Thursday 2 June 2016

June STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything Goes with Blue

Welcome June and welcome new STAMPlorations CAS challenge. I wish someone told mother nature it's summer as we seem to be stuck with weather worthy of February... A perfect time to lock yourself in the craft room and create something for the June challenge! This month our optional colour twist is blue. Blue always makes me think of the sea. It's one of the things I really miss from back home - living in Helsinki meant that the sea was always around the corner. And although we go to the North Norfolk coast from time to time, the sea just doesn't feel the same over here. In Helsinki as you look out to the horizon you see the archipelago and there are all these lovely little islands to visit. Here, it's just an unbroken line. It feels very different, and sometimes I really miss the feel of the sea back home. 

Anyhow, back from my stroll down memory lane - I thought the new Born to Roam stamp set would be perfect for my father out-of-law's birthday card. I started with stamping the ship from Born to Roam in Versafine. The I masked the ship and also masked a rectangle in the middle of the card. Then I inked through the Art Splatters mask with Tim Holtz distress inks. Last I stamped one of the fun sentiments from Born to Roam in Versafine. 

You are welcome to join us with any CAS card, using any products. If you have any STAMPlorations or ARTplorations products we would love to see how you use them. A randomly drawn winner will get a $10 gift card to the STAMPlorations shop, or if you use STAMPlorations products on your card, you get an extra $5. I can't wait to see what you create this month! Please, don't forget to display the challenge graphic on your post and link back to the challenge page

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
CASology - CAS (celebrating their 200th challenge, well done CASology!!)
Curtain Call - Sail on inspiration image
One Layer Simplicity Challenge - Stencil 
Shopping Our Stash - The 4 elements (water)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Monochrome
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Mask It (I masked the ship for the stencilled background)

Card: 300 gsm smooth white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Born to Roam
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz distress inks in Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and Mermaid Lagoon

Disclaimer: I have received some STAMPlorations products for free in exchange for creating cards for the challenge. All opinions however are completely my own. As you can see by browsing my blog, I have been using STAMPlorations products (which I bought myself) way before my time on the DT and I wouldn't recommend them unless I absolutely loved them myself.


Loll said...

Fantastic design Karola. LOVE your stenciled background which is just the perfect backdrop for your ship.

Ardyth said...

Love that background! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Leigh Penner said...

Super fun take on the inspiration photo!

Stacey Schafer said...

very cool!

Linda said...

What a great design .... love that inky background. xx

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful! You definitely nailed the CAS challenge and your image is perfect for our 4 Elements challenge as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Sherrie M. said...

Such a great card! Very artsy! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Karen Dunbrook said...

Lovely looking card...great bkg using the stencil.
Thanks so much for playing along with the OLS challenge.

debby4000 said...

Love the background of your card perfect for the image, fabulous card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful job, Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the 4 Elements challenge.

Toni said...

oh how I love this!


maria f. said...

So cool Karola. I love how you used that stencil.

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Such a great stamp needs nothing more than just a few soft splatters. Great card, Karola! - Sweet Kobylkin