Sunday, 16 August 2015

Lazy (and not so soggy) Sunday!

Morning peeps,

Hope you're not too washed out by the dismal weekend weather - Friday was a complete washout - luckily I was indoors for much of it.

I was crafting with a pal all morning ...

Lilian, preparing a tag with masking fluid

My own tag with it's masking fluid in place!


My first Joseph's Coat make - using spiced marmalade and festive berries D.I.'s

Lilians' (left) and my own (right) second Joseph's Coat
I used D.I.'s in mustard seed, shabby shutters and salty ocean!

It has to be said that, although we had fun playing with the masking fluid it's not a technique either of us will probably find ourselves using again but, at least we tried it. The Joseph's Coat Technique, however, we might, we loved it!

And, once I left Lilian's I was headed to the local mall to meet another pal. I had a bit of a senior moment too ..... as I approached the M5 to head south I NEVER GAVE A THOUGHT TO THE FACT IT WAS FRIDAY AFTERNOON - DOH! As I sailed up the slip road to meet the stationary traffic - OMG!!!! Fortunately, this section of motorway is electronically "managed" and I was able to use the hard shoulder ...... it becomes the lane to turn off for the mall too - perfick!!! I sailed past all the stationary traffic in the other lanes - almost like I had a police escort and ended up meeting my pal early! Yee Haa! We stopped by M&S where my pal wanted a couple of shirts and, once the chore was done, we headed to the Patisserie Valerie where Liz enjoyed an eclair and I enjoyed a delicious and warm almond frangipane!! Since it was during the school holidays the cafe was busy but I didn't get snarled up in the usual Friday rush hour as I headed home - I was very happy about that!

Now, after a creative day .....  all I had to do is turn one or more of the experimental pieces in to something usable! So I did .... starting with one of the Joseph's Coat Technique pieces

My card
I LOVED the almost gold colour I created with the orange and red combo

And a close up of the super twinkly glitter card

And the co-ordinating inside and envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • White card snippet
  • Distress Inks: spiced marmalade, festive berries and aged mahogany
  • Creative Expressions grungey star, stamped using Versamark ink before sprinkling clear embossing powder (shaking off excess) and heat embossing
  • Once the embossing had cooled I then applied Memento tuxedo black ink all over the panel and image, wiping the excess from the star image
  • Gold glitter card, for matting
  • Stamplorations sentiment (from their HAPPY sentiment builder set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 190 - USE SNIPPETS 
  2. Bloggers challenge - August 14th - THEY SAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY
  3. Sister Act - challenge No. 119 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Polkadoodles - challenge No. 33 - USE SOMETHING NEW ... in my case the Joseph's Coat Technique, new to me that is!

Yesterday, whilst hubs was out, the surrogates came to call ........ bringing Riddick with them as well as Zac. Now, Riddick's a lovely boy and the surrogates HAD been away for a week so he was brim full of excitement .................... and mischief, and Zac? well he's always full of mischief!!! After they all left, the house looked like a whirlwind had been through, but it was lovely to see them and to hear what a fab time they had whilst in France - welcome back surrogates!

And happy Sunday to you all ... hubs is at his model engineering show again today which means I shall be hitting the table of craftiness very shortly!


Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks and sounds like fun times all around in the Purple Palace this week. Glad to hear Zac and Riddick enjoyed their respective holidays. Very impressed with your brusho's pieces and looking forward to seeing them deployed soon.

The star image is perfect for the Dreamcoat technique. A marriage made in heaven, if I may make so bold.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Lx

Lesley Thomas said...

I like the look you achieved with the masking fluid. Kathy, even though you thought is wasn't really for you. I have some of that fluid somewhere, but I think I'll buy some more, next time I find it!

Have a good day, it never ceases to amaze me how much you get done, considerinh how long you seem to be out!

Debs M said...

The josephs coat looks great with the star stamp - I must give it a go!! x

Barb said...

It sounds as if you've had a good couple of days, playing with a friend, eating cake, loved ones visiting and today more crafty playing. I really like the card you've made with the Jacob's coat technique Kathy. Barbxx

Clare Lloyd said...

looks fun and fab makes

Anjie said...

Fab make. Thanks for joining us in use something new challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

SARN said...

They all look good to me Kathy.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

catherine said...

Looks like you have been busy sociallising Kathy and glad you have had a good time. I love your Josephs Coat piece and the colour. Looks fabulous on your card too
x catherine

My name is Wynneth said...

Love, love your Joseph's Coat star project Kathy, it really does look amazing. I haven't tried that technique myself yet, must have a go.

Looks like you had a fun time with Lilian, makes me feel even more sad that we don't live closer to each other. The backgrounds you created look splendid to me, gorgeous Brusho colours - again using the masking fluid this way is a technique I haven't tried so far. I've flicked splashes of MF over a piece of cardstock before adding Brusho's but not used it the way I see from the pix that you used.

Thanks for the great ideas Matey.


Cherry said...

Looks like you and Lilian had fun on Friday indeed Kathy. The backgrounds look good to me, but you both sound unconvinced. As for the Joseph technique what a success indeed. Beautiful effects created and your colours are magnificent. Will definitely be giving that a go when I get home. The finished cards look fabulous. Glad you had a great time over the weekend even with the traffic - M 5 on Fiday - yuk! Have an amazing week. Where is the time going? Hugs C xxxx

Di said...

Fabulous card there Kathy! I love the vibrant orange against the black background - and you never cease to amaze me with the amount of fabulous work you produce. AND, doing the envelopes and insides of cards too!


Di xx

Karon said...

Great technique. Thanks for joining us for our Use Something New Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

chanya13 said...

So cute card. Love it. Thanks for joining us in our Use something New Challenge at Polkadoodles Hugs Agnieszka DT

Bev said...

Great idea as long as you remember to blow and not suck! Thanks for joining in the 'Something New' challenge over at Polkadoodles

Naz Smith said...

Wonderful work. Thanks for joining us for our Use something New Polkadoodles Challenge.
Naz xxx