Saturday, 5 October 2013

Second post Saturday!!!

Back again with the second post of the day - if you missed my first then please feel free to either scroll down or follow this link.

Some challenges you just gotta enter, don't you find? One of my usual "must enters" is the one over at Simply Less Is More - this week their challenge is "WHITE CHRISTMAS" and stipulated White on White!! Always tricky but, when done right, can be stunning.

Materials used:
  • 14½cm square white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • Doily from Michaels
  • Inkadinkado image and sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black
  • Marvy le plume pens used to add just a hint of colour to the robin and scarf
  • Sparkle mod podge applied to the "lace" part of the doily, using my fingers!

There are a couple of AUTUMN or FALL challenges on the go right now, one is over at Addicted to CAS, there also one on CB2½ (set by Lilian this month) and there's HARVEST over on the CASology blog

Materials used:
  • C5 white card (from Michaels) and matching sized envelope
  • Chocolate brown and Kraft card for matting
  • A piece of patterned card (I was NEVER going to use) from a stack, used to cut a mask as my post its weren't as sticky as they ought to be. If you look at my last masking card you will see that some ink "snuck" under the edges.
  • Distress Inks: scattered straw, fired brick - applied with a Tim Holtz blending tool and a foam pad
  • Inkadinkado wheat ears stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • TPC Studio sentiment stamped using Versafine vintage sepia ink

As has become the norm, this design was carried across the insert and envelope
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • White card offcut approx. ATC size
  • Hampton Arts sequin waste image stamped using Versafine vintage sepia ink
  • Inkadinkado meadow grasses and Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black
  • Hero Arts scribble image stamped numerous times using Color box chalk ink in dark peony
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • White card off cut approximately ATC size
  • Kaisercraft vintage fence image stamped using Versamark ink before applying permanent red pan pastel
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle pine bought image stamped twice using Versafine onyx black
  • Fiskars sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Quickie glue pen used to outline the pine cone before sprinkling with gold Glamour Dust
Materials used:
  • ATC blank (black)
  • White card off cut approximately ATC size
  • Penny Black circles image stamped using Versamark ink and pan pastel diarylide applied using a Sofft tool
  • Hampton Arts numeral image stamped using Versamark ink and then pan pastel permanent red applied using a Sofft tool
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Studio18 sticker image (courtesy of my pal, and neighbour, Sally - thanks, pal!)
Here's a picture of the wildlife who also thought they might like to dine at the Texas Roadhouse last evening .... unfortunately the rules are: no shoes, no shirt = no service!!!

Sandhill Cranes

Have a great Saturday


Gerrina said...

Wow, you´ve been productive! Love the snowman on the LIM-card! The pis of the birds are fun! Have a fine and creative weekend, Gerrina

wienerhoneymooners said...

Hello Kathy!!
Your background work is so awesome! The harvest card is stunning!

Ha, those cranes are huge. I will never forget a trip I took to a bird reserve in Europe with my brother and there were Cranes that were like 7 feet tall. They were kind of scary!
These are lovely!

Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Lorraine said...

beautiful card

sandie said...

what a fabulous collection of cards and I love the silhouette image on your card for us at ATCAS x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lots of lovely inking going on here Kathy. Love the festive white on white LIM entry too.

Sarn xxx

Chrissie said...

What great cards Kathy!
Love your cute snowman!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Brenda Brown said...

Wow lots of fabulous eye candy, love your makes and photos.
hugs {brenda} x0x

MaryH said...

You were a very biz-zee cardmaker today. I loved all of them, but especially your fall foliage against the sponging.We are in Madeira Beach - close to Tampa (relatively speaking). The nice store was in St. Pete, Whimso doodle. There's another one at Lutz, but she's mainly scrapping, and the one time I visited yrs ago, not much in my line of buying. Lots of Mike's around though. Citrus Park has the best JoAnn's I've ever been in. We are about 4 hrs away from Lauderdale. We used to live in Stuart, for about 40+ years prior to relocating to SC when we retired. We had hoped DD would move up, but they have 2 houses to sell. Her hubby is up in our area, but gets to come home several times a month. Loved living in Fla. when we did, but like SC now. Hugs & loved the sandcranes. We used to have them in Stuart. They'd walk down the street, for all the world like they were out for a stroll. Noisy creatures too!

Judy1223 said...

Kathy, what a great variety of cards them all! I really love the warm feeling of your harvest card for glad you played alomg with us this week!

Monica said...

Just so cool and what a brilliant idea to use a doily. Looks STUNNING. Cute snowman too. All the other cards are pretty too.

Michelle De Rooy said...

You have been busy. Thanks for the inspirations

joanne wardle said...

Gosh you have been busy. Great cards and I know what you mean about the less is more challenge being a must enter.

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous cards xx Jan

Jen W. said...

Love the fun shaped of your inked panel! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Harriet Skelly said...

The wheat card is lovely! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Jen said...

wow you have been busy... love the little snowman

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen x
"Less Is More"

Darnell J Knauss said...

A really wonderful array of cards for fall and Christmas, Kathy, and a fun photo display, too!! Congratulations for the Honorable Mention from CASology! I love the angles you achieved with that design! Hugs, Darnell