Monday, 6 January 2020

Monday and January is rockin' .... so far!

Morning readers,

Hope your weekend was good, if not great! Did you get those decorations down yet? We took ours down on the 3rd but the outside lights needed to dry out before boxing so they didn't go back in to the box and loft until the 4th - that's it till this Christmas. Is it too early to put them back up? JOKING!!!!

I've a make to share with you today .... a little Artist Trading Card made using stash my dear hubby bought me for Christmas.

My Artist Trading Card
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in both navy and white
  • On the white snippet I stamped my Paper Artsy image (ZN36) and coloured using Pro Marker and Copic alcohol markers
  • With my mask in place (see project below) I placed my Tim Holtz mini stencil (from set #35) over the top and applied Memento Bahama blue ink using an Aldi stencil brush
  • Chapel Road sentiment (from Vertical Greetings) stamped using Versafine Clair twilight ink
  • Border doodled using a white Signo Uniball gel pen
  • Stardust stickles and Kaisercraft glitter gel pens to add a bit of pizazz

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Allsorts - challenge No. 553 - USE SOFT PASTELS
  2. Crazy4Challenges - challenge No. 416 - SOMETHING NEW - the Paper Artsy image was a Christmas gift
  3. Gem of a Challenge - challenge No. 1 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Love To Craft Challenge Blog - challenge No. 42 - ANYTHING GOES

And, whilst I had the Paper Artsy image on a block .... the frame is another part of hubby's Christmas gift.

My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of purple card, cut to mat
  • Full coverage post it - for making a mask
  • Paper Artsy image (from ZN36) stamped using Memento tuxedo black, also stamped on to the post it before fussy cutting to use as my mask
  • With my mask in place I stamped the Paper Artsy frame (from EKD04) using Versafine Clair purple delight ink
  • Pro Marker and Copic alcohol markers used to colour image and frame
  • TCP sentiment (from S.5845-CL) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Stardust stickles to "bling up" the card

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Catch The Bug - January challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Sweet Stampin' - January 4th challenge - USE SOMETHING NEW (the Paper Artsy images were Christmas gifts)
  3. Crafty Friends - challenge No. 126 - SOMETHING NEW (see above)
  4. Brown Sugar - challenge No. 297 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Seize The Birthday - challenge No. 180 - ANYTHING GOES + (optional) LAYER IT - matting layer, masked off stamped layers

I discovered I was featured as a CAS CHALLENGE FAVOURITE over at Happy Little Stampers, for both their December challenge CAS and ATC's - thanks peeps, so grateful you liked my entries.


TWO of my ATC's got "favourite" status too


brenda said...

A real fun creation, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts 'Soft Pastels' theme this week.

B x

Sarn said...

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on the well-deserved recognition you've received for your wonderful creations.

LOVE that cute little Top Hatted character and you've made good use of him on both the ATC and the card. GREAT backgrounds on both.

Happy Monday!

Sarn xxx

Chris said...

Fabulous card and ATC Kathy, loving that quirky stamp! Thank you for playing along with our challenges at Sweet Stampin' and Catch the Bug.

Lillianb said...

Lovely card and ATC Kathy, and such a lovely gift from Hubby

Liz said...

A great stamp for your super ATC and card. Your hubby has good taste in choosing Christmas presents for you..... or did you point him in the right direction? ;-) Congratulations on your recognition over in the Happy Little Stampers Challenges. xx

Linby said...

Nice stash! Great ATC make with it and your second make too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
Lynn x

Shirley-Anne said...

well your hubby is a keeper, YES?
Love the detail on the ATC and your card is a great CAS style . As always your post is an interesting read as well .

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your card into our ‘Something New’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Helen said...

Great projects - love the background on your ATC.

Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge.

Helen x

Glenda J said...

These are both so adorable! Great job on the colouring and I love the background on the ATC. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday. said...

What a great job in the card and in the atc. Thank you for play with us in a Gem of a craft challenge blog, Good luck with your entry.