Thursday, 4 August 2016

August STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything Goes with Gold

It's yet another first Thursday of a new month - we are moving to that magical time when summer starts to slowly turn to autumn. The nights are getting darker, the moon is huge and gardens are full of wonderful produce. And of course we have a new CAS challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog. For August we have an optional colour twist of gold. And the STAMPlorations store is full of wonderful new products including the awesome CUTplorations dies. By playing along with our challenge one randomly drawn participant will win a $10 gift card to the STAMPlorations shop (or $15 if you use STAMPlorations products).

For my card I started by inking a background using Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire. After blending the inks I splattered the background with water. After the background had dried I inked black Distress Ink through the Bloom Silhouettes ARTplorations stencil. Then I die cut the sentiment from gold mirri card using the new CUTplorations Amazing Word Die and completed the sentiment using a stamp from the Hashtag Authentic stamp set.

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash - Silhouettes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fabulous Florals
Inky Chicks - 5 or more flowers
The Crafter's Cafe - Flowers

Card: White 300 gsm hammered card, gold mirri card
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Black Soot, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire
Stamps: STAMPlorations Hashtag Authentic
Stencils: ARTplorations Bloom Silhouettes
Dies: CUTplorations Amazing Word Die


creationsnz said...

This is amazing, lovely use of colour. Thanks for dropping into the Crafters Café, come again, CarolG

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Karola, you created an amazing card! Love the blended background and the stencilled flowers that make the die cut outstand! - Sweet Kobylkin

Véronique said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

Suchi said...

What a beauty you have created Karola!! LOVE the silhouette and addition of golden ! :)
Suchi xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Karola: Your Silhouette card is gorgeous!!, the sky you created with this rich and beautiful colors is the perfect background to your lovely flowers, the golden die cut sentiment really stands out!!!
Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Shopping Our Stash, hope you join us again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.

Mimi said...

Oooh... dreamy! Thank you for sharing at Shopping Our Stash again and dazzling us with your talent! Cheers!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is just so beautiful! Love the background and shine of the sentiment!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous background. Mesmerising and love the silhouette floral images. Great card. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Fabulous Floral Challenge. Gayatri xx

lauren bergold said...

what an incredibly beautiful card, such a great use of the silhouette images! thanks for SHOPPING OUR STASH with us this week! ♥

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