Thursday, 30 April 2015
A CAS card Mixed Media style ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. Well my title says it all today. I have a card I’ve created following a challenge sketch. I was playing with a NBUS set of Sheena Douglass stamps, my lovely Stamplorations stamps, acrylic paint, a Staz On IP and a die cut scrap of paper to create my own mask. Here it is …
An A6 card this time!
I love turquoise blue and white - it's a fresh combination
That gorgeous flourish stamp and such useful word stamps too!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
CAS on Sunday Challenge #57 White plus One other
I don’t ‘do’ CAS cards normally yet I loved creating this one!
When I saw the sketch at Stamplorations I really, really, really wanted to play along. However I originally had the idea that I would die cut a piece of DP and stick it to the card and then over stamp and heat emboss. Last night I finally had the time to whip up a couple of cards. I had the Spellbinder’s
Circle dies out because I had used them on the
card I created for the DCWV challenge. There was a lot of wet supplies on my desk and
acrylic paint was one of those supplies and I had a ‘what if’ moment lol! So I die cut a circle from a scrap of old
paper which was going to be recycled and I grabbed stencil tape, Cut N Dry
Foam, a snippet of white card, and the DecoArt Americana acrylic paint. Once I had applied the paint through the ‘aperture’
I grabbed another white snippet and did the same. I popped both of them to one side to dry
whilst I made sure all the paint was used and cleaned from my non stick mat. Americana
Next is my saying I am a stamp addict lol! I have two boxes on my desk. One of the boxes is jammed with new stamps that were (a) challenge wins or (b) stamps purchased with birthday money last year or, finally, (c) Christmas presents, lol. The other box has stamps in that I have used but not much so they are out to be played with before being sorted and stored.
I am embarrassed by how many new stamps there are however if I won more I would grab them with grubby painted and inked fingers lol! The larger box with NBUS stamps isn’t bulging as much as it was previously. Although previously I had two boxes full of stamps waiting to be used lol! I do have quite a lot of stamps into the use again soon box but I’m not too worried about that – because they have, at least, been inked at least once lol. So now maybe you can understand why I don’t buy any paper pads right now. I’m still trying to stick to my 2012 pledge of use it up before purchasing more papers. It’s actually, mostly, been quite easy to do and that’s because of how bad my back is rather than not wanting them any more! I am a norty girl lol!! Or rather a norty middle aged female!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Scenic Flying Colours A5 stamp set;
Stamplorations It’s All About You Boxed and Typed cling rubber stamp set
Die Cutting Machine and Dies: Cuttlebug die cutter;
Spellbinders Large Classic Circle
Miscellaneous Tools: Ranger Cut N Dry foam; heat gun
Card Paper: white card from my stash
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
That’s Crafty DecoArt Americana acrylic paint: Turquoise Waters; Staz On IP: Teal #
Adhesives/Mediums: stencil tape; foam pads
# VOS + 6 years