Saturday, 12 August 2017

Saturday post ....

Hey there readers,

Couple of crafting makes to share with you today ... the first is a prickly ATC ... using, for a change, my pro markers this time as I SOOOO wanted some very vibrant colours.

And a closer view of the actual image and sparkle
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in purple and white
  • Woodware "succulents" image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Pro Marker alcohol markers to colour .... the faux "Regency stripe" was actually unintentional - my yellow marker is running low on ink and the broad chisel top produced the above result, however, I quite like it!
  • Kaisercraft Aztec borders stamped using Memento rosebud ink
  • CASual Friday sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • White Tsukineko gelly roll gel pen used to doodle a border on the purple layer
  • Stardust stickles used to bling up the flower petals and centre
  • Plaid dimensional gloss applied to the pot to make it look a tad more "ceramic"

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Passion for Promarkers - challenge No. 407 - ADD GLITTER
  2. Paper Shelter - challenge No. 304 - BLOOMING DAYS
  3. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 135 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Simply Create Too - challenge No. 130 - USE FLOWERS
  5. Happy Little Stampers - August challenge - DOODLE

And now for a card ... in honour of the Balloon Fiesta

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
  • One piece of white card cut to 14.2 x 10cm - for my insert
  • Inkadinkado balloon and cog images along with Happy Little Stampers sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black (although I used London fog on the insert)
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils to add colour to my balloon

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-

  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No.341 - ONE LAYER CARD WEEK and the theme is VEHICLE
  2. Pattie's Creations - challenge No. 137 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Making Memories - challenge No. 8 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Emerald City - challenge No. 2 - ANYTHING GOES

It's the weekend of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta and we are lucky enough to (occasionally) be on their flight path. Yesterday morning they were fairly close ..... in previous years we've been lucky enough to have them fly right over the house but this was as close as they came! This morning? Just two and they were far too far away to photograph!

This was not long after 07:15 .. though looking at my camera, it rather looks
like I forgot to change it's clock at the last change! Ooopsie, hardly worth bothering now, for 8 weeks or so!


Lilian said...

Love both images Kathy two great makes.


Pat said...

Two great makes Kathy and I love the colourful cactus ATC and the glittery flower and shine on the pot, then your prettily patterned and coloured balloon, and a great photo of the balloons in the distance. Hopefully it will be good enough weather this weekend for them to fly each day. We actually went to it once but that particular afternoon the conditions were not good for flight so only about two or three went up on tethers. x

Neets B said...

As soon as I saw the balloon in the gallery I knew it would be yours! I've never been to the balloon fiesta but it look like a fabulous sight. Thanks for sharing your pic and of course your fab card.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Claudia said...

Hi Kathyk, the stamp you used is really crazy and you created a great modern card with a slightly vintage look.
Hugs Claudia

Sarn said...

Beautifully coloured ATC and a lovely one layer card for the LIM challenge in perfect tune with the balloon fiesta going on your way.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Esther said...

A balloon fiesta sounds like a great idea! So cool! Loving your funky cactus card, and the balloon card was a fab idea for our vehicle challenge. Had to pop by and comment before I step down :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Simply Create Too.
~DT Janis

Cara said...

Love your ATC, the yellow background looks totally intentional. Your balloon card is fabulous, how fun that you have the ballon festival near you. Your photograph is awesome x

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous cards, love the colors on the first one and balloon on the second! Thank you for joining us at Making Memories Crafting! We hope to see you again!
Sherry x - DT for Making Memories Crafting
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

Ann said...

Love your bright balloon and your sharing of photos of your view of the Balloon Fiesta! Both cards are bright and happy - love them!

Darnell said...

I love your vibrant and colorful ATC, Kathy, and your fabulous hot air balloon card! Thank you for sharing the annual Balloon Fiesta photo, too! Hugs, Darnell

Cardsbymaaike said...

cute and what a view!, Not the same idea this week lol

Anita in France said...

Your ATC is so bright and vibrant, Kathy ... and that balloon is brilliant ... a great vehicle ... so fun and quirky! We also had a hot air balloon festival recently ... it looked just like your photo ... must have been the ideal weather in both countries! Anita :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Sounds like brilliant sight ... a balloon fiesta - why not. I bet it's a riot of colour and thanks for sharing the photo as well as your stunning card Kathy. A wonderful take on the challenge for this week and as always thanks for joining in at Less is More

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Thanks for joining us…
Artist and Owner

Crafty KJ said...

Aw I love this cactus ATC and it looks great coloured with your Promarkers, so bright and colourful! The stickles adds some lovely bling to your flowers and a great idea to add gloss to the pot- love it! Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers and good luck in the draw! Hugs, Karen xx

Jane said...

Gorgeous bright colours on that cactus atc, love it! Thanks for playing at HLS atc Challenge.

Amy Cohen said...

Fabulous cactus card!! I love that stamp set too!! Such bright and cheerful colors. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter.

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks so much for entering this delightful project into our challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope you will join us again. xx
{aNNie}DT for Emerald City Crafts

K M Meena Herale said...

Beautiful ATC, lovely image and colours. Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.


Elizabeth Hart said...

fun and fabulous choice of colors on this card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Linda said...

Great little ATC .... love the bright colours. Thank you for playing along at the Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely colourful Cactus ATC!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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