Thursday, 4 August 2016
August STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything Goes with Gold
It's yet another first Thursday of a new month - we are moving to that magical time when summer starts to slowly turn to autumn. The nights are getting darker, the moon is huge and gardens are full of wonderful produce. And of course we have a new CAS challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog. For August we have an optional colour twist of gold. And the STAMPlorations store is full of wonderful new products including the awesome CUTplorations dies. By playing along with our challenge one randomly drawn participant will win a $10 gift card to the STAMPlorations shop (or $15 if you use STAMPlorations products).
For my card I started by inking a background using Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire. After blending the inks I splattered the background with water. After the background had dried I inked black Distress Ink through the Bloom Silhouettes ARTplorations stencil. Then I die cut the sentiment from gold mirri card using the new CUTplorations Amazing Word Die and completed the sentiment using a stamp from the Hashtag Authentic stamp set.
I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash - Silhouettes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fabulous Florals
Inky Chicks - 5 or more flowers
The Crafter's Cafe - Flowers
Card: White 300 gsm hammered card, gold mirri card
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Black Soot, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire
Stamps: STAMPlorations Hashtag Authentic
Stencils: ARTplorations Bloom Silhouettes
Dies: CUTplorations Amazing Word Die