Category Archives: Curtain Call

Spritz, Splatters, Dots and Stripes!

Hello … bonjour … bon dimanche!  Today, I have a few cards to share, inspired by plenty of different challenges (badges at the bottom), so I’ll keep the chat short and sweet!  First in the line up, a delicate little libellule (dragonfly … isn’t it pretty in French!) …

A base card, masked, sponged with Distress Inks, spritzed with Shimmer Spray and white heat embossed with a WPlus9 sentiment.  A white panel splattered with Distress Inks, split and popped up over it, with the lower part stamped with a secondary sentiment (from the same WPlus9 set). A Clearly Besotted libellule, cut in vellum (shimmered) and white, hovers over the ‘water’ as the sun glints on the scattering of rainstones.  Here’s a detail shot …

She’s flying off to …

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes … No Bloom Option

SSS Wednesday – Splatter It

SSS Work It Wednesday – Add Some Sparkle

Next on stage, a bright, summery, almost one layer little pretty …

The flower is from a lovely fresh set from WPlus9, it’s stamped direct onto the card base, and has had white highlights and glossy accents added to dress it up for a party (it is a birthday card after all!).  It’s grounded on a strip of white highlighted striped washi, under which sits a WPlus9 sentiment, and has been very delicately splattered with Distress Ink.  This is appearing at …

Happy Little Stampers CAS – Flower

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes … No Tie One On Option

SSS Wednesday – Splatter It

Uniko – Flower

Third in the spotlight, a ray of sunshine …

You may be thinking this looks familiar … and you’d be right.  When this card was made, it was ultra clean and embellishment free … this second one (started at the same time) has put on it’s party outfit … now it glows!  The extra’s include an ombre sponged sentiment, all shimmered up, lots of splattery party confetti, and jewels in the form of Lucy’s Little Things (thanks, Judith!).  This is partying at …

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes … No Tie One On Option

SSS Wednesday – Splatter It

Finally, after all that sunshine, a cool, fresh, calm card to finish …

A white panel, stamped with a Papertrey Ombre Builders background in grey, two Concord & 9th leaves, die cut from a piece of smooshed-with-greens watercolour card, and adhered flat, and a sentiment from SSS.  The panel was popped up on craft foam on the base.  This is joining in at …

Curtain Call – Inspiration below

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes … No Bloom Option

Muse – Anything Goes

That’s it from me for now … hope your weekend has been a happy one.  Thanks so much for spending some time with me … your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂





CASology #73 (Ribbon), Less is More #149 (Colour), Curtain Call 1/12 (Christmas Countdown), SSS Monday 2/12 (Flourish)

I’m playing along at CASology today, where the Cue Card is Ribbon … and at Less is More where December’s Colour Challenge is to use a metallic element plus one other colour of choice. At the Curtain Call the theme is Christmas Countdown, so it’s a great fit with the others, and  Simon Says Stamp Monday have a Flourish theme, so I’m submitting there too, with this card …

CASology 73, LIM 149, CC 1-12, SSSM 2-12

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The flourish-y Christmas tree is from an embossing folder I got as a freebie sometime … it’s a bit of a nuisance to use as the spine is within millimetres of the top so it doesn’t lend itself to good positioning on a card.  However, trimming it out did away with the problem!  First, though, after embossing, I tapped over the tree with a versamark pad and heat embossed the raised image in gold.  It was then swiped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and wiped/buffed up to make the gold shine, before it was trimmed out.  I gold embossed the sentiment (Uniko Studio), cut it into a tag, swiped that also in black, added a gold cord and tied it onto a black ribbon.  Everything was assembled onto a white panel, with the tree and tag popped up on foam dots, and then the panel was adhered to a black bordered base card.  Black and gold aren’t my usual colours for Christmas, but I quite like the drama of it all … and sometimes it’s good to experiment!

I’m off for a wander round to see what inspirational delights Mr Linky has to show me.  Thanks so much for calling in … it’s always a joy to have you visit and to read your comments!  Anita 🙂

Waltzingmouse Pyjama Party (November – Classic Christmas), Curtain Call 15/11 (CAS-ual Christmas), CAS-ual Fridays #121 (Create With 8), SSS Monday 18/11 (It’s a Mystery)

Following quickly along from my last post, here’s my second card for the Waltzingmouse Pyjama Party … this time the theme’s Classic Christmas … which dovetails nicely with the inspiration photograph at the Curtain Call, where I’m playing for the first time.  At CAS-ual Fridays, the theme is Create with 8 … make a project where we use eight of something, and I’m linking up again with Simon Says Stamp Monday‘s It’s a Mystery challenge … I’m a newbie at Curtain Call so that’s mysterious for now!

WMS Nov 2, CC 15-11, CFC 121, SSSM 18-11

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On a white watercolour panel, I stamped the WMS mistletoe, masked it, stamped it again and drew the colour into the leaves using an aqua brush.   The berries were coloured with Promarkers and given dimension and shine with Glossy Accents.  I punched a tiny hole each side of the stems, threaded the ribbon through and tied the bow, before stamping the WMS sentiment.  The panel was then mounted on a card base edged with red.

A final couple of things … the mistletoe leaves are the eight for CAS-ual Fridays … and Claire at WMS suggested we might want to consider an interactive card … d’you think the bow might count if you have little ones learning to tie them?!

Off to link … just 16 minutes left and counting!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂