Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Welcome to the last Wednesday in November ....

Morning all

The LAST Wednesday in November - crumbs, where IS the time going? It hardly seems like yesterday I was at the Happy Little Stampers crafting retreat (run by the lovely Kylie ... safe journey home btw) and yet I've already been home three days! It was so great to meet up with friends, make some new ones AND craft ... what a treat!

I made a good number of cards or card fronts whilst at the retreat and have a couple to share with you today, sadly, some of the items were borrowed so I don't have my usual pix of materials, backs etc - hope you will forgive me!

This was made for Kylie, our organiser at the weekend
And a better view of the image panel
Materials used:
  • White C5, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • White card cut to fit, for my image panel
  • Washi tape used to mask off the shape ...... I really SHOULD have positioned it AT the bottom rather than just above ... as I inked over but, there are NO MISTAKES IN ART so I quickly decided to make the same mistake the whole way across the bottom of the card panel and then use it to "frame" my sentiment!
  • Distress Inks: tumbled glass, salty ocean and stormy sky applied using a Tim Holtz mini blender and foam pad.
  • Water flicked from my fingers, allowed to develop and then the excess moisture blotted with paper towel
  • Imagination Crafts stencil placed in line the top washi tape and salty ocean Distress Ink applied through it then, without re-inking I randomly stencilled the Tim Holtz number stencil (set #13)
  • Happy Little Stampers sentiment (Doodled flowers set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Distress Ink in salty ocean used to edge the card panel which I then adhered to my base card using strips of dimensional foam tape

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Aloha Friday - challenge No. 108 - THANKS
  2. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 271 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafty Friends - challenge No. 71 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 158 - MONOCHROME
And I also made this .. using a technique from Day 2 of the craft retreat ...

Materials used:
  • White A2 "tent fold", 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Water colour panel 
  • Black card for matting both the image panel and the sentiment panel
  • Tim Holtz stencil (from set #13) placed over the watercolour panel, turquoise brusho water colour crystals sprinkled over and then spritzed with water before removing the stencil
  • Happy Little Stampers "doodled flowers" sentiment stamped on to white card using Memento tuxedo black and cut in to a banner end before matting on to black card
  • Turquoise glitter droplets added to the sentiment banner
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 55 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Through The Craft Room Door - November 28th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafty Sentiments - November 28th challenge - ANYTHING GOES


SARN said...

Cor - these are both uber-FAB! Great explanation of the techniques used too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

Two wonderful cards Kathy and love the background stencilling on both and the pretty blue tones. Sounds like it was a great weekend. x said...

Hi Kathy, two beautiful cards did you make. I like the crisp look by leaving a great part white.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

These are great. Love the fabulous backgrounds!

Cara said...

Fab cards, I thought the bottom stripe was 100% intentional as it worked so well x

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Lovely card! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Sentients Designs challenge and I hope you'll be back again soon.
Marilyn S