Friday, 13 April 2018

The weekend starts - TODAY!

Morning all,

I'm still LOVING my new Aldi blending brushes and memento inks and have another make to share with you today. I've had this mini dogs/cats set for a while and (if I remember correctly) I haven't actually gotten round to inking this little chap before but ... isn't he adorable? Whilst initially I had thought of him for ATC's only (based on the fact he's so little) but, used like this, I think he rocks the space, don't you?

My card
And a closer view of my stencilled and coloured panel
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of purple card, cut to mat
  • My C6 mask (aperture die cut myself) taped over one piece of the white card before stamping my Stampers Anonymous image using Memento black ink.
  • I stamped the same image on to a full coverage post it before cutting out and placing over my stamped image. 
  • I then applied the purple ink, using my Aldi blending brushes. Next, I placed my TCW stencil , taping down and applying the same ink in the same manner and then the That's Crafty brick stencil
  • With my image panel complete I removed my rectangle and post it masks and coloured my image using Faber Castell polychromos pencils, blending with Sansodor and paper stumps
  • Impression Obsession sentiment stamped using Versafine black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to trace the larger font of the sentiment
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous CMS272 "mini cats and dogs", Impressions Obsession MC657
Stencils: TCW357S and That's Crafty TC064
Inks: Ranger Archival majestic violet, Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:
  1. Fashionable Stamping - challenge No. 134 - ANIMALS
  2. Scrapbookstampsociety - challenge No. 138 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. StampsandFun - challenge No. 321 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  4. Crazy For CAS - challenge No. 5 - USE A STENCIL

And now for a masculine card .... I was recently watching a TV show which mentioned a Chevelle car, I said to my husband "I have one of those" ... he looked at me kind of quizzically - so, nothing for it but to rummage in my stamp drawers and pull out said image "OH" was all he said after that but ... it suddenly made me want to make something using this image. Now, I'm also presently enjoying A2 card sizes and it was a smidge too large in reality but ... I'm no quitter!

My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • Paper Artsy background image stamped using the grey ink
  • Deep Red image stamped using the Versafine ink
  • Paper Artsy sentiment stamped using the Memento black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour the image and white gel pen to add highlights
  • I used the blue archival ink to edge my image panel
  • Dimensional foam tape to attach the image panel to my base card
  • Dimensional gloss for the "windows" and lights
Polychromos pencils: Silver silver, Light ultramarine, Ultramarine
Helioblue and Indanthrene blue
Stamps: Paper Artsy - JOFY14 and ESA05, Deep Red 4X504263 Chevelle
Inks: Memento Paris dusk, Tuxedo black, Ranger Archival cobalt blue, Versarine onyx black
Signo uniball white gel pen and Anita's dimensional gloss
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-

  1. Pammie's Ink Pinkies - challenge No. 1814 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. The Paper Girls - challenge No. 149 - MASCULINE BIRTHDAY
  3. Get Creative - challenge No. 68 - NO PATTERNED PAPER
  4. Moo Mania - April 4th challenge - MASCULINE


Lillianb said...

Two great cards Kathy and love te dog he is so cute,

have a get well card to make for my nephew and its not easy to get the image right for it,


Mimi said...

Of course the little dog is super-cute, but I have to say that car stamp is awesome! I'm not necessarily a Chevelle fan-- it's just a really neat stamp! Great cards, both of 'em!!

Sarn said...

Aww . . . the Tim Holtz dog card is SOOO cute. Great use of a small image for big impact!

Loving the Chevelle masculine card too.

Hope you're enjoy a wonderfully warm weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

froebelsternchen said...

Both cards are just fabulous! Thank you very much for joining Moo Mania & More!
Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

Pat said...

What a cute little dog Kathy and wonderful background stencilling and the combination of a stamped and die cut sentiment is great. I love your beautifully coloured blue limo too and it looks fabulous even with the little bit of the boot out of the picture, and love the chevrons underneath. x

Brittany M. said...

Oh my goodness, both of your cards are wonderful! You chose the perfect images for each card. Thank you so much for joining us Paper Girls in our Masculine Birthday challenge!

Tracie said...

I love both cards. I really like how you colored the car with pencils. So cute. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Miranda Mols said...

Great card with lovely stencilling. Love those dogs.

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

What a beautiful card with the dog. Perfect for our challenge. Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Greetings Carola

Rosie said...

wonderful cards, Kathy

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Get Creative, good luck!!! Amy DT

KarinsArtScrap said...

cute and lovely card and a fantastic card
Thanks for join us at
{ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Cynthia van der Wilk said...

Great card. Thanks for joining the Crazy for CAS challenge.

Iefje Ceulemans said...

Love your doggy card and your use of a stencil! Thanks for joining us at Crazy for CAS.