Thursday, 7 July 2016

Orange!!!??? ........

Happy Thursday folks ......

It's time for another challenge ....... this months STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge.
As always the theme is Anything Goes ...... with an optional colour twist.  This month the colour is


You'll find lots of inspiration from the Design Team on the blog today, and we also have two lovely Guest Designers with us ..... Kimberly Wiener and Monika Reeck.  Pop over and see their take on this months challenge.

Orange .... not a colour I use that much really, but great for this time.  Bright, summery and perfect for creating those fabulous sunsets.

For my inspiration piece I took one of the images from Dee's Artsy Impressions set .... New Beginning and simply stamped it onto a piece of card coloured using Distress Inks, and then embossed the image with a clear powder

I never get tired of using my Distress ... I love how they blend together.  I started with Mustard Seed, a little bit of Wild Honey ...... then onto Spiced Marmalade as I worked my way up the card, finishing off with a touch of abandoned Coral

Spritzed with a little water just to blend the colours a little.
Look how the embossing shines .... love it!

A simple sentiment (Noteworthy) finishes the card of  nicely

Now it's your turn ....... you can link up to 3 CAS cards, with or without the colour twist, and you don't have to use STAMPlorations products ..... but it would be great if you did!
Full challenge rules, and details of the prizes up for grabs can be found HERE on the STAMPlorations Blog ....... Happy stamping!

Thanks for popping by.
It's back to the old craft room for me to try and catch up with things.  After last weeks lurgy ........ which thankful has virtually gone ....... I've a way to go before I'm back on track.  I don't suppose it helped going AWOL yesterday ........ but coffee and a catch up with my buddy sounded like a good idea to me.

Enjoy the rest of your day.
Cheerio until next time


  1. So glad to hear you are feeling a little better, summer lurgy is always the worst.... I love your card, definitely my colours and I love the simple but beautiful scene you created! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Those colors !!!!!
    Love them !

  3. I'm the same as you Linda, not usually a big fan of orange. Have to admit creating for this challenge has gotten me on a bit of an orange kick. Love your card, and that's the perfect stamp to go with yellow and orange!

  4. LOVE your pretty sunset Linda. Great ombre ... and great colours. xx

  5. Hello Linda!!! Thanks for such a warm welcome and shout out on your blog, so VERY sweet of you!!!

    You card is lovely and I am on this recent "kick" of adding lots of white on the border. I REALLY adds emphasis don't you think?! It surely does for this lovely creations!!

    -So happy to be joining you and the rest of the STAMPlorations team for the JULY CAS -orange twist challenge!!!

    Happy Crafting


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