Special Wishes

Hello Everyone,
Spent some time in my craft space this afternoon. Doing a little clean up but also had time to make a card as well. I went over to the Color Throwdown challenge blog to see what they were up to and I made this card

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and this is the colour palette that I had to play around with

The background paper was my starting point and I saw the kisses washi tape in my stash and that was another element that I could use but I wasn’t sure how to pull it all together so I went looking for a sketch to help me map it all out. And I chose this one from Sketch Saturday

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These measurements are for the front of an A6 sized card. All mats add a further 0.5cm.

Then I knew how to pull it all together. I decided to pull out my distress inks to make the heart paper element as I didn’t have anything that worked fully.  With the sentiment set that I used for this card it could be used for many occasions I think. Then all of the elements have been matted onto black paper just to help make them pop.

I hope that you like my interpretation of this colour palette. If you did why not consider hitting the like button or even leaving a comment. Before you go though I would like to leave you with this thought

Captain Kirk quote

How true is this! And yes we can talk ourselves out of so much just because we fear of what is to come. This is why whenever I am facing something I want all the facts so that I can work towards meeting it.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge Entered – Color Throwdown Challenge #530

Butterfly Wishes

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This time around I am here to share a card that is based on a sketch from CASe this Sketch and a Color Throwdown challenge. The challenge details look like this …

I dove into my 6X6 paper packs and found Bluebell by Kasiercraft this had a mix of Red, Orange and Blue which suited the colour challenge. I stamped the Butterfly image onto some card stock and sponged Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Inks over it. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the Red paper.

This card came together a lot quicker than usual I think that this is because I drew out the sketch first and figured out the sizes. Next time this sketch is used I think the 2 smaller elements should be a little smaller – I noted this on the drawing I made.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:

I like Einstein quotes so much. #INTP He always says what I would like to say myself, only the rest of the world wouldn't listen to me. It will listen to Einstein though!

Oh you should see mine at the moment. It looks like a bomb hit it! I do need to get into sorting through what is on there though. But I did have fun while making the mess so that is something I suppose!

Have a Happy Crafty Cluttered Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

Sailing Birthday

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Hello everyone, Yes I am back again. Once I started creating with my stencils I couldn’t stop. I am really happy with how this card turned out. Another type of card that I have a hard time creating – masculine themed cards. But I think that they do lean towards a more subtle type of card.

To remind you this is the AAA card challenge #122

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I hope that it was OK to use 2 different stencils for this challenge. This card came to mind while I was making my previous card. I knew the image I wanted to use and then I found the Rays Stencil by Kasiercraft and a Homemade Cloud stencil. I used Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Inks for the sponging.

I am really happy with the results and I hope that you like my project as well.  I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today. And as always before you leave I want to leave you with this thought:

This is so good. I live to Love, Laugh and Crochet (well Craft)!

Today may you Love, Laugh and Craft your life!
❤ Tracy

Aqua Birthday

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Hello Everyone,
The card that I am sharing with everyone today is for a very special lady, my Mother-In-Law Alison, and I wanted to try my had at clean and simple. I find clean and simple hard to achieve – Do you think I achieved this?

I was inspired by AAA card challenge #122

I love stencils! I have a folder full of them but sometimes I forget that they are there :/ But I got out a favourite stencil – Crafters Workshop Open Flowers and since my MIL loves aqua I chose to use Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and a sponge dauber.

For the sentiment I used a Happy Birthday Die that I got from a magazine – isn’t it pretty. I cut this out using my Cuttlebug and some aqua card stock and some black card stock. Before cutting these out I put some double sided adhesive paper on the back of each to make attaching these to the card a lot easier.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. And as always I would like to leave you with this thought:

Vonnegut

Oh this is so true. I was questioning trying this style of card but I ended up having so much fun. Because I was sitting at my craft desk and I appreciate any time I get to spend here.

Have a Happy Crafty Soul Growing Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy