Sunday 12 May 2019


The challenge this week at TGIF Challenge is a tough one... the dreaded no layer card.

It did however, force me to my desk to try to put into practice an idea that had been percolating for a while. I wanted to use the gorgeous large image from Good Morning Magnolia in a one layer setting, as if it was being viewed through a window. Here's how that turned out...

Good Morning Magnolia will be available for purchase when the new catalogue goes live on 4 June. 

Because it was a no layer card, I couldn't use blends to colour because they would bleed through and look unsightly so I got out my SU Watercolour pencils and blender pen instead. 

The faux frame is sponged in Flirty Flamingo with a touch of Berry Burst. The centre of the flower has a Wink of Stella touch of bling.

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Good Morning Magnolia will be available in the new catalogue, 4 June.


  1. Gorgeous Jan, I want to know how you made that frame it is so impressive the way it fades away.

    1. Thanks, Shirley. It's very easy to make the frame. I taped another card front to the one I was working on, leaving exposed the area I wanted to colour with the sponge. To get it fading, I started sponging in the corner, working out to mid-way (where I wanted it to fade out). I made sure never to put the freshly inked sponge anywhere the corner. Once I'd built up enough Flirty Flamingo, I added in some Berry Burst, again starting at the corner and working outwards. I made sure not to take the Berry Burst out as far as the Flirty Flamingo so the edge areas would remain pale. I hope that helps. :-)

  2. Beautiful!!! Love the vibrant coloring!

  3. So the colouring is pretty but I am blown away by the graduated frame Jan - this adds to much to your card and is definitely something I need to try on a one-layer creation! I love the way it fades away into the rest of the card. I think I might need some pencil colouring tips too - I got mine out this week but you have a lovely blended colour with yours. I think I need more practice!