Tuesday 28 February 2017

'Let's Chat' and 'The Party is Here'

Another two card post with a couple of Challenges in mind.
This probably one of my very few CAS cards, I struggled to 
decide I like it when it was finished.

Coloured with Copics, a bit of grey shadow to ground my
phone..  First time using another stamp set, I am trying to use them
all and then thinking I need to use each part of the stamp set,

Even if it means doing sets of cards so I start getting value for money
spent. I keep looking and seeing stamps I just had to have and they are
sitting ever so patiently waiting for me to get my act together.
At lest I have stopped buying flowers (be lucky to have 2 cards with flowers
on them - off to the Destash Facebook page they need to go, along with
all that ribbon I just had to have and half my washi that realistically I will
never use).

Anyway back to the card, stamp and sentiment from Taylored  Expressions.
I also have the dies (mmm where did I put them??) and it looks like the
stamps are no longer available. Coloured with Copics and added a few
sequins to cover little marks.

This is a card that started as an idea and then it went in a totally
different direction. I wanted to add to the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge
and may just scrap it in.

This little scene is a collection of digital images put together by Tiddly  Inks
that you can use as a scene or individually. The mood board
from Scrapbook Boutique is
this fabulous collection as we are well into Summer.
Love these colours. So I coloured my picture
with the thought of beautiful blues and greens of the sea
and sky and yellows of the beach.

Had to add some friends calling us to join in all the fun therefore
some bright happy crabs calling out. You can see them all through the 
hole in the fence 
The fence paper is from a paper pad. I Die cut it and the image with the same
double stitched die so the image could sit inside the fence circle.

Mistake here as I should have joined the two together first before adding to the card front.
I added the fence pattern paper first and ended up with a buckle in the fence that I couldn't fix
as the rest had stuck fast then when I added the image die cut I found that a small flat edge had
happened so there was a gap.
All my eye could see was the gap, too much fiddling around made it more obvious.
Moral of the story, just leave well enough alone, its not a masterpiece and unless you want
to start from scratch accept it looks good enough.
Finished off with a few sequins and the sentiment 'The Party is Here'.
The sandy area and waterline done in that Watercolour Copic technique.

Thank you so much for coming to have a look and I hope you visit again soon.


The Party is Here' card

Let's Chat card - one way to connect


lostinpaper said...

Super fab and fun cards Aileen! Love that bright fun sandcastle, and a great save on the card too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply fabulous and fun your party on the beach!

Cathy said...

Sweet cards Aileen, and well done on using your stash! I've started to stamp each of my stamps so I have a catalogue that I can check so I remember what I have lol! Cathy x

Flo Langley said...

Fabulous card Aileen.
Flo x

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love the chat card - I use that word a lot :) -- just where do you de-stash????

I Card Everyone said...

I think you've made a big statement with your very CAS card, Aileen!!! Oh I've learned that lesson well, and often, my friend ... your beach scene is as fun as can be - I think I may be wishing to join them!

*Vicki* said...

These are both adorable creations! I really love your work with the sandy beach scene and your coloring! Fabulous job! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

cm said...

Such a darling little telephone; CAS-ilcious and a marvelous take on 'connect'! So thrilled you've shared it in the INK gallery! As for your crabs-and-sandcastle theme: adorable and inviting! Let me find my swimsuit (and sunscreen *grin*) so I can step into the scene and join them!

Louise Turner Scrapbooker said...

Two fabulous cards with so much colour. I think the CAS is my favourite!
Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Boutique.
Louise xo

Darnell said...

You've nailed the challenges again, Aileen, with these sensational cards! I have to say I really love that CAslicious telephone card!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow, awesome colouring again, Aileen, two great cards, lovely work...
by the bye, I've a query. You mentioned on the PB stamp flower card that you bought stamp set at a craft destash on FB is there one just for US or is it anywhere??
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Ann said...

So glad you just made it into the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge this month - your card is such fun and beautifully coloured! I love your CAS card too - I think you stopped just when you needed to - it is perfectly CAS!

Creating with Susan said...

Super cute cards! I really like your CAS phone card!