Tuesday, January 3, 2023

ONE to See in '23 - January

It's January! A new year!!! 

Yes, I know this isn't the first of the month/year - but it is a first for this year's One Plus Twelve series, so that makes it a day worth squealing about! 

Way back in 2019 Kelly came up with a splendid idea for a series and she invited Barb and I to join her. The premise behind the One Plus Twelve series is both simple and complicated. 

Simple - we each choose ONE stamp (not the whole set, just ONE stamp) and we commit to using it to make a card which we'll post on the 3rd of the month. Sentiments are optional.

Complicated - it is so difficult to choose the stamp. What if we choose wrong? What if it makes for a very long year? What if? What if??? I'm telling you, that is the most challenging part of this series.

In 2019 (year #1) I chose an artsy looking dragonfly - Unity Be the Best.

In 2020 I chose a woman - Unity Aleah Girl.

In 2021 I chose a maple leaf - SU Gather Together.

In 2022 I chose a large flower - Altenew Vintage Garden.

This year I wanted to do something totally different; something that would stretch me. After discovering that made the ONE stamp I wanted to use this year had closed and I couldn't find the stamp anywhere, I had to rethink my plan for this year. 

I wanted to do something totally different than any of the previous years. I seriously considered using a background stamp because - well! - that would have been totally different.

See what I mean about how complicated the choosing is?

In the end I decided to go with a rather small stamp (the smallest 1 + 12 stamp I've ever used). Ay yi yi! I hope I don't regret this!

My 1 + 12 stamp for 2023 is a PAINT BRUSH. Yes, you read that correctly. It's a little paint brush from the Waffle Flower Little Painter stamp set.

Am I crazy??? Maybe so. One way to find out is to come back to my blog on the 3rd of each month this year to see how I did with my little paintbrush.

Soooo, let's go... 

ONE to See in '23 - January

I used Karin Brushmarker Pro markers and some water to create the "splash" of color" on watercolor paper. 

Then I splattered additional color onto the piece using a fan paint brush for good flicking of watered down color.

I hope you'll keep an eye out on the 3rd of each month this year to see how I do with this ONE stamp - and also will check out Kelly's and Barb's ONE stamp cards, too. Speaking of which, let's head over to their blogs now to see this month's cards.



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die: Waffle Flower Little Painter stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers 

Sentiment: Sunny Studio Color Me Happy stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink

Papers: Hammermill 110# White and SU Basic Black CS and DP from my scrap file

Watercolor: Watercolor Paper and Karin Brushmarker Pro Markers

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Sentiment Labels, and Sunny Studio Color

Embellishments: Studio Katia Blossom Sparkle Crystals


Barb said...

What a unique and fun choice! I am so excited to see what you create with each month. This is such a fun card!

kiwimeskreations said...
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kiwimeskreations said...

Wow - that is a challenge you have set yourself Jeanette - love this first sample with your wonderful use of colour in the 'splat'. I look forward to the next 11 as the year progresses