Thursday, 11 January 2018

Three is not a crowd ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well.  I had to play with this stamp set again, lol, and just by luck there are several challenges that I could enter too and here is the end result …

A 150mm square card
Okay to post this one
All the details
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #449 Something New:
the stamps, stencil & die
Country View Crafts Challenge Anything Goes 
Creatalicious Challenge #130 Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #88 Anything Goes

Double D Challenge Anything Goes Birthday or Anniversary
I was inspired by the mood boards – just gorgeous!

Frilly & Funkie Challenge Three is not a Crowd 
Papercraft-Challenges #2 Happy New Year
Scrapy Land Challenge #81 Anything Goes
I used Crafters Companion dies

I decided to use three colours to create this project: black, red and yellow. The card has three layers: the background paper, the die cut and the stamped panel. I used three shop bought embellishments: the black flower, the glitter mask and the silver star. I die cut the circle frames which I cut into three before adhering them to three of the corners.

I used quite a few techniques to create the background with my Distress paints and I love the look and distressed feel they have given this project. If you have any questions at all please ask but for this project I decided not to list all the steps. 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 &/ Stencil:
Visible Image stamps: Born to Perform stamp set
Visible Image stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Die:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Leonie Pujol In a Spin mixed media die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; Tim Holtz Distress tool; water spray bottle; palette knife

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Craft UK 150mm square Kraft card
Stampin’ Up patterned paper – a gift from a special friend – thank you!
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Tim Holtz Distress paints: Barn Door; Scattered Straw
Versafine ink pad: black
Clear embossing powder
Petaloo fabric flower, metal star and glitter mask are all very old & from my stash
Versamark IP
Ranger Transparent Matt Texture Paste
Washi tape
Collall 3D glue gel
Collall all purpose glue


Vicki robertson said...

Wow, Karen! Beautiful the background colors with the silhouette ballerina image. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Birthday/Anniversary" Challenge.

Sara Barker said...

Very pretty card, Karen, and oh, boy! Did you ever work those threes! I love the ballerina, and your design is beautiful! Thank you for playing along at Frilly and Funkie in our Three is Not a Crowd challenge! Hugs!

PS It was great to hear from you with a blog visit! It really made my day!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx

brenda said...

A delightfully feminine creation, many thanks for joining us again at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Darlene said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us! Be sure to use dies by companies carried at the Dies R Us Store to qualify for the challenge prize. Good Luck and Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Darlene said...

Your overall design is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ATG Birthday/Anniversary’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

laurie said...

What a cute card!I love that pretty.Thanks for playing along at the Dies R Us Challenge, so happy to have you join us!

Cara said...

A beautiful card x

Beate Rauer said...

lovely colors,great card!Thanks for joining us at papercraft-challenges and good luck! Hugs,Beate

Craftyfield said...

Such a wonderful image, I'm not surprised you wanted to use it again! Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges.

Jenny Marples said...

Such a dramatic card that really showcases that dynamic image Karen! Love that you chose to use three colours - it has such an impact on the look. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Such a sweet image! Love the fun design too!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Jane said...

It's fab the way you have used these bold colours with the Visible Image dancer Karen. She looks stunning there. A great card xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous card!!! Your ballerina looks fabulous on this background and with these embellishments!!! Thank you for joining the January challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Team Clark said...

It's such a beautiful card Karen! You have a knack for creating beauty with uplifting colors. I need to take a page from your book and use more brights. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly & Funkie! Big hugs, Autumn

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional wishes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Stempel-Magie)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…