Friday, 26 October 2018

It's FRIIIIIIIDAY - whoop de doo!

Morning readers,

Thought it was time to share a whimsical ATC with you since I had this fabulous chicken image .....


My Artist Trading Card
And a closer view of the colouring, doodling and sentiment
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white and deep red
  • On the white snippet I stamped the chicken image using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Derwent coloursoft pencils used to colour
  • I then fussy cut the chicken before adhering to my red panel
  • Momento sentiment (34431-R8) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • White Sakura gelly roll gel pen used to doodle a border and to highlight the sentiment
  • Mod Podge dimensional gloss used to add texture and shine to the "puddle" and boots
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter gel brush pen to accentuate the image
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Through The Craft Room Door - October 23rd challenge - ANYTHING GOES - 2nd entry
  2. Cute 'n Crafty - challenge No. 12 - ANYTHING GOES - 2nd entry
  3. Sisterhood of Crafters - October 24th challenge - HUMOUR .. well, this image makes ME chuckle!
  4. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 377 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Southern Girls - October 18th challenge - CRITTER CRAZY

And now for a masculine card .... I was asked to make a selection of cards suitable for a number of occasions but to leave them blank ....


My card
And, perhaps, a better view of the image 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 grey card, cut to mat
  • Low tack masking tape, to mask off a panel for stencilling
  • Nellie Snellen's Man Things (CSMT004 - "Airplane") stamped using Memento tuxedo black including on to a post it which I then cut out to use as a mask.
  • With my mask in place and using a Tim Holtz blending tool and foam pad I applied Distress Ink (salty ocean) through the sunburst stencil (THMST005 - set #5) and then faded jeans through the crocodile stencil (THS022) and then the number stencil (THMST007 - set #7) - setting with a quick spray of Krylon matte fixative, to protect the water based inks in transit
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Make My Monday - challenge No. 82 - NUMBERS GAME
  2. Back To Basics - challenge No. 14 - ANYTHING GOES (MUST use a stencil) - 3rd entry
  3. The House That Stamps Built - challenge No. 2418 - ANYTHING GOES
And now, since yesterday was Rudolph Day, I have a Christmas card to share with you ....


My Christmas 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
  • One piece of navy card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in both white and navy, for my sentiment
  • Image and sentiment (MFT CS-342 "Tweet Holidays") stamped using Memento tuxedo black
  • Derwent coloursoft and Prismacolour scholar pencils used to colour image
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter gel brush pen to add a subtle twinkle to the hats and scarf
  • Stardust stickles to embellish the pom poms on the hat and the snow
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Scraps of Life - October Rudolph Day - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. The Holly and The Ivy - challenge No. 39 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES - 2nd entry
  3. Papercraft Challenge - challenge No. 23 - INSPIRED BY A SONG - 2nd entry - I went with Rockin' Robin!
  4. WaterCooler Wednesday - challenge No. 193 - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS
  5. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 413 - CHRISTMAS

I hate to end a post on sad news but ..... Happy Little Stampers is closing it's doors, always a shame to hear of a stamp company going out of business. If you like their stamps and dies though, you could snag yourself a bargain as they are having a closing down sale - the sale even includes MISTI products ... just sayin'



24 comments:

Sarn said...

Love EVERYTHING you've made here Kathy.

The whimsical chicken is so fun, but my fave is the masculine aeroplane card. Top notch!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

Three great makes Kathy and love your fun ATC and your masculine make is spot on with perfect colours, and your cute penguins so prettily colored to finish. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kathy,
what very super creations they all look so brilliant.
Love the Rudolf those brids look so cute and wrapped up warm for winter.
Happy Rudolf Days.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
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Heather said...

What a fabulous collection of projects! I really love that masculine plane card, the stencil area adds just enough interest. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

meg said...

Great masculine make, the stencilled band behind the stamped image adds interest and is the only real colour in the card, brilliant make, thank you for joining in at MMM.

Lillianb said...

Great ATC and card Kathy,

Lilian

Jane Willis said...

Such lovely cards, all of them! It's great to see you are enjoying our current Back to Basics challenge, thank you for another super entry.

Darlene said...

Sure to bring a smile! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Humorous’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
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sweetpea said...

Love the aeroplane card, great image. Thanks for sharing it with us at MMM challenge Janet DT

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh Kathy, I love your clean and simple design! Those birds huddling together in the cold are beautifully coloured. Love that you added the sentiment on a slant. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, how hilarious! I agree, this image sure brought a big ole smile to my face, too! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challlenge and hope you will join us again soon.

Cazro said...

A super bi-plane card. I love your numbers background. Thanks for sharing your card with us at MMM. Caz. DT.

Tristan said...

What cure Christmas robins. Love the CASness of your card. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

Vickie Y said...

Love the fun-loving chicken! Cute card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Silke said...

What a cute card. Sweet little robins. Thank you for sharing it with us at Papercraft Challenge.
Hugs, Silke

Gail said...

Your little birds on the beautifully-done CAS Christmas card are just so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Judith said...

just too cute!, I love these little birs, such a lovely card Kathy thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

Helen said...

Great ATC - love that chicken!

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
Made by Helen{My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
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CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Adorable chicken and card :) Good luck on your entry!!Thank you for entering in CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog
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Esther Asbury said...

I'm so very happy you linked your awesome masculine card up to the Anything Goes challenge over at The House That Stamps Built!

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous sel;ection of cards. You have been very busy creating, methinks!

Your Rudolph Days card is lovely. The wee birds look so sweet and I like your design!

Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jessica K said...

Your chicken is adorable! I love it!

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Anna-Karin said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT