Friday, 5 August 2016

Welcome to the first Friday in ... AUGUST!!!

Morning all,

Not entirely sure where this year is going but it certainly is ... going!!

Last weekend I was at the first Happy Little Stampers retreat in Swindon, organised by Kylie from Australia. She'd organised it so well that we really didn't have to take much and yet ... we still did!!!  If you want to see pix of the fun had by all at the retreat then do check out my posts from earlier this week, it really was so much fun and it was great to meet and spend time with so many blog buddy's - thanks ladies.

This was one of my makes at the retreat which, I felt, needed a silhouette image which none of us had so I finished this off at home!

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

Materials used:
  • 300gsm Kraft card cut to a C6/A2 card blank and a matching sized envelope
  • White card cut slightly smaller than card blank (inside for the sentiment design and for matting on the card front)
  • Marvy le plume alcohol markers in blue, used to colour the white card I had (we had two finishes of white card, cream and Kraft card provided along with a pad of watercolour paper - all 300gsm) so I had to colour my matting layers.
  • Kaisercraft border image stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
  • Watercolour paper used with ultramarine and lemon brushos over Colourcraft water based wax and smooshed using fingers before covering with scrunched cling film (plastic wrap) and then setting aside to dry
  • Once dry I stamped the Stamplorations sentiment and Sundays International flower image using Ranger Archival inks in jet black and cobalt blue



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Shopping Our Stash - challenge No. 263 - SILHOUETTES (image - P)
  2. Crafty Gals Corner - challenge No. 83 - BIRTHDAYS/CELEBRATIONS
  3. Simon Says Stamp - August 3rd challenge - FABULOUS FLORALS
  4. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 205 - PHOTO INSPIRATION (see below) .. I LOVE smooshing - who doesn't?


And now for this weeks Friday Funny's - some from Lilian and some from facebook - ENJOY











13 comments:

SARN said...

Great card. Love the background &agree a silhouette flower was the way to go. Chuckled at the Friday funnies thanks. Have a great day. Xxx

lilian said...

Great card mate, Love the background,

Lilian

Pat said...

I love the colour of that beautiful background Kathy and the black silhouette flower and sentiment finish it perfectly. Thanks for that great selection of funnies, they definitely made me chuckle. x

Mimi said...

Love the colors of your card... so bright and awesome with the watercolor effect! Sounds like a fun retreat-- I'll have to peek at your previous posts to check out the mayhem! Thanks for sharing at SOS again!

Kathleen said...

Love this Kathy.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Hello Lovely
Very nice card there. Love the soft colours.
I had a little scan through your last few posts.....You sneaked a piccie of me on there too!! It was lovely to see you at last. We live so close yet never met until then. We must meet up again soon!
Love the funnies specially Neighbourline!!
xx

Cara said...

The silhouette image really finishes that card off beautifully. Love the funnies too. Cara x

Monika Reeck said...

your BG is stunning
and the silhouette flower is perfect for your lovely background
sweet card and I love this
So happy you joined us at ATSM this week
hugs
Monika (ATSM DT)

Jenn Paci said...

love the technique you used for this card. Such fantastic result!! Thanks for joining in on this weeks challenge at Crafty Gals Corner! Jenn DT

EdenLand Designs said...

Oooooo!!! Your background is gorgeous!!! The silhouette is perfect with it as well :) Thanks for the chuckle from the funnies, too :D Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this week!
Susan - DT

EdenLand Designs said...

Oooooo!!! Your background is gorgeous!!! The silhouette is perfect with it as well :) Thanks for the chuckle from the funnies, too :D Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this week!
Susan - DT

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Kathy! I love the silhouette flower stamp you've used and your background is lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

lauren bergold said...

what a pretty card, such a good use of the silhouette images! thanks for SHOPPING OUR STASH with us this week! ♥