Friday, 5 May 2017

A B C...

Welcome to my first post as a Guest Designer for Stamplorations Theme and Sketch Challenge!

The most eagle eyed amongst my readers will have noticed my side bar badge and I had been sitting on this piece of news for such a long time I am really excited to make my debut!

For my first inspiration make I chose to follow the theme - Alphabet.
I don't know about you, but I have lots of rub-on remnants from when I first started making my own cards and sentiments were either rub-ons or peel offs... how things change! What better way to use up those extra letters from disparate sets than making a feature out of them... I do love a stash busting project!

I applied randomly all my rub-on on a piece of cardstock and coloured with distress inks before stamping the cup from the After Coffee set. The "C" (for coffee of course) was then protected with a layer of glossy accent. Once fussy cut I used a bit more ink to define the cylindrical shape and provide contrast with the C.

To make the background I stencilled some crackle paste onto watercolour card using the Retro Circles ARTplorations. After drying, I tapped Brushos and Infusions powders in several shades of yellow and red with a brush and sprayed water until I was happy with the result. I expected the paste to resist somewhat the colours but to my surprise the stencilled areas came out darker than the rest. The effect was pleasing so I kept it.

I cut a piece of card with one of the Stitched Snow Hills CUTplorations  and stamped the sentiment (also from the After Coffee set).

A splattering of white acrylic paint and a piece of twine finish the card.

I hope you are inspired to enter the May Theme & Sketch challenge, following either the theme, or the sketch, or both! Do check out what my teamies made on the Stamplorations blog and do come back on the 19th of May for a second dose of inspiration.

Thanks for coming by,
Also entering That's Crafty  and Craft Stamped TIMI  challenges.


  1. This is my kinda coffee card - amazing mixed media and layered! :) Great inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

  2. I remember those days of peel offs and rub ons, in fact I still have 4 folders full of the things and I'm so loathe to ditch them!
    Fab background too. :)

  3. Great ideas for the letters and the card looks fantastic.

    Well done on your new role

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. A beautifully designed and coloured creation Christine and such depth of colour.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  5. wow, this is gorgeous!!! love it!

  6. Oh this is so fabulous!! I love every bit of it!! The design, the sketch, the colors, the alphabets, perfect! :)

  7. Super project Christine. Really enjoyed reading how you created this. Congrats on your post. Hope your week is going well.
    Flo x

  8. J'adore. le contraste des couleurs, ton fond, la découpe tout est réuni!!!
    Hugs, Sylvie

  9. Congratulations on your new DT, Christine - that's so exciting, as is your fabulous first card for them. I love the colour contrast, and that wonderful background is so full of light - amazing!
    Alison x

  10. A great card Christine, it was quite a tough sketch was'nt it! I love the background you made. Lovely card. It's fun to be on the team together! xxx

  11. Gorgeous creation!
    Thanks for entering in the TIMI challenge ..
    xxx Ellie xxx

  12. Elle est magnifique !!!!
    Bravo, j'adore.
    Et félicitations aussi pour cette nouvelle mise à l'honneur et invitation DT que tu mérites amplement !
    Bises encore, bonne journée