Monday, 20 February 2017

SCS Challenges

A couple of cards done for SCS challenges this week:

First of all, for the Free for All challenge "Pick a Combo" - pick a color combo for your card based on some of the top 2017 Pantone choices, with one of your choices being Greenery (the 2017 colour of the year).

I chose Greenery, Flame, and Hazelnut from the Pantone chart here:

I wanted to make a card for a friend who is a bird-watcher and who just bought a new condo.

I stamped the bird's nest in archival ink on watercolour paper, painted it using colours as close to the Pantone colours as I could get - Greenery for the leaves, and Flame and Hazelnut for the bird and flowers.

I then fussycut it, die cut a branch to ground it on the card (thought I doubt that thin little branch could hold the nest IRL!!), and added it to a white cs panel on which I'd printed the computer-generated sentiment.

The second card is for the CAS Challenge - Words (let a sentiment stamp carry the whole card).

I used a sentiment stamp for a sympathy card. I love what it says. In case it's hard to read in the photo, it says "Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. - Eskimo folklore".

It's stamped and heat embossed in gold, cut out with a stitched rectangle, popped up on fun foam, and embellished with some die cut stars. The stars are made from scraps of corrugated cardboard, randomly painted first with gesso, then with liquid gold paint.

It's also for the CAS Mix Up challenge to use corrugated cardboard.  It's open until February 24th.  There's no deadline for the SCS challenges.

Supplies for card 1:
Stamps - BLine Designs "home tweet home"
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, white and kraft cs
Size - A2
Accessories - watercolour paints, Memory Box branch die 

Supplies for card 2:
Stamps - Verses Rubber Stamps
Ink - ColorBox Gold
Paper - white cardstock, corrugated cardboar
Size - A2
Accessories - Lil Inkers stitched rectangle, gold embossing powder, various star dies, gesso, gold paint, fun foam

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Inspired Wooden Snowflake

I made this card for two challenges - Addicted to CAS "Code Word: Wood" and SCS Inspiration Challenge (to choose something from a great Pinterest board called Details: Ribbons & Bows).  I chose this image:

and created this card:

I used embossing paste on kraft cs using a small section of a Tim Holtz stencil. When dry, I wrapped linen thread around it, tying a bow and attached a wooden snowflake that I'd darkened with metallic rub-ons.

I popped the panel up on fun foam and added a sentiment die cut out of the same kraft cs. I kept it at just the word "Greetings" as "Season's Greetings" and "Merry Christmas" were both too long and bulky for my focal panel.

I think it would make a great masculine Christmas or winter greetings card.

Paper - kraft and white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Tim Holtz stencil, Dreamweaver white embossing paste, SU wooden snowflake, metallic rub-ons, Tattered Lace greetings die, SU linen thread, fun foam

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Wise Men and Snow Men

A couple of challenges got me going on some more Christmas cards for my stash.

First up, the Merry Christmas Challenge is asking for "wisemen".

Stamped, coloured with markers, and bordered with the three colours of their robes.  I love the bright colours!

And then this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge is "snowman, snowwoman, or snowfamily".  Sounds like the same challenge but there's that important difference - the word "Monday" in the challenge name!

Here's mine.  I think of it as a snowwoman since I coloured the scarf purple!

Pretty straightforward - stamped and coloured image, stitched die cut rectangle, various small snowflake dies with purple gemstones, and a bit of purple grosgrain ribbon.

Two more for my stash, thanks to these challenges!

Supplies for card 1:
Stamps - unknown
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - white, red, green, and blue cs
Size - A2
Accessories - copic markers

Supplies for card 2:
Stamps - Inkadinkado
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - purple gemstones, purple marker, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, various snowflake dies, purple grosgrain ribbon

Friday, 17 February 2017

Reverse of Yesterday's Card

Yesterday I posted this card and explained how it was made (see here):

I had a lot of spritzed red brushos on my stencil after I finished it so before cleaning it up, I flipped it over onto another piece of watercolour paper and used the stencil to do a stencil monoprint background to make this card:

When dry, I added a bit of very pale text stamping and a postmark.  Then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.

I'll link it up with the CAS Watercolour challenge since it is a watercolour technique and it fits the February theme of "Love":

If you want to join in, you have until February 24th.

Stamps - Tim Holtz sentiment, text, and postage mark
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Adirondack Lake Mist
Paper - watercolour paper, white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - TCW stencil, clear embossing powder, red brushos, fun foam