Sunday, 24 April 2016

Another lovely Sunday ...

Morning all

Another lovely Sunday here, hope your weekend is going according to plan. 

Having made a masculine card recently and then realised it might be in rather poor taste to send it .. I thought I should have another go - and here it is, Mark II! I am sooooooooooooo loving the Distress Crayons and owe pal, Lauren, a debt of gratitude for "taking one for the team" and acquiring a set so she could review them before I (or any of our crafting group) bought some! Cheers mate!, hope you will approve of the colours I used today.

My card
The front and back of my card
The inside of my card and the envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 13½cm square
  • Two pieces of black card cut to 14½cm square
  • Snippets: black card and white card for image panel and a snippet of white card for my plane image
  • White gesso, applied to larger white card snippet
  • Distress Craysons: twisted citron, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon
  • Ranger stencils through which I rubbed a slightly damp baby wipe, to knock back some of the colour
  • Stampers Anonymous World map stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink, on to the larger square of white card
  • Stampers Anonymous "plane" image stamped on to a snippet of white card using Versafine onyx black ink (for a really solid black image) and, once dry, fussy cut out and applied to the image panel using dimensional foam tape

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No - SNIPPETS CHALLENGE
  2. Just Add Ink - challenge No. 308 - JUST ADD "M" ... my M? MAP!
  3. Seize the Birthday - April 21st challenge - ANYTHING GOES - 2nd entry
  4. Creative Artiste - challenge No. 13 -  ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
  5. Curtain Call - April 15th - KEEP IT SIMPLE

And, whilst I had those Distress Crayons out .... an ATC just kind of happened!

Materials Used:
  • ATC blank
  • White card snippet, coated with gesso and allowed to dry
  • Distress Crayons: twisted citron, mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers scribbled and then blended with a moistened finger
  • Using a baby wipe and a couple of stencils by TCW and Stampers Anonymous I knocked back some colour and also ADDED some colour with a Ranger Archival jet black ink pad applied with a piece of cut and dry
  • Dylusions circles image stamped using Brilliance pearlescent blue ink
  • Stampers Anonymous crazy bird stamped twice, once on to my image panel and a second time on to a white card snippet
  • Alcohol markers to colour image which I then fussy cut out (apart from the legs - too small) and affixed directly over the other stamped image
  • Penny Black "foliage" image stamped (to ground the image) using Memento grape jelly ink
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen and Signo Uniball white gel pen used to add highlights and a Pitt Big Brush pen to outline the ATC

The Crane family swung by again - awww


Debs M said...

Love that colour combo! Great male cad and ATC x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! What a great card! Wholeheartedly approve of your gorgeous blue/green combo Mrs.

Love your cute ATC too! Can't resist those Craaaazy Birds :oD


Di said...

Wow Kathy - what a splendid card - you really captured the feeling of motion there. Just perfect for a chap!

And the crane family is marvelous - great shot!


Di xx

sandie said...

wow you rock using those crayons Kathy. Great guy card. Why not enter it into the 'vehicle' challenge at Inkspirational x

Barb said...

A great card Kathy. I love the colour combo. Barbxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Awesome masculine card! Love the color combo.

Marisa said...

Great card - love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

Cara said...

I adore that card, stunning and such a fun ATC too. Cara x

Karren said...

Fabulous masculine card and adorable ATC. I keep telling myself I do not need distress crayons, but it doesn't work very well when I see them used so beautifully :)

lilian said...

Great card Kathy and love the ATC, i think i am going to have to get some on the crayons soon, Love what you are doing with them,


Leigh Penner said...

Great projects!

Rochelle Blok said...

Fantastic masculine card Kathy! Love the white space and then the colour over the black stamping. Thanks for joining us this week for our 'M' challenge at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

Narelle Farrugia said...

Great masculine card! I love your creative take on our Just Add M challenge this week. Thanks for joining in our challenge!

KimB said...

The transition of colours really add to the feel of movement Kathy and make the image so atmospheric. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is great how you have decorated all the parts of the card and envelope. I really love they way you have coloured the image. Chantell JAI

Andree said...

A fabulous male card and matching envelope. The stamp set is perfect. I love how you've created the background with the wonderful colours and stencils.
Thank you for joining in with the April challenge "Anything Goes with Chipboard, Stencils, or Flowers Options " at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

Sue said...

Brilliant male card - I love your colouring technique and the Crazy Birds are some of my favourite stamps at the moment. Those Cranes look rather spectacular too. Sue.x

Colleen said...

Amazing cards, love your collage with the crazy bird! Your airplane masculine card (perfect by the way!) is amazing..the inside, and the envelope flap...all of it is perfect! Thank you for sharing that at Seize the Birthday!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Kathy. Love the vintage style plane. I love how you used the image on the inside and on the envelope. I am bird crazy! Great coloring! Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Glenda J said...

Love the birthday card! The background behind the plane is so cool! The tag is super fun too. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.