Saturday, 23 April 2016

Saturday ... and that can only mean one thing ..

Hi all

Saturday mornings usually involve me crafting to Sounds of the Sixties and having a go at as many new challenges as take my fancy .... today's no different

My card
And a closer view of the image panel
The front and back of the card and the envelope
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Snippet of gesso'd white card and a snippet of black card for matting
  • Distress Crayons: picked raspberry and peacock feathers
  • TCW and Tim Holtz stencil and a baby wipe to knock back colour and add "texture"
  • Inkadinkado image stamped using Ranger Archival black soot Distress ink 
  • MSF sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival black soot Distress ink
  • Stardust stickles to add twinkly highlights to the image

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 273 - SAINTS, DRAGONS OR HEROES ... I went wit SAINT Nicholas!!
  2. C.R.A.F.T. - challenge No. 360 - CHRISTMAS
  3. Crafting with an attitude - challengeNo. 14 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. DL Art - April challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 278 - USE A SENTIMENT

And I seem to be in a bit of a journaling phase right now too ..... I watched a video by Kim Dellow recently and this page appears to have grown from her technique ... check it out

Materials used:
  • Strathmore mixed media journal page
  • White gesso
  • Acrylic paints in orange neon yellow along with GLOW acrylics in orange, pink and green applied with an old "credit" card
  • Images by: Stampotique, Dylusions, Dina Wakely, Inkadinkado and Stampers Anonymous
  • Inks: Ranger Archival and Distress Archival
Here's the "naked" page and the materials used too

And the video? See below or check out Kims blog here

As an aside, I'm chuffed to bits to have discovered one of my cards made TOP ADDICT over at Addicted to Stamps and More this week for challenge No. 189 ... see below, Sarn, your card's a prize winner mate - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And woo hoo! I get Stamplorations and All Dressed Up goodies! Thanks so much peeps.



Debs M said...

great idea for St,Nicholas and loving that journal page! Congrats on being top addict too x

Kimberley said...

Another great LIM entry Kathy.

katieo said...

I love the way you colored your card purple. You have a head start on holiday cards. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April Linky Challenge. Katie-DT member

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fab take on the theme Mrs. Love your card AND your gorgeous journal page. Top job! Lx

lilian said...

Great card ' I love panel, great top and well done on being top addict,.


Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 278 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too x

Sarn said...

Ok, this is the THIRD attempt at leaving you a comment! Def tried y'day but has not appeared, then it crashed after I pressed send this morn by phone. Now on tablet!

Many congrats on your win . . . Very well deserved mate.

Your Santa card is wonderful as is your AJ page . . . Great inking for both. Thanks for sharing video too.

PRESSING Send button and hoping . . . .

LesleyG said...

Congratulations, fab Saint Nicholas, and fab journal page too ! Xxx

Esther said...

Super card, love the St Nicholas take on the challenge! That journal page looks great too - and well done on your other win! Enjoy the goodies!

Cara said...

Congratulations on your win and two fab projects too. Cara x

DIANA L. said...

What a super fun Christmas card and I love the journal page -- great stuff going on in the post!!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

DL.ART crinkle ribbon

Brenda said...

Amazing card, I love the coloring technique you used. Great image choice. Thank so much for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge!

Adrijana Knez said...

Hi Kathy.

Such a lovely card.
Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge - Christmas this week!

Have a nice and creative day, Jana - DT C.R.A.F.T. Ch.
My blog: (Jane's Creative Garden)

Anne said...

Saint Nick is a perfect choice for our theme Kathy - fab card in your signature colours!
That jounalling page looks brilliant too :)
Thanks so much for joining us
"Less is More"

Cardsbymaaike said...

Saint Nicholas is inspired ;-) well thought of! also a hero to most kids ;-)

Aunty Sue said...

Just love these Christmas card so pleased youy share it with us at CRAFT in our Christmas challenge. Good luck and hope you will join in our new one on thursday.
Aunty Sue DT

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Those are such tremendous colours for a Christmas card make Kathy. Amazing image and it is perfect for out challenge. Loved seeing your journal page too.
Lovely to see you again at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Chrissie said...

Saint Nick was a perfect choice for this challenge Kathy, how creative of you!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"