nailed it. LOVE the splatters too, really adds to the design. I adore this!!!

  4. WOW, your coloring and flower arranging are gorgeous! Love it all

  5. Awesome coloring. I just love the gorgeous yellow blooms on your card

  6. Gorgeous card Barbara. Love those pretty flowers and the splattered background.

  7. I think it looks spectacular, Barbara! And most people (like me) have difficulty making a pure one layer card, so, a super flat card is just as good, I would say! :)
    xx Ashwini

  8. What a lovely floral birthday card!!! Beautiful no line watercoloring! And the splatters went onto the right places :)!!!

  9. Beautiful no-line watercolouring, Barbara!

  10. No practice needed here! This is one beautiful card my friend! You are giving me the itch!

  11. Mmmmm! this is really lovely Barbara! I think the colors you used are so fresh and spring time welcoming! : )

    I want to thank you, too for my BEAUTIFUL!! birthday card!! You are always so sweet!you think of every perfect detail all the way down to the added gingham paper inside the envie. : )

    You made my day friend!


  12. What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL card!!! I truly love it :) Hugs...Janie P.S. Thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog for my lace & peals shaker card :)

  13. This is so gorgeous Barbara! Your colouring is amazing. The splatters are a perfect touch.

  14. Such a pretty card Barbara, I'm nervous about one layer cards too! Your colouring here is so pretty, Cathy x