Monday, 25 April 2016
Red, white and blue for another sketchy ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good and your week has started well. I got to play a little over the weekend and that means I’ve a red, white and blue sketchy card to share with you today and here it is …
A lovely C6 birthday card
I like this one - the distressed background and the colours are perfect!
These little banner stamps are wonderful and cute too!
A nice bit of distressing too!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #360 red, white & blue
Card Mania Challenge CMC#79 spring
Sketch & Splatters: I followed the sketch and I had much fun splattering all over my stencil background! I have a ‘thi-ang’ for splattering right now
Time Out Challenge #55 Celebrations optional twist die cutting
Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge #249 Your Favourite Things:
Colours; paints; splattering; stamps; stencils; creating cards and other projects
It’s good that I finally made the time to play with these stamps over the weekend. I won them just before Christmas and I’ve not had the time or felt up to using them. So this weekend I had my first proper play and I used two of the bunting stamps and a sentiment from this set to create this card.
This month I’ve started to use lighter and fresher colours. It’s finally felt like spring; the light is changing, brighter in the mornings and evenings which I love. However today it’s grey and really cold which I do not like lol!
I attached the stencil to an A6 piece of Sheena card and used Spectrum Noir AquaTints (ATs) washes to add colour through the stencil. I had been playing with my ATs for another creation that I can’t share yet. I deliberately wasn’t precise, I wanted a distressed wall, think I achieved that. Once the background was dry I used the ATs to edge each side of the card stock and I splattered once again, I hope you aren’t bored of my splatters.
There was still plenty of pale blue ATs wash in my paint palette so I grabbed several white snippets and coloured them with the blue ATs. Once dry I used two of the banner stamps and a Versafine IP to stamp the banners on the pale blue snippets. Hunting through my snippets box I found a darker blue snippet and I used Versafine IP and Let’s Celebrate stamp to add the sentiment, the Let’s Celebrate is from the banners stamp set too. I used my distressing tool to roughen the top and bottom edge of the sentiment banner before gluing it in position. I trimmed the banners and played with the layout before being happy and gluing them in position. Of course it needed sequins so they went on too and I was done!
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
Stamp: Stamplorations Stamps:
Artsy Impressions Banners & Balloons stamp set
Stencil: Gridlocked stencil
Miscellaneous Tools: paintbrushes; pipettes; palette; water cup
Card Paper: Sheena Douglass A4 White Stamping Card; snippets of that too
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Landscape & Beautifully Grunge sets
Versafine IP: black
Embellishments: EBay: sequins
Adhesives/Mediums: Collall all purpose glue; Washi tape