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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Blue and Brown CAS Tea Collage

Well, having spent more than I care to admit to at the Newbury Artstamps Show last weekend, I decided to use one of my new stamp sets to create my mum's birthday card.

This card was based quite heavily on a card I saw at the show on the Snazzy Stamping stall using this stamp set. It was what convinced me to buy it!!!

It''s from a new stamp company to me - Chapel Road Art Stamps. It's a Canadian company and they have some lovely collage style stamps and background stamps.

So, to create the card, the twig image, from the Tea Collage stamp set was stamped directly onto the card blank using Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink.

Using the same inkpad, the Tea Collage image from the same stamp set, was stamped onto the same white cardstock as the card blank, trimmed and distressed around the edges using Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress inks, applied with a shaving brush. This was then matted onto dark brown linen cardstock and matted onto the card blank.

A length of the light blue grosgrain ribbon from Dovecraft was cut and fishtails added to each end. This was added across the bottom of the card.

The sentiment was computer generated using Calibri and Callie Hand fonts and distressed with the Tumbled Glass ink. This was then matted onto the brown cardstock and adhered over the ribbon.

The inside was also decorated using the twig image, stamped with second-generation Rich Cocoa ink. The sentiment, from the Papermania Mix and Match Scrolls and Sentiments stamp set, was then stamped in the centre also using the Rich Cocoa ink. The panel was then distressed with the Tumbled Glass ink with a shaving brush.

Here are the challenges I am entering this card into:


pickle said...

Lovely as always Kathleen. Especially liking the colourway:)
Kerry x

CraftyLoops said...

This is beautiful Kathleen, I love the colours and the stamps are really lovely. Loops xx

Vicky said...

Lovely card Kathleen...

hugs Vicky xx

Sandra said...

This is so beautiful:) Sandra H

gina g said...

Fabulous card Kathleen. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

Melanie C said...

Very pretty. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so pretty, I love the colors.
Thanks, for joining us in the Paper Cupcake challenge.

Kazza said...

A great stamp to have in your collection! A lovely card with those colors. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. Karenxx

Anonymous said...

I like the colour combination on this card and the image is lovely, I think I need this stamp.
Teresa (kayma docrafts)

Cazza said...

Such an elegant and pretty card, fab colour combo!
Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over at Pollycraft :o)

Deena said...

this is a very cool and relaxing looking the colour mix in it......thanks for joining in the Opus Gluei "beat the heat" challenge this week...Deena

Dragonlady said...

Very sophisticated. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Kristen said...

this is gorgeous! I love the soft blue inking. It is is very cooling! It reminds me of ocean mist.
Thank you for beating the heat with us at the Opus Gluei. We are glad you came over and played with us!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the colours an stamps..

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Huggies Angel

Julie said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Stressed Stamper said...

Love the colours and image. Thanks for joining us at TPC - and Good Luck

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at KKKGC/Bearly Mine and good luck.......


snazzyoriginal said...

Hi Kathleen, what a beautiful take on my show sample from Newbury and how flattered am I that it inspired you. Love the aqua/brown colourway you used too. More from Chapel Road very soon!

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful card...the colours are so effective.

I'm not officially one of your followers, but I want to say thank you for the pleasure (and help!) I get visiting your blog.


sue (bearhouse) said...

beautiful delicate colours and love the layout.

Vivi Martínez said...

Lovely card.
Love the brown and light blue together and the stamps you used. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card with us at Birthday Sundaes.

tiggertastic said...

this is a really clever make
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Becca Fabozzi said...

very pretty, the stamps are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Electra said...

I really love your card-it's so serene. Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!

Kimmi said...

Really gorgeous! Love the subtleness of the stamped images!

Thank you for joining us on our Anything Goes challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Girls Challenge!

Kimmi x

Mummylade said...

This is a gorgeous creation Kathleen! Thank you so much for sharing with us Allsorts and good luck!

Angélique said...

Thanks for playing with us at Wags'nWhiskers :)
Hope to see you with the next challenge!


Amy said...

Thanks for joining the Aud Sentiments challenge!!

Jana said...

Lovely card. Your blending is perfect. The feel is cool and relaxing, join this with a cuppa tea and you're sure to BEAT THE HEAT. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Gini said...

Love the colours and layout Kathleen!
Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei :-)

Rosemary said...

Oh, what a lovely card - the colors are soft and gentle - like the breeze I WISH were blowing through Maryland right now. ALas, I shall have to content myself with pretty views like your card and a tall glass of iced tea. Great interpretation of our challenge,I hope you come back to Opus Gluei for more inspiration!

Kristie said...

Very pretty stamps & colors! Thanks for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!

:: hooliegirl :: said...

This is stunning! I love the colours you choose for this card -- well done!

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