Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Just because ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well.
I wanted to say thank you all very much for the lovely comments you have left on my Crazy Bird Christmas card and the bag, loved going OTT with those creations! So I decided to go CAS my style and I played with one of my Paperbabe stamp sets and Spectrum Noir AquaTints again and here is what I created …
Back to A6 size
A final look - CAS but most definitely my inky style
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Card Mania Challenge #71 Anniversary
Creative Fingers Challenge #89 Anything Goes
Great Impressions Stamps Challenge August Add A Sentiment
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #18 Anything Goes
Spectrum Noir Facebook Challenge Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Purple Passion
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #195 Anything Goes
This was a fabulously quick and easy card to create. I deliberately made it CAS style but I had to add just the one embellishment – it was a little too stark until I did and I am happy with the end result. Very inky, brightly coloured, CAS style but with my own little twist lol!
I stamped and embossed the outer ‘Because’ onto white card. I used liquid masking fluid to colour the inner ‘Because’ then I grabbed my AquaTints and started out by adding sky blue to the outside, didn’t like it so I grabbed the other blue to see if I would like it in a deeper shade of blue, but, I didn’t like the end result. I pushed it to one side until the ink was completely dry and then I used one of the red inks (there are two reds in the Primary set and I can’t remember which I used), over the blue and I was happy, at last! As soon as the ink on the outside was dry I rubbed the masking fluid off and added blue ink to the inner. However (often there’s an oops or however) I clearly wasn’t playing attention very well as I went over the lines – thank goodness for the darker blue!
Next time I play with these stamps I will colour the inside of the ‘Because’ and let that dry before adding masking fluid or I could simply just use that part in the stamp set, I was, after all playing. I then stamped and embossed the ‘you inspire me’ and decided to add a rose before mounting onto a card: simples but I made it difficult for myself!
I have candy that is open world wide to new and old Followers. I would love it if my current Followers were to add their name too, for the post with the link you need to go here.
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
Tools & Supplies
Paperbabe Stamps: Just Because Stamp set
Heat gun; paint brushes; pot of water; spray bottle of water
Crafters Companion A4 Centura Pearl Snow White Accent card and snippets for stamping and embossing
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary
Versamark IP; Silver EP #
WOC Rose #
Double sided tape; Collall all purpose glue
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 7 years old