Sunday, 18 June 2017

Welcome to a summer Sunday

Morning readers,

What a lovely day it was yesterday? The sun shone and we spent time with our surrogate family - perfick .. oh, and we got a little exercise too (that would be the walk to and from)!

Things are a little sluggish at the purple palace this morning, due to a late night and a bevy (or two!). Maybe this explains why I simply HAD to position my image panel "on the wonk"!!! So, is my image a chessboard or a futuristic image? I remain undecided

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of black card and white card 
  • Lost Coast image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Stamplorations sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Distress Inks in carved pumpkin and candied apple applied using a Tim Holtz mini blender and colour bleached out in a couple of spots using water, allowed to develop and then the excess blotted away
  • Creative Expressions border image stamped using Memento rich cocoa just to add a little interest and depth around the edges
  • Once dry I applied a layer of Crafters Companion spray and shine to seal and protect the water based inks
  • Using a Tsukineko gelly roll white gel pen I doodled a bit of a border and accented the sentiment

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Brown Sugar - challenge No. 255 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 132 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Morgans ArtWorld - challenge No. 12 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 198 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Crafting with an attitude - challenge No. 28 - ANYTHING GOES
And since I didn't get around to the LIM challenge yesterday ....

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

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 13½cm square
  • One piece of neon pink card cut to mat at 1.6mm border
  • Snippets of card in white, black and neon pink - for personalised panel
  • Rubbudubbadoo sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • JOFY circles (from the JOFY14 set) stamped using Rangers Archival vibrant fuchsia ink
  • Using the Cooper black font I computer generated the name, printing on to 200gsm card before cutting in to my banner shape and matting on neon pink and then black
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight the mini circles

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 333 - PERSONALISE IT
  2. Crafting with dragonflies - challenge No. 83 - SENTIMENT AS THE MAIN FOCUS


Lillianb said...

You ATC is great mate, Love the [ as you call it ] wonky image Great colour on the back ground


Esther said...

Love these! For the ATC, I'm going with "futuristic image" as it looks just like a scene from a sci-fi film! Fantastic. Your personalised card is so pretty with those pinks and circles <3 Gorgeous design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Cara said...

Love your ATC , I'm in camp futuristic I think! Your personalised card is fabulous, love the colour x

Susan said...

Terrific thank you how you added the design to your envelope! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Izzy Scrap said...

Two great cards ! For your first one, at first sight I would say a chessboard, but looking at it better, with this orange background, I thought to the planet Mars, so I would say futuristic landscape ! Your thank you card is just fabulous, love this Thank You sentiment ! A great CAS card for our challenge this week ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

Liz said...

Great ATC, Kathy, I love the rich colours. Your CAS card is just beautiful, perfect for the LIM challenge. xx

Pat said...

I love the bright ATC Kathy and the image is a little reminiscent of a chess board but maybe of the futuristic kind and love the white spots you have doodled round the edge and also added to the image. The card looks great with the black, pink and white combination and the way you have used just that small circle stamp works beautifully and it is finished perfectly with the personalised sentiment. x

Denise Goeldner said...

Great creations. Thanks for entering Creative Knockouts good luck and hope to see you again
Denise DT

SARN said...

I think that ATC is superb. That stamped chessboard image works perfectly on an ATC and I love the colours you used.

Great card for Wynneth too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Linby said...

Great ATC for some reason it reminds me of The Prisoner - fab colours too. Great LIM card - that is not a name you are going to find easily on anything in the shops.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply delightful Kathy and I just love that pop of pink with black and white. CAS and cool! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More with your take on our Personalise It challenge.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Such great projects! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing it with us at Brown Sugar and please play along again.
Tammy DT

Julie B said...

Personalised cards are such a lovely way to say thanks, love the petty hints of colour too. :)

Gerrina said...

Love the colours of the ATC! And your LIM-card is a beautiful and so CAS-one! Great how you used the timy circkles from that set! Hope your week isn't too warm! Hugs, Gerrina

cotnob said...

Great card and ATC Kathy, I especial like the CAS card.
Pauline -
Crafting with Cotnob

Neets B said...

A fabulous personalised thank you card, Kathy. You combine your stash items so well and always such great detail with your envelopes too.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Sollan said...

I just love this card! Stunning! Thank you for participating at Brown Sugar Challenge

Karen C said...

Oh this is so lovely! Thank you for playing at Crafting With Dragonflies! I can’t wait to see more from you soon!
Karen C

Bożena Adamusińska said...

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