Saturday, 15 August 2015

Welcome to challenge day

Hello readers,

Hope your weekend has started well.

I had some snippets, had been watching a youtube presentation and had nothing else to do so .....

It's perhaps a slightly too simple ATC but I sooo did NOT want to cover up much of the sparkle

My panel which turned in to a masterboard for ATC's

A close up of the sparkle medium through the "cell theory" stencil

Materials used:
  • Snippet of water colour paper
  • Gelato's in gold, silver, yellow and pink
  • TCW stencil (cell theory) and Imagination Crafts "Diamond" sparkle medium
And over at Simply Less Is More the theme was simply Congratulations so ...

My card

And a close up of the celebratory sparkle

And the co-ordinating insert and envelope

Materials used:

  • 5" x 7" white, 300gsm, card blank
  • White card for image panel and insert (11½ x 16½)
  • Red card for matting
  • Fiskars border (from their GEO border set) stamped using Versamark ink before heat embossing with Gold dazzle embossing powder ... and (amazingly enough) it's NBUS so I just KNOW Darnell will be pleased!
  • Woodware sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 237 - CONGRATULATIONS
  2. Sister Act - challenge No. 119 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Simply Create Too - challenge No. 92 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. CASe this sketch - challenge No. 136 - SKETCH see below


Barb said...

Morning Kathy, I just checked in and up you popped!

I really like your lovely ATC. That little dog is so cut and you're right not to cover up more of that lovely background. I must get some of that Diamond sparkle medium. It gives a lovely effect.

Your card is really elegant. I really like that border stamp. Barbxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Morning. Hope you're enjoying some sunshine today.

Lovely ATC but the real star of the show is your gorgeous card. It's a triumph! Best of luck with the challenge. Your card is a winner in my book Lx

Craft-E-Place said...

Your card is amazing - beautiful and elegant!

Ann Tuck said...

What a striking border stamp - so glad you did it in glittery gold! Perfectly suited to Congratulations!

Glittertastic said...

Beautiful card Kathy - the shimmery gold looks fab!


Gerrina said...

Even the glitter looks so elegant at your card! Great one! And I do like the ATC; a cute dog and original background. Have a colourfull and sunny week!

Neets B said...

Your congrats card just oozes class, Kathy. I love it!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

My name is Wynneth said...

What a splendid ATC Kathy, I love the cute dawg image and don't blame you at all not wanting to cover up the gorgeous sparkly background.

Now, your LIM entry is a positive triumph Matey, so classy and chic - love that gorgeous gold embossing. Just Fabulous Dahlink !


Anne said...

Whew that gold shimmery border looks fab Kathy - v elegant and classy!
Thanks for joining us this week
Less is More

Ankie vd Polder said...

Your LIM card is very chique. Love it. Hugs, Ankie

Maaike Uijthoven said...

as soon as i saw it i knew you also entered case this sketch, the gold foil is fab!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love your fabulous take on the CTS sketch!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Stunning cards Kathy as always and I'm particularly loving the super classy look of the LIM one. All that sparkly embossing and lots of yummy white space just pops right out! Super elegant and perfect take on the challenges.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Chrissie said...

This looks terrific Kathy, that gold looks wonderful!
Thanks so much
"Less is More

Hannelie said...

Beautiful design in gold Kathy...Really special!
Thanks for joining Case this sketch

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card and ATC, Kathy, love the sparkle on both of them, thank you for playing with Simply Create Too. Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!

Love and hugs