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    Partial die cut sea

    Hi crafters. I have an entry for a couple of CAS challenges before the deadline. I partially die cut this scene using, Memory Box jellyfish, Kaisercraft flora branches and fish. The sentiment is from Salt Air sentiments by Papertrey Ink. The background is a new to me stencil by Dina Wakley called Gusts. I partially die cut using a long, thin 13inch cutting plate. The seaweed dies are actually on one plate which made it tricky. I hid a couple of imperfections with half pearls. I am entering this card in the following challenges: CAS mix up January Challenge: Partial die cutting. My choice is stencilling. CAS Stencil Challenge for…

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    Mixed Media Happy Day

    Hi crafters. This card has multiple layers using the following: Street directory page Acrylic paint Judikins 2750F woodblock stamp Stamplorations stencils: Tapestry, Make Marks 2&3, Hello and company Stamplorations Art Marks stamps, Framed cherry blossoms (text) Fab Foil in green Blue water soluble crayon to edges I am entering this card in the following challenges: Stamplorations January Stencil Challenge : Anything Goes Stamplorations Never Ending Anthing Goes Challenge. Happy crafting, Christine

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    Laura Ashley

    Hi crafters. You are probably wondering what inspired this card. Well it was this dress. I bought the dress secondhand. It is Laura Ashley and made of silk, but the thing that intrigued me was the unusual pattern on it. I’m a sucker for abstract patterns but wouldn’t have considered myself an orange lover, but it works here, and now I appreciate the colour more. (I was also surprised as I didn’t know Laura Ashley did edgy!) The only problem with the dress is I don’t go out enough to wear it more. For the card, I studied the pattern and decided a resist might work. I stencilled on some…

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    Altenew January Inspiration Challenge

    Hi crafters. I have card for the January Altenew Inspiration Challenge. I stencilled the background using the Altenew Cube Builder stencil and metallic green and purple paints. I cut the Altenew Mega T die from watercolour paper 3 times. I stencilled one of these with the Altenew Halftone stencil and Flitterglue. I ran this through the die cutting machine with orange hot foil (without any heat) a couple of times. After peeling back the foil, I tidied the edges with a craft knife and layered it with the other ‘T’s. I painted the T with diluted green metallic paint, which I wiped off the foil. When it was dry I…

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    Pinkfresh Mixed Media.

    Hi crafters. I have another card for the January Pinkfresh Studios challenge. This time I used the September challenge colours and theme as inspiration. I first used some Nuvo expanding mousse inside a template, and puffed it up with a heat gun before adding Prima paints and Viva pastes in challenge colours. At this point the colour leaked out so I cut out the rectangle. The diecutting flattened the texture of the mousse, so I added a bit more, followed by more paint. All the paints and pastes are shiny/sparkly but it is hard to see that in the photos. I added some more texture with the micro dot stencil…

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    Pinkfresh circles

    Hi crafters. I have an entry for the Pinkfresh Studios January challenge. This is a review challenge. I chose October. I used a circle template and placed it over watercolour paper, spritzed with water and added powdered watercolour. Unfortunately I didn’t cover the rest of the paper well so it got colour on it and I had to give up the one layer idea. I decided to cut circles within a circle shape to keep with the circular elements theme. I added pieces of Dainty Blossoms into the holes and stamped a sentiment from the Floral Frame stamp set. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Abstract Hey

    Hi crafters. My card today uses the Paper Smooches Stackers stencil which I recently acquired. I blended Catherine Pooler inks in rainbow order through it and added a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler stamp set. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Paper Smooches January 2020: Anything goes. CAS stencil challenge: Use a new stencil Less is more challenge #411: Off Centre one layer card. Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Use a stencil. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Ink painting

    Hi crafters. I do like the simple elegance of japanese art and calligraphy. I have been eyeing the Hero Arts Ink Painting stamp set since I saw the beautiful card by Jessica Frost-Ballas here. When you check out her card, read her delightful story accompanying it. I finally own the stamp set and started experimenting with it and looking at asian ink paintings on the internet. I purchased a black ink waterbrush to provide the ink. The images in the background are second generation stamping. Those in the foreground are mainly first generation stamping except for some extra second generation trees. I extended some lines In the middle mountain area…

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    More rust

    Hi crafters. I have another rusty card. I started by cutting scrap kraft card with 2 dies from the Kaisercraft stitched circles stamp and die set. I thought it would make a perfect piece of old rusty metal. I put green, brown and black paint on it, as well as touches of copper paste. I stamped a sentiment from Paper Smooches Uplifters stamp set on some watercolour paper in ground espresso ink. I drew circles around that with wild honey, rusty hinge and gathered twigs stain daubers. I added ground espresso spatters. The heart is a Kaisercraft wooden flourish. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday…

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    Rusted stencilling

    Hi crafters. Today’s card uses some newly acquired stencils, paints and a paste. I started with watercolour paper and the Savvy and Stackers stencils from Paper Smooches. I roughly put some Nuvo expanding mousse in worn linen through the stencils and heated it to puff it up. I coated the surface in clear gesso and added Infusions and Color Burst powders. I misted these and added layers. It wasn’t intense enough so I added distress stains and Arteza marker on top. I also added some Prima Metallique paints in Dark Forest and Green Olive. I rubbed on some Faber Castell copper paste and added copper embossing. There is also some…