Sunday, 3 February 2013

Lazy Sunday


How's the weather with you all? Sunshine again? This is getting to be almost regular - next thing we know it'll be ....... SPRING! YAY!

And on the crafting front - my good friend, Wynneth, set a challenge for February over on the Craftbubble group Craft Mad and Loving It ..... she selected WoW+1 (that's White on White plus 1 other colour) and here's my take on it ..... using GOLD as my PLUS ONE!

Materials used:
  • 15 cm square, 300 gsm scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • 12½ cm square  white card panel and a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set of punches.
  • 12½ cm square satin gold paper - mounted behind the Martha Stewart punched panel - to give definition. I tried it without but it looked kind of ordinary so changed it - I LIKE this one better
  • Go Kreate flower dies in two sizes, I used the large one once and the smaller twice.
  • Two embossing folders (swiss dots and scrolls)
  • I curled the edges of my flowers using my trusty pokey tool
  • Large gold sugared brad, to hold flower layers in place
Hope you like it.

And over on the Pan Pastels challenge blog their new challenge is animals, but they included birds and insects etc ..... I have a fab Stampers Anonymous bird I wanted to use as soon as I saw the challenge.

Materials used:
  • Large manila tag
  • Glue stick (for resist technique)
  • Stampers Anonymous "Poison" image inked using versamark and then WOW white puffy twinkle embossing powder applied and heated. This was plainly a mistake to use this product beause, whilst it's a fab ep, it didn't show up enough detail of the image AND the "twinkle" brushed off when I applied distress inks - hmmmm, maybe the effect ended up closer to a Tim Holtz distress ep - happy accident?????
  • Stampers Anonymous "random dots" and "harlequin" images mounted on acrylic blocks and then a glue stick applied before stamping.
  • Distress Inks: faded jeans, seedless preserves, black soot
  • Water spritzed
  • Kitchen roll to rub off some of the ink and reveal the "resist"
  • Inkadinkado "wax drip" stamped multiple times using a Versafine onyx black ink
  • Inkadinkado "splat" image inked using tumbled glass distress ink and Memento rich cocoa
  • Stampers Anonymous crow image inked using Versafine onyx black on to white card and then distress ink applied using a Tim Holtz blender and the residual DI colour on the pad before cutting out and adhering to my tag using Aleene's tacky glue.
  • Goosebumpz "shimmer" spray spritzed over the entire project to give it an atmospheric gleam - hope it works!!! It will also "seal" the distress inks and prevent any reaction should the tag get wet! Twofer!!!!

And a close up which MIGHT show the resist and goosebumpz a little better .... or it might not!
It's also my pal Naomi's birthday today but I can't tell you how old she is as that might give away my age too!!! Have a fabulous day with your daughter's and future S-i-L, Naomi.

Have a great Sunday everyone - I hope you have sunshine today.


Debs M said...

love your wow Kathy and that tag is fabulous! loving the ink drops and splats and the colours are stunning x

scrappyjacky said...

Love the tag,Kathy.

Lizy Bartaby said...

I love your WOW card Kathy! I just adore your embossed flower! :)
Lizy x

clare said...

Loving that tag kathy and fab white in white card. X

Katina said...

Beautiful card Kathy!

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the PanPastel UK DT team hun, your project is fabulous and the colors are great, hugs terry xxx

pinky said...

Lovely creations Kathy, two so very different pieces too. Love the cas card but your bird tag is just amazing, so arty.

she3655 said...

Hi Kathy,
I Love your's so dramatic... xx it's Fab

Aileen said...

Love the fresh feel to your card. The embossing on the petals is lovely. x

catherine said...

A very stylish WoW card kathy and love the touch of gold. great second piece too
x catherine

Brenda Brown said...

Great pieces Kathy love your white and gold combination and the bird tag looks amazing, thanks for sharing him at PanPastel UK this week.
Hugs Brenda xox

Claire said...

Hi Kathy, love all the detail with that spooky bird, gorgeous artwork. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week and good luck
Claire xx

My name is Wynneth said...

Your WoW card is fabulous kathy, white and gold is such a classic and chic combination. Loving that gorgeous flower too. What an amazing tag too, that is a fantastic bird image and once again an awesome background.