I started with a little inky blending through a My Favourite Things
Concentric Circles stencil using distress inks in Carved Pumpkin,
Mustard Seed and Twisted Citron. Using the same distress inks
I've sponged colour onto my cocktail images from Paper Smooches
Free Spirits with a sentiment from the same set. To finish I couldn't resist
adding a couple of enamel dots by Doodlebug just because they match!
Being the start of a new month we have a new sponsor and once again
Kylie of Happy Little Stampers is our generous sponsor so in her honour
I've used the Butterfly Birthday set from Happy Little stampers here, embossed
in White Hero Arts EP then coloured with twisted citron distress ink before
fuzzy cutting. The 'Hello' Greeting is from Uniko: Simply Said and a few more
of those Doodlebug Sprinkles - I simply can't resist 'em! The panel is die-cut using
a basic stitched border die from MFT Die-Namics
I do like to try and link to other challenges so this one is heading over to
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge where it's a new technique for me
'Faux Mother of Pearl' If I'm honest when I'd watched the video tutorials I
thought 'Hmmm! I'll be sitting this month out' but I decided to have a go and
WOW! I cannot believe how straight-forward it was with Liquid Pearls and
distress inks (yellowy section of my card). I'm thrilled with the result and love
the effect - I urge you to have a go if you haven't already!!!
I also used the sketch from this week's CAS(E) This Sketch so I'll skip over there too!
Last but not least ...
The intention was to make this card portrait rather than landscape
but 'hands up' I made a smudgy bodge with some ink and balloon strings
went crazy so I switched it to this layout - fortunately the sentiment hadn't been
added! Phew! The balloons are die-cuts from Paper Smooches, inked with
distress inks and spritzed with perfect pearls. The sentiment is My Favourite Things:
Brushstroke Birthday with the 'today' and balloon strings from Uniko.
I've also added some texture to the card base with a WeR Memory Keepers
Next Level embossing folder of parallel lines.
Ok that's all from me for now but I do hope you'll skip over to the
main blog to check out my fabulous teamies' work HERE and I'll catch
up with you all again soon.
Have a fun week and thanks for calling by!