18 April 2019

Twofer : Giraffes

Hi there!

Time for some masculine cards today! I made two cards inspired by a couple of challenges :

First card:


Altenew Geometric Menagerie Stamp set


Altenew Geometric Menagerie Stamp set


Second card :


Altenew Geometric Menagerie Stamp set


Altenew Geometric Menagerie Stamp set




 I used :

Card #1:

  • Geometric-menagerie stamp set by Altenew 
  • Sentiment stamp : Happy little stampers ('Smile' stamp set)
  • Distress oxide inks for the watercolor smooshed background on the first card
  • Versafine black ink


Card #2:

  • Geometric-menagerie stamp set by Altenew 
  • Promarkers to color the giraffe
  • "Enamel Dots" - self made by using a small circle punch, Promarkers and Glossy accents
  • Large Circle die to cut out the window
  • Versafine black ink

Challenges for first card :

The male room challenge ~ Anything goes -  Playing with the optional twist of a one layer card

Seize the birthday ~ Anything goes


                                   


Challenges for the second card :


CAS colours and sketches  ~ Colors : red blue and yellow

Time out challenges ~ Embellishments



                                        



Both cards going to the Twofer card challenge ~ Zoo animals

I made 2 different cards for 2 different occasions using the same giraffe stamp


                                                               


Thanks for visiting me today !

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Hannelie

17 April 2019

Altenew April Inspiration challenge : Take 4

Hi there!

As promised .. here I am with the card I made with the leftovers from yesterday's card! My fourth and final entry for this month's Altenew Inspiration challenge .


Altenew Handpicked bouquet


Altenew Handpicked bouquet


Altenew Handpicked bouquet


 I used :


  • Handpicked-bouquet-stamp-set
  • Distress inks
  • Versafine black ink
  • Craft foam for dimension
  • Misti
  • Memory Box pinpoint rectangle die
  • Rhinestones

For today's card I only focused on the colors picked from the inspiration photo.


Also sharing my card at :


Time out challenges ~ Embellishments

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ No designer paper





                                                                   


Thanks for visiting me today!

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Hannelie

16 April 2019

Altenew April inspiration Challenge : Take 3

 Hi there!


Sometimes its fun to get messy with watercolors and forget all about clean and simple! That's exactly what I did today . To keep the design balanced, I kept the other elements minimal, just added a popped up frame ( inspired by the frame from the picture )  and of course a sentiment ... or three !

As many times before, I have several ideas to play along with the Altenew Inspiration challenge. Here's number 3 for April :



Altenew watercolor frames and label love stamp sets


Altenew watercolor frames and label love stamp sets


Altenew watercolor frames and label love stamp sets

I used :




To achieve the watercolor look for the lower background panel, I smooshed the distress ink over a piece of acetate, spritzed it with water and picked up the color from the acetate with the ring stamp from the Watercolor Frame stamp set . I stamped quickly and randomly using the three colors as shown above.

At that stage I was actually finished, but there were some color left over on the acetate which I didn't want to waste. So I grabbed a piece of scrap paper and smooshed it using up all the puddles of color. 

I even made another card with the small piece left over from die cutting the frame. And guess what... I made a CAS card with it 😂 And now I think I like card #2 more than this original card!

I will share this card here in another post later . So stay tuned 😊





Thanks for visiting me today!

Hugs
Hannelie