You Are Amazing….

Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. Sue J has chosen the theme of Mother’s Day (US) or flowers for a friend. I went with flowers for a friend:

Onto a white card base I added a die cut layer from a Pinkfresh Studio die set to create the interest around the edges.

The main image was stamped and gold heat embossed, and the layering stencils used, including the one which allows you to colour the background behind the flowers. I then took a smaller die from the same Pinkfresh set and die cut that panel, and added it to the layers on the card base.

I added a foiled sentiment and some gold gems for more interest.

I hope you can come and join us with you creations following our themes. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Allsorts – anything goes – option one for the girls

Make My Monday – flowers

Cupcake Inspirations – Mother’s Day of someone special feminine

Beautiful Blossoms – anything goes flowers/florals

Ellibelle’s I Spy – April Showers or May Flowers

Stencil Fun – stencils and option of flowers

Hey Chick….!

I have a fun card to share today:

The colour scheme is for one of the challenges I am entering, and as soon as I saw that yellow was in that challenge, I thought of chickens. No idea why – I don’t have chickens – but I remembered this Tim Holtz layering die set so I started from there.

I die cut the chickens from several shades of yellow card stock from Heffy Doodle. The egg was from the same Tim Holtz die set, and created using Lost Shadow Distress Oxide, and ink smooshed onto Kraft Heavystock. I loved how the oxide gave a mottled and chalky effect.

Once all the layers were glued together I decided I wanted to create a scene, so I ink blended Salvaged Patina Distress Ink and used a Lawn Fawn cloud stencil, and for the grass I used a Pinkfresh Studio green ink and a Lawn Fawn grass stencil again.

I also wanted a speech bubble and suitable sentiment, so I searched the Color My Life app and it came up with the speech bubble from Lawn Fawn which is meant to be part of a reveal wheel, and the sentiment from Stampin’ Up.

I die cut that stencilled panel with a stitched rectangle and adhered flat to a white card base.

I stuck down the two chicks and the sentiment with 3D foam, and wasn’t going to add an egg (I made three altogether) but decided to put it on at the last minute. In hindsight, I think I should have left it off the card. It kinda looks like the chick is sitting on a stone……..anyhoo. Hindsight is always 20/20….I think it’s cute and fun anyway.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown celery green, yellow, aqua

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge things with wings

Crafty Catzanything goes – option of celebration not taken

Daring Cardmakersfeathers or something feathered

Stencil Fun stencils – option of patterns

Ready to do some gardening…..?

Hello. I have a CAS card to share today, using an older Sizzix die set:

I searched the tags in the ‘Color My Life’ app for any of my products with ‘garden’. Quite a few came up – I use tags a lot – and this older Sizzix die set came up. I am sure many of us are preparing and planning our gardens at this time of year – what to plant and where – and as I was searching for our wheelbarrow a few days ago, this die set seemed to speak to me.

I used a selection of different coloured card stock for the pots and watering can, with a silver framed wheelbarrow. The sentiment if from Spellbinders.

I was going to attach the die cuts to the base card, but I felt it needed a little something behind it, so I ink blended some blue that was left on my blending brush, then ink blended again using a stencil for some darker areas.

Although there are layers to this card, I feel they are clean layers, and therefore give an overall clean effect.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS – CAS garden

Clean and Simple on Friday – CAS Spring

Simply Less Is More – anything goes CAS

From Me To You….

Hello there. I have a card to share which I put the finishing touches to today:

This floral set is from The Greetery and includes, stamps, stencils, and dies.

I first stenciled all the layers and images then used the die to cut it out. Once I had that cut, I then worked on my background.

I layered a piece of black card stock. as I wanted to use a black and foiled sentiment, and onto that I layered a white piece, dry embossed using a ‘dotty’ embossing folder, and then splattered with black and gold Liquitex acrylic paints – the shimmery set.

I used a 5×7 inch card base, then realised the floral arrangement was just a little too short for this size, so I cut it in half………I know, I know – all that stencilling and I cut it – but I had a plan…..

The gold foiled sentiment strip was adhered with 3D foam across the middle, then the two halves of the floral arrangement – also on 3D foam – was kinda tucked into the strip. That made it slightly longer and just seemed to fit the size of card better.

I then added some gold faceted gems……and then…….realised the sentiment was in silver foil not gold……oh well – that just meant I had to stick some silver faceted gems down too – which I did onto some flowers! What a numpty!

Anyhoo – I hope you like it.

I shall be entering the following challeneges:

Color Throwdownpink, coral, dark purple, green,

Allsorts Challenge anything goes (option of school days not taken)

TTCRD anything goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge anything goes

Love To Craft Challenge anything goes