Just a NOTE

Always happy to be back from vacation to liberate the creative juices, YAY! Capture d’écran 2016-08-01 à 11.44.39Love the ColourQ challenge #352 colours (So Saffron, Only Orange, Rich Capture d’écran 2016-08-01 à 11.44.28Razzle-Berry, Rose Red and WHITE).  Along side Karen Haman‘s terrific sketch from the CAS Coulours & Sketches Team, Challenge #184 is perfect for my card.  I applied the 4 rich colours onto the Gelli-Plate to make the background and smoothed out the inks with my brayer.  After getting a few prints I covered the center with a 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white card stock after die-cutting the upper center portion with one of Memory Box’s Distressed Wyndham Collage dies.  Two houses, from IO’s town builder die set, were cut out of my remaining prints, pasted slightly off from each other.  Using a journaling stamp, I created texture on the top layer, applied Wink of Stella, added Glossy Accents and foam mounted onto the card. The card came together and “Juste une note” was stamped below the house.

Hope you have a great week, thanks for stopping by 😀

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From the bottom of my HEART!

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Two wonderful artists, Bonnie Klass and Loll Thompson, have HONOURED me to be a guest on their wonderful blog, CAS Mix Up Challenge.  A place where one has fun exploring new or different techniques in card creations.

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The challenge for the month of August is:

    STAMPING + SPRAYS + YOUR CHOICE

I began by prepping Bristol paper by stencilling different mediums, Gesso and light molding paste.  Once dry, I sprayed first with water to decrease the intensity of the colour and then I used Dylusion sprays (Cherry Pie & Lemon Zest) and added a pinch of natural walnut stain powder. The results gave me a subtle resist where the paste was applied. I die-cut a rectangle with MFT’s largest Die-namics Horizontal Stitched Strips and then die-cut the edge of that piece with a heart die.  Using gold paper stock, I cut one of the  Die-namics Stitched Square Scallop Frames and wrapped gold thread to one side.  With the Quilted, Next Level Embossing Folder from We R Memory Keepers, I lightly embossed a shimmery card stock and finally put the card together adding droplets of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine spray to the piece . I stamped “du Fond du Coeur” (From the bottom of my heart) to the bottom right of the coloured rectangle.

I hope you’ll get inspired to join us for this amazing journey of fun and discovery 😀  Thanks for stopping by!DuFondDuCoeur