Sunday 21 July 2024

AAA Card Challenge #270: Sketch

Hello this fortnight it's  a Sketch challenge again.

When I made the game badge for the AAA Challenge, I just went with a blue gradient, tried a few, they looked weird in Photoshop, and looked like the Sea or ocean , so I added a Shark image.

It doesn't have to be a silhouette, could be a sentiment too, as long as we can see a gradient and  the sketch, which you can flip, rotate . I wasn't very original with my take on the sketch, but I did rotate the orientation of the gradient so make it works for my ocean or shark tank.

I made my gradient with Distress inks in a masked off area on the cardbase:  Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Uncharted Mariner, then Splattered with water.

The silhouettes are made with a stencil from Whimsy Stamps (Ocean Stencil) and Memento Tuxedo black ink.

The sentiment is also Whimsy Stamps: Simple Sentiment Strips and I stamped it with Versafine black ink.

To play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.


#AAAcards #AAACardchallenge #CASChallenge #CASCard #Blogchallenge

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#inkblending   #guestdesigner #challengewinner  

Monday 15 July 2024

AAA Colourful challenge #6


Hello this month our game badge is quite unmistakably a sunset, I see a tropical sunset.

I had found the cardbase in my project bin, I discarded it before, not sure why as it's perfect for this challenge.

But I don't remember exactly what colours of Distress inks I've used, I'm guessing Lumberjack plaid and Carved Pumpkin maybe a Candied Apple? 

I inkblended these colors between two torn  edges I made with masking paper.

The palmtrees are from Marianne Design (LR0541) and the Seagulls from Gummiapan and I diecut them from black cardstock and adhered them to the cardbase.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps (Simple Sentiment Strips) and I stamped it with Versafine black ink..

Can't wait to see what you make, enter your card here.

Saturday 13 July 2024

"happy" birthday

 Hello, today I'm using a Whimsy Stamps Digi by Dustin Pike. it's Caramel's Happy Day and it's funny cos she isn't at all happy, makes me giggle at least.

That's why I put the Happy in between brackets/quotes, it's from the Whimsy Stamps Simple Sentiment strips.

The Birthday is from the Birthday Wishes dieset. I diecut it from white cardstock I colored with Distress inks (picked Raspberry), kind of trying to match the hooves I colored with alcohol markers.

The background is also Distress inks: Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade. I did go for happy and Summery colors, don't think Caramel approves ;-).

You can find everything in the Whimsy Store:

Simple sentiment Strips:

Birthday Whishes dieset:

Caramel's  Happy day:

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Sunday 7 July 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #269: Anything CAS goes and the option of Summer


Hello, this fortnight we have the Anything Goes challenge again, and we're all about Summer and or Summer colors if you'd like the take the optional twist.

For my card I wanted to use the Whimsy Stamps Gullibles stampset and I  made a little scene with the rock a Gull fling away going toi Seize the fry..I thought that was funny.

I grounded the rock with some simple inkblending on the cardbase, a circle mask and some masking tape.

To play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.


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Friday 5 July 2024

Monster Birthday Wishes

 Hello, today I made a Birthday Card with  Whimsy Stamps goodies.

I printed the digis from Monster Smiles, two of them facing each other so it looks like they're holding a banner or sign.

I colored them with my newly acquired Ohuhu markers, treated myself  with them, got the bullet nib though as they're cheaper and I actually prefer the hard nib for precision.

I then diecut the Birthday from Birthday Wishes and inkblended Distress inks Black Soot and Lost Shadow, then glues it on the "banner". The Wishes is from Happy Sayings and I stamped it with Versafine Black ink. Adhered the panel onto a cardbase.

You can find everything in the Whimsy Store:

Monster Smile digi:

Birthday Whishes:

Happy Sayings:

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Monday 1 July 2024

AAA Birthday Card Challenge July: Fabulous Flowers #63


Hello, this month we're all about the Fabulous Flowers.

I prefer to color pets and animals, so I don't have a lot of them, but a few key items I do have.

Also I don't like to color flowers.

So for my card I've used a Lili of the Valley flowered circular opening into a cardpanel.

Stamped the sentiment in Versafine Morning Mist. It's from Clearly Besotted Brushed Greetings II.

On the cardbase , behind the opening I've inkblended Distress inks: Salvaged Patina and Tumbled glass, with whatever was left on the brushes.

Adhered the panel to the cardbase. I left the little bells loose as I thought that would look more whimsical.

To play along the AAA Birthday Card Challenge, see this.


#AAABirthdaycards  #AAABirthdayCardchallenge #birthdayChallenge #birthdayCard #Blogchallenge

 #Handmadecard  #Cardmakers  #Designteam  #Blogspotchallenge  #SSS20YearsOfDistress

#inkblending   #guestdesigner #challengewinner  

Thursday 27 June 2024

it's a Nope from Dudley


Hello, today I felt all sassy and cheeky, but I chickened out ;-)

I did print the Dudley Flipping (Censored version) from Whimsy Stamps and the Dustin Pike line.

There's also an uncensored version in the set, so you can choose.

I did add the Nope on his little sign when prepping the digi and I colored it with alcohol markers, then cut it out and mounted it with foam tape.

For the background I've used Tumbled Glass and Lost Shadow Distress inks through the Whimsy Stamps Winter

Wonderland stencil.

I wanted to add a sassy sentiment, like "feel like going hiking? , or " let's go explore" or "let's go on an adventure", or "Want to go to the Woods today?" but I didn't put it on the front, might put it on the inside, not sure, as I say I chickened out, but you might be braver than me ;-), so go ahead and show me your makes.

you can find the digi in the Whimsy store:

Dudley Flipping:

And the  Winter Wonderland Stencil:

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