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Monday, 2 December 2019

So bright it makes you colour blind…


Sharing a QCAS card featuring some of the stamps from the Magical Nights Messages set by Hero Arts.


I’ve gone with a basic colour scheme of black and white with a pop of gold so I could play along at CAS on Friday in their black, white and one colour challenge.  To tie the stamped images with the shiny gold of my cardstock, I’ve embossed everything, including a clear coat over my black sentiment and diamond.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set, I just inked it out differently, it’s actually three tiered if you stamp it as it is straight from the packet.  Doing it this way helped it fit in with my sketch better as well as allowing me to ink up the ‘bright’ in gold.

The layout of my card is from C├ęcile’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I used the magic dust stamp from the set to make the squiggly line then subbed the stars for one of the diamond stamps and a couple of black gems.  For such a simple sketch it really produced a striking card.

As I’ve gone CAS and layered up with solid mats, I am also entering my card at Crafty Cardmakers where they’re going no patterned paper.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Clear & Detail Gold
Embellishments
Queen & Co Rhinestones ~ Nightfall
Inks & Paints etc
Gina K Designs Ink ~ Amalgam
Tsukineko Ink ~ VersaMark
Papers
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black
Close To My Heart Cardstock ~ White Daisy
Core’dinations Kraft Core Tim Holtz Metallic Cardstock ~ Gold
Stamps
Challenges
https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2019/11/freshly-made-sketches-413-sketch-by.html

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Monday, 25 November 2019

But these are flowers that fly and all but sing…


Sharing a card featuring the stunning Transformation stamp from The Ton.


I started by stamping the image in VersaMark ink and embossing it in white embossing powder.  Then I used my new Pigment Crystals from Stampin’ Up! to add colour to the butterfly’s wing.  I usually hate how any watercolour crystals turn out when I use them but I love these ones and the colours are just so beautiful.  I then used more of the crystals to water colour the flowers using a Uniquely Creative glitter brush pen for the liquid to spread the ink.  It’s hard to see in the picture but the finished colouring has a lovely goldy glittery look and I love the colours it produced with just the Melon Mambo crystals.

I’ve followed Jen B’s sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for my layout, that allowed me to go really nuts with my mat layers.  Love the coordinating colours across all products at Stampin’ Up!, which allowed me to match the cardstock exactly to the crystal colours I used.  I added in my sentiment with my all-time fav chippies from Make it Crafty.  I coloured the base of the ‘wishes’ with some of the crystals in Bermuda Bay and the top layer was just heat embossed, as was the single layered ‘birthday’.

Now if you haven’t heard the devastating news, Zoe is closing Make it Crafty.  So now is the time to run over there and stock up on these awesome chippies.  And no, I’m not an affiliate or anything, I am just a huge fan of the chippies and supporting a small female owned business, even as that business is being closed down!

With my fabby sentiment this is clearly a birthday card, made for a friend at work.  But that also means I can play along at Little Red Wagon for their current You Say It’s Your Birthday! challenge.

I’m also playing along at Crafty Catz.  They’ve got an anything goes challenge with a twist of spots and/or stripes.  I’m rocking the spots part of the twist but sadly you can’t see it in my photo.  The background white cardstock is embossed with lots of tiny dots.  Forget me being able to take a decent photo or have this scan so you can see them.  Not sure if the bitty rhinestones count as spots but at least you can see those!

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Gold & Detail White
Stampin’ Up! Pigment Sprinkles ~ Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape & Melon Mambo
Embellishments
Chuakari Hot Fix Rhinestones ~ Citrine, Fuchsia, Indicolite & Violet
Make it Crafty Chipboard Adapt-a-Words ~ Birthday
Make it Crafty Chipboard Single Layered Words ~ 2" Wishes
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Gathered Twigs
Tsukineko ~ VersaMark Ink
Uniquely Creative Glitter Brush Pen ~ Gold
Papers
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bellbird Paperarts Card ~ 210gsm Cotton Blend
Creative Memories Cardstock ~ White Dot Embossed
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape & Melon Mambo
Stamps
Challenges
https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2019/11/freshly-made-sketches-412-sketch-by-jen.html


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Friday, 15 November 2019

…may alight upon you


Sharing a QCAS card featuring one of the pretty images from the Butterfly set by Darkroom Door and a sentiment from the Dare to Dream set by Hero Arts.


My colour scheme comes from the current palette at Color Throwdown.  I’ve used each of the three colours in my mats and then the two purple shades for my sentiment and butterfly with the green coming in again with my embellies.

For my layout I’ve followed the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  My butterfly is the circle element, the thin rectangle my sentiment and the larger rectangle hinted at with my embellies.  The sketch worked well for a CAS card and allowed me to also play along at AAA Cards where they looking for cards that feature only one image.  You can go an optional twist of shimmer, which I have some of in the clear embossing powder over my sentiment and embellies.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Clear
Embellishments
Queen & Co Rhinestones ~ Grass Green
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Dusty Concord & Milled Lavender
Papers
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Close To My Heart Cardstock ~ White Daisy
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green & Purple Posey
Stamps
Challenges
https://aaacards.blogspot.com/2019/11/cas-game-153-one-image-optional-twist.html

https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2019/11/color-throwdown-569.html

https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2019/11/freshly-made-sketches-411-sketch-by-kim.html

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