08 October, 2021

No layers

Another fortnight, another challenge. We've arrived at the letter N today over at the Alphabet challenge, meaning I've completed my first full DT turn of the alphabet wheel. I'm hosting the current challenge and will be picking the top projects, too, but first things first: it's "No layers" I'd like to see on your creations. My initial thought was a "Not a card" challenge, but I'm not sure whether there would be enough participants to make it fun as I see card projects entered most of the time. Instead, I made it a challenge without layers. If it is a card, I'm totally fine with it, just make sure to create on your card base itself. If you opt for something else, I truly can't wait to see what you'll come up with.
However, it does not have to be a CAS card. It could be, of course, but maybe you'd like to show me something full of bright colours and patterns? Some doodling? A full-page scenery? Be inspired by the DT projects or create something completely unrelated. Set your fantasy free and I'll be thrilled to see your entries. 
For my DT inspiration, I first thought about creating a non-card project. I have a book of colouring pages I haven't touched yet and the no layers challenge seemed like a good reason to start. However, it all came down to a card in the end. I went through my stash of digis for a suitable motiv, and settled on these wonderful ladies from Dr. Digi's. I printed them on a thick white paper and cut the piece into a size that I would use to create a card base. I then settled on a colour scheme that goes from red to purple - I'm not sure why, but I feel like those rich and heavy colours match the curvy singers. One evening, I put on some music and coloured the motif with coloured pencils. I have to admit I had a bit of a struggle with the hair, but apart from that I think everything turned out quite OK. 
Once the colouring was done, I added a line that resembles the stage. Then, I used sharpening remains of coloured pencils to create the blurry background. 

I then glued a couple of star-shaped gemstones on the card base, and randomly placed a few dots and stars using colouring pencils. I think it adds to the atmosphere full of glitter and an imaginary smoke machine. Also, it covers the fact that I'd usually pick a red/purple background paper at this point, which I obviously couldn't do here. 
After that, I used silver stickers from my stash to create a birthday message. I've deliberately decided to leave a large empty space under the "stage" for the good wishes when I printed the motiv, but I've forgotten to keep in mind the size of the letters. Meaning: I had to realize the birthday note doesn't fit on my card base - a crafter's nightmare. Creating a new card was not an option, so I tried to work my way around my mistake by bending the inscription. I somehow like this effect even more than a "Happy birthday" that's in a straight line, and I truly hope it doesn't give away that it's only an emergency solution!
In the very end, I added a couple more tiny gemstones around the birthday sentiment itself, and voilá: the curvy divas are ready for their performance. 

krafty chicks: stamp act
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
a place to start: purely handmade
allsorts challengeblog: ATG with optional twist "I love..." (
I love music - there's always a tune in the back of my mind, and when I'm off to an evening in my crafting corner, I'll usually put on a collection that fits my current mood and runs in the background while I'm working on my project. Every now and then, music makes it on the front page of my artwork, too.)
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "girly"
crafty sentiments: ATG
day of the month: my party day
little red wagon: girls just wanna have fun
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG
scrapping4fun: inspired by an artist 
(I'll go with Ella Fitzgerald this time, and I'm not sure what else I could say - I just love her voice and the perfection of her tunes. I don't always get to incorporate music in my crafts in the form of music sheets or a music-themed artwork, but one of the reasons I fell in love with this digi was that you can literally feel the music it radiates.)


  1. Gorgeous card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  2. A great card celebrating your love of music. It's a fab image and I love their dresses. Thanks so much for taking part in my challenge theme at Allsorts challenge this week.
    Lynn x

  3. A real fun card, thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. Beautiful card, love your inspiration!
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  5. Cute image! I can feel the old tunes they are probably singing, too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. I love love love this image, it is so cool. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  7. Darling trio of partying singers and I thought you did a fab job on their hair texture!! So glad to see you at Day of the Month Card Club!! Linda guest designer

  8. Fabulous card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  9. Such a fun card thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

  10. Oh my word Veronika - you've really challenged us this week with 'no layers'!! I love this card - it's so joyful xx

  11. A fabulous fun card,love the colour tones you used for their dresses,thanks for the great challenge theme

  12. Wonderful card, thanks for joining the challenge at Penny's paper challenge, see you back soon! Hugs Ela DT

  13. This is such a fabulous card!! The image is so fun!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  14. These are definitely birthday divas! I love your fun card. Thanks so much for joining us over at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  15. Well, with such fantastic singers, the party is sure to turn into a huge success!!! Thanks for sharing your fun card with DotMCC! Rosi x

  16. Such a fun image and I love that little, but clever touch of adding the line to make the stage - it's a great trick to "ground" the image. Nicely done!

  17. So cute! Takes me back to the Sixtes! Thanks so much for sharing your fun card with us at a Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  18. beautiful card!
    thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

  19. Wow, great one-layer card, you did good!
    Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT