Saturday, 23 September 2017

Saturday chatter-day!

Hi there readers,

It's the weekend again ... AND the sun is shining .. well, it IS here!

A couple of crafting projects to share with you today ....

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in both pink and white
  • On to the white snippet I stamped the Katzelkraft rat image (KTZ179) using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image
  • That's Crafty Dinky faux brick stencil (TC026) through which I applied Memento dandelion ink using a brush
  • Stamplorations sentiment (it's all about YOU typed and boxed set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Black Pitt pen to doodle border around the sentiment boxes and the pink matted layer

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Little Miss Muffet - challenge No. 172 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 38 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Morgan's ArtWorld - challenge No. 19 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 137 - ANYTHING GOES
And now for another make ..

My card
And a closer view - to show the texture and glitter granules


The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White 15cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 14cm square
  • Additional snippet of card with two holes cut out (using a circular die) 4cm diameter, to use as masks
  • Using Tim Holtz mini blenders I applied Distress Ink in squeezed lemonade to one circle, picked raspberry to another and then both colours applied to the overlapping circle.
  • Using the same masks (to confine the spray) I applied Crafters Companion spray and shine to the circles, to protect in transit
  • For the back of the card, insert and envelope I used MFT (party patterns) and stamped using Memento inks in dandelion, rosebud and tangelo
  • Imagine That sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Stamplorations stencil through which I applied Faber Castell glass bead glitter gel using a spatula - you can see the granularity in the close up pic above - it dries to a FABULOUS twinkly finish
  • Finally, the image panel was attached to my card using dimensional foam tape

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 347 - SKETCH
  2. Crafty Catz - challenge No. 385 - ANYTHING GOES + OPTIONAL BIRTHDAY
  3. Just Add Ink - challenge No. 378 - TEXTURE
  4. Creative Artiste mixed media challenge - challenge No. 30 - ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES - given I used stamps, inks, masks, stencils and glitter gel paste I'm hoping it's mixed media enough
  5. Kraftin' Kimmie - challenge No. 400 - DISTRESS INKS


Kraftin' Kimmie says you can use their theme OR their sketch OR both

I didn't use the sketch, only the theme


Viv said...

Great makes again Kathy, love your cute mouse on the first card and great take on the LIM challenge for the second one too ;) Viv xx

SARN said...

Hee hee . . . cute and AWESOME rat ATC (as I typed that I thought "RATATOUILLE!")

LOVING the simplicity of the second card too. Perfect.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Nonni said...

As always Kathy, your post is filled with card beauties! :) I love the bright, happy colors in your LIM card -great way to use inks and the stenciled pattern adds a lot of detail. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Cara said...

Fab ATC, in fact it's awesome! Love the texture on your card too x

Gerrina said...

Those mouses are so funny! And the texture on your LIM card is super! Enjoy the weekend!

Pat said...

Great masking on your card Kathy, and I love the glitter granules which are certainly sparkly, and your ATC with the cute rat looks great. I love the pink mat with the added doodle border too. x

Maaike Uijthoven said...

i love yellow, ornage and pinks together, one of my fave combos. Love the glitterpaste too!

Lillianb said...

Lovely card and ATC Kathy,


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super cute little mouse on the first one ... he certainly looks up to mischief and I'm swooning at those delicious colours on the second one and the added embossed texture. Looks almost edible! Great take on the sketch challenge and thanks for joining us at Less is More this week.

Jan said...

Two great cards, Kathy! I love the CAS design in your second card and how your glittery paste adds such a gorgeous centre piece of bling and texture! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Tindaloo said...

Supercute mouse card and I love the BD circles card too ♥
Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers
PS: I got a xmas blogcandy on my blog if you wanna join in!
♥ DT Tindaloo

KimB said...

The glittered embossed rays are really eye-catching and add a fun extra dimension to this lovely birthday card Kathy! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Izzy Scrap said...

Fabulous cards Kathy ! Love your cute "petit chef" card ! Your second card is just awesome with these juicy colours and the very creative embossing paste over one of the circle ! A stunning CAS take on our challenge ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

Jane Savage said...

Fab and fun ATC!
Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane S (DT) xxx

Aunty Sue said...

What a lovely card and thanks for joining us art crafty catz in our Birthday challenge and dont forget we have a GDT for october up for grabs just add GDt after your name

Nikki Spencer said...

Love the clean design and pops of colour and sparkle Kathy. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Di Barnes said...

Thanks for joining our texture challenge at Just Add Ink, Kathy. The glittery texture is a lovely inclusion on your card & I like how you added the shine to the shapes with the mask.

Caz said...

This is lovely thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz. And good luck, hope to see you again soon.
Caz CC DT.
My Blog
Crafty Catz

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards, stunning and stunning. I like the font of the sentiment too. Chantell Just Add Ink