Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Welcome to my Wednesday post ....

Morning readers

I've a make to share with you today .... I used three stamps from three different set but was delighted to see that my minds eye was right and the Woodware background image was THE perfect size to fit behind the Studiolight grungey circle - don't you love it when a plan comes together? I had a few minutes inner battle over whether to add more of those fab circle combos to the card but eventually my inner CAS (Clean And Simple) self won out and I left it at just the one. I MAY have another go at some point and chuck more circles at it - might even use neon colours too - will just have to wait and see how that works out!

My card
And a closer view - hope you can see the stickles
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 deep red card, cut to mat
  • Woodware background circle (FRS39 - "Mod circles") stamped using Memento tangelo ink
  • StudioLight star/circle image (SL408) stamped using Versafine Clair purple delight ink
  • Happy Little Stampers sentiment (from "doodled flowers") stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Stardust stickles used to trace around the outline of the circle and the centre of the star and "bling up" the image

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 121 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Perfectly CAS - challenge No. 4 - CELEBRATE (whilst using 1/3 or less of the card)
  3. Unicorn Challenge - challenge No. 50 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  4. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 110 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Crafty Sentiments - January 7th challenge - ANYTHING GOES

And now for an Artist Trading Card ... with all the Christmas cards I made in the run up to Christmas I found myself with such a lot of 2½" and 3½" wide strips of A4 length card. IMHO Trading Cards would seem like the perfect option, being 2½" x 3½" in size! Here's one such ATC which deployed two snippets one in blue and one in white!

My Artist Trading Card - it was so difficult to get a half way
decent photo with a flash so this shows the card but the close up
below is more representative of the actual colours

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in pearlised blue (DCWV) and white
  • Using a makeup brush I applied Distress Ink in salty ocean to the entire snippet of white card
  • Placing my Dutchdoobadoo stencil (470.715.120) over the snippet I applied Distress Ink chipped sapphire through the stencil before changing the stencil to the Stamplorations (bubbles) and repeating using Distress Ink stormy sky.
  • Paper Artsy circles image (from ESA02) stamped partially and randomly using Memento Bahama blue ink
  • Tim Holtz "man with umbrella" image (from ) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne and the sentiment from the same set using Versafine Clair twilight ink
  • Once the white snippet was complete, and dry, I gave it a quick application of Crafters Companion Spray and Shine, to protect the water based ink before adhering to my pearl layer

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Dragonfly Dreams - January 5th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Stamping Sensations - January challenge - FAVOURITE STAMPS - I use this "man with umbrella" ... A LOT!
  3. Happy Little Stampers - January ATC challenge - MASCULINE
  4. Ike's World - challenge No. 128 - MASCULINE
  5. Use Your Stuff - challenge No. 389 - ANYTHING GOES

Woo Hoo! I discovered that I won a prize over at the Passion for Promarkers blog, for one of my Christmas cards - thanks so much peeps, lovely to know you liked my card



Sarn said...

Super CAS card . . . which I totally adore.
Also loving the ATC . . . that umbrella man image is wonderful.

Happy Midweek!

Sarn xxx

ike said...

Super CAS card - something I always struggle with... never know when to stop !! LoL
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brenda said...

A super ATC and CAS card, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Favourite Stamps' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
DT Anneke

Donna said...

Super projects Kathy!
Great idea to use up those scraps for ATCs!
Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for our January 2020 ATC challenge!

pinky said...

Love your CAS card Kathy, I find them a struggle lol. Perfect stamp choices. Your atc is just brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Macimbalo said...

Lovely CAS entry using the bottom 1/3 - beautiful design and colors too! Thanks for sharing at Perfectly CAS!

Sall said...

Gosh that is fabulously elegant. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Sally H said...

two beautiful creations. I love your ATC using your favourite stamps! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

Helen said...

A great design - love your colours.

Thanks for joining us at the Perfectly CAS Challenge.

Helen x

Vicki Dutcher said...

I adore this umbrella guy - he works perfectly on an ATC. Thanks for joining in at HLSATC. ps -- love all your entries too - you nailed it this month

Mimi said...

Awesome ATC, love your stencilling and stamping and so perfect for our Masculine challenge at IKEsWORLD this month :) thank you for playing along. Big hugs, Mimi xxx

crafty said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams challenge.

Borqna said...

I agree -lovely work!
Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
Good luck!

Lee aka Violent Kittie said...

I’ll never get tired of umbrella guy! He needs
His umbrella with those huge rain drops. Thanks for playing along with MASCULINE challenge at HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS