Thursday, 1 September 2016

September STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything Goes with Pink

Welcome to a new month and a new CAS challenge over at STAMPlorations. How crazy is it that it's already September, the seasons have once again turned from that blissful summer to the long dark season. It's bye bye lovely holidays and long light days, welcome crisp weather and hopefully lots of apples and pears on the trees. 

Our CAS challenge runs with all the same rules you are probably already used to. You can use our optional colour twist which this month is pink, or you can choose not to. You can use any products you wish, but we love to see your STAMPlorations products if you have any. The winner of the $10 gift card to the STAMPlorations shop is randomly chosen, and the DT will also vote for our top picks. Just remember that we ask you to display the challenge badge to be eligible for the prize. 

For my card, I wanted to play with the lovely Framed Zinnia stamp I received quite recently. I started by stamping it onto watercolour paper and then heat embossed in clear powder. Next, I coloured the image with Distress markers, blending with a watercolour brush as I went along. I fussy cut the image. For the background, I started by inking Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron ink through the Shutters ARTplorations stencil. I then added some grungy stamps from Art Marks and adhered the zinnia image. I also stamped the "Be" sentiment from Bold Sentiments Hashtag Authentic onto one of the flower petals.  Last, I die cut the Happy sentiment in pink and green, attached them to the card and added Crystal Effects to give that glossy surface.

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - ATG
Craft Rocket Challenges - ATG 
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
Tuesday Throwdown - CAS

Card: 300 gsm linen textured white card, 300 gsm watercolour paper, scraps of pink and lime card
Ink: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Aged Mahogany
Stamps: STAMPlorations Framed Zinnia, Art Marks, Bold Sentiments Hashtag Authentic
Other: ARTplorations Shutters stencil, CUTplorations Happy Word Die, Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, Ranger ultra fine clear embossing powder


Toni said...


Lori Kobular said...

That zinnia stamp is gorgeous and so is your card! I love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

Suchi said...

Such a stunning card Karola! Love the use of Color Blooms! :)
Suchi xx

Linda said...

This is so pretty xx

Ina G said...

Oh WOW! this is one gorgeous card Karola. Beautiful in pink and such a lovely layout.
PS Thanks for leaving your lovely comment over on my blog. Really appreciate it.

Julie B said...

So pretty, love the hint of green behind the pink die cut.
Thanks for linking up at ATSM. :0)

Andrea W said...

Such a lovely card! I really like how you added the die cut happy sentiment. Thanks for joining our CAS challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.

Gayatri said...

What a lovely card? Love the watercolour wash on the background. Thank you so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Claudia's kaartjes said...

I Like this, Awesome!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenge

DT Craft Rocket Challenge

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your CAS card is gorgeous! Love how you used the colouring page! I'll be using more colouring pages on my cards! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog - I really appreciated the reminder about the graphic - not sure how I left it off, but I've just added it at the bottom. Thanks so much!