Thursday, 2 March 2017

March STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything Goes With Sky Blue

It's March. Where did February go? Is it just me? Didn't we just fall asleep on the sofa at 11 pm on New Year's eve? I need to get onboard with the whole "accepting things you cannot change". Anyhow, I hope you have been crafting your way through 2017 so far? The pink gallery for our February challenge was aaah-maaa-zing! Thank you so much for all the inspiration.

Our March optional colour twist for the STAMPlorations CAS challenge is Sky Blue, can't see what you create with that colour! And don't forget, STAMPlorations products are optional but if you have them we always love to see how you use them. The only rule is to make your card CAS. And to add the below challenge graphic to your post, linking back to the main CAS post on STAMPlorations. And the prizes are a $10 gift card for the winner and a $5 gift card to the top picks. And don't forget you can always use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout to receive a respectable 20% of your shopping in the STAMPlorations store.

For my card, I started by using my most favourite ever stencil - Two Feathers and inked it using three shades of blue Distress ink and a foam applicator. I then used a piece from my UFO (UnFinished Objects) box, a card background I created using blue Distress paints or watercolours (I can't remember) and stamped two feathers from Trendy Feathers 2  in Versamark and heat embossed in silver. I fussy cut the feathers and adhered to to the background, finishing the card with a sentiment from the same stamp set in black. I love the "You're on my mind" sentiment as it would work for many different situations. 

Card: 250 gsm white smooth card, 160 gsm watercolour card
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire
Stamps: STAMPlorations Trendy Feathers 2 
Stencil: ARTplorations Two Feathers
Other: Papermania Silver Embossing Powder

STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes. If you have any questions or problems, just let me know!


Ina G said...

I'm lovin' what you have done with those feathers Karola - now on my wish list. Looks spectacular with the silver.

Ann said...

So beautiful, love the feather stencil and the blues.