Saturday, 26 May 2018

Saturday crafting ...

Hi there readers,

Well, what a great welcome home - rain! Mind you, I SHOULDN'T be surprised since it IS a Bank Holiday weekend and the one earlier in the month was glorious so ..... methinks it must be a "stay in and craft" day!

Cracked the seal on a recent acquisition (the Art Impressions get well set) and here's an ATC I made using it on kraft card. I don't do this often enough which is such a shame as coloured pencils work so beautifully on kraft card - hope you agree

And a closer view of the colouring
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in black and kraft
  • Image and sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Pencils used to colour
Derwent coloursoft and Prismacolour scholar pencils
Art Impressions SC0681 and Stampers Anonymous THJ009 "Saying Stuff"
Memento tuxedo black ink
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 297 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 21 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  3. Crafting with Friends - challenge No. 68 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 147 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Crafty Gals Corner - challenge No. 166 - ANYTHING GOES

And now, a "thinking of you" card - it's my belief that CAS (Clean And Simple) works great for this topic, one we all hate to make cards for but which we inevitably must....

My card
And a closer view of the image

The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • One piece of white card cut to 11½cm square, for inside
  • Sentiment stamped using black ink which I also used to edge the card front
  • Leaf image stamped using the green and the splatter shadow using the grey
STAMPS: Concorde & 9th Lace leaf set and Avery Elle ST 18-07 "loads of wishes"
INKS: Ranger Archival library green, Memento London fog and tuxedo black
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 372 - ONE LAYER CARD WEEK and THINKING OF YOU
  2. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 39 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Penny's challenge - challenge No. 381 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. The House That Stamps Built - challenge No. M2318 - ANYTHING GOES


Pat said...

I love your fun AI lady on this ATC and so beautifully coloured Kathy, also the large leaf which is perfect for the sympathy card. x

Sarn said...

Well the ATC is great but I'm extremely taken with the CAS leaf card.

HAPPY Saturday xxx

Liz said...

Welcome home! It's a shame the glorious weather didn't last for a few more days here.

Brilliant ATC Kathy, what a fabulous image! So beautifully coloured too. I love the simplicity of your card, perfect for a Thinking of You card. xx

Linda Mc Enery said...

Oh these are lovely! I just love the elegance and simplicity of your Thinking of you card! Stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

Kathyk said...

Ensuring I receive e-mails following the introduction of GDPR!!


Susan said...

Two fun cards and very different. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Esther Asbury said...

I love the simplicity of the leaf card you linked up to The House That Stamps Built! So pretty!

Heather said...

Two fabulous projects! I love the elegance of your "thinking of you" card. I agree; simplicity does seem best for these type of cards. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Cards by Maaike said...

very nice, not the funniest od cards to make, but I believe it's best to make some when you don;t need them as at that time you may not feel like it at all, it's good to have some on hand, even if you give them away. love the monochrome look

Lillianb said...

great card and ATC Kathy,


Nana Connie said...

Fantastic coloring on the "Friend" card, Kathy! Thanks so much for playing along in our "Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week and good luck.
NanaConnie DT

crafty said...

Love the lady on the atc card. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

Nonni said...

Great choice of stamps for your one layer. This leaf is so gorgeous and just perfect for a thinking of you theme. I love the monochromatic colors and all the white space. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Lena said...

Super cute card :-) Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. We hope to see you again soon.
Lena - DT