Saturday, 24 August 2019

Saturday - it's the weekend

Morning readers,

Here we are at the weekend again and I hope you all have something nice planned, especially as this is a Bank Holiday weekend!!! Woo Hoo! Surprisingly enough, it's SUPPOSED to be hot and sunny?!?!?!

I've been taking the air every morning as part of a plan to move more and eat less!! Blimey, infit or what? First week, I was puffing before I'd got very far ... STILL puffing but just not QUITE as quickly - hoping it's doing some good but - time will tell!

In the meantime, I've been rewarding myself  ... NO, not with chocolate, and spending some quality time at the Table of Craftiness! Want to see what I've been up to today? One of my most favourite techniques IS the layering of stamps/stencils and I really like the way this one turned out - hope you do too!

My Artist Trading Coin
A closer view of the details
Materials used:
  • Snippets of card in white and Costco double sided card (300gsm)
  • Nesting circle dies - used to cut the 2½" and 2¼" circles
  • Using an Aldi stencil brush I applied a light coat of Memento dandelion over the white circle
  • With my Dutchdoobadoo stencil (470.715.129) in place and using an Aldi stencil brush I applied Memento tangelo ink which I then used to ink up the triangle stamp from StudioLight (SL340)
  • From the same StudioLight set I inked the number image with Memento rosebud ink
  • Sentiment (from Fiskars 105990.1001) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 359 - USE SNIPPETS
  2. Alphabet Challenge - August 16th challenge - "K" is for KIND THOUGHTS
  3. CardzTV - challenge No. 96 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 169 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Simply Create Too - challenge No. 152 - ANYTHING GOES

And on to a birthday card now .... I found a sketch I liked but (being a very CAS kind of girl these days ...) decided to use just stamp layers to make up my sketch ... oh, and I rotated the sketch too!

My card - I LOVE this combination of colours too - very summery!
And a closer view of my layered stamping

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
  • One piece of orange card, cut to mat
  • Stamps used: Studio Light sets SL341 & SL363, Chapel Road "Vertical Greetings" and Paper Artsy splatter from HTPX01
  • Inks used: Memento dandelion, tangelo and rosebud plus Versafine Clair nocturne

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. CAS(e) This Sketch - challenge No. 336 - SKETCH - see below
  2. TGIF - challenge No. 226 - SPLATTER
  3. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - SIMON SAYS CAS (Clean And Simple)
  4. D.L. Art - challenge No. 246 - BIRTHDAY
  5. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 360 - ANYTHING GOES


Sarn said...

Fabulous take on the sketch with your inky layers.

In this heat, no doubt your walking EARLY (or late!) in the day. Happy rambles!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sarn said...

Might have to have a conversation with Val at Snazzys about the SL340 set! That might just have to come my way! xxx

Liz said...

Two beautiful creations, Kathy. It always amazes me how much detail you manage to include on your ATCoins! xx
(I've left you a reply to the comment you left on my blog.)

Pat said...

I love the collage look you always do so well Kathy and the colours are really bright and pretty and the vertical sentiment on the card looks just great and of course a wonder ATCoin too. x

Basslady said...

looks incredibly stylish! wow!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,

Diana @ Playingwithoutlimits said...

I love the grunge look but and not a huge fan of everything being brown. You have taught me a great lesson here and looking forward to trying it.

Diana @ Playingwithoutlimits

Tami Hewlett said...

Love the bright, happy colors on your birthday card. The splatters work perfectly. Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week.

meg said...

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge with this gorgeous card love the colours and the simplicity of the design

Di said...

Wonderful work Kathy! Am so in awe of your ATC coins! One day, one day :)


Di xx

KathyA. said...

I like the way your card turned out, too. And the colors you combined on it are excellent! Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge this week. DT Kathy []

Kim said...

The abstract art you used to create your projects. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simply Create Too.