Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Welcome to Tuesday


How was your Sunday/Mothers Day? We decided against dining out on Sunday as we thought the restaurants would be mobbed. We had a lazy morning and then tooled out for drive .... needed to get a specialist battery amongst other things. We stopped at a DQ for a treat - a milkshake - mmmmmmm before heading back home for egg and bacon for dinner - it's what we fancied!

I'd like to say welcome to my newest follower, Traci, thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again sometime.
On to the crafting ..... there I was, getting all inky and having a fab time making a mess - you should have seen my fingers. So much fun that I just couldn't stop myself .... a pal had set a challenge which included cool colours and/or make a masterboard .... and  here's what happened
My COOL coloured masterboard
For the masterboard: I used a sheet of Bristol Board which I spritzed with water before laying Bleeding Art Tissue strips in purple and blue - you should have seen my fingers!!!
My card
And it's co-ordinating insert and envelope
Another view which I hoped would show the sheen of the mica powder
Materials used:
  • White A6, 300gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Navy card for matting
  • Patterned card from my masterboard
  • Stamplorations sentiment and Inkadinkado Christmas tree stamped  using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Inkadinkado tree stamp over stamped using embossing ink and then dusted with iridescent mica powder which I then set using hairspray
  • Tiny crystal gemstones added to embellish/bling it up!
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Craftbubble2½ group "Craft Mad and Loving It" (membership required) - Rudolph Day challenge - use cool colours and/or make a masterboard
  2. Craft Your Passion - Challenge No. 261 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting From The Heart - Challenge No.59 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge No. 138 - MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND

A masterboard can be used to make a number of things ... I think I can make several tags from it too, but here's another card - using new stash too! Don't you love it when that happens?

My card

And its co-ordinated insert and envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 14cm square blue card, for matting
  • 13½cm square cut from my masterboard
  • 14cm square white card for my insert
  • TCW mini circles (new stash) stencilled over the "lighter" side of my masterboard using Distress Inks in salty ocean (new stash) and picked raspberry
  • Tim Holtz (for Stampers Anonymous) snowflake stamped using the salty ocean and picked raspberry Distress Inks
  • Stamplorations sentiment (newish stash) stamped on to white card snippet using Brilliance
  • Mediterranean Blue ink
  • Tim Holtz snowflake partially stamped on the sentiment panel using the picked raspberry D.I.
  • Sentiment panel matted on to a snippet of the blue card, to match the matting layer
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight the snowflakes

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Merry Monday - Challenge No. 158 - STENCILS
  2. Craftbubble2½ Craft Mad & Loving It group (membership required) - Rudolph Day - USE COOL COLOURS AND/OR MASTERBOARD

FYI .... the canvas I shared with you recently ... well, that's hanging on the wall in my foyer ..

And now I'd like to share some photos of my day out yesterday ...... went to the fabulous Whimsodoodle ...

Whimsodoodle craft store - a real treat

Note:- THEY were out of stock of the CRAZY BIRDS too!! - see the spacae?

Want to see what I bought?
I've already cracked open the seals on the TCW stencil, the DI  mini
and the wood mounted stamp - Yee Haa!
I now have Peerless Watercolours - not familiar? Check out this link. And a BEAUTIFUL card made using them, on this blog here
Happy Tuesday


scrappyjacky said...

Good to see you getting ahead with christmas!!
Love the look of those 'ladies' stamps.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! That masterboard turned out just fabulous didn't it. Gorgeous colour combo and I love what you did with it. Great photo's. Can't wait to see your watercolours in action. They look intriguing. Lx

SARN said...

WOW - you really went for it on the masterboard and it's LOVELY. Great makes from it too. Can just imagine your hand colour!

I keep looking at that TH model girl set and wondering if I need it, then you go an nab it! Will be VERY INTERESTED to see what you make with it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lesley Thomas said...

Love the masterboard idea Kathy, did you make it on big sheet of card (A3 perhaps) so you could cut it up?

Pics are great I wish I had a shop like that near me. Stash is just like I would have envisioned you to buy. I can see those things turning up on cards in the near future.

Lilian said...

Great Card Kathy. Love the new stash.

Glad you are having a great time,

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely nontraditional Xmas card! Thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart!

My name is Wynneth said...

WOW ! amazing masterboard Kathy, love those colours - did you have to dress to match your hands when you went out ? Ha Ha !

Two fabulous cards using pieces of the masterboard too, I love them.

Oooo... how I love WsD, I've have been bankrupt by the time I'd hit the one stand from what I can see from the pix. I soooo love those slender and chic ladies stamps, I think I NEED to have them, it's beyond want.

Definitely have a visit to WsD planned for October.


Josephine said...

Fabulous cards!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

Debs M said...

fabulous masterboard and makes and oh my! be still my beating heart - look at that shop/stash! I think I have that balzer stencil but the rest looks great - looking forward to seeing what you will do with them x

Loll said...

LOVE your bright and colourful masterboard Kathy. Worth getting your fingers inky! :) You have already made two beautiful cards ... such a great idea to make a large piece which you can use on lots of projects. Happy to see your canvas up on the wall. :)

Thanks for the link to the beautiful butterfly watercoloured card. I have peerless, but have only used them once! Need to pull them out again! xx

Carolyn Cochran said...

Such a cute card! Thank you for playing with us at Craft Your Passion! Best of luck!
Carolyn DT

Tanvi Shah said...

Love the burst of colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion#261!