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Friday, 12 October 2018

…friendship is the breathing rose…


Sharing a CAS card using a lovely stamp from the You are Here set from Concord & 9th.


I used the current sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches for the layout of my card.  For my non-geometric shape, I used the floral heart stamp, which I heat embossed and fussy cut before popping up on some foam tape.  For the rectangular element in the background I stencilled some diamonds so I could play along at Addicted to CAS.  I used a brush to do my stencilling and deliberately went heavier in some parts so there wasn’t a flat colour.

To colour my flowers, I used a water brush and some Distress Inks, as the current challenge theme at Back to Basics and Beyond is watercolours.  To finish off my card I coloured up a chippie in the same Shaded Lilac as I used for my stencilling, even though they don’t at all look the same colour in the photo.  For the top layer of the ‘birthday’ I used the same embossing powder as I did the flower in and added a layer of glittery clear embossing powder on the ‘wishes’ for a bit of added shine.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Hero Arts Embossing Powder ~ White Satin Pearl
Bellbird Paperarts Embossing Powder ~ Clear Sparkle
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Super Fine Detail Clear
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Mini Layering Stencils ~ THM016 Harlequin
Embellishments
Make it Crafty Chipboard Adapt-a-Word ~ Birthday
Make it Crafty Chipboard Single Layered Words ~ 3" Birthday
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar & Twisted Citron
Tsukineko ~ VersaMark
Papers
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~
Bellbird Paperarts ~ 210gsm Cotton Blend Card
Stamps
Concord & 9th ~ 10175 You are Here (retired)
Challenges
http://addictedtocas.blogspot.com/2018/09/addicted-to-cas-challenge-146.html
http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-293-sketch.html

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

…a part of the soul that is visible to others

Sharing a rather elegant card featuring stamps and dies from Concord & 9th, their So Happy For You stamp set and Floral Hoop die set.


I’ve followed the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for my layout, just adding in the hoop of flowers to give it a focal point.  I went with the black, white and copper colour scheme to play at CAS on Friday.  For interest, and so I could also enter my card at Back to Basics, I did the black background in alcohol inks.

I also alcohol inked some more Yupo in copper to die cut the thin foliage die from the Floral Hoop set.  I then stamped some of the flowers and heat embossed them before die cutting with the matching dies.  For the leaves I did some alcohol lift-inking off the left over from the black background, which gave me another different black. 

For my sentiment I added embossing powder to some of my fav chippies from Make it Crafty.  A strip of the copper inked Yupo provided the last thin rectangular element of the sketch and finished off the card nicely.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Bellbird Paperarts Embossing Powder ~ Ultra Fine Copper
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail White
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Embellishments
Make it Crafty Chipboard Adapt-a-Words ~ Birthday
Make it Crafty Chipboard Single Layered Words ~ 2" Celebrate
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Copper Mixative, Pearl Mixative, Pitch Black, Slate & Snow Cap
Tim Holtz Ink ~ Lift-Ink
Papers
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Black & White
Yupo ~ 200gsm White
Stamps
Challenges
http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2018/09/freshly-made-sketches-355-sketch-by-kim.html

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

…dragons on the wind of morning


Sharing a quick card I made last night featuring the super cute image, Tori the Dragon Up, by Conie Fong.


To put my card together I’ve followed the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  The balloons in the image were perfectly placed to use as the three flower elements after flipping the sketch on its side. Wasn’t till I started putting the card together that I realised I should have flipped the image too so the balloons were on the right side!  I was going to partial die cut my image but couldn’t get all the bits to fit into the rectangle die so I fussy cut the image and die cut the rectangle from a piece of G45 paper featuring the words from ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’.

To finish off I added in a chippie from Uniquely Creative for the sentiment, which has a lovely glittery sparkle thanks to a coat of embossing powder from Bellbird Paperarts.  Now I have to admit, at the late hour I was making this last night my limited ability to do anything with colours was even more constrained.  So I googled the image and found a wonderful colouring of another of Conie’s dragons from a talented crafted called Nancy, who very kindly gave her colour palette on her blog post.  Love the colour combo she used and the stipple technique in colouring the image so I gladly CASed it on mine.  I’ve given the colours below but do stop by Nancy’s blog and check out all her wonderful work.

There’s a fun challenge I’ve not played at before called Double Trouble and this round they’re asking you to use at least three colours, got more than that so check, and stamped or digital image, got one of them too so that’s a double tick.  They also add in options, like this time where they ask for a punny sentiment.  I couldn’t manage that, well, I suppose I could have but that would have taken more thought than I could muster late last night!  Then they also offer a double dare, this time it’s to also enter the challenge at Brown Sugar following their theme of a creature.  Well, that was too easy given I’ve used my dragon image so I’ve managed two out of three of the challenge themes, pretty happy about that for a first-time entry.

Ingredients:
Copics
Dragon B00, B02, B04, B06, BG0000, BG000, V04, V06, V09, Y02, Y15, Y19, YG03, YG11, YG17
Balloon B24, B28, B39, FYG1, R05, R24, R29, Y02, Y06, Y08, YG01, YG03, G24
Chalks & Powders etc
Bellbird Paperarts Embossing Powder ~ Clear Sparkle
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
My Favorite Things Die-namics ~ MFT-839 Wonky Stitch Rectangle Stax
Embellishments
Uniquely Creative Chipboard ~ Words
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Scattered Straw
Papers
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Graphic 45 Mother Goose ~ Patterns & Solids
Mondi Color Copy ~ 250gsm White
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Lemon Lime Twist
Stamps
Challenges
http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2018/09/case-this-sketch-289.html


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