Hello everyone, I had so much fun with sketch #285 by Chrissy from CASe this Sketch that I decided to make more cards using that sketch. Since I will be receiving my new Stamp and Colour Kit from Uniquely Creative in the not to distant future ((((happy dance))) I decided to have some fun with a past kit. These very cute Aliens will still be used on future projects because I just cant get enough of them!
Here is a picture of the sketch that I was in
To make this card I used products from the Stamp and Colour Kit for April 2018 called Out of This World. These kits are packed full of wonderful products and inspiration on how to use them as well.
I used my Distress Ink and handmade cloud type stencil to make the background behind the aliens. The grass was made using a die that was part of the kit.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking at my project. And as always before you leave I would love to leave you with this final thought:
If I am not here posting then you can usually find me somewhere either playing colour pencils or my yarn! I am not that often found not doing something.
Have a Happy Crafty Productive Kind of Day.
How hard is it for us to believe in ourselves?
I actually find this quite challenging especially since I was diagnosed with a long term illness over 18 years ago. The things that I once did without even thinking are numerous and it amazing how much I now have to plan things. And sometimes I don’t get all of my plans done … so doubts about myself have/do creep in and I find it hard to believe in my abilities. But I know that I am on a journey with my God and He does have it all worked out even though I find it hard to continue to trust the path that has been set. Why am I so certain of this ….. because it is written many times in the Bible but this verse is my favourite
2 Samuel 22:33
God is my protection [is my strong fortress; or girds me with strength].
He makes my way free from fault [perfect; secure; a wide path].
I wanted to make this card for a friend who is going through some stuff just to let her know that she can believe in herself and things will get better. I made this card based on these 2 challenges:
I loved the colour combo #ctd497 being used at the moment over at Color Throwdown and then I found the Sketch #276 by Chrissy over at CASe this Sketch. I knew exactly how to pull this sketch and colour combo together with my new Uniquely Creative supplies. And this is result
I had so much fun using the supplies from the June Stamp & Colour plus some colour paper from my stash. The first step was to stamp and colour the cute dogs and pillows from the Dreamy Stamp Set, I used my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils for the dogs and some Derwent Watercolor Pencils to colour the pillow stack.
Then it was onto creating the colourful spotty background. This was a time consuming process but I am so happy with how it turned out. I first cut the dots from the cream coloured card stock using my Cuttlebug and the Sprinkle Dots Background Die which comes as part of the June kit. Then I backed 4 pieces of paper from my stash trying to match the Color Throwdown combo as close as I could with Double Sided Sticky paper and ran these through my Cuttlebug. Then I had to find where the pieces matched up with the original cream piece but placing them was so much easier thanks to the double sided paper.
Then I assembled the card after cutting out the dogs and pillows by hand. My ScanNCut may have to make a reappearance because it is getting much hard for me to do fine scissor work as my hands get worse with pain. After attaching the images I used my stamp press to make the sentiment out of 2 separate sentiments so that it would say what I wanted. I love using my stamp press for doing this kind of thing and especially if I don’t get a good impression the first time I can repeat the stamping.
And that was the end of the outside of my card. I am happy that you stopped by to look at my project today, but before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:
This says it all really. If you can find the good in the horrible then it doesn’t seem so bad. I know this to be true – sometimes I forget to do this!
Have a Happy Creative Crafty Kind of Day,
Today I am writing this blog for 2 reasons. I want to introduce you to a stamp company that is new to me and maybe even to you as well. I recently found Uniquely Creative advertisement in a card making magazine that I had purchased and this weekend I met the people behind this company at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo. I feel in love with their adorable stamps so much that I also signed up to be a part of their Stamp & Colour Bi-Monthly Card Kit. On my card project I used the images, paper and card base from the April 2018 Stamp & Colour Kit which I purchased while at the Expo.
And now my card project. This card is inspired by the card sketch #275 (Retro#3) from Case this Sketch
and this is my take on it –
Aren’t they adorable!! I absolutely love the laughing monster and with this card I also decorated the inside with the rest of the characters from the set. I coloured all of these images with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.
All of these images are bringing back the enjoyment that I have for colouring and card making. I am hoping that by joining the Stamp & Colour Kit club that it will encourage me to use my colouring more.
I want to thank you for stopping by and looking at my card creation. Maybe I have introduced you to a new Stamp Company or at least to some cute little Monsters/Aliens. And as always before you leave I wish to leave you with this thought:
Oh how so so true – I can attest to this one! But I am finding some people who appreciate the cost and time that goes into the creating of any craft piece. The supplies are not cheap but they are so so much cheaper than paying for a therapist!!
Crafting is my Therapy!!
Have a Happy Crafty Fun Filled Kind of Day,