Sunday, September 10, 2017

A Stampscapes Beauty

Two challenges this week require the use of stamps, no digis. Decided to use one of my favorite Stampscapes images, Pines and Rocks. For this card, I cut an A2 sized section from an old calendar that had beautiful clouds. Inked the stamp with Memento Black, then stamped the rocks off of the bottom of the cloud photo. Stamped a second image before reinking the stamp to add a hazy depth to the scene. Decided it needed a bit more color, so trimmed it down a bit to add a layer of blue paper backing. Finished it off with a scrap of sheer ribbon and a layered sticker. So pretty!  
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Stamp It                      
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Stamp It       
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)

I absolutely LOVE the digi set "Seasonal windows" from Beccy's Place. This Autumn image was printed off on kraft cardstock and colored with Tombow markers. I then cut the window panes out with an Exacto knife and mounted a scrap of acetate on the inside. Found a wonderful little free clip art fireplace scene that I lightly colored the mounted to my card with a scrap of thin vellum muting the colors a bit. Mounted the window on top of this to create a warm and inviting scene.  (The sentiment is also from the set.) Entering the card into a few challenges, including Victorines Original's which provides a photo inspiration/mood  board that shows the colors of the season including beautiful fall leaves.
Entered into:
Beccy’s Place Challenge- September                                           
    (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- Autumn                                                        
    (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Power Poppy- Krafty Coloring                                                       
   (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/09/get-krafty.html)  
Victorine Challenge- Fall Sports
   (vostamps.blogspot.com)                                                                           

The current CAS-ual Friday’s Challenge is to CASE a Girl Friday’s (DT) Card. My first CASE is a beautiful baby card made by Tasha. I loved the lush, layers of patterned paper and lacy lovelies. Tried to capture that on my card. The sweet image is a stamp that I’ve had for many years. I think it might be a retired image from Biblical Impressions.
 
And Tasha's Inspiration Card- 
Entered into:
CAS-ual Fridays- CASE a Girl Friday                          
    (CAS-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Deep Ocean Challenge- Lovely Lace                                            
     (deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au)
Di’s Digi Stamps- Ribbon, Lace, Twine or Cord 
    (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 185                                
     (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge
    (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

This image I know is from Biblical Impressions. It was one of my mom’s favorite stamps and I think of her whenever I use it. She would have loved this card… because the little kitten is being naughty. (We had lots of naughty cats when I was growing up!)
Although the look on the kittens face is angelic, if you look closely you can see that his paws are purple.
 
Entered into:
AAA Card Challenges- Creatures Great or Small                      
   (aaacards.blogspot.com/)
QKR Stampede- Anything Goes  
  (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)


14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Kathy :-) I love that you used an old calendar for the background, those clouds are stunning! Love the trees and whole design of this, WOW!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Oops,

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge too ;-)
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. I LOVE your pine forest card Kathy, it's beautiful! Great idea to use an old calendar picture for the background. I really love the way you've stamped the trees over the top to give the illusion of depth and distance.
    Your second card is wonderful Kathy, I love this idea! I think this technique would be awesome for a Christmas card with a lit up tree and fireplace in the window.
    I think you did a brilliant job with your CASE card, the layering is fabulous. I really like the little collection of embellishments you've placed over the purple ribbon, especially the safety pin.
    Your final card is very cute, that's one sweet (but mischievous) little kitty!
    Great job on this collection of wonderful cards.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  4. As a cat lover, I can identify with this naughty little kitten too! Darling card! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

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  5. Beautiful card Kathy, love the pretty doily. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  6. Cute little cat, love the dark purple card base. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  7. Beautiful take on Case a Girl Friday Challenge. Thanks for playing along at Casual Fridays.

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  8. I love the Fall scene! The pumpkin on the windowsill is perfect. Thanks for playing along at Victorine Originals Challenge Blog.

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  9. Your fall scene is perfect and that pumpkin fits right in on the sill. Thanks for joining us at Victorine Originals ~DT Heather

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  10. So cute!!! I love colors. Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
    Nathalie DT

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  11. I love that first one. That stamp is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

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  12. Another great collection of cards! That fall window scene makes me wish fall would come faster! Thank you for playing along at Victorine Originals.

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  13. Such a sweet kitty card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  14. What a perfect and lovely card to made for our CAS-ual Fridays challenge. Thanks and good luck!

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