Wednesday 28 January 2015

ATSM Challenge #129 - CAS

That's right! Welcome back because over at Addicted to Stamps and More it is CAS week! We want clean and simple projects!

I have made a couple of cards today using our sponsor's stamps. STAMPlorations is kindly giving away a $10 gift certificate to our winner.

Here are my DT cards -

My first card was created by cutting a piece of watercolour card to 4" x 5.25" and then heat embossing the sentiment in white. I masked off the word 'Mother' so it didn't stamp as I wanted to make this a more generic card that could be given to anyone. I love the words on this set. It is called Mom Subway Art Builders #3 - Quiet Strength

Once the embossing was dry, I used Stampin' Write markers to scribble onto the card and then used water and a brush to dilute the colours. Once that was dry, I decided to die cut my piece with a Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle die. 

The little hearts are from a new set of mine called 'Say What? Speech Bubbles' die set  from Clearly Whimsy Stamps. I was lucky enough to win a challenge over at ShowCASe your Style a few weeks ago and had a gift certificate to go shopping. I ordered a few goodies and I will be inking up my new stamp set soon.

The hearts were used to fill the space where the word would have been.

I would like to enter this card into the challenges at

Time Out - Valentines with optional Hearts
STAMPlorations - Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create - I nearly made it with the optional challenge but couldn't pick something from Column 5 :(
Happy Little Stampers CAS - Watercolouring (a DT card from me as a reminder to all of you)

For my next card, I went with the Blackboard Technique but not using the usual supplies. 
I found a pot of Blackboard paint the other day and in my divine wisdom I had to buy it. Why? I dunno, but I did ;)

I slapped on some paint onto white card stock and once it was dry, I embossed straight over the top using another Subway set from Stamplorations. I would also usually mask the word 'mom' and swap it for something else as I use the word 'mum' but I really like the font and decided to keep as it is.

I sponged a bit of white ink around the edge to give it more of a chalky look.

So, with this paint I could have actually used chalk and written something on there but the question is how long would it have actually stayed there lol. I'm sure there is a technique to make the chalk stay on... maybe hairspray or something?? Maybe I should paint a wall in the house.... nah, too much chalky mess to clean up ;)

I would like to enter this card into these challenges -

The Crazy Challenge - Embossing

Many thanks to Shery at STAMPlorations for being our sponsor this week! Our Design Team have outdone themselves using stamp sets and digital images on their projects.

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. I love them both, Kylie! The sentiments really stand out beautifully from the painted backgrounds...

  2. You are so creative, would be fun to make a chalkboard card and give it to your Dad or Aiden and then change the wording every Birthday and XMas....a card for life!! The water colour card is stunning...question is it best to emboss first then water colour? Thanks for joining Time out

  3. I saw this watercolour card in the gallery at TIME OUT and for some reason just knew it was one of yours......its spectacular!! Your so good at making something so simple become so amazing. I must try more watercolouring, especially if it turns out like this!!

  4. Two really fun cards Kylie. My daughter has a chalk panel in her kitchen that you peel off and then stick to the wall!
    You can buy specialised pastel fixative but think hairspray works too!

  5. Kylie, these are both awesome!! I love the vibrant colors of the first card and your embossed wording stamps are such fun!! :)

  6. 2 totally yummy cards Kylie ... I think the coloured one just pips it for me but a fabulous way to use your sentiments and so fun. xx

  7. Two stunning cards, Kylie. I love how you used the stamps, and your watercolouring is so colourful!

  8. Two fabulous cards, Kylie! I love your water coloring on the first one and your chalkboard card is so cool! Such a great way to play with your sentiments!

  9. Wow! Both cards are outstandimg and stunning! Love them!

  10. Love both these gorgeous cards Kylie - they are both amazing! Hugs xx

  11. What a fantastic spin on both cards... same design, yet they look completely different! i love it!
    Nina-Marie :)

  12. Two eye-catching showcases of this wonderful subway stamp, Kylie! Gorgeous...simply gorgeous!

  13. Both of these are awesome, Kylie, especially the watercolor! I love the bright colors and how you used the stamp for a different purpose than intended. Love you're "clean" chalkboard too!

  14. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

  15. Stunning cards!! I LOVE the rainbow card, so bright and cheery!!

  16. Great creations! Love the use of paint and the effect they have on the cards!
    Thanks for sharing at Use Your Stuff

  17. Just Beautiful! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create! We love seeing you in the neighborhood.
    Chana, Owner

  18. LOVE the watercolour background - YUM! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  19. Adorable CAS Creation! Love the bold colors; and the sentiment is divine! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood @ 613 Avenue Create.

  20. Awesome use of paint! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your STuff!

  21. I do like the subway art style sentiments and the wonderful watercolour backgrounds - both the rainbow and black! Great work. xx

  22. Wow, these sentiment stamps look great used like this. Your colourful background is so beautiful. When I get my craft space back I'll certainly be getting my watercolours out x

  23. Two fabulous cards that are the same layout ... but so different. Great techniques with both. xx


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