Friday, 27 February 2015

It had to be Blue Sequins

Hi, this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown   it is

Sequins and Pearls

I worked out my design using the "Noel" die cut as my central panel and some white on white Poinsettia die cuts with a pearl centre. Then I wanted white sequins to dot about as the background. My white sequins had gone walkabout, so after lots of searching about I found some blue sequins and added some white snowflakes behind them.

I mounted my white card on silver, although this is looking grey in my photo.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my design. I am going to have one last look for those white sequins.

Kathy xx

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Clarity Stamps Challenge - Floral

Hi, today my card is for the Clarity Stamp Challenge, this month is " Floral "

I searched through my stash of Clarity Stamps, I have plenty of floral stamps, the super blossom corner and edge, daisy crook, poppies, various corners, the beautiful garden heart, too many to make a quick decision, oh, and the gerberas.

I tried out some backgrounds using my gelli plate and inks with the abstract stencils and the ocean swirl and leafy swirl, to see what direction to go forward with. Still couldn't decide.

My New Designs Stamps and stencils club arrived in the post, slight distraction, well quite a large time spent trying out new mask ideas, reminded me of more flower stamps that I had received in the post and tucked in my club folder. Time for some organising !!

Decisions, I fell in love with the Leafy Swirl stencil, great for the background. Then a new stamp set, the Bouquet stamp and vase stencil as the focal image and the sentiment "To a Dear Friend" seemed to suit the top left hand corner. I coloured the swirl stencil using Adirondack inks, Butterscotch, Mountain Rose and Stonewash, using the vase shape from the stencil as a mask. The vase was sponged in with Weathered Wood distress inks and a small floral flourish was added from Corners and Flourishes set. Lots of colouring in with Spectrum Noir pencils to the flowers and the vase also some shading behind the flowers and under the vase and to the sentiment ribbon.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my design.

Kathy xx

Friday, 20 February 2015

Silver Christmas Dove

Hi, this week has been so busy, only just finished my card for the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge.

This week is colours

I have a very simple design using a silver die cut dove and stencilled background in grey on white card.

Thank you for visiting and reading my blog, hope that you liked my design.

Kathy x

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Season's Greetings

Hi, today is my card design for the current 52{Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge.

This week it is a sketch design. I find the sketch designs the hardest to work with, hope that you like what I came up with.

Keeping it simple, I stamped a Clarity Stamps Christmas Roundel of Doves and the sentiment of Season's Greetings on a faux ribbon banner. I added a sprig of Holly and Berries and a die cut top to my roundell suggesting a Christmas bauble. Some colouring for shading was added and a dark blue matt to finish.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my design.

Kathy xx

Friday, 6 February 2015

Quick Christmas Tree Card

Hi, this is my card design for the 52{Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge.

This week it is choose an old sketch. I have spent so long looking through the sketches and trying to make a decision, I needed something that would go togther quickly so finally I decided to go for the July 2014 sketch, with the Christmas Tree.

I chose to use traditional Christmas colours, green for the tree and red as contrast.
My Christmas Tree stamp is from Indigoblu and the sentiment is from Justrite Stamps

A really simple and quick card to make.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my challenge entry.

Kathy xx