Monday, May 27, 2019

Holiday Weekend [3]

This weeks challenge at wecraftcards Forum is to make a card using the "Rubber Band Technique" that can be found HERE. I was a ittle creative with this technique, using rubber bands wrapped around a clear block to craft a grassy outdoor scene with an explosion of color. [The explosion of color is the pheasant because when my hubby used to go hunting, he said that the pheasants explode out of the fields with little warning.] I decorated the card with a few pheasant feathers, an old postage stamp, and a digi sentiment from a Beccy's Place set named "True Beauty." You can find it HERE. [I use this little sentiment quite often. I like the font style and it easily fits on the front of a card.] I used a decorative edge postcard from my stash as a stencil, sponging ink along the edge to frame the card. I like the way it pulls your eye into the scene. The inside sentiment is from a wood-mount stamp I've had for many years from Great Impressions. Am entering this into a few challenges including Outlawz Saturday Challenge "Around the World" [my hubby and I used to live in a part of central South Dakota that was referred to as the "Pheasant Capital of the World." I'm not sure if that was true, but I do know that we feasted on sweet and sour pheasant several times during each year's hunting season.]  
The bird prints on the inside of the card were made using a red rubber stamp from Victorine Originals.[It is currently available for just one dollar from HERE.] 
Entered into:  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Rubber Band Technique                    
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Use Stencils
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- [TWIST –Masculine]
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Around the World         

I wanted to make another square card for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. I stamped the Great Impressions sentiment that I'd used on the pheasant card onto a scrap of tan parchment paper. I created a background with a square of sage green cardstock and a scrap of a square doily [I was going to toss this out after I cut the frilly corners off for a different card… and was now happy that I'd saved it!]  The sparkly flowers were fussy-cut from scrapbook paper. I arranged them to frame the scripture on the front of the card and finished it with gold photo corners.
Am entering this into a few challenges including Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge [my card includes the required purple, plus sage green, Kraft brown and the twist is glitter.]
Entered into:  
Cute Card Thursday#583 Square
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #388-#389 Anything Goes                    
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- May Flowers                     
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                        

I love this ethereal Ching-Chou Kuik image named "Dandelion Fairy Kingdom." [You can find it HERE.] I wanted the lacey dandelions to show up, so I printed the image onto kraft brown cardstock and colored the beautiful fairy and background with Aquarelle watercolor pencils. Was planning use a wet brush to turn the pencil coloring into watercolor, but when finished I decided that I liked the slightly rough and wispy look of the coloring with just the pencils. Added white highlights on the dandelions, flowers, the fairy's delicate features, and her necklace. Found a scrap of lace in my stash that fit the feeling of the card, added a rose-colored strip of ribbon and a little bow to add a final feminine touch to the card. Ahhhh… isn't she beautiful? The sentiment on the front of the card is from a Beccy's Place set named "Keeping It Simple." [You can find it HERE.] The inside sentiments are from two sentiment sets from We Are 3 Digital Sentiments- Special Wishes and Birthday Wishes. [You can find them HERE.]
Entered into: 
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- Lace                                                              
The Paper Shelter- #384 Birthday Girl
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 21-Anything Goes


  1. Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Beautiful creations, love the last one on the kraft card and i must try the rubber band technique, thank you for sharing. Emma

  3. Fabulous creations! Thanks for joining us for Week 21 at Polkadoodles Craftting Challenge!

  4. Nice card with the square doily and the pretty flowers! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  5. Wonderful creations! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Hope to see you again!


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