Saturday, 11 July 2015
For challenges ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was good and you’re having an awesome weekend. I am still mid creative boost at the moment and I was so happy that I put some time aside to create a project for a couple more challenges and here it is …
Another A6 card
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
Card Mania Challenge #70 Anything Goes
Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge
Crop Stop Blog #6 Anything Goes Linky Party
I used Distress inks and Memory Box die
Deep Ocean Challenge: Use Two Stamps
Inkspirational Challenge #86 Grunge
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #159 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge Anything Goes
Stamplorations Challenge Stamps & Distressing
Time Out Challenge #35 Nature, optional twist with an animal
This ended up being another multi step creation, lol, I know that a lot of my creations are that way at the moment as I’m still heavily experimenting with inks, paints and other mediums, as well as really getting into my stencils too (aka newly obsessed with adding texture and layers with stencils). I love the end results too.
This started with me using the last two sheets of an old A4 sketch pad (the paper was no longer bright white and I've no idea where or when I purchased this as the front and back covers were missing and it came to light late last year when moving my craft room). I was determined not to waste too much old stash just because it wasn't pristine white any more and I have to say the end result is fabulous - it looked a little distressed before I inked, stamped and stencilled it.
The stamp I used was an old Graphicus Stamp Set (aka Elusive Images aka Chocolate Baroque and I can't find this stamp on CB's site). I’m loving using those old stamps with newer stash. There are more brands and colours of inks and the quality of the stamping inks and other mediums available today are so much better than when I first started stamping and card making. Once stamped I put the papers I had created to one side ready to use when I wanted.
I stamped and embossed one of the Steam Punk Bird stamps from Chocolate Baroque and coloured him with my H2O paints. Whilst the bird was drying I grabbed one of the A4 background sheets I made three weeks ago and cut it in half. Then I attached a mask onto the stamped paper and added a dollop of Maimeri glossy gel to my craft mat and applied that to the background. I left that to dry whilst cleaning my stencil and stamps and came back to the project the next day (yesterday).
I grabbed Kraft card snippets, my Cuttlebug and MB branch die and cut several branches which I glued onto the background. I am trying to make more male cards for me and my family so no flowers, no ribbon and no obvious sparkle but I felt it needed a little something. Light bulb moment! Craftwork Cards Candi in brown and green to match the colour theme at Chocolate Baroque, simples, not, but much fun yes!
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 weekend ttfn Karen x
Tools & Supplies
Chocolate Baroque A4 Steampunk Bird stamp set and a VOS stamp for the BG #
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Memory Box branch die – thank you Missy Pixie!
Dutch Doobadoo stencil
Heat gun; paintbrushes; pot of water; spray bottle of water
A4 white paper for background #; A4 white card for base; snippets Kraft card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Tim Holtz DIP: Weathered Wood; Rusty Hinge; Peeled Paint; Mustard Seed
WOW Embossing Powder: blue sparkle
Craftwork Cards Candi
Versamark IP; Maimeri Glossy Gel; double sided tape; Washi tape
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 8 years old