Saturday, 9 May 2015

It's Saturday and you know what that means!

Morning all
I had to make a pretty special card for a special friend recently and her birthday is today so I KNOW she will have seen it by now - wanna see it too?
My card
And it's co-ordinated insert, envelope and gift tag
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Quickutz tag die used to die cut tag from 200gsm Rymans card
  • Snippet of white card for image panel
  • Penny Black Iris image stamped using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder, as a resist
  • Blue card - one complete sheet of A4 deep blue card (from Michaels) for matting
  • Distress Inks: tumbled glass, broken China and salty ocean
  • Other inks: Memento Mediterranean blue, Ranger Archival in jet black, watering can and cobalt blue
  • Images: Kaisercraft (script), Stamplorations (small coffee rings), Recollections (splatter) and Imagine That sentiment
  • Tsukineko gold shimmer spray
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine - to seal and protect the water based inks
Have a great Birthday, Lauren.

I'll be entering this card for the following challenges:-
  1. DRS Designs - Challenge No.173 - BEAUTIFUL BACKGROUNDS
  2. Sister Act - Challenge No.105 - ANYTHING GOES (Card only)
  3. Fussy and Fancy - Challenge No.138 - LOTS OF FLOWERS - there are six beautiful irises on the above project

And now for another make - one I don't do too often - A One Layer Card!!


And its One Layer insert and co-ordinating envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm,scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Stampers Anonymous Getting There "ship" image stamped on to my card using Ranger Archival watering can ink and again on to a post it which I then cut out to use as a mask
  • Stampers Anonymous Grunge Cirque stamped over the masked ship using Distress Ink in spiced marmalade (which I'd stamped twice on to scrap paper to fade the colour)
  • Torn scrap of paper used to mask the waves which I then inked using a sponge dauber and Distress Ink in faded jeans
  • Stampers Anonymous Saying Stuff sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink

I'll be entering this card for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - Challenge No.223 - it's One Layer Card week with the theme of WATER
  2. As You Like It - FAVOURITE LAND OR SEA (and why) - well, who DOESN'T love a cruise?

Yesterday, I was crafting with my lovely pal (and neighbour - so, no long journeys involved here!), Sally. First stop was to Michaels for some canvases - they were 60% off!!! Second stop was Chili's for a lunch special! Then it was on with the crafting ...

Ready to roll!
Mine, just starting with the Bleeding Art Tissue

Sally's ready to get cracking

We set them aside to dry! and admired the view whilst we were at it!

And here's how they looked when I left on the long walk home!
Not entirely sure it's finished - think I'll sleep on it ....

I coloured the edges too

Materials used:
  • Canvas
  • Pink/yellow/purple acrylic paints rolled across my canvas
  • Bleeding Art Tissue - cut roughly in to round and oval shapes
  • Water and a paint brush - to attach the B.A.T.
  • Tweezers to remove the B.A.T.
  • Moulding paste, iridescent pink mica powder and Distress Re-Inker, picked raspberry applied through a Tim Holtz tyre track stencil using an old credit card
  • Pink/yellow/green glow paints applied around the edges using a baby wipe
  • Images from Stamplorations/Tim Holtz/Fiskars and Inks ... D.I.'s picked raspberry/dusty concorde/spiced marmalade and Ranger Archival watering can inks.
  • Polyurethene spray sealant

Sadly, Sally decided that the B.A.T. technique was not for her and was ready to chuck it in the bin, so I brought it home with me to continue ... from this

to this ..... so far!

Materials used (after leaving Sally's)
  • More B.A.T. in gold/blue/green
  • Water and paint brush - to apply the B.A.T.
  • Gesso - to tone down the edges since Sally had put a coat of white paint over the top before conceding it was going to take a good few coats to cover it up.
  • Metallic gold and pearl acrylic paints brayered over the top to bottom and left to right, to give it an extra dimension and sheen and to assist in sealing the water based stain
  • Using a baby wipe I coloured the edges using green, pearl and metallic gold acrylic paint

It now has a lovely greenish overall colour scheme and a smart pearly metallic sheen - I've returned it to Sally and (thankfully) she likes it .... a re-SULT! Truthfully? I almost think I prefer the simplicity of Sally's!! How weird is that? Now Sally can say she's a mixed media artist!

Have a great weekend all


Debs M said...

great makes! Happy birthday Lauren x

Clare Lloyd said...

Super makes

scrappyjacky said...

Funny how all us crafters end up using the whole table!!

Gerrina said...

Love the two BD-cards! Who wouldnot like a cruise? And so great that you have a neightbour to craft with! That walk is an easy step to take... Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

Lesley Thomas said...

Love the cards Kathy, and the canvases improved as you went along.

Happy Birthday to Lauren too.

SARN said...

Ooh . . . lovely card for Lauren . .. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Loving the ship card too.

BAT technique canvasses look fine and dandy. New techniques can be tricksome and sometimes require practice. Not that I generally persevere myself as I'm NOT a patient crafter! I admire those that do though!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Neets B said...

Two lovely cards, love the embossed iris. And your ship card is perfect for a guy. Great work with those canvases too, how lovely to have a crafty friend next door.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More GD

Jan Ltc said...

Cool post and fab cards. Enjoy xx Jan

catherine said...

You seem to have been busy on the crafting front Kathy. Hope your enjoying yourself away from it all. I am sure Lauren will love this card
x catherine

Lauren Hatwell said...

Thanks so much for my GORGEOUS card and fab prezzies. You are very kind and you used my all time favourite colour distress ink. The matching tag is glorious too. Thanks matey.

Love your ship card and your brilliant canvases. Lx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great backgrounds Kathy! Love that drying 'technique' too! ;) have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

Janett Ray said...

Sp pretty, thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! That's one amazing ship stamp Kathy. A perfect masculine style card and fabulous take on our water theme
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

nwilliams6 said...

Very fun post - you have been busy! Love all your creations and your backgrounds. Thanks for sharing with us in the DRS Designs Challenge.

Lynne said...

Some great makes there Kathy, I love your LiM ship though.
Lynne xxx

Loll said...

What a fun day!! Gorgeous weather there for your right now.

Love the bleeding art tissue ... your canvas is so fun and colourful Kathy. xx

Cricutjunkie said...

Love your projects and your blog is Awesome. Glad I found you from
sister Act Card Challenge. I am now your newest follower. Please stop by and say HI. Traci

Judy Corner said...

Thank you for sharing at Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge. Judy DT x