Saturday, 19 July 2014

Inspired by Joanne W - Paperartsy

Well, after missing last week completely I had to have a go this time... and on Wednesday the lovely Joanne Wardle was back with some "simple" cards... you can see her's here

I made three - but one was a bit of a disaster, so I'm not sharing that one!

 My Kraft card isn't the best - I bought a pack of A4 card at a show, and it's really not card-making quality, it's not smooth, so quite hard to work with (blaming my tools, you see!)

Anyhow, this one is with the Lin Brown flower, a Paperartsy background and a Kaisercraft clear stamp.  I used archival for the background text, as I really didn't want to get paint in all those spaces!!
Added some splatters too, after I'd "finished" - Joanne is right, it adds something that just makes it better!
and this one, with the solid leaf (although not solid paint-application!!)

Entering the Paperartsy challenge here... now off to melt some more somewhere - all I can say is, thank goodness Fresco paint IS so slow drying, couldn't have born to use the heat gun today!  The thunderstorm that woke me in the middle of the night doesn't seem to have got rid of any of the humidity.

20 comments:

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great cards Helen xx

craftimamma said...

Lovely cards Helen! I'm just off into the craftroom now. Might just be bearable today although still sticky at least I don't have the sun beating down.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great cards, Helen! Seems a little cooler today,

Lucy x

joanne wardle said...

Perfect! Thanks for taking part. Would have loved to have seen the third!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Great cards, am into splatters at the mo' too x

Lin said...

oh very nice :) liking those Helen x

butterfly said...

Great stamp choices - the cards look fab!
Alison xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Like them both Helen, first one my fave. Xx

sam21ski said...

Great cards xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Stunning card and beautiful stamps composition xx

May said...

Love the stamps you have used Helen...Love them both... Hugs May x x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely CAS cards, Helen. Well, blaming your tools isn't always wrong, you know! Good quality stuff makes a huge difference, but you have created two lovely cards with gorgeous stamp choices, so no need to worry about that Kraft card! Julie Ann xx

massofhair said...

The weather has a huge effect on our crafting tools/supplies so our choices are important.

Both your cards look very special as you left some space which helps to see your stamping.

Awesome makes Helen:-) xxx

margaret said...

Lovely cards Helen!!

isisimaginings.com said...

Terrific cards, I've got to try this. I had to use my heat gun the other evening to finish a project for Lisa & it was not a pleasant experience. Probably added to the temp in my craft room by about 10 degrees. :)

Sarah B said...
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Sarah B said...

very effective - I've some dodgy card at the moment, bends at the edges and makes stamping difficult, well that's my excuse x

Carmen said...

I really like the quote on that second one Helen.

craftytrog said...

These look fab Helen!
Don't think I can take much more of this horrendous humidity!
Alison xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love these! Love those quotes too! Chrisx