Welcome to this week's Less is More Challenge; this week is the dreaded one-layer week and our theme is 'Include an animal'. My first card to show you uses a Unity Stamp image and sentiment. I've used Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap and Gathered Twigs I think) on hammered card and kept it monochrome. It reminds me of the illustrations in the pony books I loved to read as a child.
The second card uses the alternate sentiment that is provided with the horse image. I've heat embossed it, along with a Card-Io cat silhouette, onto a background created with a Barbara Gray stencil and more Distress Ink, Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed this time.
I think this Stampin' Up set is really fun! I have coloured it with Copics to get the shades I wanted, but don't feel they are ideal for a one-layer card because of the show-through to the wrong side. I've doodled a barbed wire order to keep my stock in and added some googly eyes.
Last Saturday I met the lovely Kathy K at Stamp Attic in Wantage, my local craft shop which is sadly closing down. I bought a brilliant Andy Skinner stencil and used a portion of it here. I used Stampin' Up daubers and Distress Inks(Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry) on my stencil and added a computer generated sentiment. I outlined the evolution figures with a Pigma Micron pen.