Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Not CAS with Spectrum Noir ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors I am chasing my tail right now so this is a very quick post with yet another Christmas card and here it is …
A lot of inkiness and nicely flat for posting!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge CHNC258 Time to Decorate
Papertake Weekly Challenge Fun fun fun in the snow!
I used snippets for stamping and colouring and snippets for die cutting
Rubber Dance Art Stamps Challenge Colours & theme
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Holly Jolly Stamping
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Snow Fun
That’s Crafty Challenge Christmas
The Artistic Stamper Challenge ChristmasWhimsy Stamps Challenge #88 Anything Goes Christmas
This was a snippet buster in so many ways. The image I stamped and coloured was onto a leftover, the die cuts were all from the tiny and not so tiny pieces of white card that I protect to use just for this type of card. I do love the snow I can create using white gesso and as much as the fact that this card is perfect for Christmas to my mind I went a little OTT with inking up the base too but I was desperate to use this stencil. My lovely friend Helen is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and as there was a special on certain stamps and one of them is one of the SU stamp sets I have wanted for ages so my lovely DH said get that and check and see if there’s anything else you’d love well there was a special offer on a set of stencils and I just had to put it in my basket. It feels good to help a friend a little and I know one stamp won’t do much but I’m hoping to be able to purchase more next year. I will be keeping my eye open though as there are at least three more sets that I err, ahem, need lol!
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 soon ttfn Karen x
Crafter’s Companion: Mulberry Wood Across the Miles stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Crafter’s Companion sentiment die; Whimsy Snowflake dies
Stampin’ Up: Hearts & Stars stencil set purchased from my friend Helen
Paintbrushes; pipettes; pot of water; ink blending tool and foam
300 gsm card; snippets white card for stamping and die cutting
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary; Essentials; Grunge
Versafine IP: black
The Works: gesso
Sakura Sparkle pen #; Glitter #
Collall all purpose glue; Washi tape (to hold stencil in place)
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 5 years old