It was the birthday of a pal on Tuesday and he was working so it was yesterday before we got the chance to celebrate - by going to Abuelo's for a celebratory dinner - yummy! Then it was back to the home of our pal's ... for birthday cake!
My good friend, Lauren, made her television debut yesterday on the HOCHANDA channel with two one hour shows (12th May at 11:00 and 18:00 here if you want to watch on catch up), she was perfectly splendid and made some fab projects - YAY! And WELL DONE mate.
Bought a new set of Inkadinkado stamps recently (there CAN'T realistically be THAT many I DON'T have ... and yet ...) and decided it was time to ink up at least one image so .... here's my very CAS card with one of the trees .... I reckon this might be suitable as a guy card - whaddya think readers? And I'm pretty sure it would make an awesome Christmas card with the addition of a more appropriate sentiment and some SNOW!
|And a closer view which I hope will show you the twinkle on the tree|
- White C6/A2, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
- Two white card panels cut to 3¾ x 5"
- Two black card panels cut to 4 x 5¼"
- Inkadinkado tree image and Cats Pyjamas sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Copic markers to add colour and "grounding" for my tree
- Stardust stickles to bling it up a bit!
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
- 5" x 7" white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
- Snippets of white card for image and sentiment panels
- Snippets of black card, for matting
- White gesso, applied with a dry baby wipe and set aside to dry
- Crayola slick stix in yellow/orange and red ..... scribbled and then blended with a barely moist baby wipe (what did we ever do before the advent of baby wipes?)
- Using the barely moist baby wipe I then deployed stencils from Tim Holtz and TCW to add texture and knock back colour, whilst I had the stencils in my hand I also added some black archival ink using a piece of cut and dry foam
- The Cats Pyjamas sentiment was stamped using Ranger Archival black ink and the Stampers Anonymous numbers in watering can
I'll be entering this make for the following challenges:-
- Penny's Papercraft Challenge - challenge No. 277 - ANYTHING GOES
- Create and Inspire - challenge No. 45 - ANYTHING GOES
- Inky Chicks - challenge No. 6 - IT'S BIRTHDAY TIME
- Sisterhood of crafters - May 11th challenge - NO DESIGNER PAPERS
And what do I think of Crayola slick stix? Frankly, I like these too, and I found them super easy to blend on gesso'd card once I realised that I could wipe the gesso'd surface with a baby wipe before applying colour too!!! They're half the price of Distress Crayons but really only available in the more primary colours ..... but they DO include silver and gold. Not that I've had the chance to play with more than four or five of the colours yet so the jury is still out on whether I prefer them but .... Amazon sell a set of 12 for under a tenner, which just about buys you one set of 6 of the Distress Crayons so, if you're not sure if the technique's for you then Crayola MIGHT be the way to go to find out!
I've had this cute graphic for a while, found it on facebook .... thought I'd used it before but it would seem not .. hope this week's Friday Funny tickles your funny bone!