Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Pink Poinsettia

Over at the Jingle Belles Christmas card challenge, it's time for "Pink Christmas".

I'd like to encourage you to participate!  The first ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ theme of each October is devoted to making pink holiday cards as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and, for each card that gets linked up, Stephanie and Lauren (they run Jingle Belles) each donate two dollars to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Here's my card:

I stamped and heat embossed in platinum, then watercoloured the poinsettia with a couple of shades of pink Zig markers.  I wanted to match the platinum embossing powder for a splatter so mixed a bit of Brushed Pewter and Antique Linen Distress paints and splattered.  I inset the panel into a platinum silver frame and filled the centre of the poinsettia with silver gemstones.

Thanks for stopping by to look, and please think about joining in over at Jingle Belles for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Stamps - Penny Black poinsettia, Rubber Soul sentiment
Ink - Versamark
Paper - white and platinum silver cs, mixed media
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - platinum embossing powder, Zig markers, Brushed Pewter and Antique Linen Distress paints, silver gemstones

Monday, 16 October 2017

The Last of the Fall Leaves

Time to remind you that you only have until October 24 to enter your card in the CAS Watercolour challenge:

And don't forget, it's our first birthday celebration:

And we have prizes in honour of it:

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)

Here's my reminder card:

I started by sprinkling a piece of coated cs with yellow and orange brushos and spritzing with water.   I die cut a bare-branched tree out of brown cs and glued it to this background.

Then I used the same brushos and technique on a scrap of watercolour paper.  Out of it, I die cut some little sprigs of leaves and snipped the leaves from their branches.  I glued a few leaves to the tree and glued the rest falling to the ground.

I mounted the panel on fun foam and added a sentiment underneath.  I made the card for my friend who invited me for Thanksgiving dinner.

Please head over to CAS Watercolour to see the mid-month inspiration from our Design Team and the October Guest Designer, Marcia of Marcia's Stampin Pad.

Stamps - Memory Box sentiment
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - white and brown cs, coated cs
Size - A2
Accessories - yellow and orange Brushos, Impression Obsession Bare Tree die, Ali Express tiny leaf sprig die, fun foam

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Stars for Peace

Mid-month reminder time for CAS Mix Up!

I did something quite different to my first Design Team CAS Mix Up card (see here).

Instead of just layering of whole bunch of stencils on top of each other with ink, I started with a "Peace in a Star" stencil that Loll Thompson made for me on her Silhouette.  It looks like a die cut on the card, but is actually a stencil made out of acetate.  I added little bits of removable glue runner to hold it on the cs, then using a Clarity brush, I went over it with Distress Oxide Antique Linen and Fossilized Amber.

I left it in place and laid the Simon Says Stamp "Falling Stars" (the small stars) stencil over top of it and went over it with a finger dauber and Delicata Golden Glitz ink.

I removed the "Falling Stars" stencil and replaced it with the TCW "Random Stars" (the three larger stars) stencil and chose three strategically place stars and put Dreamweaver Gold embossing paste through them.  I removed it and the "Peace in a Star" stencil and let everything dry.  Once dry, I stamped "on earth" below the star (masking off the word "peace" on the stamp).

Trimmed the panel and popped it up on fun foam.

I have stamping, stencil layering, and for my choice, embossing paste.

Please come and join us at CAS Mix Up - you have until October 24th.

Stamps - "on earth" - part of Tim Holtz "peace on earth" stamp
Ink - Delicata Golden Glitz, Distress Oxide Antique Linen and Fossilized Amber
Paper - whtie cs
Size - 5.25" square
Accessories - TCW Random Stars stencil, Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars stencil, homemade "Peace in a Star" stencil, Dreamweaver Gold embossing paste, fun foam

Friday, 13 October 2017

Favourite Stamps

Addicted to CAS used a code word for their challenge:

I had a very hard time choosing my favourite, but in the end went with a stamp of an English Cocker Spaniel (the breed of my dogs, and since they are my favourite little furry beings, I thought a stamp of them should be my favourite stamp).

Here's the two of them:

I stamped them in inks representing their colours and fussy cut them.  Then grounded them by stamping the sentiment below and added a bit of faint stenciling behind them for interest.

I'm giving the card to friends who are going to look after them when I'm away.

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