Friday, June 23, 2017

One Layer Creations

This month the Club Scrap Artist Team was challenged to make one layer creations! Today I made a layout that is totally one layer - well, except for the photos of course.  It was so much fun coming up with different ways to add texture and depth to the lo.

I started off by measuring the photos I wanted to use and marked out where I wanted them to be with pencil.  

Next came the barn, fence and windmill all stamped with onyx black ink.  I used black because I really wanted these images to pop to the foreground when the layout was finished.

I then tore a piece of scrap paper in half and used the jagged edge to create the grass/soil areas around the barn and windmill. The sky was then inked in.  I used more than one color for each to help create depth between the lights and dark inks.  Also, I don't know if you can see it or not but the cardstock has a pattern embedded into the paper which really pops where there is lots of ink - it shows up really well in the brown areas and a bit in the grass.  This adds a totally unexpected dimension that you wouldn't normally get with plain old cardstock.

An additional "layer" was added by stamping the text image with both light and dark brown inks.  I kept the darker ink along the bottom in the "dirt" areas to help ground the image and used the lighter color elsewhere.

Next step was to add the photos followed by stamping both the large and small wheat stalks to help frame the photos.

As the finishing touch I added splatters of metallic watercolor paint, which adds a nice shimmer IRL.

I hope you've enjoyed your stop here and my one layer scrapbook layout.

The next stop on the Artist Team Challenge is...

and if you get lost along the way the complete list can be found here...

Supplies: - Stamps, Papers, Inks

Prima - Metallic Watercolor Confections


  1. What a darling page, Roni. Great stamping for the background.

  2. Oh I love this farm scene! Your photos are so perfect with those stamps. What a cute little farm boy you have there Roni...

  3. Your background is SO PERFECT for those photos. Love the layering and shading. TFS!

  4. Love the masking and shading you did for dimension! What a great farm scene you created in one layer. Nicely done!

  5. Gorgeous layout!! Love the 'scene' you built up!!

  6. Great country scene, and little man rocking out that summer hairdo! A great keepsake!

  7. What a fun scene you stamped there! Great page!
    The Leaf Studio


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