Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Wednesday witterings ...

Morning readers,

I see blue skies this morning, whatever next? A strange yellow orb in the sky? I wonder! Have a good one peeps.

I've a make to share with you today ....

My Artist Trading Card
And the stencilling in more detail
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white, black and textured deep green
  • On the white snippet and using a makeup brush I applied Distress Ink in old paper over the entire snippet and iced spruce around the outer edges
  • With my Stamplorations "bubbles" stencil in place I applied Distress Ink in bundled sage before replacing the stencil with one my Imagination Crafts (IC-STEN-BRKGRD) and applying Distress Ink in peeled paint
  • Once dry I gave the inked panel a quick application of Crafters Companion Spray and Shine, to protect the water based inks
  • On a separate snippet I stamped the Paper Artsy dog image (ZN21) using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Crayola pencils used to colour image which, once coloured, I fussy cut out and edged again (to conceal any white edge to the card) using a black Posca paint pen before adhering to my stencilled background
  • Aall and Create sentiment (from set #135) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Polkadoodles - challenge No. 4 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Pattie's Creations - challenge No. 166 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Incy Wincy - January 20th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Stamps and Fun - challenge No. 360 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 112 - ANYTHING GOES

And now for a card .... whilst I was trawling the internet late last week I came across a piece about sympathy cards and the suggestion that you don't always need to use the more usual wording colours and images for a sympathy card. In conjunction with this I was making a birthday card using a sketch which reminded me of a similar Memory Box stencil so, when that card was done and dusted I set to work on a perhaps not so traditional sympathy card and, for me, not so CAS (Clean And Simple) either - hope you like it as much as I do .... when I was finished I concluded it could actually be used for a number of occasions, just sending a message of support, to cheer someone up or, of course, a sympathy card.

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 navy card cut to mat
  • I taped my Memory Box stencil (88505 - just the perfect size for the C6/A2 card size) in place and applied Memento inks using a makeup brush, I started with London fog on the bottom right corner and working towards the top left, changing to grey flannel and then Paris dusk
  • Happy Little Stampers sentiment (from Doodled Flowers) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Daring Cardmakers - January 24th challenge - CHEER SOMEONE UP
  2. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 382 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. CardzTV - challenge No. 106 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - challenge No. 2004 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. ArtyDiva's - challenge No. 14 - ANYTHING GOES
And, with just a change of colour and sentiment .... how different it looks? I matted on to neon orange card and also used Hero Arts neon inks in pink and orange and a sentiment by MFT. Oh, and I added a glitter droplet to the corner. The sentiment inside (also by MFT) says "Happy one year older day"! I'll be entering this one over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog, for their January challenge.


Sarn said...

WOW - lots of lovely inking going on here.

Love the cute dog ATC with the fab stencilling behind him.

BOTH sun ray cards are spectacular and so different using the alternative ink colours to each other. Amazing.

Happy Midweek!


Crafting Queen said...

Adore your ATC and your card is fab.

Mrs A. said...

I have the same hallucinations here today too so sat in the summerhouse to maximise it. Love your doggy card. Hugs Mrs A.

serendipity said...

Lovely makes. The Memory box stencil is brill. Great idea to use it for a sympathy card, it works so well

Pat said...

What a cute and fun dog image on the ATC Kathy and love the rays of light used in beautiful blue and and then full on colour for the second, both work brilliantly. x

Jackiekg said...

What a lovely ATC card. Like the way you made the
background and how you coloured such a cute dog!
Thank you for joining us at Pattie's Creations
Design Challenge.

Miri said...

Cool projects! Thanks for sharing the inspirational thoughts on sympathy cards with us ... I struggle with them a lot.
But I love the simple, but beautiful layout/design you came up with and you already proved with your cards how versatile it is!
Thanks for sharing your encouraging card with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Leslie said...
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Leslie said...

Sorry for having to delete my first comment... had my wrong DT hat on, lol! Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's January "Anything Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, LTCCB DT
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Vickie Y said...

Beautifully stenciled card. Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge

Crafting Belle said...

Such a sweet card, that little dog image is so cute. Thank you for joining us for our Week 4 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles.

Why not join our other other challenges at Digi Choosday and A Gem of a Challenge.

Hugs Lisa xxx

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Such wonderful cards, I just love the Doggo! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

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