What with hanging around, waiting for the postman, and generally fretting about things, I haven't done a lot of cardmaking. I've taken leave from OSAAT because I'm just not reliable at the moment, and Crafty Cardmakers/Spotlight is taking a break because so many DT members just needed some time away for various reasons. Still, I make cards as a recreation, so the other day, while I was frustrated at yet another mistake in the figures I was sent, I decided to calm myself with a little watercolouring.
(Entered into the following challenges: Die Cut Dreams where the theme is pink, green and coffee,
Stamps R Us where 'anything goes'
Corrosive Challenges where the theme is 'girlie'
Stamp Insanity where 'anything goes)
(Entered into the following challenges: Stamps +Fun where they want 'mythical creatures'
Fashionable Stamping where the theme is hand-made flowers,
Simply Stamping where the theme is 'punch it up'
Art Impressions where 'anything goes.)
Both Ching Chou Kuik images, of course. The top card uses some of those gorgeous MME papers from a magazine. In the case of the second, I coloured as I wanted to, and then found I didn't have any paper to match. so, I got out some yellow card, tapestry stamps and distress Inks. I've also used a Martha Stewart border punch on that one.
The flowers in both are made using a Martha Stewart cornflower punch and card coloured with Aquamarkers and Twinkling H2Os.
(Entered into the following challenges: Cards for Men where 'anything goes',
Here Come the Boys where the theme is brown and oranges,
Lollipop Crafts where the theme is 'make it masculine' )
This one is quite different. I love my Blossom Kaleidacolor ink pad - so much so that I've been wanting to get a few more. I finally ordered a couple - Autumn Leaves and Berry Blaze. I've got to say, I'm not as impressed with the colours on these. The thing I love about the blossom one is that the colours blend to give other colours which are very different to those in the pad while all the shades work beautifully together. With these two newer pads, the colours do work well together, but you only seem to get the basic five shades you started with. Still, Craft Stamper had a lovely leaf stamp recently, so I stamped it with the Autumn Leaves pad, using various combinations of the colours. The background uses the same pad, with the colours added to a non-stick sheet and 'smooshed' with some water.
(Entered into the following challenges: Bunny Zoe where they want Easel cards,
Shabby Tearoom where the theme is summer with a photo inspiration,
Dream Valley where there is a colour theme,
One Stop where the theme is 'bold and bright'
Stampman where they want summer colours,
I Love Promarkers where they want easel cards.)
And finally, a card for my sister and her partner. They got the keys to a new house just a few days after Mum died. It needed quite a lot of work, so they didn't move in right away, and instead pulled the place apart. They're due to finally move in in a couple of weeks.