Get Creative Challenge #79 – Anything Goes

Well hello and welcome to today’s post. It’s time for another challenge over at Get Creative Challenges where its Anything Goes.

Our sponsors for this challenge are: All Dressed Up, Ikes Art Digital Stamps and Fred, She Said Designs.

I have used a digital stamp from All Dressed Up ‘Dad’s Day Off’ which I printed the dog in the hammock and then roughly water coloured him in. I added some twine bows to simulat the rope tying the hammock to the die cut palm trees.

He looks like he’s having a very relaxing time.

Check out the Get Creative Challenge blog for details on the sponsor prizes and links to the other fabulous projects from the DT and come join in our fun and share you anything goes project by 2pm Wednesday 1st May (Melbourne time) or 11pm Tuesday 30th April (US Eastern Standard time)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #215 – Donna’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Donna is our lovely host this week with an anything goes feminine challenge.

My card today uses the ink smooshing technique. I smooshed Catherine Pooler inks in Grape Crush, Flirty Fuchsia and Pixed Dust on a piece of acetate, spritzed it with water and smooshed it onto a watercolour panel (sometimes you get imperfections but that’s the uniqueness of a handmade card!). I then stamped a sentiment, flower and leaves from an Altenew set called ‘Beautiful day” in black ink and mounted it onto a black card base.

I really like how pretty this card looks.

Come join in the fun and make a feminine card. Check out the projects hat the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, 9th April at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 8th April 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC#214 – Marsha’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Marsha is our lovely hostess this week with a all about occasions challenge.

I decided to do some punch art on my card. I made an Easter bunny behind trying to get back into his burrow. I stamped some floral line art around the burrow hole, added a little bit of white gel pen and lightly embossed the panel with a wood grain embossing folder.

Come join in the fun and make a card for your choice of occasion. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, 2nd April at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 1at April 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunday Cards

Well, it’s Sunday again – early morning while the rest of the house is still asleep – so I’m in my craft room getting creative!

First up is a card for CAS Watercolour, The Sisterhood of Crafters and The Flower Challenge.

I haven’t tried water colouring on vellum before and it was difficult to keep the vellum flat once the water was applied. I created a bit of a window effect on my card so that you could see through the vellum and get the full effect of the colours. I used a stamp set from Hot off the Press called ‘easy watercolor florals’ which I heat embossed in white before I coloured the flower and leaves in.

Next up is another card for 3 challenges – CAS Mix Up, CAS Christmas and CAS Colours & Sketches.

It’s been awhile since I tried the faux stained glass effect and I had forgotten how time consuming it can be. I stamped the deer image from the Kanban ‘reindeer & snowflakes’ set in CP Midnight ink and smooshed it into some Old Olive ink. I then covered it over and over again in Versmark and clear embossing powder. It then went in the freezer to set the embossing firm before I then bent it to make the embossing crack – looking like stained glass. I stamped some snowflakes in Sahara Sand ink and swiped another panel in Pacific Point before layering them onto a white card base. I hope this still fits the CAS brief of all the challenges.

Well, that’s it for today – the rest of the house has woken up! Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #213 – Karen’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Karen is our lovely hostess this week with a masculine anything goes challenge.

I made a bit of a nautical themed card this time using a stamp set I got with a craft magazine. I stamped the whale tail, sentiments and sunray images in Stampin Up Night of Navy ink. Then coloured them in with my Stampin Blends. I used the matching die cuts to cut them out, then mounted on some red and blue layers onto a white card base.

Come join in the fun and make a masculine card. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, 26th March at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 25th March 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

St Paddy’s day crafting

Today my card is all about ‘green’ for St Patrick’s Day. I was inspired by 3 challenges that fit the green theme:

I went to my stash of Catherine Pooler Design products. I used inks in Melon Ice, Garden Party, Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt sponged onto a stitched, die cut panel. I spritzed a bit of water to soften the ink blend and then stamped the main sentiment from the ‘Fill in the blanks’ stamp set in Midnight ink. I mounted the panel inside another stitched, die cut and then onto a white card base.

Not very snarky but I loved the ombre inspiration! This card will now go into my stash ready for Father’s Day in September.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC#212 – Tristan’s All About Occassions Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and I’m the hostess this week with an All About Occassions Challenge.

My card is an encouragement card and uses a set from CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Be a Unicorn’ which I stamped with Momento black ink. I then stamped my Kaleidacolor ‘Bouquet’ ink pad onto a piece of acetate, spritzed that with water and then ‘mushed’ the acetate over the unicorn.

Come join in the fun and make a card for any occassion. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created then, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, 19th March at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.