It's time for this months CAS Card Challenge over at STAMPlorations.
As always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's Clean and Simple, and this month the optional colour twist is ...... MAGENTA
The Design Team have been busy creating inspiration pieces for you, and we have a fab Guest Designer this month too. Elaine (Craft-E-Place) is joining in the fun.
So ........ MAGENTA ...... how would you describe it? Is it a reddish-purple, a mauvish-crimson or a pinky-plum with a hint of fuschia? Hmmmm .......
Here's my take on it ..... I used Adirondak Soft Plum, mixed with a little water, to add colour to those gorgeous STAMPlorations Heleniums
Still keeping things CAS ...... I started by adding a wash of colour to the corner of a piece of white card to give me a bit of a background, then I stamped and embossed the flower using a white detail embossing powder
This is such a pretty bloom ...... lots of detail.
I then smooshed the Adirondak ink onto my craft sheet and used a water brush to pick up the colour and paint the flowers
A touch of wild honey Distress Ink for the centers, and I finished off by adding a little extra detail to the background using the ARTplorations Dots All Over stencil
I stamped and embossed the greeting (which comes with the flower stamp) onto a scrap of black card and used a punch to cut it out
Something pretty on the inside ..... and we're done
Now it's your turn ..... will you use the optional colour twist? I can't wait to see all your fabulous creations. Happy stamping!
What a glorious couple of days we've had ...... and dare I say it, but if feels to be getting warmer. The skies are blue and the sun is shining ...... is summer finally on it's way? We're off to Bourton again in six weeks so I do hope so.
It's been a bit of a lazy day today ........ when I say lazy I mean we haven't been rushing around here there and everywhere. A little bit of craft, a few household chores (well a girl needs clean clothes!!) and then this evening we're off out for dinner. We're going to one of my favourite Indian restaurants over here ...... Bukhara. I guess the diet will have to wait another day!
Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.
Cheerio until next time
EDIT ......... Hi! Me again. Thanks to the lovely Loll for the nudge ......... I'm linking my card up to this months CAS Mix Up Challenge
- Stamping ....... got that
- Heat Embossing ....... got that too
- My choice ...... Watercolouring and stenciling
Thanks for the nudge Loll ..... glad someone's on the ball. I have had a busy week though and it's not over yet.
It's Gin & Tonic time now though ..... Cheers!