Saturday, 23 June 2018

Well, it's another weekend ......

Morning readers,

Can you believe it's nearly the end of June? The longest day of the year has passed too, the stores will soon be selling back to school items, despite the fact that school hasn't finished for the summer yet! Shopping networks will be talking about Christmas in July and trying to get us all to start our Christmas card makes - ha ha - too late shopping network, I'm racing towards the finish line with that particular project .. so there! How are the rest of you doing?

Still, that's PROBABLY not why you stopped by my blog today so, on to the craft makes I have to share with you......

I wanted to use one or other of these snippets - one a gluestick foiliing snippet and the other?
a piece left over from my masterboard Artist Trading Coin batch make
My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White 12cm square, 250gsm card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit and one of black, cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white and black
  • My snippet of gluestick foiling ... want to see  how I did it? Check my post here or watch the video by Sara Naumann here
  • Unbranded and MFT dies used to die cut my sentiment panel and a matting layer for my gluestick foiling snippet
  • HLS sentiment stamped using black ink
Unbranded faux stitched circle and MFT Wonky stitched rectangles" dies
Happy Little Stampers "Butterfly Birthday" stamps
Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 374 - FROM YOUR "BITS" BOX
  2. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 301 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting With Friends - challenge No. 70 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 535 - CIRCLES
  5. Seize The Birthday - June 21st challenge - ANYTHING (Birthday) GOES

And then following on from a video by Kim Dellow, that I watched recently ... always good to try new things! This took me a little out of my usual comfort zone but - see what you think.

The front of my mailer
And a closer view of the mailer front, to show more detail
The reverse side of my mailer
Materials used:
  • One Amazon cardboard mailer envelope
  • Dylusions acrylic paint in bubblegum pink and crushed grape - the only two Dylusions paints I own!
  • Brunel and Franklin white acrylic paint
  • Various brushes
  • Posca pens (black and white) for doodling
Dylusions paints in grape jelly and bubblegum + Brunel Franklin white paint
Posca paint pens in black and white (not shown)
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Creative Artiste - challenge No. 39 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
  2. WeLovetoCreate - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
  3. Happy Little Stampers - June Mixed Media challenge - LAYERS .. lots of layers of paint!

I realise that mine's nothing like as artistic or brave as Kim's but .. it IS my first attempt at freehand mail art (with paint rather than stamping) so please be kind. And the video? Check it out below


Pat said...

The red circle works really well on your birthday card Kathy, and the mail art is something fairly new to me but you have tackled it brilliantly, and love the bright pink and purple. x

Debs M said...

great makes, love the idea of upcycling the envelope x

Lillianb said...

Great progets Kathy, Like the colour of the mailer

Cards by Maaike said...

great use of your bits ;-) I think it's ironic that when summer arrives, the days get shorter again

Sarn said...

Great use of snippets and FAB mail art too. Good on ya xxx

Lynne said...

Your glue stick foiling is fabulous Kathy, love a handmade background X

Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful cards, Kathy ! Love your CAS card with the red circle. It has an asiatique look ! Really love it. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the birthday card with the red circle. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Judy McKay said...

Interesting mailer. Great idea. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Judy DT

Deb said...

Gorgeous card and I love your mail art, that looks like fun!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

Dorothy S said...

I like the bold look with the red circle contrasted with white. It is a nice bonus to use snippets left over. We are glad to see you at the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

Nana Connie said...

Such a beautifully simple design, Kathy, and the red circle is marvelous! So glad you shared with us at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Terry said...
Wow love it Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create, Hugs Terry xxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fun, bold and super duper CAS Kathy and great to see you use something from your bits box to join in at Less is More. Thanks so much Sarah