Saturday 4 October 2014

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hi guys

As most of you in blogland will know, today is World Card Making Day.  I hope you are managing to fit in some crafting wherever you are today :)  I've just been catching up on my Blogger reader and was thrilled to discover I've one last week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch with my little bunny card, here.  To win this is amazing as I was in awe of so many of the entries, it's made my day!

I planned to do lots of crafting today but so far I've been trying to have a good sort out of my stash, trying to organise it better.  I did make a card this morning, mainly because I had to get it in the mail by lunchtime, and I'll share that one with you a little later.  I then found a little space on my table so took a break from sorting and made this next card.

Apart from the ink I used to stamp the leaf and sentiment, everything else I used was bought last week at a local craft fair and used for the first time today, I'll explain all the products below...

I wanted to keep this one really simple.  I stamped the leaf in Memento ink.  I then used my new Inktense pencils and blended these with a little water.  Next I stamped the water droplet in the same ink as the leaf.  The stamp is a cluster of water drops but I just inked up one.  I tried to lift some of the colour so it would appear lighter through the droplet but once Inktense is dry there's no shifting it!  So it doesn't look exactly as I intended but by adding a touch of detail with a white pigment ink pen to lift it slightly, it looks a lot more realistic.  I then stamped the sentiment and was going to add a few ink splatters but decided to keep it super simple and let the leaf be the main focal point.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Inkylicious - Aspen Leaves and Water Drops
  • Ink: Memento - Potter's Clay and Rich Cocoa
  • Coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils
  • Accented with Uniball Signo white pen

I would like to link up at the following challenge blogs:

Less is More - Challenge #192 - Colour challenge 'Autumn's Bounty'
One-Layer Simplicity - Challenge #10 - Turning to Fall
Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #97 - Autumn
Craft-Room Challenge - Seasonal Colours

That's all for the mo, I hope to get more crafting done and will be back to share the card I made this morning.

Bye for now


  1. Lovely card - really like how you have captured the rain drop

  2. Congrats with the win at CTS! I knew that was a winner the moment I saw it!
    Love your card today! So beautifully done... looks just like a real rain drop!

  3. Congrats on ur win!! Well it had to be a winner :) love this card too, especially the dew drop :)

  4. This is super Neet, I think that water droplet is amazing! I haven't ever seen anything like that before... it looks ace!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Congrats on your well deserved win at CTS! I love this CAS beauty, too! So much awesome texture on your leaf, and the water droplet is amazing...Love it!

  6. This card is stunning Anita, and I love the water droplet. Thank you for joining in with our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. x

  7. Beautiful card...your leaf is so pretty and I love the water drop, so sweet.

  8. Well the water droplet may not have come out as you intended, Anita, but it looks superb. The finished card is stunning!

  9. Having commented on your 'lateness' to last weeks challenge Hahahaha! You've got in on a Saturday - you do realise I'll be looking out for you on Friday too though!!!
    Anyway love your classy and simple Autmnal card - your colouring of that leaf is exquisite.
    Thanks as always for taking part.
    Sarah x
    Less is More

  10. Gorgeous card, the colouring on the leaf and the water droplet is fantastic. Nothing more needed, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  11. Beautiful and CAS! Your colouring with the inktense pencils is so realistic and that water droplet is the perfect touch.

  12. Stunning CAS !! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  13. That drop of water looks like it is about to run off the leaf ! Wonderful card !

  14. Love your water droplet! So real looking. Thanks for joining us at OLS. Happy fall.

  15. Gorgeous card Anita! Beautifully coloured leaf and that raindrop is magic!

  16. Neets I thought that was a 3d droplet, magical and effective CAS creation! Love it
    Thanks so much for joining us in our autumn challenge
    LIM Designer

  17. Beautiful clean and simple card - thank you for joining in at Sweet Stampin. xxx

  18. Stunning and simple. Love the little waterdrop on the leaf.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' for our Autumn challenge.
    Pia xx

  19. Lovely card, the water droplet really adds something. Karen x

  20. Lovely autumn CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx


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