Tuesday, 1 July 2014

ASM - Mark Your Mark and news ....

....  Hi everyone!!! Welcome to our new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! You may recall that we had a Design Team call out earlier this year. Well, our team now numbers twenty in all! Our aim is to inspire you for our challenges with different styles and techniques. I have to say that I am thrilled to be working with such talented ladies. Do visit and leave a note! 

And that brings us to this week's challenge - it's another of our very popular ones - MAKE YOUR MARK. By that we mean your project MUST include the use of markers - Copics, Promarkers, Aqua Pens, Pencils, it's your choice. Here's my card:

Owl Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: StampArt Design - Owl-ways Yours; PTI - Wet Paint III
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed
Dies: Spellbinders - Circles Lg (S4-114) #4, Crown Circles (S4-302) #3
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Tim Holtz Watercolour Paper; Stampin' Up! DP - Wild Wasabi; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella Brush - Clear; Cuttlebug EF - Chicken Wire; Gold Embossing Powder; Sequins




Our sponsor this week is StampArt Design and I've used Kathryne's cute little owl on my card. The winner of this week's challenge will get 5 of Kathryne's digi images - they are fab! I used a couple of challenges in the making of this card. I used the layout from CAS(E) this Sketch! - CTS#82 and over at Time Out Challenges - TOC#8 we were asked to CASE Donna Mikasa's beautiful card.

The elements that I've CASEd from Donna's card are the chicken wire theme, although I've dry embossed it rather than stencilled, the bold colours and the sequins. I've also used a heat embossed sentiment, but mine is on the inside of the card. To make the background I rubbed distress ink pads on the Cuttlebug folder, added the watercolour paper and then ran the lot through the Big Shot. I cut the panel to size and the spritzed with water to get the colours to blend a little more. The little owl was printed twice onto white card and I used the "out-of-the-box" technique to die cut the owl, so that the leaves are hanging out of the circle. I coloured both images with Copics and cut out the branches, leaves and flowers to layer onto the base image. I also added a touch of sparkle to the flowers and heart with the Wink of Stella brush - you can't see it in the photo, but it is really pretty. I layered the image onto a Crown Circle die cut for a bit of added colour. I finished the front with some sequins. On the inside I cut a mat layer of design paper and stamped a birthday sentiment, using the three colours of Distress ink that I used on the front, on the white panel.

Owl Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiration using Markers on your projects, check out our blog. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make - have fun!!

If you've been reading my blog over the last couple of weeks, you will know that I've been following the Football World Cup. Yes, I really like football. By the time this post goes live, we will know the teams playing in the Quarter-Finals, and I really hope that USA get through. I'll update later to let you know!! That's all for now - see you soon.

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13 comments:

Buffy said...

Such an adorable card. I love the vibrant.
Buffy x

Kylie said...

This owl is too cute! I love what you have done with this image and that background is amazing! Welcome back to the ATSM team!!! xx

Lee-Anne said...

What a fun background, Deborah! Fab card!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Deborah. Bright, cheerful and fun card!! :) Looking forward to being on the team with you! Loll xx

sandie said...

Hi Deborah, love all the elements you picked up from Donna's card and that you embossed the centre of the card. Great sponging. Thansk for joining us at TIME OUT x

Deepti said...

Awww how adorable :) I love the cute owl !

Rahmat said...

Lovely case of Donna's card Deborah, the owl is really cute. I am so happy to be on the team with you :D

Katie Melhus said...

This owl is so sweet and I love the background you created! So excited to be working with you at ATSM!

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet take on the sketch!

Cornelia W said...

Hi Deborah, so happy to be on this talented team with you - love this card - so bright colors always attract me! And that cute owl is just adorable!

Neets B said...

I love your eye-catching card! Fabulous CASE of Donna's card and love that cute owl (I may have to use her at some point too!) Fantastic being one of your new teamies x

monikaskinner said...

Hi Deborah. Fabulous card, super cute owl and stunning background. Must check out the die-cutting technique you mentioned. Have a great day! Hugs Monika xxx

Shana Gaff said...

I love your background, Deborah! The dry embossed chicken wire is too cute and looks great with that adorable owl!

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