Let’s Celebrate

Hello there. It’s the 100th Challenge at Cardz4Galz, and we want you to come and join us in celebration. In fact – that’s the theme for this challenge – Celebrate.

We’d like to see any of your paper-craft creations which follows this theme. This is my rather colourful and sparkly card:

I used the Mama Elephant Birthday Bash stamp, coloured with a few Copics – some shading, but a fairly restricted colour-scheme. Well – for the actual stamp, anyway.

I used a Catherine Pooler ‘celebrate’ die, and cut it out of gold, then added a drop white shadow, then added a further drop black shadow.

The balloons were coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens, and then I went overboard creating the background.

I basically wet a piece of water-colour paper, painted on some sparkle pens, and washed it around. Then splattered the same colours. Once dry, I added some ink blending through a Tim Holt stencil to crate a very subtle sun-ray effect – very subtle…..I didn’t want to wipe any of the glitter away.

The edges were die-cut with a Catherine Pooler border die.

So – there we have it. A very bright and sparkly card for celebrating. I hope you can come and join us, and I hope to see you there. 🙂

I shall also be joining the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challengemake your own background

Crafty Sentimentsbright colours

Inkspirationaluse 3 or 5 of something (three bunches balloons)

Kitschy Kitchen

Hello again. I have a bright card for you today:

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The theme for this card was inspired by the current challenge at Daring Cardmakers – theme of cooking or kitchen; the colours were inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments, with the dominance of the yellow for Time Out Challenges and their theme of Bright.

I took the MFT Kitschy Kitchen stamp set and created my own background. I don’t have the colours listed by the colour challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments, but I used Catherine Pooler inks which I hope are a good enough representation. I even used the smaller dotty stamp from a Catherine Pooler set to fill in some of the spaces.

You can see they all inked very well, and I didn’t even use my Misti for this as the images needed to be randomly placed.

I then hunted around for a suitable sentiment, and put one together from a previous Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval, die-cutting it with the MFT stitched rectangles.

As it is the Bank Holiday weekend coming up for us in the UK – I am sure I will be doping some more crafting. I have even bought some alcohol inks, which are very difficult to get hold of here, and some ceramic tiles as well as Yupo paper……watch this space!!