Wednesday 14 October 2020

Keep it Simple at Fab'n' Funky Challenges

 Good morning, hope you're all keeping well and having a good week. It's time for this week's challenge at Fab'n'Funky- it's my turn to pick a theme  and I chose 'keep it simple'- it doesn't have to be a CAS card, anything with a simple design that was quick to make will be perfect.

I did make a card- it was quick and easy and it's just one layer, stamped directly onto the card blank- usually these are NOT quick or easy for me- something always goes wrong- but this time it worked. I inked up my large splat stamp with Distress Oxides, spritzed with water then laid the card blank on top and pressed down, a bit like using a Gelli plate. This meant that the inks didn't run off the stamp and drip everywhere (which is what has happened previously- maybe I'm a bit too generous with the spritzing :). I dried it with my heat gun then stamped the image and sentiment (Visible Image) on top using Versafine Clair ink. Finished. It took about 5 minutes start to finish. 

I was inspired by beautiful photos of my 2 eldest granddaughters taken on a beach, at sunrise, during the early part of the Lockdown. 

Thanks for visiting today



Challenge entries:

pathofpositivity #84


creativeknockouts #371

craftycreations #414

aperfecttimetocraft #10

do-allkreatives #46



meg said...

This is stunning Chris your background and stamp echo the colours and pic perfectly

Janette said...

Morning Chris, a fabulous card, it looks stunning it really does.
The pics of your granddaughters are amazing.xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love the

aussie aNNie said...

Super gorgeous and amazing colours. Love the photos too. Best inspiration from them. xx

Donna Ellis said...

How could a person NOT be inspired by your granddaughters' photos? Remember when we could do that as well! Your pretty card depicts the same feeling! Those splashes of color look amazing as a background - hmmmm, I want to dance with color, too! hugs, de

mixamatoasties said...

That is awesome Chris! Someone asked me for a TikTok card recently and I really didn't know what to do so I said to her I wasn't sure but would give it a go and when did she need it for - never came back to me but your card is along the lines of where my thoughts were going! Great minds eh?

Love the photos of your girls too xx

Pat K said...

Wow this is fabulous Chris..and all in 5 min. Well done! Great colour choices and wonderful inspiration photos. I'm going to have to try spritzing my distress the effect. xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Chris, love the colours and the stamping is awesome and your inspiration photos are fabulous too..brilliant card..


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so cool! Great background - the image really has the spirit of your beautiful photos!

Kathleen said...

Great take on th lovely photos. Super background colours and a lovely image, great make.

Kath x

ScrappyHorses said...

Wow, the photos are the ideal inspiration for this card! I agree with you, CAS is not easy to achieve, but this card is incredible. Great colors and the theme is perfect for our challenge this month. Looks like your granddaughters were keeping high spirits through the beginning of the pandemic; now, that's girl power!! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Kelly Schelske said...

Wow, the pictures are the perfect inspiration and your card is wonderful!

Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts! Good Luck!

Bhavya Raghavendra said...

Colorful CAS card with clever use of spritze technique on inked stamping block!!
Thanks for playing with us at Creative Knockouts! Hugs !! Bhavya DT.

Doris Klein said...

Wow.. this is just awesome and I really love it! Cool colours!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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pinky said...

Oh wow you cased that photo so beautifully! Your Granddaughters look like they were having a great old time. Nothing like the freedom of the beach. Gorgeous gorgeous card Chris!

Alex said...

Amazing card! Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

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HeartcraftPaper said...

This card is so amazing. The colors and movement on the card is lovely. Thanks for joining the Crafter's Castle Challenge. Best of luck on your entry!

Leslie said...

Awesome background! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
Leslie, LTCCB DT
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