Hello everyone. As hubby has been golfing – the weather has improved somewhat – I have spent quite a bit of time in my craft room. I have three cards to share with you today.
The first card:
Using a stamp set from my recent crafting retreat with Uniko, and based on the colours from CAS Colours and Sketches, and the theme from Crazy 4 Challenges. Some masking was involved once I had stamped the bird – and I think I’m getting better at that!
The second card:
Using the colours from Hand Stamped Sentiments – tranquil tide, rich razzleberry, daffodil delight (changed for an Altenew yellow instead – my daffodil delight is running dry!)
The stamp set is Altenew ‘Totally Tropical‘, stamped and die cut. I didn’t stamp all the layers of the leaves and flowers, but I think they look quite effective as they are. The background is a piece of card coloured with tranquil tide using my blending tool, then embossed with Avery Elle ‘Polka Plate Die‘, then another white layer which was die cut with the same plate and placed on top. This meant the dots stand a little proud, giving more dimension. The sentiment is from Uniko ‘Birthday Sentiments‘.
I shall also be entering this card into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – something for a girl/feminine.
The third card:
This for my mum, and I’m just about to take it over to her. She absolutely loves daffodils – perhaps because she was born in March.
The stamp set is another Uniko buy from the crafting retreat, stamped, then masked and stamped again – and again. Actually, stamped in black using Catherine Pooler ‘Midnight’ ink. Bev from Uniko and I played with that whilst we were at the retreat. It apparently doesn’t run with water-colouring, or using alcohol markers…….it’s true! All true! As you can see!
I used my Inktense pencils to water-colour the image – three different yellows, and two different greens. Hopefully that added some dimension to the flowers and leaves. I did go back into the green once it had dried as I wanted that darker. I added some splatters for the first time in – well – days…..
This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Just Add Ink – add water (water-coloured)
Brown Sugar Challenge – Spring or Easter
16 thoughts on “3 cards, 6 challenges”
Your watercolored card is so beautiful – the colours are very vibrant! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.
Thank you very much, Tina. 🙂
Oh you have been busy. I really like the background die you used on your second card. I like the texture that the water colour paper and speckles bring to your 3rd card. Chantell Just Add Ink
Thank you Chantell. 🙂
What lovely cards! I especially like the colouring of your daffodil card – very intense colouring! Thank you for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week x
Thank you Rachael. I do like my Inktense pencils. 🙂
Great cards but I particularly love your toucan. Thanks for sharing with us on the CC&S challenge.
Thank you, Fiona – according to Bev at Uniko – the Toucan is called ‘Bob’!!. 🙂
Fabulous cards !
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
Thank you Jo. 🙂
The tropical flowers along with the polka dots is a nice combination! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!
Thank you very much, Jenny. 🙂
What a lovely collection of cards! Each one is unique and a fun design. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S this week! Hugs, Cathy
Thank you, Cathy. I certainly enjoyed my time in the craft room. 🙂
I love how you used our colors. Such a pretty card, Thanks for playing with us at HSS. Hope you will play again.
Thank you, Robbie. 🙂