Thursday, 8 December 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge # 203

You probably weren't expecting to see another blog challenge post today, but I'm delighted to tell you that I have been picked to be one of the 2017 Design Team members.

This week the challenge is to pick one of the 2016 Sketch Challenges and make it seasonal.

I've opted to use the first sketch challenge of 2016.

So, this is the card I designed.

The card was made using Night of Navy and Pool Party cardstock and ink.

The Pool Party cardstock was embossed using the Lucky Stars embossing folder and then glued to the Night of Navy cardstock.

The sentiment stamped in Night of Navy comes from the Tin of Tags stamp set. This is been one of my most used stamp sets from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue. I used an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies - these will be available for purchase again mid January 2017.

The snowflake stamped in Pool Party ink comes from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and it was punched out using the co-ordinating punch.

As you can see, both the sentiment and the snowflake are popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals and I added a rhinestone in the middle of the snowflake to add a bit of Christmas bling.

I hope you give this week's challenge a go because it is the last challenge of 2016.

Just so you know, from January I will be posting my design for the weekly challenges each Thursday.

As always, please feel free to leave a comment and I hope you visit again soon to check out my latest posts.

Fiona xx

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge # 202

It's Wednesday so it's time for my entry for the latest CAS Colours & Sketches blog.

As you can see, this week it's a colour one. Click on the picture immediately below (or the link above) if you would like to see what all the other entries look like.

I've opted to use the colours from Challenge #191 which is from 15 Sept, 2016.

Certainly not a colour combination that I would normally associate with Christmas, but I thought I would give it a go.

I do like this colour combination, but it may be a little too much for the traditionalists.

I raised the bow using Stampin' Dimensionals because I felt the front need something extra but I didn't want to add any bling. I think it worked.

Of course I also stamped the swag on the inside of the card too.

Just in case you are wondering, the holly leaves are stamped in Cucumber Crush. I inked the stamp for the outline and stamped it first. I then inked the stamped for the inside of the leaves and stamped it off on a scrap piece of paper before stamping the image for the card front. This stamping off technique is one of my favourites at the moment.

As always, please feel free to leave a comment.

Fiona xx

Interested in knowing which Stampin' Up! products I used? Please see below.