Sunday 27 March 2016

AAA Cards Challenge #61

Hello Friends and a very Happy Easter to you.
Hope you have a wonderful day and go easy on those eggs eh!
I'm hoping Mr Blogger has worked a treat here at scheduling my post
so fingers crossed you are seeing the latest challenge details for 
AAA Cards CAS Challenges 
at the right time!
We are looking for stenciling for this one and I've ended up 
making 2 cards although I'm not entirely happy with either!
A couple of last minute Easter cards, firstly using a stencil from 
 Memory Box, inked through with my favourite distress inks.
Having finished the inky blending process I flicked and spritzed some perfect 
pearls onto the stenciled panel before slicing into 4 sections for added detail. 
The 'sending' word die is from Simon Says Stamp, with the Easter Wishes from 
Uniko. I thought the pinked circle of vellum (from Paper Smooches) gave a broken 
egg 'feel' ... yeah??? To finish a few enamel dots and gems.

This one uses the STAMPlorations Bubble Stencil, again inked with distress inks 
and once finished I went over the area again with the same inks to cover the white 
areas but still maintain the stenciled look. Another spritzing of water and perfect pearls. 
A strip of glitter paper breaks the 2 halves of the design although I feel it's too stark. 
The eggs and sentiment are from Clearly Besotted - In Stitches II with the eggs 
heat-embossed and coloured using more Distress ink. 

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  1. I don't know why you aren't happy with them - they're both fabulous! Love love the colour combo. Happy happy Easter x

  2. Beautiful and vibrant, Sarah. So bright and cheerful. I really like the split panel.

  3. Sarah, beautiful is the right word !!!!!

    Ineke X

  4. These are two terrific makes Sarah despite you being unhappy with them! Too critical by far you are!x

  5. Love the pretty Easter colours Sarah - and the cards are beautiful! Have a wonderful Easter :) Jill

  6. Sarah! I love these cards. Lovely stenciling work. I love the split panels and the vellum on the first, and I love the technique of using the bubble stencil then going back and adding more color. I love the effect. I am pumped now. All I want to do is stencil!!!

  7. Fabulous cards... Sarah... You are good at all this inkiness
    Hugs Sylvie x

  8. Can I see see why you're unhappy with them - NO! Fabulous bright colours and I love the panels on the first one and the stencilled background on the second.

  9. These cards beautiful! I love the mix of colours and those circle dies are ones that I need to get in my stash. I also love how you used the eggs on the second card they match the background perfectly. I do know how you feel though when we make cards that don't always tickle our fancy but would certainly make someone very happy to receive. xox

  10. Two fabulous your coloring.

  11. Beautiful card Sarah! I love how you broke up the panel into pieces.

  12. loving the bright fun colours. x

  13. Two fabulous cards, Sarah! I love the pattern and how you divided your design on the first one, and the bubble background on the 2nd card is so fun! Love all the yummy colors, too!

  14. Two fabulous cards, I love the stenciling and the beautiful colour palette absolutely gorgeous


  15. I don't know what you don't like--they're beautiful, Sarah! I really adore the first one with the panels!

  16. Both these cards are fabulous! Love the colors, the split panel, well everything about the first card. The same goes for the second. Stunning cards!

  17. Sarah the colour combo on both of these is outstanding - so pretty!!


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