Cardz 4 Galz – Water Colour

A new challenge has started at Cardz 4 Galz. Billie A has chosen the theme of ‘water color – background, or image – or both’. Here is my card:

As you can see, I went with the watercolour background. I wanted a messy background, and tried to achieve a kinda rainbow messiness………….I think the colours need to run together a little more, but I like the colours I used. Once dry, I matted that with black onto a white card base using Gina K Designs master layouts.

On top of this I die cut a butterfly from The Greetery in Spellbinders gold card stock, the centre portion out of black, and adhered as you see.

I chose a more generic sentiment – white heat embossed.

I hope you can come and join us with your water colouring creations – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations anything goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies anything goes with a critter

Crafty Animalsanything goes with an animal

A Perfect Time To Craft anything goes

Feathery Birthday

Hello there. The November Happy Little Stampers atg Birthday Challenge is now live. Here is my card:

The background panel was created by splattering some Liquitex metallic acrylic paint in gold and black onto a white panel. When this was dry, I created the black layer and then die cut the white panel using Gina K Designs Master Layouts.

The feathers – also Gina K Designs – were die cut from some previously created ink smooshed and mica sprayed panels. After they were arranged onto the card base, I added a die cut ‘happy’ along with it’s shadow layer, stamped ‘birthday’ matted that with black, then added some gold faceted gems.

I hope you can come and join us with your birthday creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Creative Fingersanything goes

Allsorts any special occasion

Addicted to Stamps and More make your mark

Ally’s Angels anything goes

Love To Craft anything goes

Mix It Up Challengeanything goes

Be Kind To Yourself……

Hello. I have a card to share using layering stencils from The Ton:

I used Pinkfresh Studio inks for the flowers, and was then thinking of using Distress Inks for the brown, but then remembered I had a drawer full of Stampin Up inks I hadn’t used in a while, so I used a couple of those.

The sentiment is a mix of three different ones from a Clearly Besotted stamp set to create what I was after.

I used Gina K Master layout dies to create the floral layer and the Kraft layer, attached with 3D foam, and also added some of the same kraft behind each sentiment strip to make them stand out more against the background.

I ‘found’ some cream sequins and added some of those too.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown yellow, orange, Kraft, brown

Time Outbe kind

Beyond The Blue use two or more stencils (6 altogether in this layering set)

Crafting Happinessanything goes

Be You…..The World Will Adjust….

Hello. I have been wanting to use this Tim Holtz sentiment stamp set since I bought it – and in particular this sentiment. I created a different card to my usual style:

I had recently purchased a paper pack and I used a couple of pages from that pack for this card. I also used Gina K Designs Master Layouts die sets, as I knew I wanted some layering with the patterned paper. I chose to use black as the layers to coordinate with the papers.

The card base is 5×7 inches. I layered the light teal, black, and the striped teal and black layer. Out os the base light teal, I also cut the thick band across the centre, and layered that onto black too.

The light teal with a black scallop was then die cut, and out of another piece of paper I cut the image of the butterfly, onto which I stamped the sentiment.

Once all glued together – the base layers with glue, the band and circle with 3D foam – I added some teal flowers from my stash – two slightly different colours of teal – and because these had gems in the centre already, I added some extra gems onto the circular sentiment piece.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge use two colours (teal and black)

TTCRD anything goes

Crafting Happinessanything goes

Avenue 613anything goes – option black and white not taken

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paperanything goes with patterned paper