Sunday, 19 June 2016

AAA Cards Challenge - Gooooogley Eyes :D

Hi Everyone!

I'm zooming by after a crazy week and an impending Father's Day to prep for, to share my card for our AAA Cards new challenge!  This week there is $20 from Stampendous up for grabs! The challenge this week is a really fun one - Googley Eyes :D  Remember to keep your card CAS (clean And simple) and head on over to AAA Cards to enter.

 My card this week uses the Whale die by Memory Box which I die cut from a scrap of white card stock.  I then blended Distress Inks (Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon) over the shape and splattered with water to get the splotchy look.  I adhered it to a Simon Says Stamp card base in Fog.

I adhered the main water squirt with a foam square for a touch of dimension and covered them in crystal Stickles.  I adhered the googley eye (can't forget that) with Multi Medium Matte by Ranger.

The sentiment is by Power Poppy and I heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder using Versamark ink. As a final touch I rounded the corners with my WRMK Corner Chomper.

That's it - super quick, simple, CAS, and googley eyed!

We hope you'll join us this week where we also have Patti from as a Guest Designer!

See you soon and for all the Father's out there, (and sons/daughters) enjoy Father's Day!


Sunday, 5 June 2016

AAA Cards Challenge - Watercolor!

Hi everyone

We hope you joined the 2nd Birthday Blog Hop Bash at the AAA Cards Challenge and had fun - we did!!  As it's Sunday, we've got a brand new challenge for you!  Watercolor!!!  Probably one of the hottest 'trends' (I'm loathe to call it that, I think it's here to stay) in card making and we would love to see what you come up with!!

This week there is $20 to spend for the winner courtesy of our sponsors at Happy Little Stampers !!

For my card this week I used the Striped Florals stamp set from Altenew and stamped some of the images on Arches Cold Press watercolor paper using my MISTI using Versafine Onyx Black ink which is waterproof.  (Watercolor paper is notoriously hard to get a crisp impression the first time so the MISTI is invaluable). 

I then used some of my Daniel Smith watercolors in greens and a touch of pink to color around the florals.  I did a couple of layers to get a more splotchy look, letting it dry naturally in between each layer. 

I cut the panel out using Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Rectangles, popped it up on Neenah Solar White 110lb card base using foam tape.  To finish I covered all of the striped florals in Glossy Accents and added a sentiment sticker.

We do hope you'll join us over at AAA Cards!!!

Have a great weekend!

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