Friday, 11 October 2019

Season's Greetings

A little snowy winter scene for my card this afternoon..... for the CAS Christmas October challenge.
I masked off the bottom on a front panel and used Distress Inks in stormy sky, salty ocean and dusty concorde... to watercolour the sky.... before it was dry I used chipped sapphire DI on the stamp and spritzed with water before stamping the trees... then flicked some white paint for a snowy sky and lastly stamped the sentiment in chipped sapphire.
I am also sharing with Yes, Virginia - October Show & Share 
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I have a card today for the Double 'D' challenge - Orange and White ---- and how tricky is that to just stick with one colour ... and orange isn't one of my 'go to' colours, so I'm pretty happy how my card turned out.  I rifled through my DP stash and found this orange and white teardrop piece - found some matching orange in the scraps and die cut the 'hogweed', and again in white card......
 I didn't know what hogweed was, so looked it up YUK not good - pretty dangerous stuff!!!!
Assembled the card with a white panel to display the 'weed', added some orange coloured crystal drops to the centers (before I knew it was a weed) and added a bow and a stamped sentiment to finish.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy card making.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Thinking of You

A clean and simple one layer card today.... I used Distress Inks in mustard seed, spiced marmalade and candied apple on this card.. with a leafy stencil (Kaiserkraft) and a damp baby wipe to get a soft finish.. The stamped my solid leaf (PSX) inked with the DInks and lightly spritzed with water... when dry I partly inked the stamp again with Versamark and heat embossed with gold EP, then fussy cut it out and attached to the card with foam tape.  To finish I stamped the sentiment in black ink
I am playing along with AAA Cards CAS game #150 - One layer and optional Autumn ....  AND ... also with Stamping Sensations October challenge - Trees, Leaves and Autumn.
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Sunday, 6 October 2019


I sent my September Card Chain challenge card to Chris in USA
Stamped my image in brown ink and using the colour palette - black, red and brown.... watercoloured just the poppies in red.  I stamped the sentiment in blank ink on red card and used the matching die to cut it out. Trimmed down the stamped panel, added a black layer to frame it and attached to a red card.


Now I have a card made with a 'try-out' from last week... stamped the image in antique linen DI and watercoloured with Distress Oxides...looked awful, so it was put aside.... today I thought to rescue it and so doctored it with white gel pen and touched up the DO pinks again... happy with that - so cut the panel down with stitched rectangle, attached to a white card and then added a die cut 'hello' (cut it three times in white and gold card to give it dimension).  I am playing along with Watercolour Wednesday WWC241 - Dawn's Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.... ALSO ... Pixies Snippets Playground #362.   Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy stamping.

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Sending Smiles

Firstly a big CONGRATS to the CAS Watercolour team... celebrating their 3rd Birthday.... there are prizes too - and I'm sure they'd love to see lots of CAS cards this month.
Loll is this months host and the theme is MAPLE LEAF.

On the front panel I used a texture border stamp (Kaiserkraft) with Distress Inks.. antique linen, spiced marmalade, crushed olive and candied apple - over stamping  with a final splattering of Versamark and gold embossing, then I added a strip of gold washi tape and fine strip of red card.  For my Maple Leaf I inked an old wood mounted solid stamp (PSX)  with Distress Inks in mustard seed, spiced marmalade and candied apple lightly spritzed with water and stamped on white card...then fussy cut it out.  I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment and to finish the card, added a strip of gold washi tape to the bottom edge and used foam tape to attached the leaf and sentiment. 
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