Saturday, 21 May 2016

Another Saturday, another challenge .....

Hi there peeps,

Hope your weekend is coming along a treat, we had guests join us for dinner last evening and we had a splendid evening. Hubby did one of his splendid curries - yummmm!

Surrogate daughter #2 and her real mum (Dawn) and SD#2 and her hubby, Chris

As you all know, I like to spend Saturday mornings at my craft table and today's no different. I have some new stash (recent prizes as well as shopping) to play with and wanted to play with it along with my old and much loved stash ..... I am loving this colour scheme and these stars and am really happy with this ATC, it made me smile!

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in black and white
  • White gesso applied to the white snippet
  • Distress Crayons in mustard seed, spiced marmalade and twisted citron applied scribble fashion and blended with a moistened finger
  • Stencils by TCW and Tim Holtz deployed with the aid of a drying out baby wipe and also Ranger Archival jet black ink with a piece of cut and dry
  • Dina Wakely star image and Stamplorations word stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Recollections splatter image stamped using Delicata silver ink
  • Stardust stickles used to trace the almost complete star, to add some sparkle
  • White gel pen used to doodle a border on the black matting layer

I'll be entering this ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. Southern Girls - May 12th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Pennys challenge - challenge No. 278 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Create and Inspire - challenge NO. 46 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Simply Papercraft for all occasions - challenge No. 29 - ANYTHING GOES

And now on to my CAS card entry

My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of the envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces each of white card and black card + snippets of each for the image panel and bird/balloon/hat
  • Stampers Anonymous Crazy bird images stamped using Memento tuxedo black
  • Alcohol markers to colour
  • Glossy Accents to add gloss and dimension to the balloons
  • White gesso applied to the image panel and allowed to dry
  • Distress Crayons: fossilised amber, fesive berries and spiced marmalade + Crayola Slick Stix in yellow and orange - applied scribble style and blended with my trusty moist finger!
  • That's Crafty Dinky stencil and TCW line stencil used with a baby wipe (to knock back colour) and a piece of cut and dry foam with Ranger Archival jet black ink - to give interest and texture
  • Once assembled I drew the "string" using an "F" thickness pitt pen
  • CAS-ual Fridays sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink

I'll be entering the above card for the following challenges:
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 277 - ANYTHING WHICH POPS OR BANGS!
  2. CAS-ual Fridays - challenge No. 148 - BIRTHDAY BOY
  3. Seize the birthday - May 19th challenge - ADDING DIMENSION
  4. CASology - challenge No. 198 - STENCIL


SARN said...

Fabulously colourful and inspiring ATC and totally wonderful bird card. Fun pix of yr guests too.

Happy Saturday xxx

Jan Ltc said...

This is lovely xx Jan

Theresa Pace said...

both fab. love your birdie one xx

Sherrie M. said...

What a fun card Kathy! Love what you did with the stencils. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week.

Lisa Harrolle said...

Both cards are fantastic! I love the birthday bird card that you did for CAS-ual Fridays boy challenge. Awesome job on that little bird!

serendipity said...

Just LOVE your birdie card, so much fun. Looks like everyone was having a good time.
Great ATC too.

Cara said...

Fab ATC and I love your card, great masking going on there. Cara x

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Gorgeous cards! I have got to give your tutorial a go, as the end result is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Sue said...

Fabulous card - I love the Crazy Birds stamps and your background is super. Love your very arty ATC too.

Kimberley said...

Love this funky bird Kathy - a bit like your good self!

Bobby said...

I love the background you created behind the bird, Kathy. I tend to leave things plain but I'd love to be able to pull this off.

Ardyth said...

Love the bright colours and the happy feeling of this! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Kathy!

Colleen said...

Kathy, your bird card is fabulous...those crazy birds are just so fun to see in the gallery! Thank you for sharing at Seize the Birthday!

Chrissie said...

Just love this crazy bird and his duet of balloons!
Super job Kathy!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Fongyi Goh said...

Such a cute card and I love your colouring, its so beautiful!

Lisa :) said...

great cards!!

Amy Cohen said...

Very creative! Love the colors- thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

Anne said...

What a stunning background for that gorgeous Crazy Bird, love it Kathy!
Thank you for the printer help, I will be ordering some Magic Powder :)
Thank you for joining us
"Less is More"

Gerrina said...

Your backgrounds on both look so good!! Love the sunny colours and all the little accents you gave them! Beautiful design for the CAS-card aswell; so balanced this card! Hope you have a good week!

Esther said...

Such artistic work! I love the colour and texture of the ATC, and the bird card is a fantastic LIM entry - well done!

Linby said...

What a fab take on the challenge and beautifully and artfully done too.

Sharon said...

Really love your LIM entry Kathy. The vibrant panel behind the crazy bird is awesome, and the bird looks fantastic too. Thanks so much for joining us.
Sharon xx "Less is More"

Glenda J said...

This is super fun! Great colours and design. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.