three more colours

Good evening all. I have been playing – just a little – with my new purchase from Seven Hills Crafts – Mama Elephant ‘Little Girl Agenda’. I have so many ideas on how to use this set, and this is the first one come to fruition.

This card was inspired by the colours from CAS Colours and Sketches. I don’t have the exact colours mentioned – dapper denim, metallic copper, peekaboo peach – but I raided my Stampin Up markers to see what would come nearest. I hope they are kinda the same colours.

I started with a blue base card – from Creative Expressions. I find their foundations card is lovely to work with, whether it is die-cutting or stamping. I stamped and heat embossed a little saying from an Altenew stamp set, obviously that is the copper part of the challenge. Who knew when I did my recent copper embossing card that this colour would come up again so soon? It was still sat on my craft table!

The little girl I stamped with Versafine black onyx, let it dry, then coloured with me markers, and used the matching die-set to cut her out.

Now – it was my choice to only colour the balloons. Here’s my thought process……As the card base is so dark, and I had coloured the balloons already, I wanted the little girl to stand out. If I used the same challenge colours, I think she would have ended up a lost little girl. So – kept her white, no colouring. I think she stands out more by doing this? Do you agree? Let me know, I’ll be interested in what you think…..

I did try to photograph her outside, and tried my utmost to show the embossing on the words, but it didn’t quite work out well, but it was the best I could do…..It also decided to throw some rain down. It is still very warm, but dull and quite muggy here in Chesterfield, UK. Don’t tell anyone – but I think we need a ‘right good’ storm.

On another note, I see there are people playing along with the Inkspirational Challenge, for which I was guest designer for current challenge. Head along and have a go. It’s a gorgeous colourful inspirational photo…..

Here are the challenges I will be entering with this card:

CAS Colours and Sketchesdapper denim, metallic copper, peekaboo peach 

Inspiration Destinationanything goes

Creates and Makesanything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft anything goes

 

 

 

 

Cheers to wine

Isn’t this stamp and die set gorgeous? I have had this stamp set for quite a while, from Honey Doo Crafts, and then bought the matching die several months ago – at yet another local craft show! I have played with it a little before, and have a blog posting from ages ago using this stamp, but I got the inspiration from the ‘Addicted to CAS’ challenge, with the theme of ‘cheers’.

I also have a stamp set with Prosecco and glasses and sayings, but I just love the way this came out. I first stamped the glass, bottle, and small grape bunch with Versafine black onyx, and coloured with my Stampin Up markers. I coloured them actually dotting the colour down, as I didn’t want solid colour on the grapes or leaves, as I thought small white areas within would give some impression of dimension.

I die cut the three images out after colouring them, and then placed them on several different sizes of card base. I thought a square card base would leave too little white space, so I went with this size. Then to decide where the sentiment was to go……all those choices.

I stamped it alongside the glass and bottle, as I thought elsewhere on the card would be cutting down on the white background, and in fact I am quite pleased how it all came together. The added bunch of grapes to the side of the glass just adds a little something, don’t you think?

I also photographed the card in two different areas. One outside in full summer sunshine, and one inside with natural light – but not direct sunshine. I was only experimenting, and quite like the sunshine look with a hanging basket of flowers giving some shade, and of course the card itself giving some shade and dimension.

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to CAScheers

Aud sentiments challengebingo and sentiment – die cut/markers/favourite colour (black)