Saturday, 24 June 2017

Saturday and some crafty makes from me .....

Hi there,

What can I say? I LOVE to craft and I like to enter challenges with my makes .... Saturday is a day that I set aside some time in the morning, usually between bouts of laundry, etc! and make something which (HOPEFULLY) makes me happy. I have one such make to share with you today - this is an ATC made using an image given to me (by my dear hubby) a little while ago and which hasn't seen ink anywhere near enough ... hangs head in shame! I was watching a video on colouring with pencils and the artist basically used one pencil to colour her entire image ... well, I HAD to have a go at that too and set myself the further challenge to ONLY use my cheap Crayola pencils, also sadly neglected since receiving (a more recent gift from my hubby) Faber Castell Polychromos pencils ...... check it out and see if I just wasted an hour! Although, IMHO an hour spent destressing and colouring in is NEVER wasted!

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of neon pink cardstock - which kind of made my choice regarding pencil colour too!
  • Crafty Individuals C.I. 372 "corned bunnies" image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Crayola magenta pencil used to colour the hare though I cheated and used more than one colour (pink, pale rose, raspberry and cool grey) as well as blending with Sansodor and a blending stump on the background! I also used Berol Verithik metallic gold pencil to colour the crown!
  • Stamplorations sentiment (from the NOTEWORTHY set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Paper Artsy splatter (my all time fave splatter - from HPXT01 set) image stamped using Brilliance pearlescent orchid ink
  • Creative Expressions dotty background (from the ARTY BACKGROUND set) image stamped on to the neon pink layer (to form a border) using Ranger Archival mini vibrant fuchsia ink
  • Stardust stickles used to draw a line border around the image panel

The magenta pencil is the one sticking out from the others
I'll be entering the above ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. Craft challenge - challenge No. 421 - ANIMALS
  2. Through the purple haze - challenge No. 127 - PINK
  3. Little Miss Muffet - challenge No. 165 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafting with an attitude - challenge No. 28 - ANYTHING GOES

And now, since it IS Saturday ..... another make from me ...

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

Materials used:

  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two white card panels cut to 9½ x 13.8cm
  • One Red card panel cut to 10 x 14.2cm
  • Two 8cm square (full cover adhesive) post its, stuck together and cut to shape using a fiskars finger trimmer
  • With my trimmed post its in place (as a mask) I applied Distress Inks: candied apple and fired brick, using a Tim Holtz mini blender
  • Leaving the mask in place I applied a thin layer of Crafters Companion spray and shine to seal the D.I.'s
  • Kaisercraft mini grid image stamped using Memento potters clay ink
  • Kaisercraft bubble wrap image stamped using Memento rhubarb stalk ink
  • Paper Artsy splatter image (HPXT01) stamped using Ranger Archival mini monarch orange ink
  • Sunshine Designs teaseal and Woodware sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 334 - SKETCH
  2. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 247 - MAKE YOUR MARK - 5th anniversary
  3. Art Impressions - challenge No. 211 - MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND
  4. That's Crafty - June 23rd challenge - KEEP IT SIMPLE


And, if you are interested, here is the video I was inspired by for the first project in today's post - it's by SplitCoastStampers - thanks peeps


Viv said...

Such pretty creations here Kathy, love them all, well done. My pencils are languishing in a drawer too...oh the shame ;) Viv xx

Liz said...

Fabulous makes, Kathy. Most impressed how quickly you got in your entry for the LIM challenge! Love the design, so striking. xx

SARN said...

You certainly didn't waste an hour this morning Kathy. Lovely colouring & fab ATC . . . Great image.

Also love the CAS thanku card with the splash of orange xxx

Maaike Uijthoven said...

good to see more memenot inkblending ;-) great card

Esther said...

Seriously lovely makes, Kathy! Your colouring on the ATC is fab, just the right shading, and a super end result <3 Loving your card for our sketch challenge too with that wonderful pop of colour and the stylish stem over the top. Totally fab! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

cotnob said...

A super ATC and card Kathy, such an adorable bunny and lovely warm colours on the card.
Pauline -
Crafting with Cotnob

Lillianb said...

Two great makes Kathy, Thanks fir sharing the video


Pat said...

I love your ATC with that CI hare Kathy and love the colouring and the pretty pink background, and the LIM card with that clever shape looks great using the orange and red tones and the teasel and large sentiment are the perfect finishing touches. x

Cara said...

Love your ATC, must ink up my stamp more often too. You're right, time spent colouring is never wasted. Your LIM entry is fabulous, love that vibrant orange blend x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Bold, bright and beautiful Kathy! A superb take on the sketch. Love that lone bloom and the red hot colours of your cut-away section. Great idea and CAS-tastic. Thanks for joining us at Less is More this week.

Izzy Scrap said...

Gorgeous take on our challenge Kathy ! Love this bright and vibrant orange wave ! It highlights so beautifully these black stem and sentiment ! A fabulous CAS card ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Super CAS card, a lovely treat for those on the receiving end of your Thank yous. Thank you for joining in with the That's Crafty *Keep it Simple* Blog Challenge.. Tracey x

Nandini said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. Nandini, DT

Neets B said...

Loving the juice blend of your panel and the co-ordinating frame. A great use of your wonderful stash once again too.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

:-)) Very nice card. I love every element of it.
Thank you for joining us at CWAA.