Monday, 13 March 2017
The Colours of Spring Turquoise, Magenta & Yellow ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good and your week has started well. Whilst typing this post I checked to see when one of the challenges I wanted to enter finishes and I found that it ends tomorrow so a very quick post from me! I’ve been playing with some new sets of stamps and here is the card I created first …
A pretty coloured A6 card
It has some depth
Lots of lovely ink!
There is something I love about bright bold colours and white elements
The little clay heart and die cut sentiment fit perfectly with this stamp set
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #406 Girls/Ladies: with this much pink and
the heart you could only give this to a woman
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #10 Anything Goes
Country View Crafts Challenge Inspired by Tim Holtz
Emerald Creek Dares Challenge Splatters
I created the stamped panel on this card using my Distress re-inkers, this beautiful set of heart stamps with a die cut and an air dry clay embellishment too. To create the background I first stamped and embossed the hearts then I made the whole surface damp before adding ink. I knew that I wanted to use these colours so I added a little at a time to try and stop them from blending into each other or worse becoming muddy! I dried the background and then decided to add splatters, especially towards the bottom: it's what I like lol!
I trimmed the inky panel to the size I wanted and added the ribbon, the heart and the die cut word and added it to a kraft card base. This card is a little more stark than my usual style of card making but I think that's why I still love to create cards. I don't get bored because there are so many different styles and techniques that I can try and I have so much fun doing that. That's without the current trend for mixed media and my yearning to draw and paint has fired something new in me. I have a project to share this week which combines my yearning for mixed media techniques and my learning to draw and paint.
This is a quick post for me, sorry I haven't visited much recently I'm struggling right now because my pain has got worse and I feel so completely exhausted too because of the non stop pain. Of course that affects me badly emotionally too, in fact, far much than it should. Hopefully normal service should be resumed soon! 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
Rubber Dance: heart stamps
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Sizzix Tim Holtz Handwritten Love die set
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; silicone heart mould
Crafters Companion: Kraft card; Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card
Snippets: white card for die cutting
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress re-inkers: Salty Ocean; Barn Door; Mustard Seed
Pink acrylic paint (for the heart)
White air dry clay
Ribbon from my stash
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape