Friday, February 15, 2019

AYSI194 When I Think Simple

Happy Friday, everyone!  Woohoo, the weekend is upon us!  It's also time for another As You See It challenge, one that's near and dear to my heart....fill in this blank:

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My fill-in is:  stamp, ink and one layer of paper!  That's sometimes a challenge, as I love layers and DSP!  But I have been neglecting my Christmas cards this year, so I thought I would make a simple one-layer card for the holidays, and here we go:

I chose one of SU's notecards on which to stamp my little birds from Flora and Fauna, because it is heavy, thick cardstock and I knew my watercoloring would not bleed through!  I used Stazon black and simple watercolored each little bird with some ink and an aquapainter:  

The sentiment is stamped in Real Red, inside and out.  It's really hard to resist adding some doodads, but I didn't succumb!  

And since my sentiment is "peace", I am entering this in the CAS Christmas Card Challenge, where their challenge is Peace!

So what is your fill-in-the-blank when you think "simple"?  Check out the As You See It blog to see what the others created, and share your simple creation with us too!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Winter Aviary (Flora and Fauna), Peace Joy Love (Lawn Fawn), Sentiments Traditional Christmas (Kaiser)
Card stock & Papers     SU Notecard
 Ink Stazon Black, Pacific Point, Real Red, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Gray Granite
Tools     Stamparatus, Aquapainter


Vickie said...

Very pretty LeAnne. Great job on your water colors.

stampwithsandy said...

Great OLC, LeAnne! the little birdies are so cute!

Wendy said...

I really love this card, LeAnne! Very simple and a one layer which is the quickest card to create (atleast for me)! Your watercoloring really makes the birds pop! Awesome Christmas card inside & out! TFS! Happy Friday! :)

Lisa Elton said...

I like the way you've colored those cute little birds! This is delightful LeAnne!

Jeanne H said...

Wonderful coloring! Such sweet birdies.

Loll said...

Adorable birds on a branch LeAnne! Cleann and simple and one layer ... that's the ultimate CAS design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! Looks like the kids are having a lot of fun in the snow! :) xx

Linda Callahan said...

You are terrific with that Aqua Painter! Very pretty! And I remember those playing in the snow days so long ago!

Christine Alexander said...

such sweet birds on a branch, love your little peaceful scene. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

Nance said...

One layer cards always daunt me as I want to just keep adding. LOL This is very pretty and good for you keeping true to one layer! Thanks for joining just at CAS Christmas!

Trina P. said...

This is very sweet, LeAnne. Beautifully watercoloured. Can’t get any simpler than stamping and ink ona one layer card. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas. x

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I know what you mean about one layer CAS cards LeAnne - sometimes they can be the most challenging. This little Christmas card is so sweet though and the detail of the birds and lovely colours really make your one layer shine. The children are really making the most of the snow - your weather seems to be one extreme to the other!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful one layer card, LeAnne! Love those pretty birds and the pretty font of the peace! Seeing the pictures of Cassidy in the snow bring back fond memories of snowy days when I was a kid. Thanks for the memories. And thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Kim S said...

I haven't seen that set - totally charming!! I think you just cost me some money!