Saturday 3 July 2021

'Because' you inspire me...

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
with another month of Great Challenges.
We start off with - 
Our Host Bobby choosing Script!
for our Word Challenge.
We also start our month with a new Guest Designer 
and I am excited to have Chrissie Stokes joining us.
Welcome Chrissie!

There are times when you start on a card and in the end
isn't just how you want it to be.
This happened here after a couple of failed attempts
and still not happy with how it looks.
I have a scripted background as well as my sentiment.
The floral Uniko image is a gift (Thank you Mac)
 and I chose the wording on this card
because it is exactly how I feel.
Your creativity really does inspire me!
The background is inked with
Lindy's Salt Water Taffy
(the lightest pink I could find)
and script in black
Also backed with the same pink
although hard to see.
The lovely floral stamp is heat embossed with
yellow glitter powder.
Adhered to black card base.
I have some other ideas for this lovely stamp
so you will see it again to show it off as it should be. 
Pop over and see what our Talented Guest Chrissie 
and Team scripted then come join in
with yours in our Gallery.
You could be our Chic of the Week
and in the running as our Guest in September.
Thanks for dropping in

Friday 2 July 2021

A Little 'Art' for Creative Artiste Mixed Media

Today I have a 'little mixed media piece' for our
New Challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media 
They are monthy and Anything Goes
using multiple mediums. (so fun)

Lots of things happening here - 
Started with a 4x4 inch canvas, gessoed
and stencilled. 
Painted with Art Alchemy Metallic Emeral Green
Added some slightly shredded packing paper, tag
white washing and waxes.
Other products used are 
Metal objects, cotton, art stones,
metallic embossing powders, coloured domes.
Art was die cut from an old Cuttlebug alphabet set.

Some photos taken along the way.

Hope I inspired you with my mini canvas and you
have a  play and add yours to our gallery Here

Thanks so much for popping in to see what I have been 
messing around with.
Till next time - Cherrio

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Happy 8th Birthday 'STAMPlorations'

How special and priviliged I am to be part of
and being one of the STAMPlorations Family.
Most of you will know that
 STAMPlorations is a family owned business
with amazing products, challenges and
prizes to be won by being a follower, participating 
and leaving comments - how awesome is that!
Have you subscribed to the Store's mailing List too?

Here goes!
My first card was fun to create. 
Using products from the second  8th Birthday Bundle 

Front view standing up --------------------- and inside view.         

I heat embossed the floral image with clear powder
and coloured the flowers with SU Calypso Coral. 
The DP's behind them are also SU. Front has been
using VersaFine Ink then embossed with 
Ranger Frosted Crystal Powder.
That DP goes to the back to enable a score line to
help stand the card up.
Sentiment is inked and heat embossed onto vellum,
torn and attached to card front.
Finished the inside by adding angled die cuts for interest.

Here is the stencil I used.

On to my second card which is really CAS.

I inked up the Blossom Sprays #5 stamp
again from the 8th Birthday Bundle
a few times to create a floral side panel.
Adding the sentiment, die cutting the
Art Border 2 to the side and partially to the top.
To give it contrast I dug out some 
sparkly washi tape to adhere behind them.
Adhered to white card base and my CAS card is complete.
Did you check out all the fabulous projects created for Day 1 Bundle?
There are more amazing makes today using - Day 2 Bundle
and check back tomorrow for more on the Day 3 Bundle.
Now it is your turn to comment and join in
for a chance to win some fabulous goodies.

Don't forget you can get this - 

Thanks for stopping by.