Wednesday 27 May 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #146

Hi there

There's a new weekly challenge just starting over at Addicted to Stamps and More.  The sequence has whizzed around to our regular theme which is...

Anything Goes
Just let your creativity flow and you can enter any card/project you like.
So the only restriction is our usual rule of a maximum of 10 challenge links.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is STAMPlorations and they are offering a $10 gift certificate to our lucky winner.

Here is my DT card for you...

This was quite a simple make.  I used a two-step stamp here.  I used mini Distress Ink pads to ink up the purple and green and then spritzed with a mist of water before stamping onto my card panel.  I then inked up the second stamp with black Distress Ink and stamped over the top.  These were very difficult to line up as they are rubber cling stamps as opposed to clear.  My black stamping was slightly misaligned but for this type of sketchy stamp and the water spritzing technique I don't think it matters too much.  I added a simple sentiment and matted my white panel onto black cardstock before adhering flat to my card base.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Rubbernecker - Lilies with Color; Hot Off The Press - unknown set name (sentiment)
  • Ink: Distress Inks - Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn and Black Soot; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Cardstock: Anna Marie Designs (white); Papermania (black)

Challenge entries:

Dream Valley - Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #145 - Flowers
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #125 - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Challenge #83 - Purple
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Challenge #86 - Keep it Simple

There is a wonderful selection of projects by the ATSM Design Team this week so why not pop over there to get some inspiration and leave some love.

That's all for now, have a wonderful day.


  1. This may be simple, but it sure doesn't look like it! Love the water-color look you've achieved with the pretty image and the colors are so vibrant and stunning! :)

  2. Oh Anita...this is absolutely stunning! Your flower is so elegant and I love that you chose purple for the petals! I love the black outline, adds such an artistic flair! Gorgeous card!!!

  3. I really like this look, the off setting really suits this type of stamping and I adore the colours you have used x

  4. Stunning CAS card! Love your pretty inking and the black outline

  5. love the watercolor effect

  6. What a fab CAS card, love the stamp. :)

  7. Beautiful! Clean, crisp and so simple - really is just wonderful!

  8. This is one fabulous CAS design! Love the purple!!!!

  9. That bloom is stunning! Great CAS card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

  10. The flower is so beautiful! The effect of spritzing the stamp with water is awesome!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  11. This is so striking, Anita, so crisp and clean and lovely!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. This is absolutely that beautiful purple.

  13. WOW! This is FABULOUS Anita.
    You did this with a wooden stamp too! Brilliant.
    Love the colours and your technique worked a treat!
    Sarah x

  14. Gorgeous Anita! Love the colours, and the technique you've used. Perfect for this image. xx

  15. Gorgeous card Anita and I love your watercolouring xx

  16. Simple AND stunning, Anita! Love that beautiful flower in its starring role...

  17. This is so stunning and love the deep purple/crimson colour. Have never done any spritzing with my distress inks, it scares me a little but might just have to try it if it looks like this!!

  18. Beautifully colored image and I love the black mat for interest. Thanks for playing our Keep It Simple challenge no. 86 at Simply Create Too. Join us again.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

  19. I love this technique and the simplicity of the design. Another fabulous make! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  20. I'm back, Anita, enjoying a second helping of your gorgeous cards and thanking you for sharing your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!

  21. Super CAS card, thanks for playing along with our ATG Challenge @ Dream Valley this week. Good Luck
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  22. Nice card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.

  23. Beautiful elegant card.
    Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  24. I believe your stamping looks awesome!
    Thanks for playing with us at INK for our Purple/wedding challenge 'cause of my wedding.
    Pia xx


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