Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Welcome to Wednesday - August 14th

Morning readers,

More weird weather this week, it rains ... the sun comes out .. it rains .. the sun comes out - and, repeat!

Nothing for it but to head to the Table of Craftiness ......I felt a floral ATC coming on so .. I gave in to it and the result is to be seen below ...

Materials used:
  • Snippets of card in black, orange and white
  • Nesting circle dies in plain and scallop
  • Aall & Create flower (from set #140) stamped using Versafine Clair morning mist ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pens to colour image and background
  • Diamond stickles
  • Tim Holtz small talk sticker book "chit chat"
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Dream Valley - challenge No. 207 - HAND COLOURED IMAGE
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 111 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. The Corrosive Challenge - challenge No. 8 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Dragonfly Dreams - August 4th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Through The Craft Room Door - August 13th challenge - ANYTHING GOES

And now on to a card ... I was browsing my "reading list" and came across a couple of challenges that took my fancy and I wondered if I could combine the three

My card
And a closer view of the image panel
The front and back of my card and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of 300gsm card cut to 5¼" x 3¾"
  • One piece of scrap card which I used to position and die cut a circle (using my trusty nesting circle dies) from it, to use as a mask
  • With my mask in place on one of my pieces of white card I applied Distress Ink in spiced marmalade and carved pumpkin, using a mini blending tool
  • With a little water on my fingers I "flicked" over the image panel, allowed a second or two for it to "develop" before mopping excess with paper towel .. it always leaves such fab circular splatters and mottling .... although the large circular splodges were happy accidents, they look almost bokeh like ... IMHO
  • Removing the mask, I stamped the Stampers Anonymous image using Ranger Archival paradise teal ink (nearest colours I have to tangerine and aqua)
  • With the mask back in place I applied a light coat of Crafters Companion Spray and Shine, to protect the water based inks
  • For the insert I used a sentiment by the Cornish company WendyHouse (D0021) stamped using Ranger Archival monarch orange

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No 401 - COLOUR CHALLENGE - see below
  2. Inkspirational - challenge No. 193 - TRAVEL (New York cityscape)
  3. Just Us Girls - challenge 500 - TREND WEEK - CIRCLES (masked circle and splatter circles)
  4. Happy Little Stampers - August challenge - USING JUST ONE THIRD
  5. Unicorn Challenge - challenge No. 46 - FULLY LOADED or CAS


And finally for a little kraft tag I ran up for surrogate grandsons birthday at the weekend . . . . . his card features the same lion on it

My tag, on the package
And a closer view of the image
Materials used:
  • Kraft tag
  • Recollections image and sentiment (from a mixed birthday set I've had since September 2012) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Tag Tuesday - August 12th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Cute 'n Crafty - challenge No. 30 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Retro Rubber - challenge No. 117 - ANYTHING GOES (so long as the stamp is older than one year)
  4. Crafty Sentiments - August 13th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 100 - ANYTHING GOES


Valerie-Jael said...

Lots of beautiful art, looks like you had a fun and crafty afternoon. Love the little lion tag, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated, Valerie

Crafter's Icon said...

Cute floral ATC !! Love the shimmery finish. Thank you for joining at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Wishing you a good luck.
Sharmitha @ Crafter's Icon
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT

Crafting Queen said...

Great cards and cute tag.

Jane said...

Great use of those colours, love your choice of stamps. Thanks for playing at HLS CAS, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

Sarn said...

Well there's something for everyone in this post! Older to younger!

That lion is SOOO cute!

Loving the USA scenic stamp with the orange spotlight. Very chic.

Can't beat that floral ATC either! Lovely.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lisa Kind said...

Love your cards and tag (such a cute lion!). The NYC scene card and moon is so pretty! Thanks for playing our #500th challenge at Just Us Girls!

Pat said...

What a pretty ATC Kathy and love the layered orange scallops against the black with that gorgous flower, so striking, and the orange circle goes beautifully with the New York background, and who can resist your sweet lion kraft tag and super colours. x

Joy Wilson said...

Beautiful projects! Love them! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

A wonderful collection of crafty projects, Kathy. I LOVE the cityscape card for LIM. very simple and dramatic at the same time. Perfect use of our colors for this challenge. It's always a joy to see what you come up with. Stephanie - Less Is More DT.

Lillianb said...

great Card and ATC Love the cute loin


MagsB said...

Kathy, your creations are gorgeous! There's so much variety in the ATG, the card and envelopes, and the cute tag! Thanks for joining in with your ATC at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

Lidia R. said...

Hi !! Beautiful projects!!!
Thanks a lot for playing with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Hope to see you again in the next challenge.
Lidia DT
My blog
DT Coordinator at

cass said...

Beautiful projects. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "Fully Loaded or CAS" challenge.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful artwork.

LeAnne said...

All your projects are fabulous, and your little lion tag is as sweet as can be! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

cm said...

WOW! You've been busy (and your weather sounds like ours!). Your cityscape card/envelope ensemble is wonderful; makes me want to pack my bags and take a trip! So thrilled you joined us at Inkspirational, JUGS and Happy Little Stampers CAS challenges!

Lisa J said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely projects with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Lisa DT