Monday, 3 August 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #44

Hi Everyone

And welcome back to another Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge! 

If you have hopped over from Anna's Blog welcome!

This week was a freestyle challenge; meaning we could do whatever we wanted using Stampin' Up! products. 

So I decided to challenge myself to do a Project Life page using the Stampin' Up! kits, I will be honest, I have struggled to use these kits so far. But I challenged myself to sit down and only use the Let's Get Away kit and accessory pack. 

Here is the end result:



And I have to say, I love it, it was so easy to put together and so quick, the thing I loved the most was having the accessory pack to go with it, it made it so easy to add those extra details with out having to think about it. 

Pocket 1:



Pocket 2 and 3:


Pocket 4 and 5:


Pocket 6:



Pocket 7:


Pocket 8 and 9:


All of my photos expect for the one above I trimmed down and mounted onto cards found in the kit. And for the photo above I used an transparent overlay from the accessory pack. 

I hope you feel inspired to try out Project Life! I challenge you, it's so simple and an easy way to document your life! 

Now lets hop on over to Annette's Blog where I'm sure she has a beautiful project to share with you. 

And if you get lost on the way here is a list of this week's participants: 

Kathryn Carr -----------> YOU ARE HERE

Until next week, see you later! 

Kathryn x




Monday, 27 July 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #43

Hi Everyone

I'm back today for The Artful Stampers blog hop challenge #43, If you have hopped over from Tamsin's Blog, Welcome! 

So this week we have a colour challenge:


The end result is completely different to what I had starting thinking in my head, I was originally going to do a card using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, But as the toy sale is going on at the moment, we got some spiral doodle sets in and I had bought one but completely forgotten about it that was until I was watching a vlog and they had spotted one in their local shops and suddenly I remembered about it, and had a brain wave, could I combine both Stampin' Up! and the spiral doodle kit together? And I did, here is my end result! I am in love! 


I started off using our Stampin Write Markers and used the fine tip end first, but I wasn't liking how much white space there was, so I experimented with the brush tip end of the marker, and it worked! 


I mounted the spiral piece onto Watermelon Wonder, and added a Vintage Faceted Designer Button with an Old Olive bow tied in the centre, and then stamped the greeting from Kinda Eclectic, I love it so much! 

And as always I decorated the inside of the card: 



Just in case your wondering I'm using the Klutz Spiral Draw kit, and I did a stacked spiral with the one wheel. 

Image from Australian Graphic Store
And what wheel and shapes I used:


I hope you are inspired by my card, and are inspired to try something different and out of the ordinary on your cards. 

Now let's hop along to Anna's blog where I'm sure she has an awesome project waiting for you. 

And if you get lost along the way here is a list of this weeks participants: 

Kathryn Carr --------> YOU ARE HERE! 

Until next week, see you later!

Kathryn x 



Monday, 20 July 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #42

Hi Everyone! 

I'm back today to share with you what I made for The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #42. 

If you have hopped from Annette's blog, welcome! 

This week we had a sketch for our challenge: 


I decided to go out of the box for this weeks challenge; I was originally going to try and do a scrapbook page, but then I remembered Mum asked me a few weeks ago to make her an envelope so she can have something to hold her lottery tickets in (and I had kinda forgotten whoops!). So I decided to kill two birds with one stone and make her an envelope using the sketch. 

Here is what I came up with: 



I used the envelope punch board to create this and it holds the lottery tickets perfectly. The size I used for the envelope was - Card size 4" x 8", paper size 9-5/8" x 9-5/8", and score line 3-3/8". 

I love how this turned out and I sponged all the edges, so the paper didn't look so bright and out of place. 

I created the flower out of the card stock vellum and sponged the edges with Pool Party and added a Bermuda Bay Candy Dot brad in the centre. I also used the Layered Letter Alphabet stamp set for the name in the middle.  



I hope you feel inspired to try something out of the box. Now let's hop along to Tamsin where I'm sure she has a beautiful project waiting for you. And if you get lost along the way here is the list of this weeks participants. 


Until Next time! 

See you later! 

Kathryn x




Monday, 6 July 2015

Encouragement Card

Hi Everyone!

I am back today to share with you the card I made for The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #40 (Woah! that was long sentence to type!). Even though I'm too late to link in with the actual blog hop, I thought I would share the card with you anyway. 

I made this card last week hoping to do a post in time, but with work and getting ready/ being on a Cub camp, I just had no time and was exhausted by the end of the week. 

So this week's challenge is a sketch challenge, here is the sketch: 


It was a bit of a tough one this week, but I managed to create something gorgeous from it! 

For the background I did a water colour piece, It's always one of my favourite techniques, when I get 5 I'll hopefully I'll be able to create a video on it. 

Here it is: 


This greeting fitted the card and purpose perfectly! Even though it's retired, it was going to a very special friend who is going through a tough time at the moment. 

The colours I have used in the background, are Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango, and I added the Mint Macron for a pop of colour. 

I was stumped at what to do for the bottom half of the sketch, that's when I thought I could use the lace trim and it fitted in perfectly. I've already hopped around and seen what other demonstrators have done, and a couple of them made the sketch to look like a window, which I thought was great! 

Here is a close up of the water colouring! See why I love it so much! 



If you want to have a look at what the other demonstrators have done, you can start here on Anna's Blog

So I hope I have inspired you to have a go at this sketch! That's it for this week, and I'll see you for the next challenge! 

Kathryn! x 



Monday, 29 June 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #39

Hi Everyone! 

I'm back again this week for another blog hop! 

If you have hopped over from Annette's Blog welcome! I'm sure she had a beautiful project to share with you! 

This week we have a colour challenge - 


I wasn't too sure how they would all look together, but once I laid out the ink pads on my desk, they looked quite nice!

This week I decided to experiment with the good old marbling technique. I love how it turned out. 


I don't have a video for you this week, but it's a pretty simple technique, here is the link to the tutorial I found on Splitcoaststampers - Rolling Marble Technique

I did one colour at time, drying the ink with my heat gun in between layers, I also misted my ink drops with water before I rolled my marbles in it; this is just to make the ink go a bit further. 

I used the Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Grey ink refills for the marbling technique on Whisper White, I then layered it onto Basic Grey and then mounted that onto a Rose Red base. 

I hope you like my card and are inspired to try this technique out for yourself, I'm sure you all have some marbles floating around in your house! 

Here is a close up of the marbling -


I also decorated the inside of my card -





Now it's time to hop on over to Alison's Blog, where I'm sure she has a beautiful project waiting to share with you! 

And if you get lost along the way, here's a list to find your way back - 

Kathryn Carr --------> YOU ARE HERE 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next week!

Kathryn! x 

Just one more picture!







Monday, 22 June 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #38

Hi Everyone!

I'm back today for another Artful Stampers blog hop!

You may have hopped over here from Jane, if you have welcome! I'm sure Jane had a beautiful project to share with you. 

This week the challenge is a sketch: 



Again I was a bit stumped, I knew I wanted to incorporate the faux cracked glass technique, which means I could go for a vintage look. 

The end result turned out completely different, and I quite like it, I did a lot of sponging to tone down the colours. 



This week I have also done another video, to share how I made the card. 

The focus at the beginning of the video is a bit out, I went just that little too far when I focused back, it becomes clearer around half way. I also need to learn to stay in the frame, so excuse me if I go out of the frame! 

Edit - *I'm not too sure, why it's flashing, I think this was the 3rd video I rendered from my video editing program, and It still kept doing it. I'll try and fix it, and re upload it. For now, apologies for the flashing video.*





I hope you feel inspired to have a go at this sketch or even the cracked glass technique!



Now hop along to Alisa's blog, where I'm sure there's a beautiful project waiting for you!

And if you get lost along the way here's the list to find your way back.

Kathryn Carr -------> YOU ARE HERE

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next week! 

Kathryn! x 







Monday, 15 June 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #37

Hi Everyone!

It's been a really long time since I posted last and I decided that I would get back into it, so what better way to kick start my mojo again with; The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #37!

The idea of these Blog Hops is to get inspiration and ideas from the projects we post! And I'm sure you'll find lots of this along the way! 

You may have hopped over from Tamsin's Blog. If you have welcome! and I'm sure Tamsin had a beautiful project to show off! 

This week's challenge was a colour combination: 



I was a bit stuck at what to do first, but I was surfing Pinterest, as you do and I came across this pin here: 


Immediately I was inspired and this is the final design I came up with: 


And I absolutely love it! I loved it so much that I decided to make a video to show you how to put this card together! You can find it here:




I hope you feel inspired to try your own take on this. Now hop on over to Annette's blog where I'm sure you'll find lots of Inspiration!

And if you get lost on the way here's the list to find your way back. 

Kathryn Carr -------> YOU ARE HERE

Thanks for Stopping by and I'll see you next week!

Kathryn x



 

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